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Indeed, the sooner you are able to relax into your new lifestyle the better, as this will give you a strong framework within which you can explore all the advantages and freedoms that accompany life as an undergraduate. This chapter will therefore look at how you can prepare for independent living, before supplying a comprehensive account of what you might like to take with you to university. Leaving Home ‘ 27 Moving all my stuff here was a bit hard and having my family so far away has hit me harder than I thought it would.

The walls were bare and the surfaces saw the first light of day for many years. The very soul had gone. ) menu requests, no late nights worrying about what time the key would turn in the front door enabling the parents to finally drift off to sleep. The house was ours for the first time. (Lorraine, parent) ‘ It was a big shock to the system when I left all my family behind, realising that I was going to wake up and not be in the safety net ’ of my parents’ home. When I eventually got to my halls on moving-in day, and met all my flatmates, excitement took over.

Everyone will be in the same boat, but the idea of being alone, albeit only for a while, is a worrying one. (Elizabeth, sixth-former) 41 ’ 42 The Student Life Handbook As lectures will not begin for a few days, this is your opportunity to get to know your neighbours and your new location, and to complete a few administrative tasks. (See also the relevant checklist in Chapter 11 – What to do in the first few days at university). You will meet a great number of new people in the first few days at university, and you may wish to jot their names down when you get back to your room so that you don’t forget who is who.

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