Things You Need To Know Before Starting UniversityBy Audri Taylors, UniversityHerald Reporter
Heading to a university soon? You probably are now imagining what your daily life is going to be like at university. Your ideas might be built with fast-paced dramas or American TV shows but you have to know that college life is nothing like that.
Your first week away from home may be a hectic one which will leave you no time for missing your family and your parents but as time goes by, everything will start sinking in and you will realize that it will require more adjustments than you imagined. But here are some essential tips to help you get prepared and started with your university life and a new adventure.
Get your accommodation ready
This is something that you should have prepared for beforehand and it's never too early to do a little research about your student living arrangements according to Prospects. Most of the time, they are a first-come first served basis so get in touch with your university's accommodation office so you can consider your options.
List down the things you need to bring
Find out first the things that are readily available in your accommodation so that you will no longer have to bring anything that is unnecessary. Also find out the capacity of their storage so you can more or less estimate the amount of personal things you'll bring.
Learn how to cook
If you still do not know how to cook, now is the best time to learn as it will not only be good for your health, it will also help you work with your student budget, according to Top Universities. It is not as hard as you think, and remember, practice makes it perfect.
Set a student budget
Though you should not be stressing out on money too much, it is always best to create a budget and stick to it so that you can determine the amount you need to allot for your food and rent and the amount for your leisure.