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International students: What to bring to uni

By bzdani 20 Jul 2022

So, you've got your place at uni (congrats!) and soon you will be making the big move from home to university in the UK! 

But first, have you figured out what you will need to bring with you? 

Here are some essentials you'll NEED to remember:

  1. Documentation
  2. Money
  3. Laptop 
  4. Medication (you could get this in the UK too) - don't forget you'll also need to register with a doctor when you get here!
  5. Photos from home
passport and some money

Most other items can be bought once you arrive, which will save you some luggage space:

  • Bedding (pillows, quilt, sheets) 
  • Stationery
  • Warm clothes
  • Towels
  • Toiletries 
  • Sports kit
  • Cleaning items
  • Kitchen utensils 
  • Books
  • Waterproof raincoat, this is Britain after all... 
  • Coffee, tea, mugs, food

There are also some things that you CAN'T bring to uni, so make sure you take a look at the list below to check what you'll be allowed: 

  • Rice cookers or chip fryers
  • Candles, incense sticks, tea lights
  • Smoking equipment, such as pipes and ashtrays
  • Dartboards or weapons of any kind (real or replicas - don't bring them)

Now, all that's left to do is to get packing! 

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