Exciting Times! You’ve got your results and you’ve accepted your university offer. But now what? It’s time to kick back and relax, but don’t get too comfy you’ve got a lot of life admin to do.
Sort your finance out
Applying for student finance should be the first thing on your to do list, you’ll be able to find out how much you’re entitled to loan and can start budgeting for your year ahead.
Make sure you get the right bank account for you, many student accounts come with benefits that can save you money. A big benefit people go for is getting their 16-25 railcard, make sure you search around for the best bank account deals.
Look for accommodation
If you’ve not sorted your accommodation yet, what are you waiting for? It’s time to research where you want to live, what type of accommodation you want to live in, what you want from a flat and everything you’re looking for in your new home. Search our locations or contact us to find out more about what we can offer you next year.
Plan what to take
You’ve got a couple of weeks yet, so it’s time to start thinking about creating a list of what to pack. Whether it’s homely things for your bedroom, kitchen essentials to daily must-haves it’s good to start thinking early so you have everything you need. Don’t worry we’ve created a pre pack list to help you get started here: (LINK to Blog). You’ll need to plan what not to take too, do you really need to take your car? It could be expensive. Search for your university residence to find out more about on-site parking.
Search for newbies
Social media is full of groups set up by students, to find like-minded friends before you start uni. It’s also a great way to speak to your new flatmates before you move in, making it easier to break the ice when you finally come to move in.
Speak to uni
Keep in touch with your university and make sure you pay attention to their correspondence. There’ll be a couple of admin things you’ll have to do, don’t worry though as they’ll usually have someone on hand to help you with all your questions.
Research fresher’s week
There’s loads of societies to join, they’re great ways to make friends with like minded people and always host social events. Fresher’s week always has something going on, do a little research beforehand so you know exactly what you want to see and go to.
You’ve got a busy and exciting couple of years ahead so make the most of your free time while you’ve got it. If you’ve got any questions about student accommodation we’re happy to help, contact us.