Preparing for Leavers

Before you go:

  • Discuss your plans with friends, brothers, sisters and your parents or guardian. They will have some good ideas for a hassle-free Leavers.
  • Book your accommodation before departure. Camping in public places or sleeping in cars is not allowed and you could be fined.
  • Work out your budget for Leavers – and stick to it. Budget for emergency items including phone calls and transport.
  • Check the terms and conditions and house rules in your accommodation contract. Contact your accommodation manager prior to Leavers if you have any queries.
  • Make sure you have transport to and from your destination with a safe and reliable driver. Check that the vehicle is also safe.
  • Help keep your mates safe by completing a short first aid course for drivers – this could save a life. Visit:
  • Provide your parents or guardian with your contact and accommodation details before departing.
  • If you’re driving, get someone qualified to check the car’s roadworthiness especially prior to departing for Leavers.
  • Know the laws that could affect you during celebrations.
  • Meningococcal disease is a rare but life-threatening illness. Get vaccinated – it's free for people aged 15 – 19 years of age through your GP. Click here for more information.