As summer begins to fade, thousands of soon-to-be students turn their attention towards one of the first big steps in adult life; living away from home. For many, this hails freedom and excitement, but for others it is a daunting prospect.
With the pressure of exams behind them, more students are now starting to deal with the stresses of leaving the comfort of home for the next exciting chapter in their lives. According to statistics published by the Universities and Colleges Admissions Services (UCAS), there has been a rise in the number of 18-year olds accepted into undergraduate Bachelor’s Degrees from 324,880 in 2016 to 327,135 in the academic year of 2017.*
With more students about to take the plunge into independence, leading high-street retailer Robert Dyas has compiled a handy checklist for the first-time student, packed with plenty of ideas to help anyone settle into living away from home.
So, shake off the nerves, embrace your new-found freedom and enjoy the start of uni life.
Personalise your Space
A big part of starting university is making new friends. Be sociable and keep your door open with this Herringbone Dog Door Stop Grey (£14.99) and say hello to anyone that walks by. You’ll feel like you’ve known them forever in no time at all.
At first glance, your new room may look bare and bleak, but in reality, it is a blank canvas for you to express yourself. Inject a splash of colour and make it your home-from-home with a selection of cushions and throw (£5.99 - £39.99) to add warmth and comfort. Plus, these can make a great impromptu bed for those spontaneous student sleepovers.
Bedding for Beginners
An important thing to think of when you move out is bedding. This Silentnight Complete Bed Set (£49.99) is perfect for first-time students and the 10.5 tog duvet will keep you warm and cosy on even the loneliest of nights away from home.
Solo like a Pro
Being in charge of your own time may seem intimidating, but with small tips and tricks, you can achieve true independence. This Fine Décor Monthly Calendar Whiteboard (£9.99) (online only) gives you a plan of the whole month so you can stay on top of any essays or deadlines and organise your time like a expert.
Also, this Pack of 6 Super Sticky Post-It-Notes (£12.99) can help you remember the smaller things, like important events or birthdays, and will also come in handy for revision when exams roll around.
The Champion Chef
Doing your own washing up can be a chore, but you needn’t keep adding to the teetering pile of dirty dishes on the countertop. The non-stick bottoms on this Salter Megastone 3-Piece Non-Stick Saucepan Set (£44.99) will resist even the worst cooking calamities and make washing up a breeze.
You can’t rely on the convenience of a well-stocked kitchen when you’re far from home, so get everything you need for prepping, cooking and making serving simple in one sleek, ultra-modern utensil set with the Sabichi 6 Piece Stainless Steel Utensil Set (£14.99).
On the nights when you don’t feel like cooking, the Sistema Microwave Heat and Eat 3 Piece Tupperware Set (£15.99) will come in handy to reheat your leftovers with ease, whilst the special Sistema locking ‘Klips’ will stop any unwanted spillages.
Take the Party with You
Another way to socialise is to take the party with you wherever you go with this this Classic Blue Jam Speaker (£19.99). This speaker provides impeccable audio and incredible sound no matter where you are and will bring the party atmosphere to any gathering. The rechargeable design gives you five hours of power and massive sound.
Don’t Leave the Laundry for Later
There is no need to bring piles of dirty washing back in the holidays if you get organised and have the right tools. This Ecoegg 210-Wash Soft Cotton Laundry Egg (£7.99) will take away the hassle of measuring liquids; just throw it in the wash and off you go.
With a proper airer like this Addis LaundrySense 3-Tier Airer (£19.99) you can dry your laundry quickly and effectively and the concertina design means you can fold it away into the corner of your room after use.
So, whether you plan to head home every weekend, or choose to forget you even had a life before moving, these handy items will ease the passage from home comfort to loving life at uni.
All prices correct at the time of distribution of this press release.
* - UCAS: https://www.ucas.com/corporate/news-and-key-documents/news/r...
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About Robert Dyas:
Robert Dyas, a man of notable character and remarkable determination, founded the company in 1872. He had a vision to provide customers with the best products, service and advice possible – a tradition that continues to be the focus of the company to this day. In 2012, successful businessman and star of BBC TV’s Dragons Den, Theo Paphitis, bought the company.
Theo Paphitis is one of the UK’s most high-profile businessmen with an empire spanning retail, property and finance. Theo, through his staff at the Theo Paphitis Retail Group (TPRG), has continued the Robert Dyas tradition of excellent customer service.
Robert Dyas offers an extensive range of household products. The range includes smart home technology, DIY solutions, small and domestic appliances, homeware, bakeware and kitchenware, outdoor and garden, utility, gifts, textiles plus Christmas trees and gifts.
The company has 94 stores, ranging from 1,250 to 9,000 square feet (116 to 836 square meters) and operates online and in the South of England. The most western store is in Yeovil, the most eastern store in Colchester, the most northern store in Solihull and the store furthest south is in Eastbourne. The company’s head office is now based in Wimbledon.
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