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If you’re moving to university you’re probably excited and anxious in equal measure, especially if you’re moving a considerable distance away from your family and friends. There is a lot to prepare with such a big move, but our top tips for packing your belongings and organising your paperwork should help make moving to university that little bit easier.


1. Write a packing list

Whether you’re into writing lists or not, writing a packing list is a sure-fire way to ensure you don’t leave anything super-important behind! After all, you don’t want to arrive hundreds of miles away to find you don’t have your wallet, phone charger or any of your textbooks. You could even get your parents or friends to help you write the list as they may think of things which you’ve overlooked. You know what they say – two heads are better than one.


By writing a list you can also know ahead of time what you need to buy before you move.


2. Double-up on essentials

If you can, sometimes it’s worth doubling-up on essentials such as toothpaste, deodorant, shampoo and shower gel. This means you’ll have plenty of supplies to keep you going for your first semester and when you finish one of your toiletries you can stock-up without the risk of running out unexpectedly. After all, it’s not much fun turning up to a lecture with greasy hair and bad breath because you ran out of shampoo and toothpaste.


You will also be able to take advantage of any buy-one-get-one-free offers!


3. Get organised!

You may want to invest in a folder or plastic wallet to keep your essential paperwork all in one place. As well as paperwork, you’ll want to organise your digital storage spaces with easy to navigate folders.


A digital or paper calendar is a great way to keep track of important dates, such as your first lecture, any key social events or when your rent is due.


Also, putting key contact details into your phone such as a student accommodation helpline, local taxi firm and doctor’s surgery will mean you have easy access to these numbers when you need them.


4. Get to know your area

As well as locating all the coolest bars, restaurants and parks, you’ll also want to know where important amenities such as your local shop, doctors, and bus stops are. You may not need to research this before you move, but it could help free up some time.


5. Write a to-do list for when you arrive

Another list that can be worth writing, is a to-do list which features all the tasks you need to complete once you’ve moved. Obviously you’ll want to have a bit of fun and take some time to settle in, but there will be some important things like registering with a local doctor’s surgery and documenting any issues with your room that will need to be done fairly soon after your arrival. Writing a list before you go will offer clarity and ensure you don’t forget anything important.



These top tips for packing and getting organised for university should make sure you’re ready for your studies and this new, exciting chapter in your life as a student.


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