Preparing for university

The moment you've been waiting for is nearly here! In just a few weeks you'll be leaving home and starting your new life at university. No matter how excited you are, its normally to feel a bit nervous too: "What do I need to take? Will I make friends? Will I like living in a big city?" Here, we try and answer some of your worries to help you feel at ease when you arrive in September.

What to take to uni checklist

So you’re on the off, but what stuff should you squash into your suitcase/car/wheelbarrow to take to uni? It’s inevitable that you’ll forget something so to help you remember to pack all the essentials, we’ve put a little guide together.

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Five steps to settling in to university

We know that you have time over Summer to both look forward to University and worry whether you’re going to be okay on your own. We've put together a five step guide to help you settle straight in.

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Adjusting to big city life

Nothing can prepare you for the move from a small village to a big city for the first time. Except, perhaps, this article...

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#BringOnBCU Bingo

#BringOnBCU bingo

Get the most out of your first weeks at university by having a go at our #BringOnBCU Bingo! You could even win £100 in High Street Vouchers for taking part.

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Parents: the emotions of your child leaving home

The rollercoaster ride you experience when your child leaves home can be emotional. Here's a light-hearted look at how to cope.

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BCU's Big Welcome

BCU's Big Welcome

Find out more about arriving here, enrolment and settling in to your new student life.

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