Packing for university: the ultimate checklist

By on July 23rd, 2021


You’ve done it – your place in uni is secured, your accommodation is booked and you’re about to set off on the biggest adventure of your life!

It can be quite daunting leaving home for the first time, and the temptation may be there to just start throwing everything you own into a bag, but planning what you’re going to take will save you a lot of hassle in the long run.

So to help we’ve put together this, the first in a series of packing for university guides, an ultimate checklist to making packing as painless as possible. Whether you’re staying in a shared apartment, studio apartment or an en-suite room in halls, we have everything covered to make sure you’re ready for the big move!


Bedroom essentials


Bathroom essentials


Kitchen essentials


Electronic essentials


Study essentials


Documents to bring to university


It may seem like a lot, but once you get unpacked, you’ll be grateful to have everything you need at hand to save the headache of having to go back and forth.

To make it even easier for you, we’ve teamed up with Unikitout, the UK’s leading Student Kit supplier, who can deliver your uni essentials in one handy package delivered straight to your accommodation! Enter code Downing10 for a fab discount on everything you need to make your apartment or room a home away from home.

Make sure to get in touch with your accommodation provider to check what facilities they offer too. Our student rooms and apartments at Downing are packed full with lots of extras, including a TV, ample storage space, and study areas, however not all spaces will have this so you may need to also bring your own TV and storage units.

Above everything else though, our top tip for packing for university is to enjoy it and make your space your own. After all, you’re going to be living there for the best part of a year – it would be a shame not to!

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