Starting university

11 things teenagers need to know before starting university

Over the next few weeks thousands of teenagers will be leaving home for the very first time as they start university.

For some it’s a truly daunting experience. So, with the help of ex BBC World boss, now Head of school at ScreenSpace (part of London’s MetFilm School), Dr Lisette Johnston, here’s a list of 11 things for students to consider before they head off on their next big adventure.

You might be finding yourself and get drawn into the throes of student life , but there will be people back home who will want to know how you are doing. Just check in so your parents or guardians know you are okay.

5. Remember to check in

You might be finding yourself and get drawn into the throes of student life , but there will be people back home who will want to know how you are doing. Just check in so your parents or guardians know you are okay.
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Depending on where you move to you might not need to bring everything you own. If you're in shared flats or halls, wait til you have seen the kitchen before buying a full set of pots and pans.

6. Do a checklist

Depending on where you move to you might not need to bring everything you own. If you're in shared flats or halls, wait til you have seen the kitchen before buying a full set of pots and pans.
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You might have a dentist and doctor in your home town, but if you have moved to another part of the country that's not much help.

7. Register with a GP

You might have a dentist and doctor in your home town, but if you have moved to another part of the country that's not much help.
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Remember important documents: depending on the course, you might need your qualifications, certificates, proof of family income and ID. A lot of this is done digitally now but it never hurts to have scans or paper copies to hand.

8. Packing

Remember important documents: depending on the course, you might need your qualifications, certificates, proof of family income and ID. A lot of this is done digitally now but it never hurts to have scans or paper copies to hand.
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