Settling into your new University can be one of the most nerve-wracking, exciting and fun experiences you’ll have in your life. For most students, University is life defining with some even settling down in their University cities after graduating. Take a look at some of the tell-tale signs when you know you’re a student:
Whether you’re transporting several bags of food shopping so you don’t have to take up every seat on the bus, or you’ve finished getting ready at your place and need to head to the weekly student nights in town, prepare for most of your student loan to go on taxis.
Discounts, discounts, discounts
10% discount off everything will be your favourite words. Whether it’s money off essentials like course books, or a few quid off things you don’t need but can’t imagine your life without, you’ll never know anything more amazing than seeing ‘student discount added’ on a receipt.
Wear what you want
Before you head off to uni you’ll probably go on a shopping spree to find the best, coolest clothing you can find to wear to lectures, fresher’s parties and chilling with your flatmates.
But once you’re at uni, you’ll realise not only does nobody care what you wear, but you also tend to wear the same clothes over and over again anyway.
Poundshops are your new best friend
If there’s one place that every student quickly learns to visit for anything, it’s the Poundshop shops. Most student towns have them and they’re a godsend.
Joining a society is normal
When you think of University societies you’re probably imagining they’ll cover topics like dance, drama, the newspaper and basically a general appreciation of every academic subject the university has to offer. And while you’re partly right, those will be on offer, you’ll also discover societies that you never imagined existed.
The library is your best friend
If there’s one thing you’ll learn quickly at uni, it’s when the campus library opens and closes. Need to print something off before your first lecture? Or want to get the best computer in the place so you can sit there comfortably for hours typing the essay that’s due in less than 24 hours? For these reasons, and more (including leaving parties early so you can spend an hour in the library – it’ll happen at some point), you’ll find that you know more about the library’s opening hours then you will about the subject you’re studying.
You realise how much your parents did for you
From paying your own bills, learning how to use a washing machine and a cooker, to realising that there’s no such thing as the cleaning fairy and the toilet won’t clean itself, you’ll learn exactly how much you’ve managed to avoid doing while living at home.
Not that you won’t forget all this when you go home for the holidays, where your parents will drive you just as insane as they did before you left. You didn’t think they’d suddenly start being ok with you sleeping in and doing nothing. And then there’s them checking up on you when you’re out to make sure you’re ok.
You’ll be counting down the days till you go back to Uni!
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Searched for loads of student accommodation before I found this gem amongst the rest. Really nice sizeable apartments in a great student busy location. Would highly recommend Mezzino.
Living at The Junxion has been a very homely experience for me, as from moving in on my first year of university I was a little nervous about living on my own so far away from my home in Liverpool; but that all change once I moved into my new room, as the buildings interior design gives off such a relaxing vibe that will allow you to study in peace. Although the staff in the building where so very comforting to speak to and will offer guidance on pretty much anything, as they are always there to help. Other than that I would highly recommend The Junxion to anyone as I am currently a second year living with my friend at The Junxion and I couldn’t feel more at home.
I had an excellent experience living in Brickworks during the last year in Dublin! All the staff members were always very friendly and did everything they could to make people feel welcome and we had a very good atmosphere among the residents. The flats themselves were comfortable and provided excellent living and working space, and the proximity to the city centre means you can experience the Dublin atmosphere. I have met many people and friends that I will take with me for life. If I were to live in Dublin, I would not hesitate to live in Brickworks again, it really was a great place to live!
Millstone is a brilliant place to live, Ive just book for my 3rd year. The staff are kind and caring. I have love living at Millstone as it has given me independence and a bigger family.
Excelente ubicacion, atencion y servicio. Muy cuidado todo, las recepcionistas siempre ayudando y dando atencion. Lo recomiendo.
I moved to Mayfair Court 3 years ago and we love it here. My apartment is spacious and enlightened by large windows facing Wilmslow road. Commons, including a flourishing inner garden are well kept. Staff are friendly and always there to help, and the community is diverse. Location is very convenient. There’s a bus stop at the foot of the building, a supermarket across the street, Bodey Medical Centre behind the supermarket, and plenty of restaurants and pubs around. I'm happy to call this place our home while in Manchester.