If you’re starting university soon, it’s natural to be filled with mixed emotions! It is normal to feel excited, nervous and apprehensive as you are about to start a new adventure in your life. Many people look back on their time at university and say it was the best years of their life. In order for you to start this new challenge on a positive note, have a read through our top tips to make sure you’re prepared and ready to go! Be organised! Organisation is key when you start university. Even though sorting out your accommodation and finances may feel time consuming and boring, they are so important! Once you have sorted the necessities, make sure you remember to bring the correct equipment for your classes – laptop, books, pens, notepad etc. If you arrive at university organised, you can spend your first few days meeting new people, rather than racing around the city trying to get prepared for your first day of class. Budget well When your loans come through, it’s easy to be under the misconception that you have more money than you actually do! Make sure you take advantage of shops that offer student discounts, as every little helps. Why not sell some items on eBay that you no longer need? The extra money will go a long way to making your time at university less stressful. Cooking and washing If you’ve never cooked or washed your clothes before, it’s time to learn now! Learn 5-10 staple meals as well as how to cook on a budget, and keep it simple. This will save you a lot of time when it comes to making dinner and stop you becoming a takeaway addict! Communicate Your time at university will be more exciting and interesting if you have friends to share stories with. The majority of new students will be in the same position as you, so take that wall down and interact with as many people as you can. Social media will also help you meet new people, so why not set up a Facebook page for your halls or course mates. Facebook also allows you see which clubs, bars, activities and events are popular to attend near your university. Meet people If you enjoy sport, then join your university’s sports team. You will meet people with similar interests to yourself, whilst enjoying the sport you love. There will also be a list of activities that your university has to offer, make sure you read through this list, you never know, something may catch your eye! Lastly, leave your door open if you share an apartment and make the most of your experience. By closing your door, you are cutting yourself off from your roommates and meeting potential new friends! We hope you have a great experience at university and remember; if you need somebody to talk to Psychic Light are only a phone call away. We offer advice on everything from friendships and new relationships to career guidance. Just get in touch!