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September may seem like a long way off, but the summer is flying by! For those of you who are starting uni in September, whether you’re moving out or not, keep an eye on deals for all kinds of things including stationary, kitchenware, and much, much more. But that’s not the only thing you should be preparing for. Read these tips to find out how you can be the most prepared for the next step.

Preparing for your course

Obviously, summer is a time to relax, but there’s no harm in taking a couple of hours or so to read up a bit on your course, find out things that you don’t know, and generally prepare. There’s a lot that you can forget between finishing A Levels and starting uni, so just preparing a bit can make your mind fresh for the start of your course.

Familiarise yourself with the area

If at all possible, take a trip to where you’ll be spending the next 3 years and get to know the area a bit more. Have a look around the campus again (even get a tour) and find out what sort of things are nearby. If you can’t, just do a bit of research, have a look on Google maps, and get to know the area that way.

Follow your university on social media to find out more and to see what's going on! Social media is a great way to keep in touch with your uni, but also to see more photos and videos of the campus, students and behind the scenes. 

Your university might also have Facebook groups you can join to ask questions and find fellow coursemates. 

Find out about social activities

The University and the Student’s Union will soon be posting things about the social activities available during Freshers Week. It’s great to have an idea of what will be going on, and it’s a great way to make new friends.

See what societies and clubs will be running in September and find something that takes your interest. It's a great way to make friends and settle in!


Getting to know the place that you’re going to can really help you tackle that nervous feeling when the time comes to actually leave home. It might not be your first time away from home, but having an idea about what you can expect will go a long way to help you settle in.

Enjoy your preparation and continue looking forward to university!


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