Top Tips for Students Move In 

Marketing Team - August 14, 2023

Top Tips for Students Move In 

You are probably full of mixed emotions with the prospect of moving away from home and starting university. Whether you are a first year or a returning student, this list is designed to enable you to put your best foot forward on your next adventure. To take the stress and worry away from the little things so you can enjoy the best parts of university, and to its fullest. 

Packing list 

Start your packing early and make a list of things you need to get. Creating a packing list can ensure you don’t miss anything important off. But don’t be overwhelmed by getting everything on it, you can do this once you’ve moved in too.  

Pack essentials in a separate bag to avoid rummaging through your belongings on the day of move-in. Make sure to label your boxes and bags with what’s inside, so you don’t have to open every box to find your stuff. It will help you to get to know the area and push you out the door a bit more to explore. This list will be a great step towards being organised for independent living. 

Once packed.  

Get Organised: Keep your room organised to avoid clutter and stress. Use storage containers and keep everything in its designated place. 

Plan your room: part of the excitement is making your studio your new home, have a look and start planning how you would like to decorate your room to make it your own! 

Stay Positive: Moving can be stressful but be positive and enjoy the experience of starting a new chapter in your life. It will be an exciting journey! 

Join University Social Media Groups 

Social media is a powerful platform, every university will have a group page on Facebook. Joining groups or looking at societies that are available before heading to university gives you the chance to interact with other students on your course or that are living nearby.  

The perks of joining these pages are you are starting to form friends before you move in and able to bounce ideas off your PEER’s. Start getting excited within your community and help each other with your worries and concerns on moving away from home. 

Research or visit again with Family and Friends  

Research the local area with landmarks and points of interest, such as supermarkets, nightclubs, and transport. This way you can feel confident you know where to find what you need. Why not re-live the open day excitement by visiting your new city with family or friends again. Slowly ease yourself into your new city and home. 

Start saving early 

Working before university help make your first couple of weeks run smoothly. It can be expensive moving to a city, and you don’t want to miss the opening nights or activities. But don’t worry, there is plenty of free things to do too. Take advantage of the fresher’s fair, free items, big discounts, and societies.  

Remember the first line you should be saying from now on is … Do you offer student discount? you never know, they might! We recommend downloading Unidays and TOTUM to see what discounts you can get and tick off more from the packing list. Within our accommodations we have digital screens with exclusive discounts and sample throughout the year. This is a great opportunity to try new products and explore new things!  

Undergraduate Bank account & Budgeting 

As an undergraduate you now have access to Student Bank Accounts! We have put a small list together of ones for you to explore, remember you can only pick one.   

  • HSBC 
  • Lloyds 
  • Barclays 
  • Santander 
  • TSB
  • Halifax
  • Nationwide 

Here is a good article which goes into more detail on the best student banks! 

Budgeting can be a great way to keep you on track whilst at university, there are some great apps available to help you with this such as Monzo. As a reminder, try to avoid overdrafts, however, don’t be scared to use it and the interest free perks of having one. 

It can be daunting getting everything organised for moving to a new city and into your new home. However, we are here to help you along the way – always remember it’s the start of new beginnings!