When you picked up your A-level results, you probably breathed a sigh of relief as you prepared yourself for a summer of relaxation before your first year at university.
But in reality, you’ve probably found that you won’t have a lot of time to rest on your laurels this summer, as there’s a lot to do to make sure you’re prepared for the big move.
Not only are you going to need to sort out your finances, such as applying for your student loan and setting up a student bank account (you’ll be grateful for the interest-free overdraft), but you might find it useful to learn some basic life skills so you can feel confident that you’ll be able to survive once you start living independently for the first time.
Want to know more about what to expect from your student journey? Check out our handy infographic below.
There’s a common misconception that your gadgets and possessions will automatically be covered under your parents’ home insurance policy while you’re away at university. However, this isn’t always the case, and it’s important to take the time to understand what insurance you might need for your gadgets and contents while living in university accommodation. After all, it only takes a second to lose or damage a gadget, leaving you without any means of staying connected with friends and family while you’re away at university. And when you’re living on a student budget, it’s unlikely you’re going to want to cover the cost of replacing them, either.
Taking out suitable student insurance for your belongings can help you stay connected when it matters most, protecting your gadgets and possessions should they get lost, damaged or stolen while you’re away at university.
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