Kian 18

A month of change

This September has seen the biggest change in our household for some time. Kian has been counting down the days until he leaves for university since he finished his exams back in June and thankfully, he got into his first choice university. On Friday, we took him down to Bristol to move him in to his new accommodation. Until then, it was easy to take it in our stride that he would be leaving home and we busied ourselves with making sure he was ready for his new life at university. We helped him pack, raided our cupboards and found him …

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The ideal Laptop for university

If you have been following my blog recently, you will know that we are the very proud parents of a young man off to university this month. We have been busy organising everything he needs to take with him and although we have tried to save money by packing existing possessions, there are some things that have needed replacing. One of those things is his ancient laptop. It has had a good innings, but at five years old and with lost keys it is certainly not going to be good enough for a university student, especially one studying Games Design. …

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5 gift ideas for freshers

Kian is off to start his university adventure tomorrow and I have been busy collecting all the practical things he is going to need when he gets there. I’ve also been considering the less practical, like a private plate. Perhaps it’s only for those who like to be noticed. My head has been so full of all the boring stuff, that I have forgotten the little things. Reminders of family, home comforts, little treats and things to help him bond with new friends. 5 Gift ideas for freshers George Foreman Compact Grill OK, so it still errs on the practical side, …

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What to pack for university

A-Level results are in and I am super proud to say that Kian got accepted into his first choice university and has already got the date of his move. I am excited, but also a little nervous for him. He is our first child off to university and will be living away from home, so we are a little unsure what to expect and I have been busy researching absolutely everything he will need to take with him. What he is packing for university Documents Passport Driving Licence University correspondence – offer and accommodation details Bank Card National Insurance Card …

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A-Level Results are in – what happens next?

Studying at university is a big decision for any young person. In the last few months we have been on university open days, Kian has made first and second choices, got through exam season, made his accommodation choices and is now on the final few stressful days until the results come in. What happens next? A-Level & BTech results day is 16th August at school / college. You will be able to see online at track.ucas.com whether you have a confirmed place at university from 8am on 16th August. Congratulations – you are in………time to start deciding what you need …

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