Dont leave everything till the last minute, it can get very stressful.
i would start buying when you know you have got the grades as it wont take that long to get all the stuff
I've already planned out what to buy but not going to until July so stuff gets cheaper (ie electricals get cheaper).
Start hiding stuff now. Your parents will be suspicious if a lot of things all go missing at the last minute!
hahah i started buying stuff in my last year of highschool:P x
Start saving now so you don't have loads of money to spend come summer, but I wouldn't buy anything yet.
Depends, will you have a decent income during the summer? If so, wait until then, that's probably what I'm going to do
Id say once you've decided:
a) Where you're going (so you know what the rooms have)
b) If you're living away or at home (but in this case we can assume you're living away)
c) If you're going catered or not (if catered, there's normally very little to no space in the kitchen for anything other than a kettle)
wouldn't it also depend on how far away your uni is from home?
home for me is bucks but uni is up in scotland it would have been too much hassle to buy and drag everything up there. All i took were my clothes, books/dvds, tv and laptop. Everything else my parents and i purchased on the first day of moving in.
I'd say leave it till the summer (unless you see some fantastic special offer) as you will be really, really bored then and will want something to do. The summer between sixth form and the start of uni is loooong.
Because I have an unconditional I asked for a lot of stuff for xmas and am buying some each week, when I get paid.
im saving mainly as not sure what im needing but some things like bedding asdn towels and some cutlery shizzle ive already got because
A) it was very cheap
B)even if i dont get in i still use it at home next year
C)i had monmey at the time
I was going to do a Woolies raid before it shut...but forgot lol...ahhh well..its so far away and i dont want to jinx myself! I'm not even sure what I need to buy!