1: Don't go home too often or too soon.
2: Beware of FoMO and the danger of social media use
3: Get Involved
This has a triple benefit: it’s enmeshing you in the local experience so you’ll miss home less; you’re getting a rounder experience than merely studying and sleeping; and in the currently climate where more people than before are going to university it’s something to make you stand out from the crowd when it comes to the job hunt after graduation.
4: Buy a door stop
Hopefully these few tips mean you'll be able to make a successful transition to university and make a home from home. In part two I want to look at useful tips for success at university in terms of how to approach learning and studying.
* * UPDATE * * Part 2 of this post is now available here.