No but seriously, here are 5 things you SHOULD take to Uni…
There are many things which are important to bring when you start University, and these things can vary depending on where you’re going to be living during your time there. So to save you a little bit of time we’ve rounded up what we think are the most important things to remember to bring.
- Important Documents:
When arriving at uni you may require documents such as your acceptance letter, student finance letters and accommodation letters. These are important to bring even if you haven’t been asked for them, they’re your evidence if something isn’t right when you arrive and will relieve a lot of stress. ID is also important, especially since your student card won’t be accepted at the pub!
If you take medication then its important to make sure you bring this along with you, especially as you will need to register with a local doctor once you have moved here in order to continue receiving prescriptions. Even if you don’t take regular medication this is still an important one to think about. FRESHERS FLU IS NOT A MYTH. You will get sick, probably every year in September, whether you’re a fresher or a final year. So make sure you’ve got some cold an flu with you, just in case.
- Academic Items:
Much like college or sixth form your pens and paper aren’t provided to you at University. Make sure you bring at least one notepad, some pens- the first one will run out- and we highly recommend getting an academic diary. Staying on top of your coursework can be tough and the best way to do so is to have it written into your schedule, just to make sure you don’t miss a deadline.
This may seem like a very obvious one, but there is a fine line between packing light and being under prepared. It is important to consider how much time you will be spending away from home and how likely it is that you will need that item of clothing. For example, if you never went swimming whilst you lived at home you’re not very likely to need to bring your swimming goggles. However, there are many occasions that require different outfits and you should consider bringing some of each, such as; smart clothes for a job interview.
Bringing a phone probably goes without saying, but there are many other electrical items you might have forgotten aren’t going to automatically be at your new accommodation. Things such as hairdryers, hair straighteners, chargers and headphones are all items that you might not consider bringing but are useful everyday items.
Whilst this list in by no means comprehensive, we think that these are some of the most essential things to bring as they are not simple or cheap to replace. Items such as toiletries and household goods can always be purchased when you arrive, and there are plenty of shops in the area so try not to panic if you do arrive and find your toothbrush is still sat in the bathroom at home, it’ll only be a pound for a new one!