Preparing for university

Student essentials under £100 in IKEA

Wondering what you need to get for uni? We send Shelby and Hafsa to IKEA to fill their trollies for under £100.

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Ultimate uni stationery list

Getting your back to school stationery essentials when you're going to university is super exciting. A new pencil case...

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What every small town student should know about going to a big city university

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

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14 things to do during your first week at university

To help you get stuck in and explore what Birmingham and campus life has to offer, here's some suggestions of things y...

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Five steps to settling in to student life

To help you prepare for your new life at uni we've got a five-step guide that will help you feel at home before you kno...

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What to take to uni

Student Effie shows you what it's like to pack for university and shares her top tips.

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Becoming a Brummie - Birmingham dictionary

Get the low down on the local accent, popular locations and things to look forward to before you arrive.

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Are you ready for university?

How ready for living away from home are you? Take the quiz and find out.

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What to take to uni

Student Effie shows you what it's like to pack for university and shares her top tips.

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