Flying the Nest: Preparing For University
by Bishop's Move, 02 August 2017
If you are heading off to University in September then you will be preparing to go through some massive changes. For many, this is the first time that you will be living away from home and that can be a daunting prospect. If this is your first time moving out then you might not have a clue about what you need to pack and bring with you to University. We have put together a list that helps you when preparing for university so that you will be ready to finally fly the nest and gain some independence.
Sort Out Your Accommodation
The first thing you will want to do when preparing for university is to sort out your accommodation in advance. If this is your first year at university then you will most likely look to stay in the university halls with other first year students. In this case, you will need to contact your university to sort out where you will be staying and get all the details. There are other options though and you could look to find private student accommodation instead of halls. This will likely offer you a lot more freedom as to what you can bring but is likely to be more expensive for you.
Plan Your Finances
One of the most important things you will need to consider when moving to university is to plan your finances. This might seem overly cautious to be worrying about finances before you have even left for university but it can pay to be wise. With plenty of freshers events taking place, it can be easy to spend a lot of money even in your first week. But you will need to make sure that you have budgeted well and have enough money for things like rent and food. As long as you know how much money you need to pay your bills you can then plan your finances and spend your maintenance loan.
What Do I Need to Take?
If you are moving out of home for the first time then you might not know exactly what you need to take with you. Many things will be obvious but there are some things that you should consider taking if you haven’t already. These include;
- Bedding, you will need pillows and bedding as well as duvets and mattress protector
- First Aid Items, take some supplies with you such as painkillers and cold remedy products
- Documents, remember to take some identification such as a passport and bank information
- Kitchen Utensils, you may want to take some basic kitchen utensils such as spatulas
- Stationery, make sure you don’t forget the essentials with everything else going on!
Think About Transport
Once you have sorted out everything else, you will need to start thinking about transport and how you will get to your university. With all of your new belongings, you will likely have a lot to carry and it might be difficult to take it all on a bus or train. Many people often get a lift from their parents to university to help with moving all of the belongings. But if your parents can’t give you a lift then you might want to look for a removal service to give you a hand if you have a lot of belongings. Get in touch with Bishop’s Move today to see how we can help you get moved into your new home.