Now that college is over, and all you need to do is wait for your results, you might find you have a bit more spare time. Whether you have a part time job, or do some volunteering, using this spare time wisely could be a great way to boost your CV. But what about your life skills? University is a total change for most students who have never lived in shared housing with their peers before. And with this freedom, comes a whole new range of responsibilities. As such, it can be a good idea to spend a bit of time this summer, getting ready for university life. But what should this involve? Well, here at Let Pads, we are Preston’s leading student accommodation providers. We provide stunning student accommodation properties across the city, close to the University, and close to the city centre. And this is our guide to how you can get ready for the responsibilities of student life.

Getting ready for university life

University life is not all about studying in lecture halls, or drinking in student bars. Although this sure is one big part of it. Other, smaller details and responsibilities will also be part of your day to day life. And this can include:

  • Cooking- you may be used to a home cooked meal every night, or you might already be a proficient cook. But cooking at university will present its own challenges. Sharing a kitchen space, and budgeting for your meals are two of the barriers that students face when they start university life. So this summer, why not challenge yourself to learn how to cook a variety of dishes (if you don’t already), and to be able to buy and cook these meals on a tight budget?
  • Cleaning and laundry- keeping student accommodation clean is a group effort that everyone should be involved in. Be prepared to clean up after yourself whenever you make mess in the student shared areas. And if you don’t do your own laundry yet, maybe its time to practice.
  • Travel and transport- when moving to student accommodation, you will need to consider travel and transport. If you drive already, this could mean learning the best roads an routes, as well as bus routes, in your university city. This can help you avoid fines and tickets. But if not, you should consider practicing navigating your chosen city on foot, so that you can find your way around. If your university city is too far away, try a closer, but unfamiliar city to practice navigating around an unknown place, using public transport.

If you are looking for high quality, stunning student accommodation in Preston, get in touch with the team today, here at Let Pads.