Whether you are moving away to study or are starting a course at home, starting university can be nerve-racking and stressful.
There are many things you need to sort out, so have a look at this list to help get you started:
Choose What You Want To Take With You
If you’re moving to university then you may feel like you need to take absolutely everything with you. However, you need to think about what you’re going to take. You will need a few essential such as looking at comfortable chairs for students, the kitchenware that you need, new bedding, a few pictures, and keepsakes to make it feel more like home.
Sort Out A Student Bank Account
When it comes to a student bank account, banks ill offer you a range of different benefits and funds. They may offer you a debit card, an overdraft facility, an optional credit card, and possibly an incentive for joining like a free student railcard or an Amazon voucher. Make sure you compare all the accounts on offer to secure yourself the best deal.
Start Looking For Your Tech
The majority of student take a laptop with them to university and also use things like a tablet or smartphone to record lectures or notes. Some will even take their own printer, however, with most coursework now submitted digitally, long gone are the days of ‘the dog ate my homework’. It’s a good idea to shop early for your tech needs when going to university, although there are a lot of student deals, you want to ensure the items you want are in stock and you get everything you need in time for your start date.
Start Gathering Your Student Essentials
You need to ensure you have a few essentials when you are student these include:
- A travel card so you can save on your travel news, you can either get a student railcard or a coach card.
- Contents insurance so all your personal items are insured. Remember if you no longer live at home then you won’t be covered by that policy any more. You can usually get a student policy.
- NUS Extra card so you can take advantage of the everyday discount on things like eating out, entertainment, travel and clothes. It can be difficult when a student and you will often find that you need to shrimp therefore a little bit of discount goes a long way.
Look For A Student Job
One of the smartest things you can do when studying is to bag yourself a student job. You obviously need it to be part-time, and it needs to be fairly flexible to fit in with your studying but there are often many opportunities when you are a student. One of the first places you should look is with your student union, they will be able to point you in the right direction.
These are just a few things to get you started for your uni preparations. Is there anything that you think should be included? Please share them in the comments below.
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