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5 Things You Need to Know About Moving Out to University


Are you moving out to university? With so many things to consider when moving out to university for the first time, we wanted to make moving out a little bit easier. At Kevin’s Vans, we want to make moving out to university a little bit easier, with these 5 tips and our small removals service.

It’s Never Too Early to Think Ahead

While it can be easy just to go with the flow in first year, it really is never too early to start considering the future. From the very beginning, it can be a good idea to talk to career advisors who can help you find valuable internships and placements to help enhance and progress your university experience. Not only can placements enhance your knowledge and understanding of key university topics, but it can also increase your job prospects once you graduate.

Remember to Enrol

This may seem like an unusual one, but as you get caught up in the chaos of freshers’, it can be all to easy to forget to enrol in your course. Your university should let you know when, where and how to enrol to ensure that you are fully registered and ready to start your course. It is important that you do this so that the university knows that you have arrived and are still joining the course. Enrolling is also essential to ensure that you receive any student funding you may have applied for.

It’s OK to Get Home Sick

Moving out to university for the first time can be a nerve-wracking experience, and it is completely normal to feel home sick or nervous. Moving away from your friends and family for the first time can be challenging, but it is important to remember that everyone is in the same boat as you, and everyone will understand exactly how you are feeling. The best way to overcome homesickness is to find balance between talking to friends and family back home as well as talking to your new friends at university. Finding this balance can be challenging, but just take your time to familiarise yourself with your new surroundings, and soon university will feel like your second home.

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Don’t Over Pack

While you may want to bring every item you own to university, this is not practical. When you are moving out to university for the first time, bring only the essentials, particularly if you are living in halls. Many student halls of residence have limited storage, and you will likely have a lot less storage than you do at home. With this in mind, only bring the essentials to begin with, this will ensure that you do not clutter up your space on day one, and in time you can bring up more things if you find that there is sufficient storage.

Get Help

Transporting all your belongings to university can be a real challenge, particularly if your whole family is coming up with you. To make the move easier, you should get help with your move. Kevin’s Vans can help you move to university, transporting all your belongings in one go. We will also take care of any heavy lifting so that you can focus on settling into your new home and bidding farewell to your family. Check out our last post for more helpful moving tips!

Moving Out to University with Kevin’s Vans

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