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    Just wondering how time consuming getting ready to go to uni will be. My friend has just told me she wants to make our holiday shorter to have more time to get ready, but I can't work out what exactly she's going to do in the time. Any ideas?
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    I don't really think there is any need to shorten a holiday - if you get a list of things that you need to take before hand then you shouldn't need anything ever half a day. Though I'm off to uni next term so obviously I'm not speaking from experience.
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    (Original post by Aylia)
    Just wondering how time consumung getting ready to go to uni will be. My friend has just told me she wants to make our holiday shorter to have more time to get ready, but I can't work out what exactly she's going to do in the time. Any ideas?
    When is your holiday ending (originally) and when are you planning to go to university during Freshers?

    Better organisation saves time in my experience.
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    It took me 10 minutes to pack.
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    My mum will probably pack for me
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    Start with the obvious stuff that you're gunna need; an iron, kettle, cups, plates, knives/forks/spoons, washing-up liquid, copious Imperial Leather/Carex/Original Source (same company) or Dove soaps, shower gels, shampoos and conditioners, dusters, tea towels, towels, TV/Video/DVD, Stereo, Laptop/PC - have a list of stuff that doesnt include clothes - there WILL be something that you'll end up buying on your first visit to the hardware store !

    Don't go over the top on electrical stuff like toasters/toastie makers etc as theres no use at all in having 6 or whatever in the kitchen !

    Alot depends on whether you go Catered or Self...
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    well, we land on wednesday lunchtime at Stansted (she lives in London), and she goes to uni on the Saturday. She's going to Bristol, and she's going to be catered which make life easier. Personally, I think she's got enough time, but she's the first child to go to uni and I think her parents have had a fit when they realised when we were coming back. :rolleyes: I just needed to check that my personal plan of packing the day before wasn't unusual!
    Toastie makers now that's an idea...
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    (Original post by Aylia)
    well, we land on wednesday lunchtime at Stansted (she lives in London), and she goes to uni on the Saturday. She's going to Bristol, and she's going to be catered which make life easier. Personally, I think she's got enought time, but she's the first child to go to uni and I think her parents have had a fit when they realised when we were coming back. :rolleyes: I just needed to check that my personal plan of packing the day before wasn't unusual!
    Toastie makers now that's an idea...
    Personally i think thats plenty of time. I did everything for mine in less than that. But if shes worried she can sort most of it out before she goes - sheets, stereo and box all that kind of stuff up and then when she gets home all she'll have to do is wash her clothes and pack them. i really dont think 2 days to do that is unrealistic!
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    where are you going to?
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    (Original post by LittleMinx)
    where are you going to?

    I am off to York, which means I'll have 3 weeks after I come back to get ready, making my case a little harder to argue!
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    (Original post by Aylia)
    Just wondering how time consumung getting ready to go to uni will be. My friend has just told me she wants to make our holiday shorter to have more time to get ready, but I can't work out what exactly she's going to do in the time. Any ideas?

    Nah I am planning on packing the evening before! But I have it very easy, I can just get on a train and be home in under 2 hours to pick up anything that I forget!
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    Do as I do and leave it till the morning you're leaving. You go far faster when you're under pressure like that and get it done in 1/10th of the time.
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    I guess it depends on what you mean by getting ready. Do you have all the stuff you need or do you need to buy more or scrounge it from your parents? I would guess the whole thing shouln't take more than a day if you plan it carefully. Draw up a list of what you need in the moring, go out any buy it or find it around the house in the afternoon and pack it in the evening.

    The only reason you may need more time is if you're taking anything difficult to pack or aquire ie if your taking a bike you need to check it fits in the car / goes on the roof etc.
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    Its not going to take me long. I'm going to put everything in a bag and then in the car and off I go to university. :cool:
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    (Original post by Aylia)
    I am off to York, which means I'll have 3 weeks after I come back to get ready, making my case a little harder to argue!
    noo i meant where are you going on holiday!
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    (Original post by LittleMinx)
    noo i meant where are you going on holiday!
    Ohhh sorry! I'm going inter-railing for a month, hopefully visiting: Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary and Croatia on the way.
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    (Original post by Aylia)
    Ohhh sorry! I'm going inter-railing for a month, hopefully visiting: Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary and Croatia on the way.

    Nice. Word of advice from a friend of mind who is out in Europe at the moment; book as many hostels etc as possible before you head out there as some internet cafes don't allow users to make secure purchases on their machines.
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    (Original post by Aylia)
    Ohhh sorry! I'm going inter-railing for a month, hopefully visiting: Czech Republic, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Hungary and Croatia on the way.
    sounds good
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    Nice. Word of advice from a friend of mind who is out in Europe at the moment; book as many hostels etc as possible before you head out there as some internet cafes don't allow users to make secure purchases on their machines.
    Oo thanks, hadn't thought of that. Not sure how set in stone our plans will be though, so I might just end up booking the first week or so.
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    i toook ages to pack....about 2 weeks...i think its to do with being a girl and being alowed to take limited stuff.

    love Katy ***
 
 
 
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