Ultimate University Packing Checklist

You’re bound to forget something when your packing for Uni and who could blame you, with so many things to remember! We’ve put together the Ultimate packing Checklist, so you won’t forget a thing!

Trying to remember everything you will need for University is so difficult as there is so many things to remember! We’ve put together the Ultimate University Packing Checklist, so that you don’t forget a thing!

The Important Uni Stuff

  • Valid ID/ Passport 
  • Uni acceptance letter 
  • Passport size photos 
  • Accommodation contract letter 
  • Student finance documents 
  • Course acceptance letter 
  • Any scholarship or bursary letters 
  • Insurance documents
  • Vaccination history 
  • Prescription copies 

Stuff to Pay with 

  • Bank debit card 
  • Credit card 
  • Cash 
  • Spare change 
  • Student cards (Railcard, loyalty cards)

Electrical Stuff 

  • Laptop (and case)
  • Laptop charger 
  • Phone 
  • Phone charger 
  • Spare charger cables 
  • Portable phone charger 
  • Extension cable 
  • Desk fan 
  • Desk lamp 
  • Printer (Ink, paper)
  • Printer cable 
  • TV (Included at Aberdeen)
  • Headphones 
  • Speakers 
  • Fairy lights

Bedroom Stuff 

  • Duvet 
  • Duvet cover 
  • Pillows 
  • Bedding pack 
  • Fitted sheet 
  • Mattress cover (Included at Carlisle & Sunderland)
  • Extra cushions 
  • Blanket 
  • Clothes dryer 
  • Eye mask 
  • Earplugs 
  • Bin (Included at Aberdeen, Carlisle & Sunderland)
  • Rug
  • Doorstop 
  • Fake plants
  • Decorative bits

Storage Stuff 

  • Hangers 
  • Vac Pac bags 
  • Shoe rack 
  • Self-adhesive hooks 
  • Stackable storage boxes

Stuff to Accessorise

  • Slippers 
  • Dressing gown 
  • Bag/ clutch 
  • Rucksack 
  • Overnight bag 
  • Suitcase 
  • Gym kit 
  • Swimming kit 
  • Fancy dress outfits 
  • Watch 
  • Sunglasses

Stuff to Wear 

  • Jeans 
  • Leggings 
  • Joggers 
  • Shorts 
  • Trousers 
  • T-shirts 
  • Long sleeve tops 
  • Hoodies 
  • Jumpers 
  • Dresses 
  • Tie 
  • Smart jacket 
  • Winter coat 
  • Raincoat 
  • Pj’s 
  • Hat 
  • Scarf 
  • Gloves 
  • Socks
  • Underwear 
  • Tights 
  • Trainers 
  • Boots 
  • Sandals 
  • Heels

Stationery Stuff 

  • Pens
  • Pencils 
  • Highlighters 
  • Pen pot 
  • Planner 
  • Stapler
  • Staples 
  • Notepad 
  • Calculator 
  • Rulers 
  • Blue tac 
  • Folders 
  • Cellotape 
  • Scissors 
  • Desk organiser 
  • Diary 
  • Uni Books 
  • Post-it notes 
  • Pen board/ pins 
  • Memory stick 
  • Personal reading books 
  • Colouring book and pens 
  • Batteries 
  • Pins

Kitchen stuff

  • Mugs (Included at Aberdeen, Carlisle & Sunderland)
  • Plates (Included at Aberdeen, Carlisle & Sunderland)
  • Cereal Bowls (Included at Aberdeen, Carlisle & Sunderland) 
  • Cutlery (Included at Aberdeen, Carlisle & Sunderland)
  • Utensils (Included at Aberdeen, Carlisle & Sunderland- full list on website)
  • Wok 
  • Pan set (Included at Aberdeen, Carlisle & Sunderland)
  • Frying pan (Included at Aberdeen, Carlisle & Sunderland)
  • Glasses (Included at Aberdeen, Carlisle & Sunderland)
  • Sieve (Included at Aberdeen, Carlisle & Sunderland)
  • Scales 
  • Microwave (Included at Aberdeen, Carlisle & Sunderland)
  • Scissors (Included at Aberdeen, Carlisle & Sunderland)
  • Tupperware 
  • Bottle opener/ corkscrew (Included at Aberdeen, Carlisle & Sunderland)
  • Chopping board (Included at Aberdeen, Carlisle & Sunderland)
  • Baking tray (Included at Aberdeen, Carlisle & Sunderland)
  • Grater (Included at Aberdeen, Carlisle & Sunderland)
  • Tin opener (Included at Aberdeen, Carlisle & Sunderland)
  • Measuring jug (Included at Aberdeen, Carlisle & Sunderland)
  • Tea towel 
  • Washing up liquid 
  • Sponge 
  • Bin bags (Bin included at Aberdeen, Carlisle & Sunderland)
  • Foil 
  • Cling film 
  • Greaseproof paper 
  • Seasoning (salt, pepper, oil)
  • Dustpan and brush (Included at Aberdeen, Carlisle & Sunderland)
  • Water bottle 
  • Flask 
  • Snacks 
  • Toaster (Included at Aberdeen, Carlisle & Sunderland)
  • Kettle (Included at Aberdeen, Carlisle & Sunderland)
  • Blender 
  • Grill 
  • Whisk (Included at Carlisle)
  • Peeler (Included at Aberdeen, Carlisle & Sunderland)
  • Pizza cutter 
  • Kitchen cleaner/ disinfectant 
  • Cloth 
  • Gloves 
  • Mop & Bucket (Included at Aberdeen, Carlisle & Sunderland)

Bathroom Stuff 

  • Bath mat 
  • Bath sheet 
  • Bath towel 
  • Hand towel 
  • Beach towel
  • Washbag 
  • Washing basket 
  • Washing powder 
  • Stain remover 
  • Febreeze
  • Toothbrush 
  • Toothpaste 
  • Toilet roll 
  • Scales 
  • Handwash 
  • Mirror 
  • Shampoo 
  • Conditioner
  • Shower gel 
  • Luther 
  • Razor
  • Bleach 
  • Bathroom spray & cloth 
  • Any other toiletries
  • Medication
  • Hairdryer 
  • straighteners/ curling wand 
  • Brush 
  • Makeup 
  • Makeup remover 
  • Deodorant 
  • Moisturiser
  • First aid kit (plasters, pain killers, sterile wipes, tweezers)
  • Cotton buds and cotton pads 
  • Sanitary products 
  • Nail clippers/ nail file  
  • Contact lenses/ solution 
  • Glasses 
  • Vitamins 
  • Suncream 
  • Bobbles/ pins/ hair clips 
  • Air freshener

So whether you are just finishing off packing up your things for University, buying everything for your room or even if you’re a parent with a child going to University this list might be worthwhile printing off or saving! Or maybe you could share the Ultimate University Packing Checklist with someone who will need it.

If you’re struggling for places to buy things for Uni click here, or if you need some inspiration click here, to make your University room perfect!

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