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    Hi!
    I thought people could post here about what they've forgotten to bring - may be it will save us the prospective students the worrying... No it won't. But interested to know anyway

    Post away!

    P.S. would you advice to bing a CD player to uni? I mean not a compact one but a larger one? Or will it be borrowed to much and stuff?
    And also... A laptop. Do I need it? Given that my [future] library will be open 24/7 anyway. Thanks xxx
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    I'd advise taking a CD player, no one will ask to borrow it!

    I forgot to take the jumper I absolutely live in because it was in the wash, and socks! Thankgod for Jiffy bags and parents to send things to you
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    I put all my CDs on my laptop - no CDs needed and no CD player

    I forgot a hot water bottle but got my mum to bring one down when she visited
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    A corkscrew! I never thought about it cos at home I just go into the kitchen and get it out of the draw..
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    yea get a cd player, we bought one for our kitchen tho cus its nice to listen to when ur cookin
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    If you ever think "hmm, shall i or shan't i take "x" " then my advice would be to take it. Its so much easier to take it than to have it sent to you. + minor things seem so much more important when you don't have them.
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    I don't think that I forgot anything first time round... I just decided to get things at a later date.

    I'm always forgetting stuff when I visit home for the weekend.

    i say forget, it's usually make up that my sister nicks.
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    A work ethic.
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    My george foreman lean mean (you know the rest...), and enough CDs to save all my stuff on. & to the OP: depends whether or not you'd want to be working in the library all the time - I know people who do, and manage fine, but sometimes it's easier to work in your room etc, so a laptop might come in handy. I couldn't do without mine!
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    I don't think I forgot anything really.

    I don't have a CD player; but I use my laptop, all the music I want is on there. Much easier.
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    i think i was ok, didn't really forget anything

    over christmas i forgot to take a hairbrush back home..that was about as traumatic as it got :p:
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    If you have a laptop, I'd say definitely take it. It will give you the freeedom to work where ever you want, in your room, in te library, in the dinning room, even in the park.
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    My cousin forgot hangers. So her clothes stayed in her case for the 1st term!
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    My cousin who is at Uni, said lecturers get a bit peeved if you take laptops into lectures.

    Is this true?
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    I brought my computer, monitor and printer, but forgot the box with all the cables in. Woops!
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    Some lecturers don't like it. I've not seen anyone with a laptop in my lectures. i can see the logic behind not liking them. Imagine a room full of people tapping away at the keyboards. That could get annoying, more so than the hum of the strip lights...

    I find it easier to use pens to make notes. You can't annotate a handout on the computer. I usually make notes on paper and annotate my handouts in the lecture, then type up the most important bits when I have time at home.
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    (Original post by dogtanian)
    Some lecturers don't like it. I've not seen anyone with a laptop in my lectures. i can see the logic behind not liking them. Imagine a room full of people tapping away at the keyboards. That could get annoying, more so than the hum of the strip lights...

    I find it easier to use pens to make notes. You can't annotate a handout on the computer. I usually make notes on paper and annotate my handouts in the lecture, then type up the most important bits when I have time at home.
    Actually, people use them here and they're not as bad as you make out. The sound is very much different to that of a keyboard.
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    I'm using a laptop right now...

    I know what the keyboard sounds like.

    I also know that a bunch of people all tapping on a laptop keyboard in the same room can grate..
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    (Original post by Roger Kirk)
    If you have a laptop, I'd say definitely take it. It will give you the freeedom to work where ever you want, in your room, in te library, in the dinning room, even in the park.
    I don't actually *have* a laptop, but I could invest in it with all my lifes savings...

    (Original post by blueberry)
    My cousin forgot hangers. So her clothes stayed in her case for the 1st term!
    THANK YOU! There is no way I would even consider getting hangers
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    (Original post by tanusha-tomsk)
    I don't actually *have* a laptop, but I could invest in it with all my lifes savings...
    A laptop would always be useful, but it is not essential. If you don't already have one and are a bit unsure about spending that sort of money why don't you wait and see how you get on in your first term without one.

    I never had a lap top at uni, got an old computer (PC) after my first term and for my second year. Had no computer in my third year and got a new one in my fourth year, which I still have now. It's more convenient having your own PVC, I'd imagine it's even more convenient to have a laptop, but you should be able to cope without one if you can get access 24/7 to computers (which I believe most unis would now offer.

    THANK YOU! There is no way I would even consider getting handgers
    My way of remembering the hangers was to pack all my shirts and trousers which would need hangers actually on the hangers. It did the clothes no harm for the day they were packed away for.
 
 
 
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