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All the uni supplies you NEED

By bzbeth 08 Jul 2019

Your first task when you arrive at uni is unpacking...

And if you don't have everything you need, it's only going to make life much more difficult.

Here's a list of everything you need:

  • Duvet, duvet covers
  • Pillows, pillowcases
  • Bed sheets, mattress cover (bring spares of all of these!)
  • Blankets
  • Comfortable clothing for lectures or just lounging around, e.g. the three J’s: jumpers, jeans, joggers.
  • A selection of clothes suitable for different weather conditions
  • Fancier outfits that you may wear out for an event
  • Pyjamas/dressing gown
  • Underwear!
  • Wash bag, especially if you’re sharing a bathroom
  • Shampoo/conditioner
  • Soap/shower gel
  • Face wash and moisturiser
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Razors/shaving foam
  • Deodorant/perfume/aftershave

  • Bedroom lamp
  • Phone and phone charger
  • Laptop and laptop charger
  • Dishcloths/sponges
  • Plates/bowls/cutlery
  • Washing up liquid
  • Rubber gloves
  • Food (bring some essentials for the first few days)
  • Towels (hand and body)
  • Toilet roll/toilet brush
  • Toilet bleach/antibacterial spray
  • Laundry basket
  • Umbrella
  • Stationery/notebooks/folders

We've made you a downloadable shopping list so that you don't forget anything:

UoL_Move-In_Checklist.pdf (30KB)

Now that you've got a list of things you need to buy to make your new flat a functional home, it's time to get packing! Don't forget that you don't need to buy all of this in the UK, there are shops in the UK where you can buy everything at an affordable price.

See you soon!