I've been trying to keep track of what I've done so far and what I need to do. There's a nagging feeling of "I've forgotten to do something" that just won't go away. So I've been double-checking my done and to-do lists...
-Gotten my acceptance letters from Nottingham Uni and UCAS to confirm I am defiantly on the course.
-Signed, returned and heard back from Student Finance about my loan/grant. I know how much I'm supposed to get and when it should turn up.
-Applied and had a confirmation email about my accommodation. I'm really happy I got my first choice for accommodation. It *is* one of the more expensive halls, but it looks so nice and everything is included, so even if I over-spend I still get dinner and internet!
-Filled out and sent in the form for my Uni card (dodgy photo and all!)
-Sort out a new bank account. I'm still comparing at the moment. I'm considering either Lloyds or NatWest - although I've had horrible problems with NatWest in the past.
-Bursaries. I'm not too sure what to do about these - I don't think I can apply until I get there, but a bit of extra cash would be nice if I'm eligible for it!
-Packing. I'm trying to keep down the amount of stuff I'll be taking. I think two bags of clothes and two boxes of other stuff (books and gadgets mostly!) should be enough. And two guitars - I play in a band where I need my electric, but I'd like to have my 12 string acoustic with me because it's my favourite!
-Pick my modules. I have a choice between learning Ancient Greek and Latin or "Working With Translations". I'm very tempted to take Greek and Latin - even though it sounds like more work and I'm terrible with languages anyway! I'm hoping there'll be someone I can talk to before I decide or at least someone that'll tell me if I can switch if it all gets too much...
-Shop. I don't need much - pens and paper, a couple of books (it looks like there's only two books I really *need* this year) and new socks - I'm really running out of socks at the moment! There are a couple of other things I'd really love to have, but don't really *need*. I've been looking for nice posters - I know there are always posters for sale when you get there, but I've got my heart set on the sort of stuff they probably won't have. Been looking for a poster of the cover of Hawkwind's "Space Ritual" album (either version) - not much luck so far! Another thing I'd really like is a couple of really big floor cushions - just so I can turn my bed into a sofa and feel like a proper grown-up! Finally, silly as it might sound, I'm trying to figure out if I need a chair or not! There's a desk in the room, but I don't know if there's a chair and I'd feel a bit strange asking! I'm planning on taking my camping chair just in case - at worst, I can make do with that until I can pick up a nice, cheap chair from somewhere!
I'm still not sure what else I need to be doing!