We know that it can sometimes be a bit daunting to head to a new city and make new friends. You are super excited for your new adventure at University, but your head can feel crammed full of questions on where to go, who to meet – the list goes on!
Minicabit can help students across the UK get to their new accommodation with their nationwide network of cab firms. Here are a few tips from us to make that jump into student life that little bit easier…
Moving your life to your new accommodation
When moving to a new place, you have to decide what you really need to take with you and what you can pick up once you’re there. Whatever you’re taking, Minicabit can provide you with the right size cab to fit everything you need. Just use our Luggage Selector feature to add your bags and boxes and we will automatically show quotes for the right size vehicle. Plus our low rates for students make sticking to your new budget all the more easy!
Getting to know your surroundings
Once you’re in, it’s time to think about exploring your new home! First, locate the essentials – the nearest supermarket or corner shop, pharmacy, launderette, and most importantly, the best bars and clubs. It might be a little overwhelming to get around and see your new city, especially if they have a lot of local must-see sights and attractions, so check out sites like Visit Britain and Time Out for the latest goings on in your city and grab a cab for the easiest way to get around.
If you live in shared accommodation or halls, meeting people shouldn’t be too difficult but try to involve yourself in as many Fresher’s Week events as possible. Take a look at events organized by your student union for daytime activities and look out for any society taster sessions, which are great ways to meet people with the same interests and maybe even try something completely new!
Fresher’s Week evening events are always a great way to let your hair down and blow off some of that nervous steam whilst meeting people who are doing the exact same thing. However much you’re enjoying your evening, make sure to stay aware on your way home, consider booking a cab for you and your new friends so you can all get home safe and sound.
Relax and enjoy the ride
No matter how much you put yourself out there, remember to give yourself plenty of time to take everything in and relax with moments to yourself. It may take a bit of time, but a new routine will soon unfold naturally and everything will start to become familiar. Before you know it you’ll be having the time of your life!