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Back to University Essentials | Amber Student Partnership (

Back to University Essentials

You're reading this guide because you've aced your university admissions along with the required exams(Congrats). But now you’re too sceptical, which is so natural, about your initial university assignment, which is due to be completed before you take your flight off to the university. The title of the assignment is probably:

                "An inquiry into WTF I need to take with me to the university and what I shouldn't."

Well, now that you've arrived here, I will help you out with your uni assignment, and we can together sort it out what all are your essentials checklist.

What to pack and what not?

When you start with your checklist, you’ll find that you will need hundreds of things to take with you but don't forget you're not moving to the moon. Taking too much stuff is the very first mistake that you are probably going to make. You will get so many shops there to purchase and who knows you might get them at cheaper rates.

University Essential Checklist

I have a long list going, so have patience and make sure you have all the items you need to take to the university from those I have mentioned further in this guide. If you’re moving to the UK you can check out some cheap properties in cities like Leicester, London, and Liverpool

Stationery Items: This is the most underrated essential that you must take with yourself without failing. It is good to take them with you for it will have a little surge in the weight of your luggage. If you don't carry them, you might regret not taking them with you. Please take your: 

  1. Pens and pencils
  2. Ruler
  3. Pencil case
  4. Scissors
  5. Stapler & staples
  6. Highlighters
  7. A4 or A5 writing pad
  8. Student planner
  9. Document storage folders
  10. Ring-binders
  11. Printer paper
  12. White tack
  13. Post-it notes
  14. Calculator
  15. Course textbooks

Clothes and Accessories: It is needless to say that clothing and accessories are never too much even if you have them in excess. They are always the more, the better. You can buy much more of them after you reach your uni, but infallibly carry sufficient clothing and accessories with you. You will need:

  1. T-shirts
  2. Shirts
  3. Tops
  4. Dresses/skirts
  5. Jumpers
  6. Sweatshirts
  7. Jeans
  8. Smart trousers
  9. Tights
  10. Raincoat
  11. Winter coat
  12. Underwear
  13. Pyjamas
  14. Socks
  15. Gloves
  16. Hats
  17. Trainers
  18. Slippers
  19. Smart shoes or heels
  20. Suit jacket
  21. Tie
  22. Watch
  23. Handbag
  24. Gym kit
  25. Swimming kit
  26. Fancy dress outfit 

Essential Documents: You can leave your hair curler and grooming kit behind because you can buy them there but don't forget the documents because back there they don't sell documents. The essential documents are:

  1. Your passport and a valid driving licence
  2. Your university admission letter
  3. Your degree allowance letter
  4. Your student accommodation agreement
  5. Your financial documents
  6. Your scholarship letter(if any)
  7. Your insurance documents 
  8. Your passport-size photos
  9. Your vaccination history and health report
  10. You prescription copies(if you're under any medication)
  11. Your bank debit cards/credit cards
  12. Any student discount cards (e.g. 16-25 railcard)

Bathroom Essentials and Toiletries: You can be 100% sure that you will get everything that a bathroom must-have in your student accommodation there, but there are a few you will have to take them from here. They are:

  1. Bath towel
  2. Hand towel
  3. Dressing gown
  4. Hand soap
  5. Toothbrush
  6. Toothpaste
  7. Shampoo
  8. Shower gel
  9. Flip-flops
  10. Toilet roll
  11. Hairbrush or comb
  12. Hair straighteners
  13. Hairdryer
  14. Make-up and remover
  15. Nail cutters
  16. Tweezers
  17. Plasters (or small first-aid kit)
  18. Razors and shaving cream
  19. Sanitary products
  20. Contraceptives
  21. Paracetamol
  22. Medication
  23. Personal supplies (e.g. contact lens solution)

Electronic Items: You must be wondering that you will have to take lights and bulbs with you. You've mistaken the electronic items to include:

  1. Mobile phone and a SIM
  2. Laptop and Laptop Case
  3. Printer & Ink
  4. USB memory stick
  5. Ethernet cable
  6. Power extension lead
  7. Headphones
  8. Portable speakers
  9. Games console
  10. USB TV Stick (preferably Chromecast or Amazon Fire)
  11. Device chargers
  12. Batteries

Favourite Home Comforts: I know you will miss the comfort of your home, but that's how it works. You will have to leave them and get ready to settle into private or university accommodation, whichever you choose. If you are still persistent in taking your home comfort, then you can skip a few and take away a few with you. They are:

  1. Duvet with cover (all seasons)
  2. Pillows with cases
  3. Bedsheets
  4. Mattress protector
  5. Coat hangers
  6. Laundry basket
  7. Small mirror
  8. Wall clock
  9. Clothes horse
  10. Desk fan
  11. Small safe
  12. Earplugs
  13. Photos of friends & family (get free prints)
  14. Vacuum storage bags

All of these will serve the purpose and with the rest, try to not long for them much. That's all I can say.

Essential Smartphone Apps:

It goes without mentioning that if you are travelling abroad or anywhere outside your home station, you will be a regular smartphone user. Despite that I have a few picks of must-have apps, you must keep installed on your smartphones. They are:

  1. Skype
  2. Convert Units
  3. TripAdvisor
  4. Oanda Currency Converter
  5. Workout Trainer
  6. Skyscanner
  7. DuoLingo
  8. Rome2Rio
  9. Evernote
  10. Google Maps
  11. Splitwise
  12. Whatsapp
  13. Triposo


How can AmberStudent help you?

Along with an essential university checklist, you will also require excellent and cheap student accommodation to get safe second-home. They at AmberStudent are committed to giving you the best experience and option for your student accommodation worldwide because they understand its relevance. They have also updated themselves continuously with the COVID-19 policies and would be more than eager to assist you with that.