9 Things to do before you move to uni
Here are a few things you should do before going to university:
See your friends
Whether you go for dinner or drinks, you should always have a final meeting with your friends before you go to uni, as it's possible you wont see them until Christmas.
Say goodbye to family & pets
Saying goodbye to your family is important, and for most of us, saying goodbye to your pets is always harder... You will miss them so make the most of the time you have left before you go!
Check your accommodation
Before you leave, you should check when you can move into your new halls. This will allow you to plan your move and you will know when you have to be ready by. You don't want to arrive and your house not be ready yet...
Sort out how you are going to get to your new halls, and how you will get all of your stuff there. If you are getting a bus or train it is a good idea to book tickets ASAP.
Get your finances in order
Okay so there are a few things you need to do with regards to money:
- Open a student bank account
- Make sure you have applied for student finance
- Create a budget
Find your housemates
Head over to http://www.browzer.co.uk/uwe/how-to-use-social-media-to-settle-in-to-freshers-life_89459 to read more about this.
Register with your new GP
Get some recipes
Get some recipes together and start practising your cooking so you have some fail-safe recipes under your belt.
We have plenty of recipes on our Browzer blog so start with those!
Packing always takes longer than you expect, so get started soon! Once you have packed everything you want to take to uni, it's a good idea to look at everything you have left behind and see if you should sell on depop/give to charity. Remember, if you haven't used/worn something in a while, it's probably best to not take it to uni and to consider getting rid of it.
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