Whether you’re starting University for the first time or you’re going back for your second or third year or Master’s degree, there are certain things that everyone will need to get you through your time at University.
We’ve put together a ‘Back to Uni’ guide with essential products from our stores here at St Andrews Square for the kitchen, your bedroom and lectures- Handy if you’re a fresher who isn’t sure what to pack and great for returning students who have forgotten what they might need! Keep scrolling for inspiration…
Wilko – Student Kitchen Accessories – £26
For many, living at University means cooking for yourself for the first time, which can be a pretty daunting task! But thanks to Wilko, you can buy kitchen bundles which include all the key items you might need in your first few weeks.
Card Factory – Personalised Keep Calm And Drink On Wine Glass – £9.99
The University kitchen is where all the fun happens! Pre-drinks, chilling with housemates and communal meal times are just a few of the things you’ll get up to. And to make them all even better is a personalised wine glass! (A personalised glass is also a great way of making sure no one else can ‘borrow’ your things!)
Peacocks – Adult Pongsecco Game – £8
The likelihood is that pre-drink games are going to become a regular event in your University calendar. Everyone loves the traditional card games, but turn things up a notch and impress your fellow housemates with this super fun and super classy game of Pongsecco!
Morrisons – Fusilli Pasta 500G – £0.60
Filling your food cupboards with long lasting food such as pasta is a great idea because it means that no matter what time you’re home from lectures you’ll always have something quick and easy to cook!
Morrisons Ocean Breeze Fabric Conditioner 21 Washes 630ml – £1
Now comes the task of something that’s put at the bottom of most student’s to-do-lists, the laundry! Whether you have a communal washing machine in your kitchen or you have a campus launderette, make sure you stock up on the essential cleaning products, because there’s nothing more comforting than fresh smelling clothes and bedding!
Wilko – Paisley Grey Easy Care Double Duvet Set – £14
Single or double bed? No problem! Wilko has a range of bedding for all bed sizes including this pretty paisley duvet set. Choosing your own bedding is actually more fun and important than you think for it allows you to put your own stamp on your new room and can make moving in that little bit more homely.
Wilko – Angle Task Lamp Copper – £17
Make sure you’re prepared for late night study sessions with this handy desk lamp from Wilko. It’s also great for having movie nights with housemates!
Argos – Canon Pixma MG3650S Wireless Inkjet Printer – £29.99
Got some reading to do for your next lecture? Print it out in the comfort of your own room and save those library credits for when it comes to printing coursework! Having your own printer also means you can print your favourite photos to pin up on a notice board!
Peacocks – Blue Take Note Slogan Notebook – £4
If you prefer the traditional way of writing notes rather than typing them, then you’re going to need a notebook. But forget the plain boring ones, Peacocks has seriously stylish ones such as this leopard print ‘take note’ notebook.
The Works – 6 Mini Neon Ink Highlighters – £2
Highlighters are going to become your best friend! Highlight key points in your readings, colour code your revision notes or simply add some colour to your to-do-list, however you might use them, ensure you always have one to hand!
The Works – I Need a Drink Blue Plastic Drinks Bottle – £2.50
Help keep your concentration and hydration levels up during lectures with a water bottle.
Peacocks – Women’s Black Leopard Print Chain Rucksack – £12
Sooner or later you’re going to acquire more and more books and stationary, so you’re going to need somewhere to put it all! Peacocks has stylish rucksacks for her and for him, at a great price too!