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22 weeks to go
Mon 17 - Sun 23 April Start gathering memories of your favourite places and people and make the most of where you live now.
21 weeks to go
Mon 24 - Sun 30 April Add to your athletic prowess by trying a new sport or activity.
20 weeks to go
Mon 1 - Sun 7 May Grab your best mate and head off on a road trip (or take the train to somewhere new together!)
19 weeks to go
Mon 8 - Sun 14 May Give yourself some me time, and de-stress from revision, exams and assignments.
18 weeks to go
Mon 15 - Sun 21 May Look into a few student hacks to help you live independently. Even simple things like knowing how to wash certain types of clothes will be a big help.
17 weeks to go
Mon 22 - Sun 28 May You can’t live off takeaways when you get here! Practice cooking meals on a budget – maybe throw a dinner party to show off your new skills!
16 weeks to go
Mon 29 May - Sun 4 June Sorting your finances is crucial. Take some time to look at what the banks can offer you before choosing the right student account.
15 weeks to go
Mon 5 - Sun 11 June Make sure you’ve got time to fit in a date with all your loved ones.
14 weeks to go
Mon 12 - Sun 18 June University is all about new things. Why not go crazy exploring new flavours and trying food that you haven’t had before?
13 weeks to go
Mon 19 - Sun 25 June Putting your own stamp on your room will help you settle in quicker when you get here. Start researching ways to dress up your room.
12 weeks to go
Mon 26 June - Sun 2 July It’s festival season so grab your tent, your friends and your wellies (it is Britain, after all) and head off to a festival near you.
11 weeks to go
Mon 3 - Sun 9 July Choose three of your favourite things from home that will join you on your exciting new journey.
10 weeks to go
Mon 10 - Sun 16 July Start thinking about the things you’ll need to take to university or buy. It might be a good idea to make a list so you don’t forget anything.
09 weeks to go
Mon 17 - Sun 23 July Leaving for university is a time to look back as well as forwards. Throw a leaving party with all of your friends, and make even more memories to take with you.
08 weeks to go
Mon 24 - Sun 30 July Make plans for keeping in touch with your family and friends. Find out the best way to stay in touch, it might even be old school letter writing.
07 weeks to go
Mon 31 July - Sun 6 August Make sure you’re ready to get ahead of the crowd when it comes to getting a part- time job. Update your CV so that it’s ready to go.
06 weeks to go
Mon 7 - Sun 13 August The Students’ Union at BU has loads of activities to try. Research the things you’d like to explore when you arrive.
05 weeks to go
Mon 14 - Sun 20 August A-level results day. Once you’ve got your results we’ll be in touch to confirm your place or call us if things haven’t gone quite to plan so we can discuss your options.
04 weeks to go
Mon 21 - Sun 27 August Have a night in with your best buddies. Watch a movie, order a takeaway (or cook your favourite meal) and enjoy.
03 weeks to go
Mon 28 Aug - Sun 3 Sep Carry out one final check to make sure you’ve done everything before you leave home to come to uni.
02 weeks to go
Mon 4 - Sun 10 September Settle down for a marathon of university-themed movies to get you in the mood for your new adventure.
01 weeks to go
Mon 11 - Sun 17 September Check out your arrivals pack and start planning your first week of term.
00 weeks to go
You made it! Welcome to BU. Unlock your Arrivals Week vouchers on iBU for free drinks and more freebies in and around campus.  
 

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Welcome to your countdown to university! After all your hard work, it’s time to look forward to the next chapter in your life. See how many weekly activities you can complete, and keep us updated using #belongatbu