March 30, 2016     No Comments

I can’t even tell you how many times I searched ‘Going to Uni Check-list’ or ‘what to take to Uni’ online when I found out I had been accepted to go to University. There were a few lists, but nothing that I felt had everything that you need. It’s quite daunting thinking about having to buy your own pots and pans, and other things you take for granted that you have at home.

As well as the video above, I thought I would make a going to Uni check-list with everything you need to take with you to university! I have split each area in to three categories: ‘must’ – what you need to be taking with you straight away; ‘should’ – things you could leave until you get to Uni; and ‘could’ – things that aren’t essential or that I consider a luxury!

WHAT DO I NEED IN MY UNIVERSITY KITCHEN…?

Must take:

Plates

Bowls

Mugs

Frying pan

Saucepans

Glasses (Pint and Shot – You know you’re going to need them!)

Can/ tin opener

Cutlery – knives, forks and spoons

Cooking Utensils – Spatula, ladle etc.

Baking tray

Oven proof Dish

Should take:

Measuring Jug

Colander

Chopping Boards

Sharp Knives – for chopping!

Bottle Opener

Bin Bags

Cheese Grater

Washing up Liquid and a sponge!

Could take:

Tea towels and Oven Gloves

Kettle

Tupperware – Lunchboxes, Tubs to store left overs!

Vegetable Peeler

Mixing Bowl, Whisk and Cake tins – If you’re a good cook or fancy learning to bake!

Tin Foil and Cling Film

Kitchen Towel and Cleaning Spray

Scissors

WHAT DO I NEED IN MY UNIVERSITY BEDROOM…?

 Must take:

Duvet/Quilt

Pillows

Mattress Protector

Fitted Sheet

Duvet Set – Single or Double, make sure you check with your halls what size

bed you will have!

Clothes – Well you’re not going to walk around university naked, are you?

PJ’s and Slippers – You’ll probably be socialising a lot in the evening

and you will want to be comfy!

A Rucksack or Bag – To carry your things to Uni!

Should take:

Stationary – Pens, Highlighters, note books, calculator, books, post-it notes,

diary/Organiser

Coat Hangers

Laundry Basket

Door stop – makes things more sociable!

Extension Lead – You don’t know how many plugs you will have

Could take:

Electrical – Laptop, Printer, Memory Stick, Ethernet cable, Headphones,

Small TV, Games console, Device chargers

Alarm Clock – You’d hate to miss a lecture

Things to make it personal – Photos, Ornaments, Fairy Lights etc.

HDMI Lead to connect your laptop to the TV – or any other cables!

WHAT DO I NEED IN MY UNIVERSITY BATHROOM?

Must take:

Large Towels

Flannels

Should take:

Painkillers – Fresher’s week might be brutal

Personal Medication – The pill or contact lens solution

Wash bag – Toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo and shower gel

Toilet Roll

Could take:

Small first aid kit or plasters

Nail Scissors and Tweezers

IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE?

Pack of Cards

Drinking Games

Drink – Beer etc. If you are thinking of going out!

Torch

Personal Essentials – Straighteners, Makeup, Glasses

IS THAT EVERYTHING?

Yes! I know it is a lot but these are things you will be using every day so its worth getting good quality items, especially when it comes to cooking and bedding items. A lot of these products – for example the cooking and bedding essentials – you can buy in packs from ‘My Student Essentials’ this saves a lot of money, time and hassle.

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