Hello! Congratulations to all of you who have received your A-level results. No matter what you got, you’ve done amazingly well. Trust me, my A levels nearly killed me and i didn’t get into my first choice university but three years later, so close to graduating, I can’t imagine myself having gone to another university.
For those of you heading to university in September I thought I would start a mini series on my blog to help you out in your university journey and beyond. This series will involve packing, freshers, meals, studying and more! The first post up: Packing! this post is going to include things you definitely need to take to university with you. A checklist like this would have been very helpful when I first moved to university however, all I could find were posts from mothers sending there kids off. So if you are university student or a parent/ guardian of one, I have an up to date list that is perfect for your packing needs.
As starting university can be a little daunting due to there being so much to do in so little time, between getting your results and actually starting, I wanted to relieve some stress for you. As a fresher you will probably either underpack or over pack but lucky for you, I have done this three times so I have a checklist that will see you through the year.
Before you pack, you’re going to need things to put your stuff in. When i moved to university I bought a large suitcase, a weekend suitcase
(for when you go home) and these boxes
, which made life 100% easier instead of using the staple bin bags and ikea specials.
I really recommend checking out Amazon
for cheap and durable storage solutions.
If you want to download this checklist, click here. I’ve also included a few extra spaces for you to add things for yourself. Most of my university things such as my mattress protector (please get this, you do not know what has gone on in your bed before you moved in!) and crockery set I really recommend Amazon because they ship everywhere and their returns are easy.
As with the bedroom stuff, that really is personal to you and i’ve just put a few bits on there that you may need. Most of the stuff is not essential but it’s good to have them to make your room feel more like home and I will be writing a whole other post on ‘Non-essential University Essentials,’ so keep you eyes peeled for that. I will also be doing an in-depth post on making your uni room feel more like home so watch this space.
My next post will be all about FRESHERS and what to expect.
Talk to you next Sunday, students.