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What Do Students Typically Forget to Pack for Uni?

Updated: Jan 27

With our checklists for Uni students, you won't forget to pack a thing!

The excitement of preparing your move to University can be stressful and distracting. You have to pack your belongings, say goodbye to your friends and family, and start a new chapter in your life. So when you're packing for Uni, how do you make sure you don't forget to pack anything important?

"It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark!"

– Richard Cushing

Plan Ahead So You Don't Forget to Pack Anything Important for Uni

You may have an idea of what you need to bring, like clothes, toiletries, bedding, and electronics. However, there are a number of items that are easily overlooked, yet they will make a big difference to your comfort and convenience at university.

Read on to find out what NOT to forget to pack for Uni!

To help you avoid forgetting anything important, we have put together a list of the top 15 things students (those who didn't download our packing lists of course!) typically forget to pack when moving to university.

These essentials will help you settle into your new environment quickly, giving you more time to explore the area, get to know your flatmates, and start life on campus organised and ready to enjoy your new student life.

Plus, we have a bonus tip that will make your transition to university that much easier.


We Did The Thinking So You Don't Have To!

To save you the hassle of trying to remember everything and get fully organised for your move to university, visit our website, and subscribe to Member Resources for instant access to our extensive library of over 30 downloadable resources and packing lists for students.

We have thought of everything you will need for your university adventure - from kitchen utensils to stationery supplies. With our packing lists, you won’t miss a thing!

You wouldn't drive to an unknown destination without Google Maps to guide you, would you? So think of this list as your roadmap and the best way to get to your destination.


The 15 Things Students Forget to Pack for Uni

Storage boxes

Most university rooms, especially in halls of residence, are boxy and small, making storage options limited.

Use practical, space-saving storage boxes and hanging shelves as they provide extra space to keep things organised.

Stackable boxes can be used under your desk/table to maximise available space.

Extension cords

Clothes Hangers

Bottle opener/corkscrew

Small toys or games

External hard drive

Laundry bag

Slippers or Slides

Ear Plugs and Eye Mask

Blu-tack & Pins or Magnets for Noticeboard

Sewing kit


First Aid Kit

Hot water bottle

Sports Kit

The above list of items are often overlooked are small things and will make a big difference to your university experience and help you feel more settle in and comfortable in your new surroundings.

And our bonus tip is....


Take A Positive Attitude With You

Moving to university is a big change, and it's normal to feel nervous or a little overwhelmed.

A positive attitude makes a big difference.

Remember that everyone is in the same boat and you should take advantage of the many opportunities to make new friends and have new experiences.

Don't be afraid to step out of your comfort zone and try new things.


Good luck with your move to university!

Don't forget to visit our website and download all our packing lists for students. They will make your packing process easier and faster, and ensure that you don't forget to pack anything important.

In addition, our Member Resources provide accommodation guides, student budget calculators and much more to help you settle in stress-free! And our essential guide for students is available on Amazon, Waterstones, Barnes & Noble, Book Depository and many more bookstores online.


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