What to bring to uni checklist

Preparing for university can be exciting and sometimes overwhelming. We’ve put together a checklist of items to consider bringing to make your transition smoother.

You can still follow this advice if you’re not going into halls of residence. Be sure to check what’s already included with your accommodation if you are moving out.



  • Beddings (sheets, pillowcases, duvet)
  • Pillows
  • Mattress protector
  • Blankets
  • Hangers
  • Washing basket/bag
  • Desk lamp
  • Alarm clock


  • Microwave (if not provided)
  • Basic cookware (pots, pans, utensils)
  • Plates, bowls, and utensils
  • Microwave-safe containers
  • Water bottle
  • Coffee machine or kettle (if not provided)
  • Dish soap and sponge
  • Food storage containers
  • Snacks


  • Clothing for all seasons
  • Underwear and socks
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Toiletries bag
  • Towels (bath and hand towels)
  • Essential toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, soap, etc.)
  • Sliders/flip-flops
  • Hairdryer
  • First aid kit and any necessary medications
  • Umbrella

Study essentials

  • Laptop and charger
  • Notebooks, pens, and pencils
  • Backpack or laptop bag
  • Desk organiser
  • Sticky notes and index cards
  • USB flash drive or external hard drive
  • Extension cord

Decor and comfort

  • Posters or wall art
  • Rugs or carpet
  • Cushions
  • Comfortable bedding
  • Decorative items to personalise your space


  • Extension cords
  • Headphones
  • Chargers for all devices (phone, laptop, etc.)


  • Cleaning supplies (disinfectant wipes, bin liners)
  • Duct tape/sellotape and basic repair supplies
  • Backpack or tote bag
  • Portable fan
  • Books for leisure reading

Important documents

  • Passport or ID card
  • Bank and credit cards

Things for you

  • Biking equipment (if you plan to cycle)
  • Sports equipment
  • Musical instruments
  • Board games or playing cards
  • Portable speaker

Remember to check with your accommodation provider for any specific recommendations or restrictions. This list is a general guide, and individual preferences may vary. It's also a good idea to coordinate with your future flatmates to avoid duplicating items.