• Hannah

what to pack for university.

You’ve done the hard part, selecting, applying, and working hard to earn your place,

now you just have to move in.


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Packing for university, your new home for the next year, can be an exciting but truly daunting process and for many it will be your first time living away from home. We’ve created the ultimate packing list guide so you don't have to panic (too much).


bedroom essentials.

  • Bed linen, including sheets, duvet, blankets, pillows and pillowcases. If you have room, bring an extra set so you don't have to wait for it to dry before bed

  • Coat hangers. Some university accommodation will supply you with these but you don’t want to be caught out

  • Extension lead. An easy way to become well-liked on the first day is to supply one for the communal areas too!

  • Towels. More than one, please

  • Laptop, phone and the relevant chargers

  • Stationary. Yes you will probably have to write with a pen and paper at some point

  • Washing detergent. It may also be useful to bring a clothes dryer and laundry basket as some laundry rooms will be located further from your accommodation

  • Personal documentation e.g. ID and Passport if you think you’ll need it


kitchen equipment.

  • Basic crockery e.g. plates, bowls, cups and glasses. Bring at least two of each to save having to constantly wash up

  • Cooking utensils and cutlery. Its guaranteed someone else will also bring a whisk but two whisks are better than none

  • Saucepan and frying pan

  • Mixing bowl. Birthday cakes are an essential part of University life

  • Bottle opener/Corkscrew

  • Knives

  • Chopping board

  • Tin opener

  • Measuring jug

  • Cling film/Tin foil

  • Cheese grater

  • Tea towels

  • Vegetable peeler

  • Baking trays