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Pre arrivals: All the uni supplies you NEED

By bzellie 27 Jul 2021

Whether you're going to university in September or January your first task when you arrive will be to unpack...

You don't have to pack your whole life up, remember you can go home for things or pop to town and buy them but it is easier having the essentials with you from the get-go.

If your first term is online you may not need these things yet but it doesn't mean you can't start looking, you may be able to shop around and get things at the best prices.

Here's a list of everything you need:

Kitchen checklist

• Plates/bowls
• Cutlery
• Pots and pans/ frying pan
• Sieve/ colander 
• Glassware/ mugs
• Scissors
• Knives
• Tupperware
• Chopping board
• Spatula/ tongs
• Measuring jug
• Peeler
• Can opener
• Whisk
• Tea towels
• Baking trays
• Tin foil/ cling film
• Washing up liquid
• Sponges

cutlery in a drawer

Bathroom Checklist

• Shower gel
• Shampoo/ conditioner
• Washbag
• Toothbrush
• Toothpaste
• Toothbrush holder
• Razors
• Dressing gown
• Towels (bath & hand towel)
• Bath mat
• Flip flops (if you have a communal bathroom)
• Toilet roll
• Facial products (makeup remover, moisturisers etc)
• Sanitary products
• Deodorant/ perfume/ aftershave
• Medication

a close up of a bathroom sink

Bedroom Checklist

• Duvet & duvet cover
• Pillows & pillowcases
• Mattress protector
• Bedsheet
• Cushions and throws
• Coat hangers
• Laundry basket
• Mirror
• Bedside lamp
• Clothes horse
• Earplugs
• Headphones
• TV
• Straighteners
• Hairdryer
• Hairbrush
• Pictures of friends and family

a bed with cushions on it

Clothes and accessories

• Tops
• Bottoms  (something comfy for those 9am lectures)
• Dresses
• Evening/night out outfits
• Winter coat
• Jackets
• Pyjamas
• Underwear
• Tights
• Socks
• Shoes
• Tie
• Watch
• Jewellery
• Bags
• Sunglasses
• Hats
• Gloves
• Gym clothes
• Fancy dress outfits

wardrobe clothes


• Umbrella
• Important documents
• Stationary
• Notebooks
• Pens/ pencils/ highlight

a desk with a computer on a wooden table

Now that you've got a list of things you need to buy to make your new flat a functional home, it's time to get shopping!

Don't forget that you can print this out or screenshot it to use it as a shopping list!


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