Five things no student can live without
The centre of your social life and your connection to the outside world, your smartphone will help you to organise nights out, keep in touch with friends from home and help you find your way around your new city.
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2. Netflix subscription
When you’re not at lectures or out with friends, there’s nothing better than relaxing with a good film or binge watching your favourite TV show.
A Netflix subscription will make it quick and easy to find exactly what you’re looking for, with thousands of films, TV series and documentaries available at the click of a switch. Combine a Netflix subscription with some freshly made popcorn and you and your friends are guaranteed a great night in.
3. Laptop computer
Though you could go old school and use a piece of paper and a pen for your uni work, life will be a lot easier if you invest in a laptop before you leave home.
As a student, you can get access to a number of special discounts and deals, so keep your eyes peeled when shopping for your new device.
Unfortunately, no one can live without money for long. If your student loan won’t quite stretch far enough, why not take on a bit of part time work to take the strain off of your finances?
There are lots of jobs out there that suit the student lifestyle perfectly, with bar work, customer service, retail and hospitality among the most popular. To make your job work for you, choose a role that’s related to your degree, that way you can pick up some valuable experience while earning some extra cash.
The friends you have at uni will make or break your student experience. When you first start uni, try not to rush into making friends as friendships that are rushed often don’t last.
Instead, join a few clubs, societies and groups offering activities you’re genuinely interested in. By doing this, you’ll meet people you’ll have a lot in common with, giving you a solid foundation for a lasting relationship.
Try to create a checklist
of all the ultimate, can't-move-without essentials.