It’s totally normal to feel nervous about moving out. It’s probably the first time you’ve ever moved away from home, and you won’t have your family or parents around you for the first time. That’s pretty scary! But we know you’ll be fine. Here are some things to bear in mind if you’re feeling worried.
Everyone else is feeling the same way as you
Remember you’re not the only person moving away from home. Thousands of students all over the country, even the world, are feeling exactly how you feel right now. You are by far not the only one who is feeling worried. It’s a perfectly normal feeling to have in this situation.
It will ease off soon
In a couple of weeks, you’ll wonder why you ever felt so worried! You’ll settle in so quickly, it will become a home away from home. And there’s so much support available here to help you. ARU Students’ Union Advice Service is here to help you if you need guidance.
You’ll make loads of new friends
It may not seem like it now, but you’ll make loads and loads of friends so fast! Go to as many events as you can, join a society, or get involved with volunteering to meet new people with the same interests as you. These friends will become your uni family, and you’ll look out for each other, and get each other through these few years.
It’s a time to do what you want!
Moving out is so great, because it’s a chance for you to do whatever you want. Hate that dish your mum always cooks? You never have to eat it when you’re living away from home! You can live by your own schedule. But of course, respect your neighbours and flat mates – you must make sure you still clean up after yourself and don’t make too much noise!
It’s going to be a blast
Living away from home is so much fun. You’re going to look back on these years in the future with fondness. It’s your first taste of independence, and you’ll love it – we promise!
We can’t wait to meet you!