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5 things I wish I had known before university

That everyone is in the same boat and WANTS to make friends  I was nervous before going to university in September and spent quite a lot of time worrying that I would not make good friends. However, during freshers everybody is in the same boat and wants to make friends, so there really is not…

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What’s the difference between a Unihome and halls of residence?

Where you decide to live for your first year of university has quite an impact on your social life. For me, I chose to live in a Unihome (a house near the campus that is managed by the university) however I also spent a lot of time at halls hanging out with people that lived there….

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Living in halls: a student’s survival guide

Starting university is exciting and nerve-wracking, especially for those moving away from home. When moving into halls, you may not know anyone, and you may be living independently for the first time. Either way, nerves are normal; everybody feels this way.   I decided to move from Newcastle-Upon-Tyne to Brighton. I had only visited Brighton once…

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What was it like living in halls?

The first year of my degree was spent in student halls, I was based at Falmer. Living in student halls has been one of the most challenging but gifting choices I made while at university. With the stress of starting a new course in a new city in a new environment, it can be hard…

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A guide to independent living

Moving out from home and into university brings lots of new and exciting experiences. For many, moving away to university will be the first experience of living independently. This blog looks to highlight things to consider and be aware of when living independently. Food and nutrition: Gone are the days of having a hot meal…

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Things to think about when finding housing

Whilst at university, it’s easy to get caught up living in the moment and taking each day as it comes. Every year at uni flies by, but no year more so than first year. It is therefore important that by the time the summer term ends, you have all the arrangements in place for your…

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What to bring when you come to university

When you decide to move away from home for the first time to come to university it is a huge step to your own independence – lets just say things like cooking and doing laundry were a massive shock for me in first year! For most of us it’s a lot different to living at…

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Getting ready for university: what to pack

When I first went to uni, I was told that you shouldn’t return home for the first month so that you get used to your surroundings, make friends, and overcome your homesickness. Therefore, it was important to me that I had a home away from home. I took a lot of photos with me which…

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