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Getting ready to go: a student survival guide

Leaving home for the first time and heading off to university is a daunting experience for most prospective students – and with so much on your mind as the big date approaches it's easy to overlook some essential items when packing for the big day. With that in mind here's a checklist of items that will come in useful on a day-to-day basis:

Kitchen

For the purposes of this checklist, we'll assume you will be living in self catering accommodation and will need to provide everything yourself.


Plates
Plates
Bowls
Bowls
Mugs
Mugs
Glasses
Glasses
Tin opener
Tin opener
Cutlery
Cutlery
Kettle
Kettles
Microwave
Microwaves
Toaster
Toasters
Frying pan
Frying pans
Saucepans
Saucepans
Dishcloth
Dishcloth
Chopping board
Chopping board
Cheese grater
Cheese grater
Wooden spoon
Wooden spoon
Spatula
Spatula
Tea towels
Tea towels
Oven gloves
Oven gloves
Cling film
Cling film
Tin foil
Tin foil
Scourers / Scrubbing brush
Scourers / Scrubbing brush
Chopping knives / bread knife
Chopping knives / bread knife
Cleaning products
Cleaning products
Dustpan and brush
Dustpan and brush
Corkscrew / Bottle opener
Corkscrew / Bottle opener

Bedroom / study

You'll want to make sure your room is as comfortable as possible while retaining space for that all-important studying and essay writing. Here are a few items you might want to consider taking along with you.


Sheets
Sheets
Duvet
Duvet
Duvet covers
Duvet covers
Pillows
Pillows
Pillowcases
Pillowcases
Alarm clock
Alarm clock
Clothes
Clothes:
Printer
Printer
Speakers
Speakers
Desk lamp
Desk lamp
TV
Television
Radio
Radio
Coat hangers
Coat hangers
Iron
Iron
Ironing board
Ironing board and covers
Notice board
Notice board
Computer / Laptop
Computer / Laptop

Multi-plug adaptor
iPod
iPod and personal audio
USB Storage
USB Storage

Bathroom

There's not too much to remember here but you'll still be lost without the following items so make sure you're all set:

Towels
Towels
Toilet brush
Toilet brush
Laundry basket
Laundry basket
Bath robe
Bath robe
Toilet roll
Toilet roll:

Don't forget that you'll also need to pack your toiletries (deodorant, toothpaste, etc.), store cupboard staples (tea, coffee, sugar, etc.) and cleaning products (bleach, washing up liquid, washing powder etc).