In this blog, I’m going to carry on the tips for anyone who is hoping to start university in September. This week I am going to make a quick checklist of the basics you may want to bring with you, this will only be an overview and will depend on what accommodation you are wanting to stay in –


  • Plates, Bowls, Cups/ Mugs, Glasses
  • Bottle Opener
  • Knives, Forks, Spoons
  • Scissors
  • Tea Towels
  • Oven Gloves
  • Washing up stuff- gloves, brushes & liquid
  • Baking Trays


  • Desk Lamp/ Bedside Lamp
  • Laptop/Netbook
  • Printer
  • TV & TV
  • Posters/ Photos
  • Rugs
  • A throw/ Blanket
  • Bed sheets – Fitted & Flat
  • Duvet & Duvet Covers
  • Pillows, Pillow Cases & Pillow Protectors
  • Matress Protector
  • Spare Light Bulbs
  • Torch


  • Bath mat
  • Bath & hand towels
  • Laundry Basket

Hopefully this quick checklist, will give you an idea of the very basics you may need for September and I hope this has been useful.



Tips For September…

As promised in last weeks blog, this week is going to be the start of my tips for starting University life in September. First of all I’m going to start with cooking meals, as I know this was one of my major concerns when first attending university, because I was used to getting my meals cooked for me at home. I would say a good tip is too buy a cook book thats been put together by students, I did this and this has given me some great ideas for cheap meals I could put together! Also stir frys and pastas are cheap easy meals to put together. If your housemates eat the same sort of things as you then another great idea is too cook meals together or take it in turns of who cooks a meal, this again makes meals cheaper and means you are not cooking or eating by yourself on a regular basis. Hope this tips have helped you.

Getting Prepared For September!

It’s coming to that time of the year again where everyone is just finishing exams such as their GCSE’s and A Levels, hopefully they all went well 🙂 But some of you may be thinking about whats going to happen in September expecially if your plans are to attend University. Thats why in my next few weeks within my blogs I’m going to give some tips on how to to prepare for Septemeber and hopefully these will be of use to everyone.

Bank Holiday Celebrations…

This weeks blog is only going to be a very short one, I just wanted to say that I hope you all had a lovely extra long bank holiday weekend to celebrate the Queen’s Jubilee! I went to a street party which was a new experience as they don’t happen very often anymore but it was lovely to see neighbourhoods and communities coming together to celebrate such a great event in history!!