What to bring

You may be tempted to bring everything (including the kitchen sink) to University. Below we have listed some items we think would be a good starter pack, but remember you might want to wait to see what items your housemates bring with them to avoid six toasters....

Documents

  • Passport/driving licence/other photo ID
  • CV and references (if looking for part time work)
  • Bank account details
  • Key contact list and phone numbers
  • Diary and calendar
  • Student loan confirmation details
  • Details of your home doctor and dentist
  • Exam certificates/evidence of previous study
  • All documents sent to you from the University
  • DBS certificate (for those courses where it was a condition of your offer)
 

Kitchen

  • Corkscrew/bottle opener
  • Mugs
  • Glasses/wine glasses
  • Knives, forks and spoons
  • Plates and bowls
  • Small frying pan
  • 1 small, 1 large saucepan with lids
  • Egg cup
  • Tin opener
  • Scissors
  • Chopping knife & breadknife
  • Chopping board
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Cheese grater
  • Wooden spoon
  • Potato masher
  • Recipe book
  • Store cupboard ingredients (your basics): coffee, tea, milk, sugar, eggs, margarine, cooking oil, salt and pepper - and let's not forget pasta
  • Mixing bowl
  • Cling film/tin foil
  • Tea towels
  • Oven gloves
  • Oven Tray
 

Bathroom and housekeeping

  • Bath mat
  • Bath and hand towels
  • Basket for shower supplies
  • Toilet roll
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Soap and shower gel
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Hair gel/hairspray
  • Hairbrush/comb
  • Razor and shaving cream/gel
  • Laundry bag/basket
  • Clothes horse
  • Coat hangers
  • Dustpan and brush
  • Duster
 

Electrical

  • Alarm clock
  • Computer and/or laptop
  • USB stick
  • Printer and paper
  • Hair straighteners
  • Bedside lamp
  • Mobile and charger
  • CD player/Hi‐fi system
  • TV (and licence)
  • Camera
  • Headphones
  • Batteries 
  • Multi-plug adaptor/extension lead 
  • Games console
 

Study materials

  • Desk lamp (Halogen)
  • Notice board/white board
  • Diary/planner
  • Dictionary and thesaurus
  • A pad of lined paper
  • A4 folders
  • Pens, pencils, paper, files, highlighters
  • Scissors
  • Sticky tape
  • Stapler, hole punch
  • Sticky labels
 

Miscellaneous

  • Sports gear
  • Contraceptives
  • Basic first aid kit
  • Paracetamol/Ibuprofen
  • Some cold/flu remedy
  • Anti‐allergy pills
  • Photos of family and friends
  • Cushions/beanbags
  • Pot plants
  • Bedding
  • Extra storage boxes
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