(Original post by kerily)
Top tip: there is no need to bring washing up liquid. Everyone on my corridor brought washing up liquid, and now we have 8 different varieties for 8 of us. People laugh when they come into our kitchen
We all forgot to bring some, so there's a constant shortage in our flat.
Can openers, cake tins (there'll always be a time someone wants to bake!), doorstops - though you might end up hiding them if the kitchen door is propped open, and you get woken up every night by people having a 3am curry following a night out
5X Times more cutlery than you ever bring. You soon correlate results to conclude during block parties that the local drunks are more interested in mass manufactured cutlery than some perfectly good bags of monster munch
Sounds tame compared to other ideas, but why not remember to bring a fairly good selection of your favourite books? Nights when flatmates are out/ill/when you need to queue for ages or go on long journeys, or even just to chill out with when you come home.
University libraries will have good collections, but you can't beat your favourite well loved dog-eared paperbacks.
(Original post by Sophiemaybabe)
what sort of fancy dress do people take? :/
Just take anything you currently have which could be used, whether that's full fancy dress costumes you have from previous fancy dress parties, your school uniform for school-themed fancy dress or just any accessories you have like bunny ears or devil horns.
When it gets closer to going your university union will probably publish the Freshers' events online and you can check for specific themes for then to buy for if needed, but after that just buy/make as the themes come up.