What Do You Need to Take to University?

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Going to university is an incredible and life changing experience, but it is also very daunting especially for those that have not lived away from home before. It is hard to know what you need to take with you when you are moving to uni, so here are a few of the key items that you will need.

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There are a number of electrical that you will need for both living and for your studies. This might include:

  • Laptop
  • Phone
  • Memory stick
  • Tablet
  • Printer
  • Television
  • Games console
  • Chargers

Bedroom Accessories

It will depend on your accommodation, but there are likely to be a few accessories that you need for your bedroom. This might include things like a duvet and pillows, bedside lamp, alarm clock, clothes hangers, mattress protector and a laundry bin.


You will certainly want everything that you need to be able to cook and enjoy good meals while at uni. While there may be some things provided and you can share with flat mates, it is still a smart idea to have your own kitchenware which is likely to include:

  • Cutlery
  • Crockery
  • Saucepans and frying pans
  • Baking tray
  • Oven gloves
  • Tupperware containers
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Toaster

Uni Equipment

You will want to be well-prepared for your course from the very start and make a good first impression. This means that you need to have everything to hit the ground running, such as notebooks, stationery, books and any specialist equipment that you need for your course. It is also worth investing in a high-quality bag which you can keep everything in.

Buying Other Items

These are the main things that you need when you first arrive at university. You might find that you are missing a few items or as a household you might want to buy new things for the accommodation, in which case you will want to have some money available and not eat into your student loan too much. If you are struggling financially during term time, you might find that short term loans for students can be a smart solution and tide you over until next term.

Hopefully, this will help you to feel more prepared for university and have everything that you need to start enjoying yourself straight away. University is an amazing experience, but in order to make the most out of it you need to make sure that you have everything that you need.

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