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…?
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.
Oven proof Dish
Sharp Knives – for chopping!
Washing up Liquid and a sponge!
Tea towels and Oven Gloves
Tupperware – Lunchboxes, Tubs to store left overs!
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
WHAT DO I NEED IN MY UNIVERSITY BEDROOM…?
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!
Stationary – Pens, Highlighters, note books, calculator, books, post-it notes,
Door stop – makes things more sociable!
Extension Lead – You don’t know how many plugs you will have
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?
Painkillers – Fresher’s week might be brutal
Personal Medication – The pill or contact lens solution
Wash bag – Toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo and shower gel
Small first aid kit or plasters
Nail Scissors and Tweezers
IS THERE ANYTHING ELSE?
Pack of Cards
Drink – Beer etc. If you are thinking of going out!
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.