Moving In: 6 Things You Need to Know

By on September 5th, 2017

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What you need to know for a stress-free move in to your new student accommodation!

1. Check your emails

Don’t miss out on important information like how to collect your keys (you’ll need those) by checking your emails regularly.

2. Plan your trip carefully

Make sure you plan your journey in advance by keeping a close eye on any avoidable roadworks or road closures that could cause disruption and add unnecessary stress to what is already going to be a jam-packed day! If you’re travelling via public transport, be aware of any strikes or diversions by checking in advance and download useful apps such as Arriva Bus and Trainline, for example.

3. Don’t forget your bedding

After a long tiring day you’ll be looking forward to getting a good night’s sleep and the last thing you want is to realise you haven’t sorted your bedding! If you’re planning to order a bedding pack, the size we recommend is a double for both studio and shared apartments.

4. Council Tax

Wondering about Council Tax? When enrolling at University you should receive a Council Tax exemption certificate or registration certificate. Make sure to hand this in at your accommodation reception (sooner rather than later so you have one less deadline on the brain). You can also apply to your Student Services/Registrations office. More information can be found here.

5. Don’t panic

If you’re thinking about packing the kitchen sink and bringing hundreds of things you just don’t need to university – stop right now! You aren’t moving to the moon, so don’t panic. Put together a check-list of all the things you need like clothing, important documents and electricals (phone, laptop and chargers) and you will start to feel a lot more organised. Don’t worry about little things that you can pick up from the shops, keep it simple and pack the essentials.

6. Enjoy yourself!

Things might feel a little daunting right now but remember, everyone else is in the same boat. Don’t be afraid to introduce yourself to your new flatmates (they’re probably just as nervous as you are) – this will help you settle in and make good friends.

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