When you think about starting university, you expect to be filled with excitement about what the next three or four years of your life will be like. But you may still be nervous so to help we've put together some common concerns from students and how to deal with them.
Moving out? Help us help others
If you’re getting ready to check out of your accommodation, and have any unwanted items, don’t head straight for the bins. If you have any quality items in a good condition, help save lives and donate them to British Heart Foundation instead.
Once donated, your items can be sold in BHF shops to help raise money to fund research to beat heart and circulatory diseases, the world’s biggest killers.
What can you donate?
Charities spend millions every year throwing away donations they can’t sell in their shops. That’s money they can’t use to help people in need. Therefore, any items you’re donating should be of a good condition. No one will want to buy something that’s broken, dirty or incomplete.
You can donate:
- Computer games
- Electrical items
The following items cannot be donated:
How can you donate?
In our Host accommodations we have set up BHF donation points – most can be found in the main lobby or common room, but if you’re unsure, check with the team at your accommodation and they can point you in the right direction. Here, you’ll find red BHF donation boxes to place your bag of unwanted items in.
How do your donations help?
Over the years, universities have helped generate over £5m from items sold in local BHF shops, proving that campuses are strong allies against heart disease. So, before you leave at the end of term, don’t forget to drop off your items and help support life saving heart research.
In addition to the above information, you can find out more about British Heart Foundation at bhf.org.uk
Getting serious about the environment we live in.
To become more ‘environmentally friendly’, Host is launching the #HostEnvironmentalPledge campaign to encourage responsible behaviour and drive sustainability across our sites throughout the UK and Ireland.
It’s a simple campaign! If we can reduce our overall utilities (electric, water and gas) consumption by 1% then we will donate £10,000, 2% reduction means £20,000, 3% is £30,000 and so on, to 3 charities; BulliesOut, Planet Patrol and World Land Trust.Show me all news
Sharing your student experience with other people can be fun, exciting and rewarding. To ensure it stays that way, here are some helpful tips you can follow to be the best flatmate possible. It's pretty simple.
We've updated our getting ready for uni blog, and we've split our tips into different parts so that we can bring you all the details you will need over the next few months as you prepare for September and move in day.