As one person’s journey ends, another person’s begins… It won’t be long before I graduate (a month to be exact!) and with that comes another summer. For a lot of people this will be the last summer before they begin university, you don’t need me to tell you what a huge step that is! So, this week’s blog post is going to be dedicated to the ways in which you can prepare yourself for university.
Buy everything, but in moderation
There are a lot of things you’re going to have to buy before you start uni, pans, bleach, textbooks, you name it. This is can be quite the financial burden. I recommend starting to buy your stuff as early as possible, this gives you time to spread the cost and shop around to find the cheapest deals. Plus, it means you won’t be faffing about last minute and fighting other students in the isles of Asda for the last cheese grater.
Go to an open day/applicant visit day
I highly recommend attending an open day even before you apply for a uni. But it is also important to revisit the uni that you have chosen. This is important for a variety of reasons; for one it reminds you what the uni is like and gives you a chance to explore the surrounding area and secondly you can speak to tutors to get more information to prepare adequately for your degree. Edge Hill offers applicant visit days for those holding conditional and unconditional offers to study there. These visit days are often between February and April and give applicants a chance to really experience Edge Hill.
Make the most of the summer
Most important of all though, you should make the most of your time off. This is probably one of the longest summer holidays you’ve ever had and it is well needed after all those assignments and exams. I recommend you spend as much time as you can with your friends and family and make as many amazing memories as you can to carry without to university.
Until next time! 🙂