Saying goodbye to your family and friends
Moving away from home is an exciting new chapter in your life. But it can also be a scary time. You’re about to start a new job and a new life, and you know that you’ll be living in a new city or town with new people. The thought of leaving your friends and family behind to go to University or college can be upsetting, especially if you’re leaving your hometown. It’s essential to plan in advance. If you know that you’re going to be moving to a new city, it’s worth making a list of things you’ll need to do before your move. These are our top tips to help you plan your move away from home and into your university life.
Saying goodbye to your family and friends is possibly one of the most complex parts of moving away to University, particularly if you are studying abroad or you are going to the opposite end of the country! Try to keep in contact with your friends whilst you are away, so you don’t feel as though you have missed anything when you do return home! It’s important to remember that you will still be going backwards and forwards to your home during the summer holidays and downtime whilst you are studying.
What are you going to do with all your belongings?
The first thing you should do when you go to University is to organise your student move. It is a stressful experience, but you can make it much easier by avoiding these simple mistakes. The first tip is to be prepared. You cannot just move into a dorm with a bunch of people and expect to have a good time. Everything will be very disorganised, and you will have to deal with a lot of problems that you have not even thought of. Therefore, you should plan and prepare everything in advance.
If you are planning to bring all your belongings with you from your home bedroom, for whatever reason, you may not have the room for everything in your student bedroom. Similarly, when you get to the end of the year, you may be planning to go home for as long as you can, but you don’t want to lug all your furniture with you only to bring it back again. For this reason, we recommend looking at Oxford self-storage options. You can store your belongings safely for as long as you need to, whether you are struggling for space or need to store your belongings while in between university years.
Find out what’s happening during your first month at Uni!
Before Uni, you have no idea what it’s like to be a student, and after Uni, you can’t imagine what it was like being anything but a student. There is a lot of information out there about what you need to bring with you to Uni and how to plan for your first term, but what about that first month? It can be an incredible whirlwind during the first months of your student life, so it’s essential to see what is happening in your area and at your University so you can make the most of your new town and get to grips with your new social life.
An excellent place to start is your student union. They will have every event you need to know about up for all to see – most notably the freshers week fun! Take some time to get to know your surroundings, your local town and the fellow students around you so you can start to make plans to join in the fun during freshers week before your learning begins! We wish you the most fantastic time at University, and hopefully, with our tips, you will have a stress-free transition.