Week 47

Uni Shopping List

It's time to start planning ahead and gathering your essentials for university... don't worry, we're here to help!

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Packing for university can feel overwhelming, which is why we want to ease some stress for you by starting off you list of essentials for some guidance!


  • Duvet, duvet cover, sheets (take a few of each)
  • Pillows, pillow case
  • Decorations to make you feel more at home- Things that hang on door handles, photo frames, candles, fairy lights etc (If you're allowed them...)
  • Photos and blu-tac
  • Scissors and Sellotape 
  •  Laptop, phone, chargers, camera
  • Books, films, speakers
  • Purse, cards, ID, passport, important documents etc
  • Bags 
  • Posters to brighten up your bedroom
  • Clothes (and coat hangers)- suitable for winter and summer! 
  • Clothes horse and basket
  • Stationery and books



  • Shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, shavers etc
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste and holder
  • Soap
  • Toilet cleaner, bleach, toilet brush
  • Towels 
  • Toilet rolls


Kitchen- some halls provide certain appliances, so make sure you check what you get before you go!

  • Mugs
  • Pans 
  • Chopping boards
  • Cutlery, sharp knives
  • Plates, bowls, side plates etc
  • Bin bags, sandwich bags, foil, cling film, tea towels
  • Wooden spoons, pizza cutters
  • Baking trays
  • Tuppaware

Tasks for this week

Writing a list helps to organise your thoughts, so creating a checklist of what to take to university is a smart move. So your task this week is to try start writing down everything you use on a daily basis over the course of a week - you'll be surprised to find that this is a good method of identifying the mundane items you probably would have forgotten!

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