What to take to university 2018 checklist

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You've got your place at uni sorted but what on earth do you need to take with you? Here's our definitive guide for what to take to university

OK, time for a quick disclaimer. You will not be taking everything on this list with you (or, if you do, we really want to see the pictures). There's a lot of stuff listed - all of which has been suggested by current and former students. 
The resulting list is an uber packing list of anything and everything you might find handy.

First, some quick tips

  • Aim to travel light. You're moving into a small room with very limited cupboard space - and you'll be moving out again in June. One large suitcase of clothes, a couple of boxes of other stuff and a binliner of bedding is about the right level.
  • Don't splash out on expensive stuff. You'll find perfectly decent duvet covers, kettles and stationery at the likes of IkeaArgos and the big supermarkets. Most stuff won't survive your first year so there's no point binning tons of cash on it.
  • Before you go out and buy anything, make sure you've checked what the uni will be providing. You don't want to turn up with a lot of stuff that's already been laid on.

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