What to Take to University: The Ultimate Checklist

What to Take to University: The Ultimate Checklist

Are you off to the university? This is the essentials checklist on what to take the University and what not to take!

What to Take to University: The Ultimate Checklist

We’ve done the hard work for you with this checklist. It just needs a few tweaks from you based on your own personal needs.

There are hundreds of things you might want to take to the university. But remember: you’re not moving to the moon.

And while the moon has plenty of space, your new room probably doesn’t need much stuffs.

Taking too much stuff is one of the 36 mistakes every fresher makes.

The University Checklist

There are several key categories of items to take to university which are listed below for you:

  • Important documents
  • Bedroom items
  • Bathroom products
  • Electricals
  • Stationery
  • Clothing
  • Miscellaneous.

1. Documents to take to the University

  • Course acceptance letter
  • Valid passport and/or driving licence (ID)
  • University admission acceptance letter
  • Scholarship or bursary letters
  • Accommodation contract
  • Student Finance documents
  • Insurance documents (cheap student contents insurance)
  • Passport photos
  • Vaccination history (speak to GP before you go)
  • Prescription copies
  • Bank debit card (best student bank accounts)
  • Student discount cards.

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2. Bedroom things to pack

international student accommodation

  • Duvet with cover (all seasons)
  • Pillows with cases
  • Laundry basket
  • Bed sheets
  • Mattress protector
  • Coat hangers
  • Small mirror
  • Wall clock
  • Desk fan

3. Bathroom Checklist

  • Bath towel
  • Hand towel
  • Hand soap
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet roll
  • Hairbrush or comb
  • Make-up and remover
  • Nail cutters
  • Plasters (or small first-aid kit)
  • Razors and shaving cream
  • Sanitary product
  • Paracetamol
  • Personal supplies.

4. Electrical items to take to University

electric bulbs

  • Mobile phone (best SIM only deals)
  • Laptop
  • Ethernet cable
  • Power extension lead
  • Headphones
  • Portable speakers
  • Games console
  • Device chargers
  • Batteries.

5. Stationery to bring to University

  • Pens and pencils
  • Ruler
  • Pencil case
  • Scissors
  • Stapler and staples
  • Highlighters
  • A4 or A5 writing pad
  • Student planner
  • Document storage folders
  • Calculator
  • Course textbooks.

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6. What clothes to take to University

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  • T-shirts
  • Smart trousers
  • Shirts
  • Tops
  • Dresses/skirts
  • Jumpers
  • Sweatshirts
  • Jeans
  • Tights
  • Raincoat
  • Underwear
  • Trainers
  • Slippers
  • Smart shoes or heels
  • Suit jacket
  • Tie
  • Watch
  • Handbag
  • Fancy dress outfit.

7. Miscellaneous items to take to University

  • Umbrella
  • Padlock
  • Cash
  • Drinking water bottle
  • ThermoFlask
  • Lighter
  • Ironing board
  • Musical instruments
  • Religious text
  • Tea, coffee and milk
  • Keys for home

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