It’s almost that time! Freshers are starting their uni journey, moving out into the crazy world that is halls.. second heads are adjusting and all the years above are bobbing along nicely too (final year over here). Whether you’re moving out for the first or final time, maybe you’re even moving home… we’re on hand to answer any questions!
Dear Aspect, What is the main advice you would give me?
Don’t overpack!!!! First year took a whole lot of moving for me and for what?! To have cluttered desk space and every crevice of storage room taken up? Trust me, you don’t need that iron (you’ll never use it), keep the picture frames to a minimal and honestly the four suitcases of clothes aren’t necessary either! This is coming from a final year who can fit my entire uni wardrobe in one big suitcase!
What important things would you remind me to pack?
An airer would be high on my list – Nobody thinks to bring one and the dryers at uni are very, very questionable. One of the other important ones is buying stand out crockery and cutlery – a distinctive pattern, colour etc. People will try and catch you out with the “that’s not mine, it’s yours” in regards to cleaning up. Don’t get caught out, buy things that are obviously yours, that way you know when people have used your things too! Lastly, a lamp – Every single year I forget to bring a lamp and have to sit under the blaring torture of the big light… don’t be like me.
How do I get to know my flatmates in halls?
Moving into halls is daunting and I don’t envy those first greetings! I would recommend joining group chats for your accommodation before you move in, I managed to find two of my housemates before I even thought about packing my bags! Also, even though it’s extremely hard – Go to freshers week; embrace the flu and enjoy getting to know your new friends! Most importantly, be you and enjoy yourself – They will love you!!