Student Life- 16 Essential Things Every Fresher Needs To Take To University

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Need to know what things to take to Uni this September?

We’ve put together the 16 essential things every freshers’ student absolutely must take to Uni.

As you must be smart enough to get into university, we assume you’re clever enough to figure out the basics, like clothes and food. These 16 items are things you need to take university, that you may have forgotten about.

1. Desk Lamp

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For those late night studying sessions

Flexi Desk Lamp – £8.35 | Amazon


 

2. Clothes Hangers

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Otherwise your clothes will end up on the floor…

Pack of 10 for £4


 

3. A trusty backpack

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Just what you need to carry around all your student essentials

Eastpak backpak – £40 |Bank Fashion


 

4. Laptop

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It’s pretty obvious that you will not survive at Uni without a laptop.

The Lenovo IdeaPad is perfect. Small, portable, lightweight and touch screen. Plus, it’s only £299.99 at John Lewis.


 

5. Family Photos

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It won’t be long before you start feeling a bit home sick. Make sure you have plenty of family photos to cheer up.

Suggestion: Use Photobox to turn your memorable digital images into a personalised photo album.


 

6. Posters

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Your Uni room walls will look dull and boring. Decorate with some cool posters!

3 posters for £12 | Zavvi

Top Tip: purchase some colourful Washi Tape. You can use it to ‘frame’ & ‘stick’ your posters up; and it won’t leave any marks on the wall.


 

7. First Aid kit

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For the small injuries & cuts. Bound to come in handy whilst away from home.

This first aid kit essentials from Boots is great value at just £6.99


 

8. Extension Lead Cable

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With your all your electrical gadgets; including your laptop, mobile phone, TV, speakers etc. Trust us, you’ll NEED this!

Available at Amazon – £3.76


 

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 9. Glasses

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Ideal for when your parents come to visit. Would you like a drink?

Ikea – £2 for 6 Glasses


 

 10. Plastic Cups

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For when you friends come over. Let’s face it…House Party! Minimal washing up required! Perfect!

Amazon – £2.50 for 100 white cups

Oh, don’t forget the paper plates too.


 

 11. Pro Plus

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Late night? Early lecture? Pro Plus it! HOWEVER, this should be taken responsibly and only when necessary. Read that back of the box first…that’s always a good idea.

Boots – £3.89


 

 12. Headphones

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When you have an essay due, block out the noise of your roommates with a good pair of headphones. They will also come in handy for those long train journeys home.

Our recommendations:

Sony MDR-ZX100 Headphones – £10.27 | Amazon

Outdoor Tech Privates Headphones – £79.99 | Madison.co.uk


 

 13. Cooking Books

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So theres no internet access in your Uni hall’s kitchen. What do you do? You can’t get onto Youtube for recipes…you need a trust-worthy cook book…

Our recommendations:

Nosh for Students: A Fun Student Cookbook – £7.20 | Amazon

Gordon Ramsay’s Ultimate Home Cooking – £5.00 | Amazon


 

14. Kitchen & Cooking Utensils

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Let’s do a quick student kitchen item check list:

Non-stick frying pan – £7.87

Cooking pot (sauce pan) – £7.63

Cork screw/bottle opener – £2.27

A Good Cooking Knife set – £11.50

Plastic storage containers (17 piece Ikea set) – £4.78

16 piece cutlery set (Spoons, knives & forks) –  £7.88


 

15. Portable HDD

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Carry around all your important files with ease, without having to carry your laptop or computer everywhere.

Toshiba 500GB HDD – £32 | Amazon


 

16. Portable Speaker

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No need for a huge HiFi system. Portable speakers are the ideal essential for your Uni room.

This mini portable Speaker is perfect! Great for travelling & brilliant value at just £8.


 

So there you have it! Our 16 essential things every freshers’ student needs to take to university. Did this help you tick off your Freshers Checklist Click here for more great tips, tricks and guides to help your student lifestyle.

 

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