Ideas to help you prepare for student living

Things to bring with you.

The following is a check list of items you should bring with you as a first year student.



Useful things to have

  • Passport/driving license or some form of ID
  • Accommodation documents
  • Your bank details and bank card
  • National Insurance Number
  • NHS Medical Number
  • Exam certificates

Electrical items


Things to consider

  • Chargers for your devices
  • Hair dryer and hair styling tools
  • Extension lead
  • Iron
  • Bedside lamp



Items to consider

  • Flip flops – especially if you have a communal bathroom
  • Lots of loungewear – you’ll spend most of your time in comfortable clothes
  • Dressing gown or fleece
  • Bag or rucksack



Items to consider

  • Bin
  • Colander
  • Tupperware
  • A couple of bowls and plates
  • Mugs and glasses.
  • Cooking pots/pans
  • A sharp knife
  • Oven gloves
  • Tea towels
  • Cheese grater/vegetable peeler
  • Chopping board
  • Dish cloths or sponges
  • A tin opener
  • Herbs and spices



Items to consider

  • Bedsheets, duvet cover, pillow cases
  • Mattress protector
  • Coat hangers
  • Laundry bag or basket – for taking items to and from the laundry room
  • Clothes horse
  • Door stop
  • Ear plugs
  • Hot water bottle



Items to consider

  • Toothbrush and toothbrush holder
  • Paracetamol and cold & flu medicine
  • A wash bag
  • Any personal medication
  • Antiseptic cream
  • Nail scissors
  • Sanitaryware
  • Toiletries
  • Towels
  • Bath mats 
  • Toiletries basket for shower cubicles

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