You've applied for University, but you have no idea what you need to get sorted before you move there. So we put together a comprehensive list of what you need to take to University!
1. University Essentials
Every student needs the basic university essentials when they're moving away from home, and lets face it, there's quite a mountain of things that you'll need! These range across:
- Frying Pan, Sauce Pan, Dish Cloth, Food Container, Dinner Plate, Side Plate, Cereal Bowls, Forks, Teaspoons, Spoons, Knives, Strainer, Cheese Grater, Baking Tray, Oven Glove, Bottle Opener, Kitchen Scissors, Kitchen Knives, Peeler, Can Opener, Oven Mitt, Salt and Pepper Shaker, Mugs, Glasses.
- Face Cloth, Hand Towel, Bath Towel, Bathroom Pots, Mirror, Soap tray, Shower pot, Toilet Brush with Holder.
- Duvet, Pillow, Mattress Protector, Mattress Cover, Duvet Cover, Pillowcase, Laundry Basket, Coat Hangers, Extension Cable, Door Hanging Hook, Metal Waste Paper Bin
- Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, Diary, Folders, Plastic Wallets, Rulers, Rubbers, Pencil Sharpeners, Markers, Stapler, Paperclips...
To avoid the hassle of having to gather up all of these items, and with space in the car limited due to all the clothes you'll be packing - why not get all of your kitchen, bedroom and bathroom university essentials delivered to your new student accommodation on the day that you arrive?
2. Freshers Tickets
The best thing about Freshers week is that there is an event for everyone. With everything from a Freshers Fun House or Neon Glow Rave to The Big Bar Crawl, you'll never be left feeling bored or looking for something to do!
You don't want to be the only one in your new halls without tickets to these essential Freshers events, and what better way to make new friends than to attend a range of events with them!
3. Student Bank Accounts
All of the main banks offer student bank accounts, which target students by offering you incentives to switch, or open an account with one bank over another.
Santander offers the incentive of a free four year 16-25 Railcard, HSBC offers One Years Amazon Prime membership and Lloyds Bank offers a free NUS Extra Card when you open an account with them.
Setting up a Student Bank Account before you head to University is really important to allow you to have a place for your student loan to be paid in to, and also is significant to allow you to manage your money and budget effectively - as discussed in our post about budgeting!
4. Freshers Apparel
To fit in amongst a very busy crowd during the first few weeks at University, you're going to need to get yourself some Freshers Apparel!
With Freshers hoodies personalised to your University, you won't want to leave behind this essential piece of University merchandise.
Buying a Freshers Hoodie beforehand means that you can always rely on a little warmth after a long lecture, a cold day, or a night out!
5. An Open Mind
Even though moving away from home can mean leaving behind old friends, starting university doesn't mean you can't keep those old friendships and create new ones too! It's important to keep an open mind when starting University, as you may meet many new people, especially those you live with, and those you share common interests with on your course!
University has the potential to provide you with some of the best and most enriching experiences of your life, so it's time to buy your freshers tickets, order your student pack and purchase your Freshers apparel!