Pots, pans and pens are too obvious and we’re not just about to give you a packing list for goths. Here’s the alternative packing list for those things you’ve probably forgotten, and those you wouldn’t have even thought about!
Fancy Dress and Face Paint
Gather all your arts and crafts supplies, your old halloween costumes, and anything you can decorate yourself with. University is the perfect excuse for fancy dress fun, whether it’s a running out of student loan flat fashion party, a themed bar crawl or an excuse to join a TikTok trend, I promise these supplies are essential
Flip Flops, Crocs or Birkenstocks
Style doesn’t matter when you’re standing curb-side ready for the arrival of your hangover takeaway, all you need to think about is comfort and speed! Staying in student accommodation? Be prepared for middle of the night fire alarms. Shared bathroom? For the love of god don’t go barefoot. Messy chef flatmate? You don’t want someone else’s crumbs sticking to your feet and making it to your bed.
Student Discount Card
You’re going to be poor, let’s not dance around that fact. Signing up to student discount services such as Student Beans will save you some pennies – so you can spend them in better ways! We’ve partnered with Student Beans to give you 20% off your subscription for your entire student life, simply go here to sign up!
We’re not talking about your PC so you can sit in your room and play Fortnite, it’s time to get social and a bit cringey with some ice breaker games. I’m not telling you to sit around and take it in turns to awkwardly say 2 truths and a lie – crack out the cards and pre drink with Ring of Fire, buy an old PS2 and get going on Guitar Hero and if you really want to get close with your new flatmates demand a game of Twister (or don’t… this might be a bit too weird.)
A fun way to record memories, keep a whiteboard of quotes in remembrance to the dumb stuff that’s been said. You can even use it to keep track of game scores, ongoing tournaments or tally charts of who pulled the most in the clubs. The possibilities are endless!
The best warning we can give you is to be careful of landlords and your deposit! The temptation to cover the walls in cute prints and posters is real, but it’s time to bin the blu tack before you get billed for damage and stained paintwork. This isn’t a sponsored command strip post, but just something that overly excites me… They’re truly groundbreaking science and an essential for making your space your own.
Obviously we were going to include our own products in this list! Looking after your health while at uni, mixing with loads of different people, away from your mum’s cooking and likely having nights out like you never imagined takes a toll on your health. We don’t want to be boring and sound like your mum, but uni costs a lot of money, you want to be healthy enough to make it worthwhile. Consistently taking supplements is a great way to help you feel your best both physically and mentally, why not check out our A-Z bundle as a great way to stay on top of your nutrition? And don’t forget to go here for your 20% student discount!