So, you’ve done the hard work, got the grades and spent the last summer living your best life. Now, it’s time to start packing your life into boxes and start your new chapter in student accommodation. Excited but a little overwhelmed? Don’t worry, we’ve set out what to expect and some helpful tips to keep you on track.
What to expect from Student Accommodation
Taking the first step of moving into a student pad comes with lots of mixed emotions, and that’s completely normal. For many students this is the first real taste of independence away from home, a time to set your own rules and boundaries. Sounds perfect right? It’s true there are many positive things that come with student life. You’ll make new friends, work to your own schedule and learn an amazing amount of information about a topic you’re really interested in. Surprisingly, you might even pick up some cooking and cleaning skills along the way. But before all of this even starts, it’s good to get an idea of what to pack for student accommodation (hint – less is definitely more).
What to pack
Before you leave home it’s a good idea to write a check list for the basics. We’ve compiled a list to help you on your way…
- Desk lamp
- Ear plugs (this is a must have for the nights they want to party but you don’t)
- First aid kit
- Medicine (paracetamol, flu tablets etc)
- Everyday wash items (clothes wash, toothbrush, shampoo + Cond, shower gel, toothpaste, moisturiser)
- Bath mat (you’ll want your own)
- Laundry bag (yes this is your responsibility now)
- Desk Bin
- Duvet + Pillows + Spare covers
- Mattress protector
- Blanket for your room (super cosy and comforting)
- Hangers for clothes
- Basic cleaning products
- Crockery + Cutlery
- Basic pots + Pans
Living in student accommodation is all part of the university experience. Finding your way with others in the same boat brings a sense of unity, and friendships usually spark easily. It’s a time to find your own path, and with a mix of study and party, there’s so much to look forward to. Congratulations and good luck!
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