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It’s hard to know what exactly to bring to university, but the best advice is to travel light and only pack key essentials.
Think of the below as mini-checklists that will help you remember everything you need to bring with you and ensure you’re organised for the big moving day!
Admissions acceptance letter
Course acceptance letter
Student finance documents
If you are moving into rented accommodation off-campus, take some photos before you move in so you can have proof if your landlord decides to dock your deposit when your contract is up even though nothing has been damaged.
It might be a good idea to hold off buying kitchen equipment if you are sharing a flat/house as you might end up with four toasters and three kettles! But there are some essentials you will need:
Small cutlery set
Plates, bowls, mugs and glasses
If you go into accommodation provided by the university, basic bedroom furniture should be provided. Typically, it will include a bed, bedside table, desk, lamp, chair, wardrobe, mirror, curtains and a bin. Even accommodation off-campus may provide some furniture too – it's best to always double check beforehand.
Duvet and cover
Pillows and cases
Flip Flops (if there is communal showers)
Buy ear plugs. If you are sharing with a group of people who may be out to all hours, it might be useful to invest in a set!
Protect your possessions from all the usual hazards such fire, flood and theft with students contents insurance.
Stationary – You will more than likely receive a lot of freebies at the Freshers Fair so you could stock up then and save some pennies.
Some course textbooks are a requirement and if you want to get a good head start on your course, purchase them before your course starts and there is a rush to get them. Alternatively, you can borrow them from the library, but you might want to get in quick!
Diary – This will help keep you organised and on track of submission deadlines, exam dates, student days and social events.
Even though everything is digital, you will find that leaver arch files and a writing pads will come in handy.
Read More: Your Complete Guide to University Life
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