You’ve made it to Hyderabad for your first year of college – and what a year it’s going to be. You’ve moved out of home for the first time and you’re ready to explore the exciting world of college fests, hostel life and of course, academics too. It’s time for the best years of your life to begin. And as you move into your girls’ hostel in Gachibowli, you are probably bubbling with a mix of anticipation and anxiousness. After all, as a new student in Hyderabad, you’ve got a lot to learn and prove. But with the right tricks up your sleeves, you’ll find that sailing through your first year in the city is a lot easier than you anticipated. That’s why we’re here to help. With our four life hacks, you’re definitely going to be able to ace your student life in Hyderabad.
Know your neighbourhood
Moving to a new city can be quite nerve wracking, especially in the first few weeks. That’s why it’s really important to get familiar with your surroundings fast. Make sure you explore the different areas around your college and figure out a few different routes you can use to get there. It’s a good idea to explore Google’s street view option so that you can get an idea of your neighbourhood even before you move to the city. And if you’re not living on campus, it’s a good idea to book a hostel or a PG that is located nearby so that you can maximise your first few weeks in getting familiar with your surroundings.
Choose the right place to live
If you’ve got the area around your college all figured out, you now also need to make a smart accommodation choice. There will probably be a lot of hostels and PGs for you to choose from in Hyderabad. But you want one that’s going to minimise the hassle for you. The last thing you want is to deal with nosy landlords or roommate trouble in your first week. In fact, if you’re looking for comfortable student-friendly accommodation that will actually match your vibe, you should opt for professionally managed residences like Stanza Living. They provide fully-furnished residences for students and young professionals and take care of all your daily needs from meals to internet to housekeeping. That’s a life hack that’ll have you sorted for your whole college experience.
Since it’s your first time living by yourself, it’s probably also your first time managing money. And that’s why it’s really important to budget your monthly allowance well. You might be tempted to spend it all on ordering takeaways and shopping trips but be careful that you don’t burn a hole into your wallet. A budgeting app can help you allocate a certain amount to each of your expense categories. A good thumb rule is to first put aside some money for your essentials and emergencies, before you begin to budget for entertainment and indulgences. And in a city like Hyderabad, you definitely will have plenty of chances to indulge. So, budget smartly so that you can make the most of your new city without breaking the bank.
Be a tourist
When you’re moving to Hyderabad, you might get so caught up with life on campus and in your girls’ hostel in Kukatpally that you don’t take the chance to see the city. But we’re here to remind you that you should definitely go out and explore Hyderabad. You’ll get to see a lot of monuments, taste some exquisite local delicacies, check out the street markets and bazaars and so much more. Use public transport and try to explore different parts of the city in your free time and weekends so that you and your friends can truly experience what it is to be a local in Hyderabad.
And there you have it. These four simple life hacks will definitely help you make the most of your first year in college in Hyderabad. So, go ahead and try them out!