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List of Items Needed in Campus

Note: All fingers are not equal, you can re-sketch these items to suit your status.

  1. Documents
  • Passport photos
  • Passport or driving licence
  • NHS number
  • National Insurance number
  • TV Licence
  • CV and references
  • Discount travel cards
  • Bank account details
  • Address book and email contacts list
  • Local map
  • What’s on guide
  • Old textbooks and notes
  • List of phone numbers
  • Support notification form
  • Diary or calendar
  • Doctor and dentist details
  • Other university documents
  • Exam certificates
  • Room insurance
  1. Kitchen
    A lot of the kitchen stuff will depend if you’re going self catering or not.
  • Cutlery
  • Corkscrew
  • Bottle opener
  • Mugs
  • Glasses
  • Wine glasses
  • Shot glasses
  • Kettle
  • Knives, forks and spoons
  • Plates
  • Bowls (for cereal, soup, ice cream, etc)
  • One-person casserole dish
  • Small frying or omelette pan
  • 1 small, 1 large saucepan with lids
  • Egg cup
  • Tin opener
  • Scissors
  • Chopping knife
  • Chopping board – An extra chopping board if you are cutting meat: this way you avoid food poisoning!!!
  • Vegetable peeler
  • Cheese grater – (ho for one that has the grater as a lid so all the cheese goes into a box/compartment neatly and you can leave it in there to store as well )
  • Bread-knife
  • Wooden spoon
  • Spatula – good for a washing up implement.
  • Potato Masher (only if you are a fan of mash tho!)
  • Easy to follow recipe book
  • Store cupboard ingredients – coffee, tea, milk, sugar, eggs, margarine, cooking oil, salt and pepper – and let’s not forget pasta
  • Coffee whitener – for when you run out of milk
  • Sandwich bags – good for lots of stuff you open and need to contain. e.g. sugar / teabags and things
  • Plastic bowl or box with lid
  • Microwaveable bowl
  • Cling film
  • Tin foil
  • Sieve
  • Tea towels
  • Oven gloves
  • Washing-up stuff – Washing-up liquid / -Dishcloth / Scrubbing brush
  • Tray – For carrying food to your room and to stop you making a mess if you’re not eating at a table
  • Chopsticks
  1. Studying
  • Desk lamp (Halogen)
  • BOOK CHAIR – saves a lot of neck strain if you are making notes out of a big book]
  • NOTICE BOARD – for timetables, numbers, etc. Some halls may already provide one.
  • Message board with erasable marker eg. a mini white board or one of those magnetic sand ones that you can wipe
  • DIARY/PLANNERS – to keep track of assignments.
  • Dictionary and thesaurus
  • A pad of lined paper – for making notes/doing drafts etc
  • Ream of printing paper
  • A4 folders
  • Pens, pencils, paper, files, highlighters
  • Scissors
  • Sticky tape
  • Stapler, hole punch
  • Sticky labels
  • Post-it notes
  • Paper clips
  • White Tac – so it doesn’t mark the walls
  • Stamps and envelopes
  1. Outdoor
  • Sports gear
  • Bike
  • Raincoat
  • Umbrella
  • Head warmer/cap
  1. Healthcare
  • Multivitamins
  • Painkillers
  • Condoms/pill
  • Basic first aid kit – plasters, antiseptic wipes, bandages
  • Paracetamol
  • Some cold/flu remedy in case you are struck down by freshers’ flu
  • Pro-Plus
  • Anti-allergy pills – eg. Piriton
  • A cold/hot pack
  1. Bathroom
  • Bath mat
  • Bath and hand towels (+ possibly a flanel)
  • Basket for shower supplies
  • Wash bag
  • Toilet roll
  • Box of tissues
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Soap – liquid soap is probably better. If you’re sharing bathrooms then it’s easier to transport and wont slip onto the floor etc.
  • Shower gel
  • Shampoo/Conditioner
  • Nail clippers
  • Deodorant
  • Cologne
  • Hair gel
  • Hair spray
  • Hairbrush
  • Comb
  • Razor
  • Shaving cream/gel
  • Lip balm
  1. Housekeeping
  • Air Freshener
  • Laundry bag – So your dirty clothes don’t end up on the floor. And for dragging to the laundry or dumping on your parents to wash for you!
  • Clothes horse – Save money on dryers by drying your clothes in your room
  • Coat hangers – you may not get any in wardrobes
  • Dustpan and brush – for cleaning up the odd mess, though most hostels should provide this
  • Duster
  • Kitchen towel
  • Cleaning products
  • Washing powder/liquid/tablets – if the washing powder dispenser isn’t working
  • Door wedge – an open door in freshers week is much more friendly
  1. Electrical
  • Alarm clock (maybe 2 in two different locations in your room to make sure lectures are at least attempted, even if you carry on sleeping there!)
  • Calculator – for sorting out finances
  • Computer and/or laptop – saves on queues at deadline time
  • Computer mouse for laptop – easier to use than a trackpad
  • CDR’s (CDRW’s cheaper in long run) – for backing up work
  • USB “pen drive” – carrying projects etc between uni, internet cafe, friends comp, etc. quickly, easily and RELIABLY!
  • Printer – printing could take up to six hours on uni computers
  • Network cable – to access the internet from the socket in your room
  • Mini fridge – for beer and other items you don’t want in the communal fridge
  • Bedside lamp
  • Mobile and charger
  • Answering machine
  • CD player/Hi-fi system – though better (certainly space wise) just to bring speakers and use your computer
  • TV – but license fee will be costly. There will doubtless be a communal TV you can watch. Also worth considering a TV-DVD/-VCR combi or separate VCR/DVD players
  • Camera – to take pictures of room and friends (to send home/put on website … everything else people do with photos)
  • Headphones – so you don’t disturb others when you play music loud. You can get ‘infra-red’ ones that aren’t too expensive and allow you to walk around while still listening to the music.
  • Batteries – rechargeable (save money)
  • Multi plug adaptor/extension lead – to give you more than the normal 2/4 sockets
  1. Clothing
  • Dressing gown
  • Slippers
  • T-shirts
  • Jumpers
  • Trousers
  • Underwear
  • Socks
  • Shoes/trainers
  • Flip flops – for wearing in showers / communal wash areas
  • Swimwear
  • Ball gowns/evening wear – for the Freshers’ Ball.
  • Shirt and tie for any smart-casual events
  1. Leisure
  • Board games – a couple, will make a good fun free evening (not sure about your phrasing! – its not mine)
  • Pack of card
  • Ball – rugby ball/football for friendly matches/made up games
  • Frisbee – again for the occasional game (rugby style)
  1. Style
  • Posters – though theses are often available during freshers week – (you might need things to cover bad decoration)
  • Photos of family and friends
  • Wall hanging – more homely than posters
  • Rugs – to hide the mangy carpet
  • Fairylights/disco ball/police light/lava lamp
  • Cushions/beanbags – for friends to sit down in your room
  • A throw – to make your bed into a sofa for friends to sit on
  • Pot plants
  • Teddy bear/stuffed toys
  • Blankets – for when it gets cold and you want to snuggle up
  1. Bedding
  • Sheets
  • Duvet and duvet covers
  • Pillows & pillow cases – did you know the average used pillow is 75% dead flesh?
  • Mattress cover – goes between the mattress and the bottom sheet
  • Hot water bottle
  • Inflatable mattress and pump – for your mates when they visit
  • Sleeping bag – for when friends come to stay/when you go to stay
  1. Miscellaneous
  • Drinks – to make new friends with
  • Sweets or biscuits – to distribute to flatmates
  • Extra storage – cardboard or plastic boxes for things which wont fit anywhere else
  • Large suitcase – to put things in when going home for the weekend
  • A spare lightbulb
  • Torch – for power cuts and looking under desks/chairs/beds
  • Pen knife
  • Loose change – for washing / vending machines
  • Earplugs – to cut out noise you don’t want to hear
  • Bookends – probably unnecessary; just use something else (eg pot of pasta, sugar etc)
  • Poster hangers – if you’re not allowed Blu-/White?-Tac on the walls
  • Safety pins
  • Small sewing kit – just in case you need to do a quick fix on a rip or tear (like the ones you get in hotels)
  • Small toolkit
  • Matches
  • Fan
  • Clock
  1. Female specific items
  • Hair Ties/clips
  • Make up (eye shadow, mascara, lip stick/-gloss, eyeliner, foundation, etc)
  • Jewelries
  • Moisturizer
  • Baby Oil
  • Nail Varnish
  • Hair removing cream
  • Hair dryer/straighteners
  • Tampons/sanitary towels
  1. Male specific items
  • Shaving brush

If you have all these, you won’t spend much while in the hostel.

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