University life is an exciting time in a young adult’s life and for most is their first time living independently. As exciting as it is however, many people feel a little anxious and nervous before going to university – after all it is a huge life change with lots of unknowns.
The best way to reduce these anxious feelings is to be well prepared and well informed. Here are some ways to make sure that you have got everything sorted before heading off and can make the most of that exciting first year as a student…
Accommodation – Where you will live whilst you are there is an important part so research what is available and get as much information as you can – there are loads of options from house shares and apartment type places like this Cheltenham student accommodation to more communal living like halls.
The Area – Getting to know more about the area you are living in is a great idea and will make you more comfortable when you move there. See if you can go and stay for a weekend in a hotel, have a look around get to know what is on offer there and get a feel for the place.
Finances – The bane of many a student’s life, the financial side is important, and you can plan and budget before you go to ensure that you can live within your means. You can always get a part time job if your budget is looking a little tight.