What to take to university – Bobatoo’s complete uni checklist
You’ve got the results that you needed and have secured a spot at university – congratulations! But now the hard work starts, and there are few tasks more difficult than packing for your first taste of life away from home.
Luckily for you, Bobatoo has compiled everything you need into one easy-to-read list to make sure that you don’t forget a single thing – from your debit card to your phone charger!
For the kitchen – Uni kitchen essentials
One of the main concerns for first-year university students is adapting to sharing a kitchen with their new flatmates – some things, like kettles and toasters, are often provided and can be shared, while others like cutlery, plates and bowls might not be.
Here are a few uni kitchen essentials that should 100% be on your checklist:
For the bathroom – Uni bathroom essentials
Whether you have opted for an en-suite or a shared bathroom facility, you’ll need to take with you everything that you would usually use at home.
For the bedroom – Uni bedroom essentials
It’s likely to be the only room in which you’ll have the complete freedom to make your own. There are plenty of things you can do to add your own twist to your university bedroom – but before you start decorating, make sure you’ve got the essentials:
For the wardrobe – clothes to take to uni
When you pack your clothes for university, there are a number of things that you’ll need to consider – not least the weather.
Make sure you can dress for all occasions by packing these essentials:
For your classes – what supplies do I need for uni?
In the excitement of starting afresh in a new city, with new friends and a new home, don’t forget the reason you’re actually going to university – to study!
Some of the things you’ll probably expected to have include:
For your entertainment – should I take a games console to uni?
While your main reason for being at university is to work, don’t forget that it is equally as important to give yourself some time off – your work will benefit from it, and so will your mood!
Consider bringing along some of the following:
For your records – what documents to take to uni
This is arguably the most important category of all of your university essentials – check, double-check and then check again that you have all of the following:
Keep all of your important documents in one place (perhaps buy a small file) so you know where they are if you need them.
Miscellaneous – optional extras
Finally, if you have an inch or two spare, there are a few optional items which could come in handy while you’re at university.
Now you’ve got an extended list of what to take to uni and where to get it all, you should also make sure that you’ve got the right insurance policy in place.
For example, if you plan on using a car while at university, you should get a cheap student car insurance quote here at Bobatoo, while you should also make sure that you have student travel insurance for any holidays you go on – both abroad and in the UK.
Finally, did you know that the average uni student is 3 TIMES as likely to be burgled? To keep your belongings like your laptop, tablet, games console and other expensive items safe at uni, you should consider taking out student contents insurance – while it will not be able to replace any lost work, it will save you from having to pay for a replacement.