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What to pack for Uni!

I can remember packing all of my belongings for university into the back of my parents' car, cramming as much as I could into the boot. It's such an exciting time but can also be really overwhelming. Choosing what to take and what to leave at home, going on extensive shopping trips to buy everything you could possibly need and figuring out what you should be waiting to buy once you've arrived; it's a lot to take on. So, I've put together this list of things to pack for university that should at least give you some ideas. This list is by no means extensive, and what you want to take will depend on each individual, but it's a starting point and hopefully can give you some basic guidelines. There's also a printable pdf at the bottom of the page if you wanted to use it as a checklist. Enjoy!


- Cutlery (Knives, Forks, Spoons, Tablespoons)

- Crockery (Plates, Bowls, Mugs)

- Chopping Board

- Colander

- Saucepan and Frying Pan

- Oven Gloves

- Tupperware Container(s)

- Glasses

- Cheese Grater

- Spatula, Wooden Spoon, Large Plastic Spoon

- Tin Opener


- Laptop or Desktop Computer

- Mobile Phone and Charger

- Extension Leads

- Headphones

- Games Console

- Speakers

- Printer

- Headphones

- Device Chargers


- Pens and Pencils

- A4 Lined Notepad

- Highlighters

- Post-it Notes

- Calendar/Diary

- Stapler

- Hole Punch

Important Documents:

- Passport

- Driver’s Licence

- Bank Account Details

- National Insurance Details

- Insurance Documents (international students)


- Duvet and Pillows (Check if your accommodation provides these)

- Duvet Cover and Pillowcases

- Bed Sheets

- Blanket

- Laundry Basket

- Clothes Hangers

- Alarm Clock

- Storage Boxes

- Decorations Eg photos

- Books

- Hairdryer/Hair Straighteners

- Playing Cards/ Board Games

- Backpack/ Bag

- Umbrella

- Water Bottle


- T-Shirts

- Jumpers

- Trousers

- Skirts/Dresses

- Gloves, Hat, Scarf

- Slippers/Sliders

- Coat and Jackets

- Shoes

- Sportwear

- Socks and Underwear

- Pyjamas


- Toothbrush and Toothpaste

- Soap

- Shampoo and Conditioner

- Shower Gel

- Deodorant

- Towel

- Hand Towel

- Hairbrush

- Basic First Aid Kit

So, there it is! I know it can seem like a lot, so remember there's nothing you can't buy once you're there. Don't worry if you forget things. I hope this list is helpful, please let me know if you have any questions or think of anything else you think should be on here!

If you're interested in what NOT to pack for uni, check out this blog!


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University Packing Checklist
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