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What EXACTLY should you pack for halls?

I feel that when prospective students prepare to move to their university home, there are two types of people. The first received their accommodation acceptance email and immediately drove at (lightning speed) to Ikea with their meticulously planned list of items and secured everything they will need for the next four years of their life….

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Tour of Eastbourne during summer school

Summer School prepared me for uni – here’s why

While I was in my first year of college, I began thinking about my options for higher education and personally this was quite a daunting task, so I wanted to start preparing early so it gave me enough time to be able to consider all my options and not get into a panicked rush right…

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What are my accommodation options in second year?

Trying to find accommodation can be a bit daunting, especially if it’s not something you’ve done before. As a UniBuddy ambassador, I often get asked about what options are available for your second year. So, I figured it might be a good idea to break it down a little. Since private renting is the most…

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rainbow houses in Brighton

Which accommodation should I apply for?

Deciding where to live while at University can be a daunting and overwhelming process, especially if you’ve never lived away from home before. It’s completely normal to feel this way, and you definitely aren’t alone! I was incredibly nervous and overwhelmed despite having lived independently for 2 years before coming to university. It can be…

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Friends living in student halls

Getting used to shared accommodation

Moving into shared accommodation at university can be daunting for some, however, here are some top tips based on some of the most common concerns when sharing with housemates for the first time: 1. Make an effort to get to know one another Try to organise a social activity once in a while – arrange…

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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 students survival guide

Starting university is exciting and nerve-wracking, especially for those moving away from home. You may not know anyone, and/or 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 and didn’t know the…

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What was it like living in halls?

The first year of my degree was spent in student accommodation, I was based at Falmer. Living out 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 inside a new environment, it can be…

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5 things I wish I knew before university

Learn from me and don’t overpack!!   Prior to moving to university, I created a huge excel spreadsheet and watched plenty of YouTube videos of what to bring to university and although this is very organised. I found that I could have saved myself a lot of time unpacking and money by waiting till I got…

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