Top five things to do before moving to university

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Moving to university can be an incredibly thrilling yet nerve-wracking experience. As the experts in student accommodation at HudLets, we understand the excitement and challenges that come with this significant step. Having assisted countless students in their journey, we’re here to share five essential tips that will help make your transition to university life a breeze.  

 Pack Smartly:  

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Knowing what to pack for university can be overwhelming, but with a little organisation, you can streamline the process. Create a comprehensive packing checklist organised into categories such as Bedroom (bedding, chargers), Bathroom (towels, toiletries), Kitchen (cooking essentials), and Important Documents (ID, passport). Check off items as you pack, ensuring you have everything you need while keeping unnecessary clutter at bay. Having your packing ready will leave you with a sense of preparedness and make settling into your new space a breeze.  

Register with the Local GP 

Taking care of your health is crucial, especially when you’re away from home. Registering with a local GP is an essential step before you arrive at your university town. You can register here (New Patients – The University Health Centre ( with the university health center. At HudLets, we’ve got you covered with conveniently located accommodation, making it easy for you to access healthcare facilities and services whenever you need them. Ensuring your health is in good hands will give you peace of mind as you embark on this exciting new chapter. 

Sort Out Student Finance 

Handle financial matters early before the excitement sets in. It’s vital to handle the financial aspect of university life. Apply for student finance, including the Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan, to cover your tuition fees and living costs. Financial planning will alleviate stress and allow you to focus on your studies and social experiences without the constant worry of financial burdens. Taking care of these matters early will set you on a solid financial footing throughout your university journey. 

Secure Your Accommodation:  

Feel at home from day one at HudLets. We know that finding the perfect accommodation is paramount for a successful university experience. Our unique booking system ensures a seamless process, with two stages to secure your room. First, register your interest in accommodation, and then choose and book your preferred halls. Take a look at our accommodation options and get ready to feel at home from the moment you step foot on campus. Comfortable and convenient accommodation will serve as a haven, allowing you to focus on your studies and immerse yourself in university life. Check out our accommodation’s options here: HudLets – Huddersfield Students’ Union Accommodation Office.  

Embrace the Experience 

Finally, don’t overthink it! Moving to university is an exciting journey filled with opportunities for personal growth and making lifelong friends. Remember, you’re not alone; countless other students are experiencing the same emotions as you. Embrace the experience, attend social events, join clubs and societies, and seize the chance to create lasting memories. Thriving in your university journey requires an open mind and a positive outlook, so embrace the new adventure that awaits you. 

 As you embark on your university adventure, let these five essential tips from us guide you to a successful and enjoyable experience. With careful planning, support from our team, and a positive outlook, you’ll be well-prepared to embrace all the excitement and challenges that university life has to offer. Best of luck with your studies, and we look forward to welcoming you to Campus.  


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