Starting University is a big life event, for both students, their families and friends, a time of changes.
For the student it's a melting pot of emotions, the sadness of leaving home and familiar surroundings, saying a farewell however temporary to their hometown, lamenting the separation of good friends they saw daily, the uncertainty of the course that lies ahead of them all mixed with the excitement of discovering new places and fresh faces.
For mothers and fathers it's another bittersweet chapter in parenthood. Half of you wanting to keep your child close and the other half wanting to see this whole new chapter of their life unfurl. I've recently spoken to friends who's children have left for uni and I've been a mature student and it seems that there are many worries that students and parents share alike: Will they make new friends easily? Will they like the new city they find themselves in? Can they handle the course work? How will they cope being away from home?
It's times like this that we like to reach out to friends and family at uni and let them know that we are thinking about them, and a care package is a lovely way to do this.
Do you have a friend or family member at university that you would like to nominate to receive a care package courtesy of Send it Now, part of the Royal Mail? The Care Package, described below, will be sent direct to the student nominated by the winning entry using the Send It Now parcel delivery service.
The Care Package
Here is a list of the items in the Care Package that you could win for a family member or friend:
- Set of essential student kitchenware (see here for details)
- Hungry Student set of cookery books, one general, one baking and one vegetarian
- Rail travel vouchers
- Cinema vouchers
- Just Eat or Dominos vouchers
- Reed Diffuser
- Plug multi adapter
- First Aid Kit
- Hot Water Bottle
- Dry Shampoo GIFT SET
- Photo frame
- Laundry bag
Please note: I'll be updating this post with an image of all the items later this week.
I was involved in the curating of this package and added items that I felt were practical, such as essential student cookware and also homely, like a hot water bottle. Care packages are a lovely and thoughtful way of sending a 'little bit of home' to someone you care for and Send It Now makes it easy and secure to send such parcels.
About Send it Now
Send It Now is parcel delivery service that serves both the UK and the world. You pay one price to have a parcel delivered anywhere, tracked with proof of delivery, in the UK up to 30kg. Choose from collection from your home or work address or drop a parcel off at one of over 11,000 Post Office® branches or 54 Parcelforce Worldwide depots. Perfect for sending Christmas presents to loved ones, care packages to friends and family at Uni or selling via eBay.
How to enter
For a chance to win a Care Package for a family member or friend at University, simply comment below with the first name of the student that you would like to nominate along with why you are choosing them. I will be choosing the winner that has given the most passionate and heartfelt comment.
When commenting please use your contact email address in the comment form options so that we can contact you to obtain the full name and address of the student to send the care package to (you don't need to share you email address in the comment itself).
Here's an example: