Infographic: A Freshers’ Guide to Packing for University

There’s more to packing for uni than just chucking your favourite jeans, ten T-shirts and a couple of sweaters into a suitcase. Trust us: a little bit of organisation is the key to a smooth transition into university life.

Of course, the aim here isn’t to take every single thing you’re going to need for the full academic year ahead – just enough to get you through the first months, so that you can concentrate on settling in, making friends, having a laugh, learning stuff, etc.

So take a look at our infographic below – we’ve broken it down into the different rooms to make it all a bit easier to digest. Just move your mouse around each room, and little boxes will pop up to suggest the essential move-in items you’ll need.

A guide to packing for university


For many first year university students this will be the first
time they have lived away from home; if you are living in shared student accommodation,
it is likely that your bedroom is one of the only rooms where you can put your own stamp
on it and make it feel homely.



The kitchen is the area in shared student accommodation which can sometimes cause friction
amongst you and your housemates. Making sure you are well prepared by bringing enough of your
own equipment should prevent any roomie tiffs occurring!


Cooking utensils


and pans




Glasses and mugs


Corkscrew & Bottle opener


Chopping board


Washing up liquid




It is always a good idea to stock up on your toiletries before you move into your student accommodation;
making your essential items last longer will save you precious pennies in the months to come.


Things to pack for studying



Text books



Pen pots, Pencils, Pens & Highlighters



Memory stick



Ruler & Pencil Sharpener






Storage boxes






Post-it notes

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So there is quite a lot to consider, but it’s not rocket science if you break it all down and think about it logically. And TBH, if you do forget anything, you can probably just go out and buy it – after all, you’re gonna be living in a well-connected student-friendly city, not the Outer Hebrides!

Good luck, and if you’re coming to live with us, we’ll see you soon!

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Clearing Students 2016: Find Your University Accommodation with Us

A-Level results 2016

So, here we are. You’ve got your A-Level results.

It’s a stressful time for everyone, but particularly so if you didn’t quite get the grades you needed to secure your place on your chosen course, because this will likely mean that you have to change your plans and find another course via the Clearing process.

But don’t panic – honestly. Of course you’re disappointed, but, as the saying goes, it’s not the end of the world. It really isn’t. Organisations like UCAS are there to support you, and remember that universities are always keen to fill any places they have left over.

Of course, wherever you end up, you will need somewhere to live! This is where we come in. We’ve got stylish, comfy and conveniently-located student accommodation in some of the UK’s most exciting cities – some of which have a few spaces left:

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Henri Boci – Work Experience at The Student Housing Company

This week I was with the marketing team at The Student Housing Company HQ doing work experience before I head back to school in September.

Before my week with The Student Housing Company I would have never even have thought about living in private halls, but just 5 days at head office and visiting the sites has completely changed my mind. I’m now definitely considering private halls once I do get to university. This week of work experience has not only taught me a great deal about the marketing world, but also that private halls are also most likely the future for students. They cover everything a student needs and wants throughout their 3 years at university, it’s so easy.

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