WHAT TO TAKE TO UNIVERSITY! (CHECKLIST)

Updated: Oct 10, 2018

Preparing to go to university can become pretty overwhelming, so in order to help you start your preparation I’ve decided to share the checklist I used to decide what to take to university. This checklist only serves as a starting point, not everything is necessary so adapt it to yourself. The type of accommodation you will be in also determines a lot of what you will be needing, and I’d strongly advise that you check what your accommodation will be providing first. I’ve also linked the google drive link of a printable version below.

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0By8P2CZN_oQTR1BGUFhOcFdmN28

DOCUMENTS

  • Passport photos

  • Passport

  • Provisional Licence

  • NHS number

  • National Insurance number

  • CV and references

  • Bank account details

  • Contacts list

  • Local map

  • Old textbooks and notes

  • List of phone numbers

  • Diary or Calendar

  • Doctor and dentist details

  • Other university documents

  • Exam certificates

  • Room insurance

STUDYING

  • Desk lamp

  • Message board with erasable marker

  • Diary/planner

  • Dictionary and thesaurus

  • A pad of lined paper/notepad

  • Ream of printing paper

  • Folders

  • Pens, pencils, paper, files, highlighters, sharpies

  • Cellotape

  • Stapler, hole punch

  • Post-it notes

  • White Tac – so it doesn’t mark the walls

  • Stamps and envelopes

  • Pencil Case

OUTDOOR

  • Sports gear

  • Raincoat

  • Umbrella

KITCHEN

  • Tin/Bottle opener

  • Mugs x6

  • Glasses x6

  • Knives, forks and spoons x4

  • Plates x6

  • Bowls x4

  • One-person casserole dish

  • Small frying pan

  • 1 small, 1 large pot

  • Scissors

  • Chopping knives

  • Chopping board x2

  • Vegetable peeler

  • Cheese grater

  • Wooden spoon

  • Cooking Spoons e.g. spatula

  • Store cupboard ingredients – coffee, tea, milk, sugar, eggs, margarine, cooking oil, salt and pepper, pasta, seasonings

  • Sandwich bags

  • Plastic bowl or box with lid

  • Microwaveable bowl

  • Cling film/ Tin foil

  • Sieve

  • Tea towels

  • Oven gloves

  • Washing-up liquid/Dishcloth/Scrubbing brush

  • Tray

HEALTHCARE

  • Painkillers

  • Basic first aid kit – plasters, antiseptic wipes, bandages

  • Paracetamol

  • Cold/flu remedy

  • Anti-allergy pills – e.g. Cetirizine

  • A cold/hot pack

  • Cotton Wool/ Buds

BATHROOM

  • Bath mat

  • Bath and hand towels/ flannel

  • Basket for shower supplies

  • Wash bag

  • Toilet roll

  • Toothbrush/toothpaste

  • Soap

  • Shower gel

  • Shampoo/Conditioner

  • Deodorant

  • Perfume

  • Hair spray/gel

  • Hairbrush/Comb

  • Razor

  • Shaving cream

HOUSEKEEPING

  • Febreeze Air Freshener

  • Laundry bag

  • Clothes hangers

  • Dustpan and brush

  • Kitchen towel

  • Cleaning products (anti-bacterial, bleach)

  • Washing powder/liquid

  • Door wedge

BEDROOM

  • Sheets

  • Duvet and duvet covers

  • Pillows and pillow cases Mattress cover

  • Hot water bottle

  • Air Bed

  • Cushions

  • Posters (Bible Verses)

  • Photos of family and friends

  • Rugs

  • Fairy lights

  • Blanket/throw

  • Pot plants

  • Makeup Storage

  • Bin

  • Mirror

  • Clothes/Dressing Gown

ELECTRICAL

  • Calculator

  • Laptop

  • Computer Mouse

  • USB

  • Printer

  • Network cable

  • Bedside lamp

  • Mobile and charger

  • Headphones

  • Batteries

  • Multi plug/extension lead

  • Clock

  • Fan

  • Torch

  • Iron/ Ironing Board

  • Speaker

  • Toaster

  • Kettle

  • Blender

CLOTHING

  • Dressing gown

  • T-shirts

  • Jumpers

  • Trousers

  • Underwear

  • Socks

  • Shoes/trainers

  • Sliders/ Slippers

  • Ball gowns/evening wear

  • Shirts/Suits

FEMALE SPECIFIC ITEMS

  • Hair Ties/clips

  • Make up

  • Jewellery Box

  • Jewellery

  • Moisturiser

  • Baby Oil

  • Nail Varnish

  • Hair removing cream

  • Hair dryer/straighteners

  • Tampons/sanitary towels

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