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Everything You Need to Know About Moving to University or College with FromHighSchooltoUni

The Essential Guide For Students

Starting university can be an overwhelming experience, but it doesn't have to be!


At FromHighSchooltoUni, our mission is to provide resources and guidance to students to make the transition as smooth as possible when moving to university.  We provide tips, tools and advice on:

  • What to take to university - our ultimate student checklists!

  • What you should pack and what to buy or have delivered onsite

  • When to start preparing for your move, and how to get started

  • Advice on living with flat mates

  • How to find student accommodation, moving in and out of Uni Halls

  • How to create and manage your student budget

  • Advice on bank accounts, paying bills, banking terminology, etc.

  • and much more!


We will give you tips and tricks on shopping for food and how to store your food. And don't even get me started on laundry, because that's a whole new topic! Budget worries? We've got that covered!


Our book FromHighSchooltoUni covers all of these topics in detail.

How to Create A Student Budget


The importance of budgeting for students cannot be overstated. We have created an interactive student budget calculator - included in your subscription to Member Resources. We also created a FREE FromHighSchooltoUni mini-course on the Basics of Budgeting for Students to help you get started. Subscribe today to access these essential guides and more, to help you start university with confidence!

Our reviews below show that FromHighSchooltoUni delivers what we promise - experienced and expert guidance to help you move into university. 


We understand that this journey can be a stressful time, so our step-by-step support and advice will make your transition to university life as smooth as possible. With our help, you can become an independent student in no time and enjoy your time at Uni!


Explore our resources today and get ready for a great university experience!

Our Award-Winning Student Guide "From High School to Uni"  


Our award-winning book "From High School to Uni" and downloadable resources provide you with easy to follow step-by-step advice on moving to university, helping both students (and worried parents!) get ready for departure. ​Our book is not just a collection of tips and tricks, it’s a comprehensive toolkit that covers everything you need to know and do before, during, and after your move to university.

You’ll learn how to:

  • Pack precisely and efficiently for your move to university

  • Create a student budget plan and manage your finances

  • Shopping list for food, meal plan, cook healthy meals, and store food 

  • Travel safely and cheaply around campus and beyond

  • Develop effective time management habits

  • Balance your academic, social, and personal life

  • Deal with stress, anxiety, and homesickness

  • And much more!


With practical advice, checklists, templates, and thought-provoking prompts, “FromHighSchooltoUni” will help you get organised, stay focused, and approach the next stage of your life with confidence and clarity. Whether you want to pursue higher education or start your career, this book will show you how to make the most of this exciting, transformative time. Don’t go it alone - let “FromHighSchooltoUni” be your trusted go-to to guide you through this journey.

FromHighSchooltoUni Membership provides a comprehensive collection of curated tools like packing checklists, budget planner, accommodation advice and more.

With our book and downloadable resources, you can be sure that you have everything you need to make your transition to university as smooth as possible.

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Student Guide

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Award-winning guide with step-by-step instructions and top tips to succeed in your new academic journey. You’ll learn how to plan ahead, manage your move, and survive and thrive at university.

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FromHighSchooltoUni Member Resources provide university students with unlimited access to packing checklists, planners, budget calculator, moving in and out tips, and much more.

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©2022 Copyright FromHighSchoolToUni Ltd. All rights reserved

I'm Philippa, mother of two young adults, living in Switzerland, originally from the UK.


Are you feeling nervous about starting university? Don’t worry, you are not alone!  I know how hard it is to prepare for this big change in your life. I have helped my children and numerous other students move in and out of universities in three different countries. Together, we have experienced many challenges!

That’s why I want to help you make your life easier! I wrote the student guide book From High School to Uni just for you!  My mission is to help you step-by-step on your journey to university, so you transition seamlessly.

FromHighSchooltoUni  is a complete, easy-to-follow guide that covers everything you need to know about preparing your move to university and student life on campus. From planning your departure, packing only what you need, to cooking and cleaning, and from shopping and budgeting to staying mentally healthy. You will find all the advice you need - walking you step-by-step through each stage - to get ready for university.

Join our Member Resources to access our curated collection of packing checklists, budget calculator templates, student housing advice, moving in and moving out tips, and more. You will also love our blogs!

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Don't just take our word for it - read our testimonials:

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Becky, 3rd year Uni student

This book will reassure so many students going through the overwhelming experience of starting university by teaching valuable skills that will help them through life, even beyond further education!

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We have done the work for you! Sign up for a lifelong membership to access downloadable checklists, budget calculator, recipe books and tools that will facilitate your daily student life.

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