The process of packing for University is a difficult one. What to take? How to transport it? Will I have everything I need? All are common questions. Luckily, UniEel has produced a helpful and definitive checklist of what you need. While asking friends, family and the internet for guidance is helpful – there are still a lot of myths on this front. Some things you are told you should take – but in actual fact, you shouldn’t!
While it would make life far easier to have your own car at University, in the vast majority of cases, it isn’t allowed. In fact, it is often written into your halls contract that you specifically cannot park a car within a few mile radius of the University. On the up side, bus companies often provide strong services, and you won’t need to worry about car maintenance.
A-Level Text Books
While I’m sure A2 Psychology was fun and all, the course textbook and your notes aren’t really going to add much to your learning at University – and instead will just be another item taking up space in your room. What you will be learning will be on a higher level. Additionally, your library will be stacked full of materials, while the Internet too will be your friend. Check out our helpful guide on how to sell your unwanted textbooks.
It is very kind of relatives to provide you with gift-cards to spend on books. However, with the Internet as advanced as it is now, the days of spending hundreds of pounds on books are long gone. If relatives insist on providing a gift-card, then ask for ones for a supermarket, or perhaps a high-street chain.
As useful as parents are for helping you get to University, they won’t need to stay. It is always a sad moment when you are saying a ‘proper’ goodbye for the first time, however it a necessary evil. If you think the thought of this is too much, wait until five minutes into the questionable small talk with your new neighbours – you will be pushing them away. After all, they are always welcome to apply to University themselves and join you!
Sorry to say, he’s going to have to stay 🙁
Packing and preparing for University is always a stressful time. But following the correct advice can ensure a calm and simple move-in process. As sad as it is to leave your parents and pets behind, it is necessary. And soon enough anyway, you’ll be having such a great time that you’ll forget all about them… Well that’ll never happen, but you get the idea. Good luck!