Getting ready for your first year at university is exciting. You'll be meeting new people and studying in a different way. You'll probably also be living away from home for the first time, so it makes sense to do some preparation before you go. These tips could help.
Finding somewhere to live
You,ll need to arrange somewhere to live well before you arrive. Take a look at our comfortable, affordable campus accommodation for a fully furnished room with network connectivity, a ready-made social life and the benefit of campus security.
What to bring
Most student rooms are fully furnished, so all you'll need to bring are personal things - like clothes and books. You might also want to bring music, a mobile telephone and a laptop computer, although remember that we have very good IT facilities at Strathclyde.
Preparing for your course
Once you are accepted onto a course at Strathclyde, you'll receive a reading list, which is designed to help you prepare for your first year of study. The reading list will tell you where to buy the books - you can get them all online.
A healthy lifestyle
Get some tips on healthy living at healthyliving.gov.uk and nutritional information at nutritionist-resource.org.uk. You could even practice preparing some quick and easy nutritious meals before you arrive. There are some good recipes for students at studentrecipes.com
Getting a bank account and insurance
Most students like to open a bank account before they come to university. All the big four high street banks have special student offers, but check out internet banking too because you might get a better deal over the long run. You'll also need some insurance for your possessions.
We work hard to provide a safe and secure environment for our students, and our security services are on hand to give you advice and help when you need it. But it makes sense to know how to look after your own safety, so why not take a look a www.saferstudent.org?