Welcome to the ultimate university packing list that will help you make your moving and setting up as smooth as ever. This list will help you understand what you need to bring to uni and what essentials you need to have available daily. It is a challenging experience to get everything right as there is so much to remember, but do not worry our list will surely help you. Packing and prioritizing can be very stressful but this is a step you cannot skip. So let us help you here!
Prioritize Necessities Over Luxuries
Give 100% preference to things that you need in your day-to-day life rather than something that can be avoided. You need to prioritize your needs and essential items. This will help you have a crisp and thorough list. This will also help you save a lot of space.
University Essentials: Documentation
As a student in a foreign country, in the first week, your paperwork and documentation is your most important essential. This is how you will be recognized in these initial stages. Your university will need all your official documents so that they can register you completely. Make sure all your documents are safe and you have additional photocopies of the same.
- A Valid Passport
- A Valid Driver’s License
- Acceptance Letter
- Visa Copies
- Scholarship Letter
- Medical Certificate
- Bank Details
- Student Discount Cards
University Essentials: Clothing
You will want to carry your basic clothing from your home country. The prices in the UK are usually expensive. Kindly be aware of the weather conditions before you begin packing your clothing. Make sure you have clothes considering the weather and the season in the country.
- Casual Clothes
- Casual Shoes
- Formal Clothes
- Formal Shoes
- Comfortable Clothes
- Comfortable Slippers/flip-flops
University Essentials: Electronics
As a university student, you will have loads of electrical gadgets that you would want to have along with you. Firstly, you need to keep them safe. Secondly, if you miss any of the wires or accessories that are needed to use these gadgets you will be in a situation. All of the accessories are very expensive in the UK.
- Memory Drive
- Convertible Sockets
University Essentials: Bathroom
If you have opted for an ensuite room or a studio room, you will have your private bathroom. However, you would want to have all your bathroom essentials in place when you begin living at your student accommodation. Make sure you have everything in place and keep a stock of everything that you will be using so that you do not run out of these essentials.
- Hand Towels
- Dental Kit
- Bathing Soap
- Hand Soap
University Essentials: Bedroom
As any other person, we would want our bedroom to be the coziest space which helps us rest well during our uni days. Every person has a different way of defining comfort and peace. Make sure you have everything you need to feel comfortable in your bedroom.
- Pillow Cases
- Duvet Covers
University Essentials: Kitchen
If you are stressing about your kitchen space and are worrying that you will have to carry every single thing, then stop! You do not have to stress. Student accommodations provide you with basic electrical appliances. Make sure you check ahead in time with your student accommodation as to everything that is provided by them in their kitchens.
- Bowls and Plates
- Frying pan
- Food Storage Containers
- Cooking spoons
University Essentials: Medical Supplies & Toiletries
If you have a prescription for a particular medication, make sure you have stocked up well on those medicines. Other than that, you should always ensure you have the basic medicines handy to you. Also, know that you will need to have your toiletries so be planned of this.
- Prescription medicines
- Allergy Medicines
- Flu Medicines
- Sanitary Products
- Nail Cutter
- Body Lotion
University Essentials: Miscellaneous
Certain items cannot be categorized but come in very handy in your day-to-day lives. Make sure to pack these basics along with you as they may come in handy at any time.
- Alarm Clock
- Rain Coat
- Spare Charging Cables
On a side note, we would like to add that it is important to make your space as personal as possible so that you do not miss home too much. Always carry a few pictures with your family and friends and a few LED lights to make your space personal and cozy. We hope all the above lists are helpful to you and make you feel confident about getting your university essentials packed. We look forward to welcoming you soon!