What you need:
A bag for your washing
Some stuff to personalise your room. If you make it homely (same goes for communal areas, get a clock,a christmas tree whatever) it will make you les prone to homesickness
Plug adapter things. Rooms dont have many plugs normally.
An ethernet patch lead, if your uni provides broadband internet.
Bedding. I got 3 full sets (pillow case, duvet cover, sheet). Change em every week. Put them in your big wash every 2 weeks.
Pens paper etc, but you can get this at uni
All your paperwork for enrolling
Baking tray (grill pan normally provided)
Frying pan (for omlettes and bacon etc)
2 Pots - one big one smallish(dont take any more or you will end up with loads overall, you just need enough to do pasta + sauce for example)
Tupperware boxes for freezing stuff
Other cutlery. Dont take stuff you dont need. A whisk is good for omlettes.
Plates, Bowls etc.... (pint glasses and shot glasses are good. Take a few tumblers for orange juice etc... and a few mugs for tea. Dont take loads and loads, just wash em after you use them.)
A pyrex casserole dish (for tuna pasta bake)
Bleach and crap for cleaning bathroom
By the way if everyone at the flat brings like 1 bottle of washing up liquid, sponges whatever then you will have enough for most of the first semester. same for bin bags.
you generally get a kettle and microwave included
great advice on here.
I bet i wont know how to get my laptop online when i go to uni as im useless with computers- do they help you sort it out? May have to get my dad to do it haha
Bump for great justice.
Great list by the way.
If you have any questions to ask someone who has done it, just say.
O yeah and P.S dont bother taking a TV, if you dont have one you will save money and make more friends
my move in day was fairly uneventful and a bit of an anticlimax.
I had been eagerly awaiting the arrival of Uni and i was really looking foward to it. I got there with my parents, collected my key and went inside, no one was there so i moved all my stuff in and then went to the supermarket with parents. Filled up on loads of food and took that all back to my flat and unpacked it. I said my goodbyes to parents and then began to unpack. No one turned up for another 2 or 3 hours even though i was origionally there about an hour after the specified time to collect keys.
When people did turn up, they came to say hello, had a brief pointless conversation about where we lived and then everyone went to unpack for several hours. at about 7 PM (after being there since 12) everyone had just about finished and we had a chat in the kitchen then we went out for a drink, we got drunk and i realised i had nothing in common with anyone really. So that was the first day.
Our uni moves you in before freshers week so i had 4 days of nothing to do which was sheer boredom and really depressing because i was homesick. Then freshers week came, which was totally not what everyone built it up to be, work in the day time, go out and get drunk in the evening, repeat for 7 days.
So my introduction to uni was fairly crap, but i think it was mainly due to the fact that im not especially bothered about getting drunk all the time and that i didn't have much in common with housemates. The majority of people seem to have enjoyed it more than me, so don't let my experience worry you. But that was what happened to me anyway.
Got here about 2pm (was meant to be 9 I think but had to go to family gathering first), carried my stuff into my room, unpacked a little, went into town with my mum, came back and finished unpacking. A girl I met on the student room texted me and told me to come in the kitchen as apparently we were in the same flat. Met her and a few others in my flat, mum went home, we went to find freshers bands and then went to the students union for the evening to meet other freshers. Came back (one of my flat mates got thrown out for being too drunk) and I think we went to bed.
Every day in freshers was different. The first day certainly wasn't the best. Just get out there and meet people.
can't wait to get back to uni and move in to halls again - i'v been out too long!!
dont you only be in the halls for 1 year?