Getting ready for university; your next big adventure

Getting ready for university; your next big adventure

It won’t be long before everyone heads off to university. Some people will be going for the first time, others will be heading back for their final year. Whatever stage of your university journey, we have some tips for getting ready for university and to make your new school year easier.

Save space

When it comes to being a student, the space you have is crucial. Over the years, you might find that you have to swap and change out your possessions in your flat or student housing. For example, you need somewhere to store those extra books or your Christmas tree. By hiring some self storage for students, you can maximise the amount of space that you have and not have to dump things when your space gets too cramped. Those textbooks are expensive and you’ll need a Christmas tree every year so there is no point in dumping your seasonal decorations. Be mindful of what goes in and out of your room when you’re getting ready for university, otherwise, you might find yourself replacing things that you can’t afford to replace.

Bulk buy food

If you have some cupboard space in your accommodation, you should take the opportunity at the start of the year to stock up on tinned foods. We all know how studying can be. One minute you are planning a healthy home-cooked meal, the next minute you realise you have been working on an assignment for 5 hours and there is no time to create your culinary masterpiece. Having a stash of tinned foods is a great way to ensure that you always have food in the house and it will save you money on ordering takeaways. Tinned food, noodles, rice, pasta, and other cupboard staples are great to keep at hand to be mixed with a jar of sauce and some salad for a quick and healthy meal.

Get organised

Every year, you promise to get organised. And every year you find yourself scrambling to find the time for your assignments. The problem is that people get distracted, especially by the lure of doing something fun. Get your head in the game and make sure that you are ready with some willpower. As tough as it can be, you have to be tough on yourself and exercise some willpower to sit and study. There is nothing wrong with the odd night out, but don’t make the Student Union bars your new favourite place, although the Student Union itself is a great resource to use.

Discounts and money off

When you are a student, there is a chance that you will be handed some pretty impressive discounts. The problem can be tracking down the places that offer them. Your Student Union is the best place to track down resources and find out things for you. In fact, there is a wide range of companies that line up every year to do business with students and most of the information is given to your student union. Ask your rep if they have any additional information if you don’t find out enough during Freshers week.


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