The long, hot summer is coming to an end, and as September nips at our heels it’s time to think about the new academic year. We’ve covered all those back to school essentials here, but what about the older ones? Whether they’re starting Uni or are already there and moving to new accommodation, leaving home can be daunting. With this in mind, we’ve popped some tips below to will help ensure they have the time of their lives!
1. Make the most of Fresher’s Week! It’s the perfect time to make new friends. If you’re feeling a little nervous, remember that everyone is in the same boat
2. Join a society, club or sports team. Uni Fresher’s Fairs will have everything you can think of – from sports to hobbies, crafts and more
3. Enjoy it! Remember – your first year at Uni is as much about making friends and settling in as it is about studying.
4. Make your halls a home – whether its photos of your family, your own crockery or some nice new bed linen, little touches can brighten up a standard Uni room.
Another great way to get them ready for their new adventure is to make sure they have some home comforts. Two of our Brand Ambassadors are venturing back to Uni, so we kitted them out with some beautiful pieces to help bring their Uni rooms to life. Below, you’ll discover how @bethjefferys and @olivia_bauer2209 have customised their accommodation with the help of our latest floral print, Paintbox Flowers.
“Guess who’s ready for Uni? That’s right… me! Not only is it the perfect excuse to deck out my bedroom with a gorgeous, Instagram-worthy bedding set, but it’s also the perfect time for a spot of stationery shopping! I’m a sucker for a new notebook, especially when it comes in a matching set, so I’m sure you can imagine how excited I was when I browsed the latest Cath Kidston range to see all my stationary dreams had come true. The new Paintbox Flowers collection is just perfect for those who love pink – the tote and notebook a must. But that’s not all – there are also matching pencils and pencil case in navy… I just couldn’t say no! To top it off, there are even co-ordinating highlighters – WHICH ARE ERASABLE! It doesn’t get much better than that. With a ceramic coffee mug for morning lectures, I have a feeling I’m going to be just fine at Uni!”
PRODUCTS: PAINTBOX FLOWERS LARGE PENCIL CASE, LARGE PAINTBOX FLOWERS A4 SPIRAL NOTEPAD, LARGE PAINTBOX FLOWERS ASTER TOTE, PAINTBOX FLOWERS CERAMIC BOXED TRAVEL MUG, PAINTBOX FLOWERS SET OF FOUR PENCILS
“One of the most daunting things about going to Uni can be moving out of your old house and into a new place with people you don’t know. Just because you’re about to leave some of your old things behind to move out, it doesn’t mean you have to only buy boring things for your new place! Take the opportunity to focus on some home comforts like cosy statement bedding or your own decorative bowl and mug for your breakfast each morning. It’ll make it a lot easier to feel comfortable in your new place. The Paintbox Flowers collection is also a really good conversation starter – everyone will want to know where you got a bag that actually fits in all your books, a laptop, is showerproof, and still looks beautiful!”
PRODUCT: PAINTBOX FLOWERS FRAME BACKPACK
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