Hope you are all having a good week.
This blog post is just to give you a bit of a heads up about what kind of things you will need to embark on your university adventure.
I’ll try to break it down as much as possible, here we go!
This might vary depending on if you live in catered or self catered halls. Some flats will decide to all pitch in for essentials like pans and crockery, so this is something you can talk about on facebook before the big moving day.
-Saucepan and frying pan
-Dinner plate, side plate and bowl
-Knives, forks, spoons
-Glasses and mugs
-A recipe book!
There are a few other things you should probably bring with you, but these essentials will keep you going a while. Especially if you are a newbie in the kitchen.
Again this will depend on whether you are in en suite accommodation or have a shared bathroom.
-Toilet roll (even if you all pitch in having a spare is useful)
-Paracetamol (do not underestimate the notorious freshers flu)
Especially if you live in university halls your bedroom will be the one place where the space is all yours, so personalise it any way you wish!
-Duvet and pillows
-Clothes (for all seasons, just in case)
-Posters/photos to make your room your own space
These will be invaluable whether you are living on or off campus, and things that would be really useful to already have with you when you start university.
-Textbooks (Some second and third year students will sell their old textbooks relatively cheap, but if not amazon has pretty good deals)
-Notebook (for all those lecture notes)
-Folders and dividers
Life at university will be a lot easier if you have access to these essentials. For a definitive list click here.
There are a lot of websites that will give you guidance on what to take to university with you. I would advise that you use your own judgement, and don’t doubt the knowledge of your mum and dad! When they ask you for the third time if you need a vegetable peeler they have your best interests at heart. Trust me, there will come a time a few weeks down the line when you will wish you had taken them up on that offer.
Quote for the day: “The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today.” P.S. I Love You –H. Jackson Brown Jr.
Hope you all have another excellent week, until next time! 🙂