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Packing list for incoming students

Annas and Ellie’s Ultimate Packing List:

 

Checklist:

  • Important documents
  • Electricals
  • Kitchen utensils
  • Bedroom items
  • Bathroom products
  • Clothing
  • Stationery

Documents:

  • Valid passport and/or driver's license (ID)
  • University admission acceptance letter
  • Accommodation contract
  • Student Finance documents
  • Scholarship or bursary letters
  • Prescription copies
  • Bank debit card 
  • Student discount cards (eg. TOTUM/Railcard)
  • Copy of National Insurance number (if you want to get a job)
  • International students may also need to bring: visa documentation, travel insurance, proof of funds, pound sterling cash, English translation book.

Kitchen:

  • Small cutlery set
  • Plate
  • Bowl
  • Mug
  • Glass
  • Sharp knife 
  • Scissors
  • Tupperware 
  • Chopping board
  • Wooden spoon
  • Frying pan
  • Sauce pan with lid
  • Colander
  • Measuring jug
  • Can opener
  • Peeler
  • Cheese grater
  • Whisk
  • Baking tray
  • Oven gloves
  • Tea towel
  • Bottle opener
  • Washing up liquid
  • Washing up sponge or brush
  • Bin bags
  • Tin foil

Bedroom:

  • Duvet with cover
  • Pillows with cases
  • Bed sheets
  • Coat hangers
  • Laundry basket

Bathroom:

  • Bath towel
  • Hand towel
  • Hand soap
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo
  • Shower gel
  • Toilet roll
  • Hairbrush or comb
  • Hair dryer
  • Nail cutters
  • Medical basics: plasters, paracetamol, ibuprofen.
  • Personal supplies: e.g. medication, sanitary products, contraceptives, contact lens solution

Clothes:

Tip: take winter clothes for term 1 then swap to spring/ summer after the Christmas break – saves packing space.

  • Everyday basics: tops, trousers, jumpers, going out outfits.
  • Shoes
  • Rain coat
  • Pyjamas
  • Gym kit
  • Fancy dress options
  • Uni bag/ rucksack

Stationary:

  • Pens and pencils
  • Ruler
  • Pencil case
  • Highlighters
  • Notepad
  • Document storage folders
  • Calculator

Non-essential but useful:

  • Photos of friends & family
  • Fairy lights
  • Dressing gown
  • Slippers (useful for communal areas)
  • Flip-flops (useful for wet room)
  • Electrical Laptop/ iPad
  • USB memory stick
  • Headphones
  • Box of chocoloates or biscuits (for instant friends)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Weekend bag

 

 

 

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