Described by many as the best years of your life, University really is a time to be looking forward too!

We understand all the nerves and anxiousness that can come from making the step to go to University, especially if you will be going to a new City and leaving home for the first time.

So to make your life a little bit easier, our team of former students at Uni Accessories have listed all the essentials of what you’ll need to take to University.

If you’re moving into Halls of residence for student accommodation, it’s important to check what comes with your flat and kitchen as some stuff may be provided for you.


Bathroom checklist

  • Bath Towel
  • Hand Towel
  • Shampoo
  • Shower Gel
  • Soap
  • Toothbrush
  • Toothpaste
  • Toilet Roll
  • Bleach
  • Air Freshener
  • Hair Dryer / Straighteners
  • Hair Brush
  • Makeup
  • Razor
  • Nail Cutters
  • Sanitary Products
  • Contraception

Bedroom checklist

  • Duvet
  • Pillows
  • Bed Sheets
  • Laundry Basket
  • Coat Hangers
  • Extension Cable
  • Clothes Horse
  • Clothes
  • Storage Boxes
  • Door Stop (It’s always good to keep your bedroom open when you can in Freshers so you’re sociable in getting to know your new flat mates)

Consider making your bedroom as homely as possible to help you settle in and to feel at ease by adding photos of family and friends to your wall and styling it out.

Check out our ‘Style Your Uni Room’ page on our Website here –


Kitchen checklist


  • Cutlery
  • Plates
  • Bowls
  • Mugs
  • Glasses / Cups
  • Can Opener
  • Frying Pan
  • Saucepan
  • Slotted Spoon
  • Slotted Turner
  • Kitchen Knives
  • Scissors
  • Bottle Opener
  • Chopping Board
  • Baking Tray
  • Colander
  • Measuring Jug
  • Tea Towel
  • Kitchen Foil
  • Washing up liquid
  • Washing up sponge
  • Kitchen Roll
  • Bin Bags

Non essentials / Stuff to think about:

  • Cheese Grater
  • Sandwich Toaster
  • Food Storage Boxes
  • Kitchen Tongs
  • Ice Cube Tray
  • Spatula
  • Whisk
  • Cling Film
  • Shot Glasses
  • Student Cook Book (Handy for simple ideas and inspiration)


We know first hand the hassle it can be to get all your kitchen stuff bought and packed into the car (where there is limited space) for all your Uni stuff. So we’ve complied a Student Essentials Kitchen Pack where all the kitchen essentials are packed into a small box for you ready for University.

For more info and to purchase yours visit here ->

 Stationery checklist

  • Pens & Pencils
  • A4 Notepad
  • Pencil Case
  • Highlighters
  • Revision Cards
  • Ring Binder
  • A4 Wallets
  • White Tack 

Electronics Checklist

  • Phone
  • Phone Charger
  • Laptop
  • Headphones
  • Memory Stick

Other items to take / consider

  • Driving License / Passport (For ID)
  • Important Documents (University Acceptance & Student Finance Letters)
  • Umbrella
  • Rucksack
  • Water Bottle
  • First aid kit
  • Paracetamol
  • Fairy Lights
  • Bedroom Décor
  • Mirror
  • Photos of Friends & Family
  • Playing Cards (Drinking Games)
  • Gym & Sports Attire
  • Games Console
  • Portable Speakers
  • Printer
  • TV
  • Games


You can find most of this stuff on our website here at all at an affordable price with free delivery on all orders over £10.

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