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Top Tips for Students moving away from home…..

Moving away from home for the first time can be dauting and exciting at the same time. You will gain more independence and confidence along the way.

Choose your landlord carefully…. Your Uni will be able to recommend student housing nearby and letting agents who offer student accommodation.



Here are some of our top tips for settling into Uni life!


Sleep well! Sleep is probably the most crucial thing you need in life and especially whilst you’re studying....

Eat well - and I don’t mean lots. Eat your greens - they’re full of vitamins and nutrients your body needs in order to function. ...

Don’t forget the exercise! Even if it’s just a brisk walk to lectures, a quick jog on a Saturday morning or a bike ride, exercise is really important and

Please clean up after yourselves – and do some washing. Nobody likes a slob – especially a smelly one at that....

Speak up. If you’re struggling, please talk to someone. Even if it’s a friend from back home, parents, a tutor, a lecturer you confide in - please talk....

Use your lecturers! Most academics are more approachable than you think....

Budget in advance. So - we all love the day Student Finance drops, but that doesn’t mean we should spend it all in one go....



Lastly, have fun! You made it to University - you’re here with a great bunch of people who are willing to be your friends...

Being a student is sometimes like living in a bubble and it can be so much fun that it feels like the real world doesn’t exist. However, it does and it’s waiting for you, so try to graduate in the best possible position. Study and get the best qualification you can, pay all your bills and rent so you leave with a great credit record and a good landlord reference, manage your money so that the only debt you have to deal with when you start work is essential debt and – most of all – have a great time and make lots of friends! For most of us there won’t ever be another time like this so it’s worth making the most of it.

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