Your Guide to University Essentials!

Starting university is an exciting chapter in your life, filled with new experiences, challenges and opportunities. It is essential to be well-prepared with the right tools and essentials to make the most of your time. We’ve got you covered with our guide to university essentials.

Academic arsenal

Laptop or tablet – a reliable device is your gateway to research, online assignments and virtual lectures.

Notebook and stationery – old fashioned pen and paper still play a crucial role so stock up on notebooks, pens, highlighters and post it notes for effective note taking.

Headphones – these are essential for studying, attending online classes or to just enjoy your favourite music.

Chargers and power banks – keep your devices charged and ready for use.

Bag – invest in a sturdy, comfortable bag to carry your books, laptop and other essentials.

Planner or calendar – stay organised with a planner or digital calendar to keep track of assignments, exams, important deadlines and your social life.

Room Comforts

Bedding – make your room feel more like home with cosy sheets, pillows and blankets.

Desk lamp – a good desk lamp ensures you have proper lighting for late night studying.

Storage – maximise your space with storage bins, under bed boxes and hanging shelves to keep your space tidy.

Mini fridge – if you can, get yourself a mini fridge for your room to keep your snacks and drinks to hand for late night studying.

Décor - personalise your space with posters, photos and items that reflect your style and personality.

Kitchen Essentials

Microwave and kettle – essential for quick meals and hot beverages.

Basic cookware – pots, pans, cutlery and utensils.

Reusable water bottle and travel mug – stay hydrated and save money by carrying water and coffee.

Health and Well-being

First aid kit – be prepared for minor injuries and illnesses.

Prescription medication – make sure have a sufficient supply.

Gym gear – stay active by packing workout clothes and any fitness equipment you might need.

Stress relief – anything that helps you relax e.g. yoga mat, stress ball or your favourite book.

Personal Essentials

Seasonal clothing – pack a variety of clothing to suit the British weather all throughout the year.

Toiletries – bring your favourite toiletries including toothpaste, shampoo, soap and skin care products.

ID and important documents
– make sure you carry your driver's licence, University ID, passport and other essential documents in a secure folder or wallet.