What to remember if you are worried about moving away from home:
I know moving away from home can be daunting for some people. I definitely felt apprehensive about moving into halls and away from the familiarity and comforts of my family home. However, I have listed five insights regarding what I believe is useful to know to calm any nerves before entering university life.
- You are not alone – Everyone is in the same boat and will be worried about making friends and feeling lonely.
- If you get homesick, your family and friends are just a phone call away – I actually made use of the train routes in Canley to visit home when I was missing home, so that is also an option.
- Moving out to university is not permanent – You have the opportunity to go home during the holidays, such as Christmas and Easter holidays, and the terms go a lot quicker than you think!
- Warwick is a campus university, and you are very safe – Whilst living on campus, not once did I question my safety; not only do you have a Residential tutor living in your building for immediate concerns, but there is also campus security. However, the campus itself is lit up with lampposts at night so that even if you are walking home in the dark, you do not feel unsafe.
- Try to see this move away from home as a positive – Focus on the opportunities it will give you in terms of education, making friends, new experiences, for example, joining different societies and becoming independent and growing as an individual.
I hope this has soothed a few of your worries as it gets closer to move-in date. If you have any specific concerns and you would like to get in touch to speak about these in private, my email address is Kaitlyn.firstname.lastname@example.org 🙂
Until next time, Kaitlyn x