Student life, in partnership with UEA
Everyone starts university at different stages of their life and with different skills. So there's nothing to worry about
University has been a great learning experience for me, not only academically but personally too.
Before I started university, I didn't know how to do a washing, only knew a few dishes to cook and had no idea how to clean a bathroom! I made an effort to learn over the summer before I moved to uni in September. To learn how to cook, I looked up recipes online and kept them in a little notebook. Cooking is really about trail and error and I perfected a few recipes over the summer months. It's great to set a monthly budget for yourself and you can save so much by meal prepping for the week!
To learn how to put a washing on, I asked my mum for some advice and she helped me to separate colours and I learned how much detergent to use. We also cleaned the bathroom at home together and she recommended some products I could use. Keep a list of the products on your phone so you have them to hand when you're doing your shopping.
Just remember you're not alone and there's so much support available at uni!
If you have any questions then let me know
Melissa- Student Ambassador
I think university is a great learning curve to gain independence and can be a real challenge, but I found organising and preparation really helped
What I did before starting uni was making sure I was prepared in terms of what I was going to pack. This helped me feel like I had everything I needed to live and could be independent.
I also made a collection of recipes that I liked the look of and did some cooking for my family in the upcoming weeks before university. Learning the basics beforehand is really helpful! I also learnt the basics for washing and bought detergent and softener before starting uni so that I was fully prepared!
Your university is there to support you throughout your journey and will be there to offer tips and guidance if you need it
Sam- Official Student Rep