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Of to University, what do I need?

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
So, this is the first time I'm going to Uni and I'm aware many users on here have been, or are also planning to go, so I thought we'd make a list to see what kinda things we'd need to take to Uni if you're staying in halls.

I'll start off

- I.D (Passport)
- National Insurance Number

Comments

  • AuroraAurora Part of the furniture Posts: 11,713 Part of the furniture
    Bedding

    - Duvet
    - Sheets
    - Pillow cases
    - Pillows
    - Warm blanket
    - Under blanket
    - Bath towels and hand towels

    (I used StudentRoom)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Clothes/underwear. Whichever electronics/chargers. Stationary. Photos of family? Some cutlery. Bank card. Shampoo/conditioner/soap.

    There will be shops around though so you won't need to take too much :)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Cutlery & crockery
    Change for the washing machines
    Food for the first few days
    Toilet roll
    Any prescription medication you're taking
  • plugitinplugitin Noob Posts: 2,197 Mega Poster
    kitchen stuff

    get something to share like a cake or booze on the first day - it's a reason to meet and bond with people

    a doorstop - to keep your door open so you can meet others more easily
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    NHS card and number
    some speakers
    duvet and pillows (unless your hall provides these but i don't think many do)
  • AuroraAurora Part of the furniture Posts: 11,713 Part of the furniture
    Stationary,

    Really useful box's can be really useful. Not sure if I'll need to take a washing rack or something, or how else am I meant to dry my cloths?

    - Iron!!

    Stuff to keep you clean,

    - Shampoo
    - Hand wash for your bathroom
    - Toothbrush, and brace stationary
    - Toilet roll
    - Kitchen Role
    - Nail Clippers
    - Pins (My hall provides one of those wall things you can stick notes on, in your bedroom)
    - Paper clips, paper accessories


    Technology stuff
    - Phones
    - Tablets
    - Notebook/Laptop

    + Chargers, etc.
  • plugitinplugitin Noob Posts: 2,197 Mega Poster
    Really useful box's can be really useful. Not sure if I'll need to take a washing rack or something, or how else am I meant to dry my cloths?

    In the first week of uni there was just a constant stream of people coming out of Argos having bought washing racks! There are normally tumble dryers but ££££
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Any fancy dress bits and bobs you already have
    A pack of cards / other games
    An extension lead in case you have limited sockets / awkwardly placed ones
    A dirty washing bag
    USB stick
    Dressing gown (especially if you don't have ensuite bathroom)

    I also have a shoe box with things like stamps, envelopes, post-it notes, pins, blue-tac, parcel tape, string etc in. Things that you probably have loads of lying around at home - saves buying a whole massive pack of envelopes for example.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Also a system to keep your important documents / letters safe and organised. I have a box file thing which works well for letters, contracts, receipts etc and a folder for important documents.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Money just in case student finance don't pay you on time. And you need money for freshers week.
  • PGreenPGreen Posts: 175 Two little ducks
    plugitin wrote: »
    a doorstop - to keep your door open so you can meet others more easily

    This is a great suggestion - In halls we always had our doors propped open so you could just stick you head in and chat.

    A few extra suggestions from my uni years (a while ago now though):

    Any sports equipment/instruments etc if your planning on joining any clubs/orgs

    Weekend size bag for when you visit friends at uni/home

    Young persons rail card (sadly I am now too old for one of these!)

    Anything that will make the place feel homely

    A toastie sandwich maker - I swear when I went to uni everyone had one!

    Passport photos - these are sometimes asked for during registration

    Flu/cold medicines (in preparation for freshers flu :yuck:)
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Don't buy brand new / expensive crockery, etc. - it will get lost or smashed.
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