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    I've heard people take TVs. How?
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    (Original post by similarBlank)
    I've heard people take TVs. How?
    All of mine fit in the car boot.
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    The people who take big things generally have access to a car. I had to travel down on the train so if it couldn't fit into my two suitcases it didn't go with me. It was a nightmare taking those suitcases on the train, even travelling with people. I don't recommend it.
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    A lot of people drive to university with their parents - so they put all their stuff in the car.
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    If you are ordering new big stuff for uni and it is not needed urgently, you could buy it when you get there and have it delivered.
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    Speaking of which how would you take your stuff to uni? My parents don't drive?
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    A lot of people have parents or other family members/ close friends/ partners who can drive them to university.

    I personally had to take the train, whatever couldn't fit in 2 suitcases and a duffel bag didn't go with me. And honestly I don't miss any of the tat from back home and a TV would have been pointless for me, I just us my laptop anyway for watching stuff and I don't game.
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    (Original post by Dinasaurus)
    Speaking of which how would you take your stuff to uni? My parents don't drive?
    Get decent suitcases and someone could go on the train with you? Apart from clothes and a laptop, it's likely you either don't need it or you can buy it when you get to uni.
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    Own car, parents car,friends car. If you dont have that option, then man with a van, if thats not an option then you are limited to what you can acrry. You cna accumulate things at uni and put it into storage over summer.
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    That's another good point, do you have to take all your stuff out when you break up for each break? Like half term and whatever?
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    (Original post by similarBlank)
    That's another good point, do you have to take all your stuff out when you break up for each break? Like half term and whatever?
    If it's hall then it depends on the uni, but they often let rooms out to summer students, so yes its put into storage. they normally have a store room.
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    (Original post by similarBlank)
    That's another good point, do you have to take all your stuff out when you break up for each break? Like half term and whatever?
    Depends on the uni and the particular halls. Most places allow you to keep your stuff over the holidays. They'll say on the website if it's otherwise.
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    (Original post by similarBlank)
    That's another good point, do you have to take all your stuff out when you break up for each break? Like half term and whatever?
    It depends on the accommodation contract, most unis wont require that you move out over half terms (reading weeks). The time that will be difficult is over summer, you'll probably need to bring everything back, or put it in storage. But you might be lucky and have an overlap in housing contracts, in which case you could just move your stuff in (but it is unlikely)
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    After your first year you have to move out anyway, I thought? Into private housing or something?
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    (Original post by similarBlank)
    After your first year you have to move out anyway, I thought? Into private housing or something?
    It depends on your uni/accommodation.

    Some allow you stay in accommodation after 1st year and some also let you stay over summer (for extra cost) so you don't have to move out at all. But it varies a lot. The ones who let you stay after 1st year tend to universities that have more accommodation that they need, ones with little space generally don;t allow it.

    If you go into private housing (so house shares) generally you will find most contracts start over the summer (june/july time) and most last 12 months. Though some contract will start in august/september.

    As for private accommodations similar to halls but not run or endorsed by universities, I have 0 experience with them.
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    I got a people carrier taxi. It cost me about £100
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    I agree with this method, what are you taking with you? I was going to hire a van out, as I was planning on bringing my chair, all my computer stuff and whatnot, so I need a bit of space, it unfortunately wouldn't all fit in my car
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    (Original post by similarBlank)
    That's another good point, do you have to take all your stuff out when you break up for each break? Like half term and whatever?
    depends on the accomodation

    in university accomodation there are often a variety of lengths of contract ,

    The shorter contracts on the nicer accomodation usually means clearing your room completely at Christmas and Easter to allow it top be used for conferences etc ( there may be storage provided but it will be prioritised for those with most need)

    Other contract lengths give the the right to keep the room all the time, although some accomodation may close / be on skeleton services between christmas and new year

    Other accomodation usually self catering and reghardless of who owns it allows you to stay in residence from the date you pick up the keys to the date you hand the keys back (
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    (Original post by similarBlank)
    After your first year you have to move out anyway, I thought? Into private housing or something?
    depends on accomodation stocks

    also with the growth of private student accomodation, the traditional student house is increasingly less popular ...
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    As people said, a lot of people have parents drive them down. Don't worry if you can only take a couple of cases though on the train etc as students rooms are usually small and without much storage space, unless you have some sort of hobby which requires a lot of stuff you'll just end up taking way more than you will ever use! You can always bring extra stuff back with you at christmas etc if you decide you've missed something vital. You certainly don't need a TV, then you just have to pay for a TV license, you can watch anything you wanna see online.
 
 
 
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