A Guide to Packing for University

The results are in – you can finally choose which university you’ll be heading to in September, you can relax and let the daydreams of all the fun yet to be had begin. That is, until you start to think about packing.

A year is a long time, how will you know what you’re going to need for the next 12 months? Well, The Student Housing Company team have got your back. We have compiled a comprehensive and interactive room-by-room guide to packing for university to ensure that you take all the essentials and get your university career off to a flying start. Simply hover your mouse over each room to see your must-have items for the bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and stationery.

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

The Student Housing Company






Once that you have successfully packed everything you need for university – minus the kitchen sink, we provide one of those for you – sit back and let the good times roll!

If you are moving into a Student Housing Company residence this September, remember to check the amenities that are already provided in your accommodation. We want your time at university to be as enjoyable as possible, which is why our mission is to make your stay with us comfortable, stress free, safe and an easy distance from your university.

If you would like to ask us any questions about your accommodation please contact us and we will be happy to answer them.

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