Here are a few things you should do, and look for, when viewing student accommodation.
One thing about University is that almost everyone will be on a budget. Granted, there'll be some people that aren't, and who can afford more than you'd expect, but for the most part, the overwhelming majority will have little to no extra money to spend on going out. Below are a few things you could [...]
Feeling homesick is almost an expected part of moving away from home, especially if you haven't experienced anything like it before. Students often move hours away, sometimes crossing countries, to start University. But just because it's a normal part of the experience, doesn't mean you can't make yourself more comfortable and try to reduce that [...]
Getting on with flatmates can sometimes be a breeze: but more often than not you'll find that you make good friends with some, get along alright with others, and very occasionally, you might find that you don't get along at all with a minority. In my experience, when there's typically between 5 and 12 of [...]
Alright! So in honour of all those freshers heading into University right about now, I'm doing seven posts over seven days, all dedicated to different aspects of University life. A lot will be based around making yourself at home, things you should take and ways to make the most of your experience. This one in [...]
Starting University is probably one of the most stressful periods someone can go through. Some call it a halfway house between living at home and living entirely independently as an adult, but I have to say I think moving further away than you ever considered, sometimes even across country, to juggle both study and a [...]