One of the biggest problems you may face when you first move into student accommodation is homesickness.
This may be particularly the case if you head to somewhere far away from your family.
For example, you might move into a student property in Teesside and your relatives and friends are based in Cornwall.
This kind of adjustment can take a long time to get used to and the first few weeks are often difficult.
However, don’t despair if you are in this position. Rest assured that many others living in the student homes around you are also experiencing sadness.
And, rather than sitting around moping, there are a number of ways in which you can help ease the feelings.
Getting out and socialising is particularly effective in this way. After all, the sooner you make good friends in your new location, the sooner you will be able to stop pining for your pals from back home.
Another tactic you can employ is to make your student accommodation more homely.
One way of doing this is by adding decorative items like throws and posters to you room to brighten it up.
Also, you can put up photos and collages of images of people you know from back home so you feel they are not so far away.
Another good way of easing the transition is to organise a trip back to your friends and family that you can look forward to. However, you should make sure this isn’t too early in the term as it may stop you from integrating properly with fellow students.