5 things to leave at home when you go to university
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If you've decided to leave home for university you may be overcome by the strong urge to bring absolutely everything with you. Here we examine some things to leave behind when it comes to your start in a new university town.
The 'personal library'If you’re an arts student, chances are you got your grades by reading a few books. Finally, after all this time, you’ll be with like-minded people who actually enjoy discussing the minutiae of Eliot’s ‘The Waste Land’, or John Guy’s conceptualization of the sacking of the monasteries. But seriously, as much as you’d love to haul the entirety of your personal collection across the country in order to display it proudly on your new shelf - don’t. It’s just too cumbersome. Secondly, you might come across as a bit of a douche. Yes, you love Ulysses, that’s great, but you don’t need to bring it with you to discuss it over one too many late night beers. Bring a few of your favourites, no more. A cross-section of your wardrobe Perhaps more a tip for the girls than the guys, but for all of us committed metrosexuals out there it’s worth heeding too: don’t bring your entire wardrobe. Unless it consists of two or three interchangeable outfits, it’s worth bringing a bit of everything - jeans, t-shirts, formal wear, smart wear, trackies, onesies - but not everything. You’ll soon get bored of trying to be fashionable everyday. Besides, you'll want at least one decent pair of underwear on your return home, just in case you’ve decided to leave your dirty washing for your parents to sort. Sixth Form Work Ethic
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