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So after you pack your boxes... How do you move in into a different city? Do you sort out the rented flat beforehand and how? Then who do you get to move you in (what van?).
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Do you sort out the rented flat beforehand and how?
I'm not exactly sure what the alternative is. I certainly wouldn't recommend just turning up one day with all your stuff and finding somewhere to live.

In terms of finding somewhere to live, you look online, talk with estate agents, etc. Find somewhere you like, have a viewing, sign the contract, pay deposit and do anything else that's required. For students living in halls, the university will likely invite you to apply at some point, but otherwise the process is fairly similar.

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Then who do you get to move you in (what van?).
Depends what you're moving. Some people put everything in a suitcase and use public transport. Most people will have a lot more stuff and rely on their own car, friends or family for transport. And some people will hire a removal service if there are no other options. It depends entirely on what options are available to you
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So after you pack your boxes... How do you move in into a different city? Do you sort out the rented flat beforehand and how? Then who do you get to move you in (what van?).
Yes, you absolutely need to know where you are going before you start moving city – unless you want to end up in a Travelodge for a month while you find a place to rent. Universities will contact new students well before term starts to explain how you can apply for a place in a university owned hall, private flat etc. Space is usually limited in halls so priority tends to be new students in year 1, students with a disability, and a small number of 2nd, 3rd years invited back to help run the social side. Uni accomodation web pages will have more info specific to where you are applying, typically with price lists, sometimes with hookup lists for people trying to set up a group to rent together etc.

For the physical move, friend or parent with a car, rent a van, on the tube / train / taxi depending on how much stuff you have.
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So when is the right time to do this for a student (for University), couple of days before the term starts?
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Yes, you absolutely need to know where you are going before you start moving city – unless you want to end up in a Travelodge for a month while you find a place to rent. Universities will contact new students well before term starts to explain how you can apply for a place in a university owned hall, private flat etc. Space is usually limited in halls so priority tends to be new students in year 1, students with a disability, and a small number of 2nd, 3rd years invited back to help run the social side. Uni accomodation web pages will have more info specific to where you are applying, typically with price lists, sometimes with hookup lists for people trying to set up a group to rent together etc.

For the physical move, friend or parent with a car, rent a van, on the tube / train / taxi depending on how much stuff you have.
Yeah, but university halls are more likely to be more expensive than a place outside of City of London rather than university halls that are closer to the centre...
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So when is the right time to do this for a student (for University), couple of days before the term starts?
The entire process will likely be drawn out over several weeks or months. But there's no right time per se.

To give an example of how it could go for halls as a student starting in September, you might get emails in the coming months inviting you to apply for halls. You'll probably pick which hall you want, or what preferences you have (en suite or shared bathroom for example). At some point you'll be sent all the paperwork, asked to pay your deposit and sign your contract, get insurance if necessary, and so on. You'll be told when you're allowed to move in but it'll probably be a couple of weeks before term starts. When you move in is entirely up to you, most students want to move in and have time to get settled before going to classes. I personally moved in nearly a week before induction, some of my flatmates turned up the weekend directly before.

Keep in mind, things are a bit crazy now and it may take longer than usual to get stuff sorted. Your university will tell you when you can apply for halls but don't panic if things aren't perfectly on time. If you are concerned get in touch with them.
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Yeah, but university halls are more likely to be more expensive than a place outside of City of London rather than university halls that are closer to the centre...
True, and universities usually have a mix of cheaper / more expensive options closer in / further out from the Centre if you have to be careful with your budget. If you have an offer or a list of universities you want to attend then just start hitting their accomodation web pages for details. It is pretty common for students in London to end up commuting 30 minutes or so to university.
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