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Are You Starting University?

From High School to Uni The most comprehensive and up-to-date guide for students starting university

Whether you are starting university, or a parent of a student, this is the ultimate guide for you - your one-stop shop to manage the transition to university student life.

Here, you will find everything you need to prepare your uni essentials shopping list, and resources you need to pack and move to uni with ease.  Are you looking for tips on choosing student accommodation, how to avoid or treat Freshers' Flu during Freshers' Week, how to create a student budget plan, how to shop for food or plan your meals?  We've covered it all! 

What Every Parent Should Know Before Their Child Moves to University

Whether you are a concerned parent, an international student or still in high school, our student guide will help you step by step through the whole process, from packing to travel to moving your student into their university halls of residence. We will help you make the journey to university the best it can be!

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The Essential Guide For Students Moving to Uni

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At From High School to Uni, our mission is to provide resources and guidance to students to make the transition as smooth as possible when you are starting university.


We provide tips, tools and advice on:​

  • Uni packing lists: what to take to university

  • Uni shopping list: what to buy or have delivered onsite

  • Organizing your departure: tips and tricks for move-in day

  • Advice on house-sharing and living harmoniously with flat mates

  • Student accommodation: how to choose the best place to live

  • Tips on moving in and out of Uni Halls

  • How to plan and manage your student budget 

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

  • How to wash your clothes at university, and much more!

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Starting University - made easy for Members

Access high-quality expert guidance on university life, the things you need to pack for university, and the tools you will need to survive and thrive living on campus.  All for a low one-off fee and you can download our tools as often as you like.

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If you need help or can't find what you're looking for, then send us a message, and we will get back to you as quickly as possible.

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Checklists and Student Guides

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

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My Story

Founder of From High School to Uni

Hi! I'm Philippa. A mom, project manager, highly organized (and a bit OCD!).


Are you feeling anxious about starting university?


Don't worry, you're not alone! I understand the challenges of transitioning from high school and preparing for university.


When my first child was preparing for university, it made me realise that students don't learn practical subjects or useful skills at school - like how to create a budget, how to shop for food, how to cook or wash your clothes, how to pack for university, or pay bills. All the things you need to know when you live away from home.  


That's why I wrote the essential student guide, From High School to Uni, with practical step-by-step guidance, useful tips, and personal insights - just for you!

Think of it as your own personal Freshers' Tips toolkit, giving you the advice you need to prepare for university life.


My mission is to guide students and parents every step of the way, ensuring a seamless transition and a successful start to university life.

To hear more about my journey and why I created this guide for students like YOU, listen to our chat with The Independent Education Consultants to find out more.

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Everything I wish I knew before I went to Uni and what school didn't teach me!


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