What to pack for student accommodation!

Last summer, I spent days slaving over a list to make sure I had absolutely everything I need for my move to university halls. And come September… yep; I still forgot stuff. Naturally, there’s gonna be things that you don’t even consider needing, until you do! So here’s a quick list of things you might have missed…


  • Cutlery (up to 4 sets).
  • Plates (up to 4 of each size).
  • Bowls (up to 4).
  • Cups/Mugs.
  • Shot glasses.
  • Cutting boards (one for meat, one for veg).
  • Sharp knives.
  • Mixing bowl.
  • Wooden spoon/spatula/fish slice.
  • Kitchen scissors.
  • Tin opener.
  • Baking trays of varying sizes.
  • Ice cube tray.
  • Cheese grater.
  • Recipes.
  • Bottle opener.
  • Sieve.
  • Colander.
  • Plastic tubs.
  • Washing up liquid.
  • Cling film.
  • Foil.
  • First aid kit.
  • Bin bags.


  • Toothbrush.
  • Toothpaste.
  • Hair products.
  • Air freshener.
  • Shampoo.
  • Soap/body wash.
  • Razor/shaving products.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Sanitary products.
  • Contraception.
  • Moisturiser.
  • Makeup.


  • Bedding.
  • Storage boxes (to go under the beds if there’s space).
  • Stationery.
  • Calendar.
  • Books/comics.
  • DVDs.
  • Games.
  • Spare sheets.
  • Notebook.
  • Bag.
  • Chargers.
  • Laptop.
  • Phone.
  • Music player.
  • Uni map.
  • Banking information.
  • Passport.
  • ID.
  • Student finance information.
  • Uni acceptance information.
  • Credit/debit card(s).
  • Money.
  • Mini safe.


  • Underwear.
  • Socks.
  • Pyjamas.
  • Swimwear.
  • Onesie/lazy day clothes.
  • Gym clothes.
  • A selection of casual shirts/t-shirts.
  • A selection of casual trousers/jeans/skirts.
  • Up to five smarter outfits.
  • Up to five pairs of shoes.
  • A couple of dresses.
  • Jumpers.
  • Jackets.
  • A fancy dress costume or two!

Hope this has helped a bit! Leave a comment with anything else you can think of and help your fellow Freshers out!

See you in September!

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Hi! I’m an Esports Masters student, who previously studied Cartoon and Comic Arts. So you’ll guess that I love reading comic books, going to conventions and cosplaying and my dream career would be to write for Marvel or DC comics! But what you wouldn’t guess is that my guilty pleasure is listening to cheesy 2000’s pop music. Students - Expect the unexpected!

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