Hi guys - I'd be up for a pub night (though the facebook group for my course was also talking about doing something on the 27th).
Re packing - I'm not taking appliances (other than laptop and its paraphernalia), I'm not taking sheets, towels, pillows or anything (I'll buy them there), and I STILL can't fit everything in my suitcase. I don't know what I'm going to do.
As I'm going to have to buy a whole heap of stuff in Oxford, I was wondering whether anyone had an opinion on whether the estimated living costs were about right, or whether I should try and arrange a bit more money. I've paid for my accommodation already for the year (which includes bills and internet), and so I'd have about £8000 remaining (based on the amount I have to guarantee - ie Oxford's estimate of living costs), to last me until the end of July.
I've budgeted separately for set-up costs (e.g. sheets etc, general home stuff, cleaning supplies, stationery, limited text books), but NOT for winter clothing, which I don't yet have because apparently our winter isn't real winter - so the £8k would be for day to day food, clothes (because I won't be able to take heaps of mine), stuff to do, whatever.
Do you think that will be enough? I'm borrowing some of this, so I could try to borrow more. Or will that be ample, and I should maybe borrow less? (I'm obviously not expecting professional financial advice, but if anyone has a rough idea, it would be very handy).
Apologies for my incessant questions - I'm in full freak out mode here