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5 Ways to Prepare for university before september

Are you ready to dive into the adventure that awaits you at university? With the next academic year just around the corner, it’s time to gear up and get ahead of the curve. Whether you’re a local or an adventurer ready to explore a new city, there are a few things you need to nail down before the first lecture even begins.

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Let’s break it down into five essential steps to set you on the path to university success!

1. Research Your Dream City

If you’re thinking about university in September, chances are, you may already have your heart set on a particular city for your university adventure. Whether you’re dreaming of Liverpool or Luton, Nottingham or Newcastle, it’s crucial to do your homework on your chosen locale.

Start by digging into the nitty-gritty details. Check out the cost of living in the area to ensure it aligns with your budget. Don’t have a detailed budget yet? Tools such as this Cost of Living Comparison can be a lifesaver for this. 

But hey, don’t forget to scout out the fun stuff too! Research local hangouts, eateries, and cultural hotspots to get a taste of what’s in store for your downtime. Start getting excited about your dream accommodation!



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Student exploring a new city.

2. Master Transportation Tricks

Getting around town can be a wallet-draining affair, but fear not! Whether you’re driving, hopping on public transport, or zipping around on new electronic scooters, there are ways to cut costs.

Student at Urban Evolution

If you’re a driver, compare insurance quotes using price comparison sites to snag the best deals. Some accommodations even offer discounted parking – Talk about a win-win!

Public transport more your style? Consider investing in a Railcard or Coachcard for sweet discounts on every journey you take – After just a few uses, it’ll pay for itself!

And let’s not forget about those slick electronic scooters popping up in cities nationwide. With just a few taps on your phone, you can breeze to that 9 a.m. lecture without breaking a sweaty. Plenty of scooter providers offer in-app rewards and discounts just for parking correctly or wearing a helmet!

3. Stock Up On Essentials

Packing for university can feel like a daunting task, but trust us, it doesn’t have to be a nightmare. Take some time to gather all the must-haves for your new home away from home.

Think about all of your daily essentials – that trusty lamp, your snuggliest duvet, and yes, even that beloved air fryer.

Create a checklist and make sure nothing gets left behind. Your accommodation may be temporary, but the memories you’ll make are forever. Make sure you’re set up for comfort and success from day one.


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Students preparing food using their essentials

4. Finance Like A Pro

Ah, Money – The thing nobody wants to think about. But with a bit of savvy budgeting, you can stretch those pounds further than you ever thought possible!

An Urban Evolution Student plans their budget

Start by using tools such as Money Helper’s Budget Planner to track your income and expenses. It’s free, and super easy to use, giving you personalised tips to make the most of your money.

And don’t sleep on student discounts and incentives! From freebies to cashback offers, there’s a treasure trove of savings waiting for you. Check company sites and in stores to find the best deals.


Why break the bank on accommodation? Urban Evolution offers city-centre living starting from just £95 per week, bills included!

5. – Register With Your Local GP and Dentist

Last but not least – take care of your health! Freshers’ Flu and winter bugs are no joke, so don’t leave your medical care until the last minute.

Make sure to register with a local GP in the area well ahead of your enrolment date. The NHS even has a handy guide to help show you through the process as a student – If you get your affairs in order before September, you can guarantee you’ll beat the rush as thousands of students try to register at once.



And don’t forget about dental care – Regular checkups should be a priority, even with all the excitement of university life. You can also find local dentists on the NHS.UK website, to make sure you’ve always got access to dental care nearby. Handy!

Urban Evolution Student Medical Care

So, there you have it!

Now you know the five essential steps to kickstart your university journey on the right foot. With a bit of planning and preparation, you’ll be ready to tackle whatever challenges come your way, and get ahead of the curve. Here’s to an unforgettable adventure ahead!

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