This year has absolutely sped by. I still remember my first day moving into halls and my first day meeting each of my new besties. Up until then, the move to University was the biggest thing I'd ever done and while no amount of advice will ever really prepare you, at least some things will be covered.
These are my little stones of wisdom for any of you about to make the big move. This post is all the basics you need to know before you get there.
** Facebook is your best friend
I 'liked' and joined my halls, my course, my freshers, my uni. Pretty much anything to with what I'd be doing I Facebooked. I met my best friend on there, in other circumstances we probably wouldn't have spoken. It put me at ease for my course, allowed me to find stuff I needed and allowed me to talk to my entire flat before I got there.
**Get the necessities, the basics and the homely touches
Basically, as much as you can carry. You're going to be living in a stark room for a year, so anything to make it just that little bit prettier and have everything you need on hand will help.
Leave anything your unsure about, then once at uni start making a list of everything you forgot. I did this then had my mum come up a couple of weeks after with everything I didn't know I'd be needing. If you're home sick then a visit will help, if you're not, you get to show off your new life, friends and home to your parents!
**Don't rush out to buy your reading list
Chances are, your lecturers aren't expecting you to read it all. Out of about 40 books, I was only expected to buy three, that lasted me my entire first year. Of course, it's course dependant, but check before you waste your money, Uni reading can get expensive!
**Have the 'last night'
Since I took a gap year, there was only one other friend actually going away to uni at the same time as me. But we still got all our friends together and had a farewell night. If not just for the great night, then it will give you fodda to fill your photo frames with!
**Tie up loose ends
Get gym memberships cancelled, jobs left well in advance, all post redirected, room cleared out and recipes learned. Make it so you won't have to go home if you don't want to.
... Now what have I missed out? Because I'm certain something vital isn't there.
Stay tuned for tips on Freshers, while you're there and one year on! Leave any of your own tips in the comments as well, there can never be too much advice on uni!
If any of you freshers to be need any advice then tweet me @Phibster, it's nice to have someone on hand you can ask those random questions to!