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    What do those of you at Oxbridge think are good things to take with you when you go?
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    (Original post by Golden Maverick)
    What do those of you at Oxbridge think are good things to take with you when you go?
    Same as you would for any other university.
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    Thats what I mean, what would you take to any Uni?
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    (Original post by Helenia)
    Same as you would for any other university.
    But doesn't it affect your options that you will probably have to haul it back and forth between your college and whereever you spend your time out of term?
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    Toaster, kettle, microwave, hi-fi (tv if you're brave).
    Clothes......
    Creature comforts....
    Your dads visa card and pin (make sure he's not looking )
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    slippers
    flip flops
    laundry bag
    clothes horse
    dustpan and brush!!!
    sandwich baggies
    a very very good halogen lamp
    a mouse to put on your laptop is you have one
    wine glasses - drinking wine out of a cup is not nice
    board games (a couple, will make a good fun free evening)
    febreze!
    a throw for your bed to make it into a sofa for friends to sit on


    >>> some less-thought-of things
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    (Original post by blissy)
    sandwich baggies

    >>> some less-thought-of things
    Nice post and all sound like good ideas, I can understand most of them but sandwich baggies?
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    (Original post by Golden Maverick)
    Nice post and all sound like good ideas, I can understand most of them but sandwich baggies?
    Little plastic bags for putting sandwiches in. Very useful for many things, including sandwiches!
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    (Original post by Golden Maverick)
    Nice post and all sound like good ideas, I can understand most of them but sandwich baggies?
    Yeah - you never really know how useful they are! I for one can never be arsed with clingfilm so they're great for bunging stuff in to go in the fridge (e.g. sliced lemon, slices of carrot and celery - but I suppose I'm odd in liking lemon in all my drinks of water etc).

    Don't forget tomato ketchup!


    edit: good for lots of stuff you open and need to contain. e.g. sugar / teabags and things.
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    nice bedding
    torch - candles are banned and if there's a power cut you'll want to have some light
    pen knife
    corkscrew
    cheap plates/glasses etc
    towel
    dressing gown
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    Cushions. Cushions are good. As are pots and pans. And you might need ID for cards and things.

    And I can't believe it took 7 hours for someone to mention a corkscrew...
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    OOOOO in your freshers pack they say to bring about 8 passport photos. Do - I've never seen a photo booth in cambridge but it would be such an inconvenience to have to get them done when you're here!

    Ream of printing paper

    coffee whitener for when you run out of milk (it's not tooooo bad)

    Bring all your usually stationery (pens,paper, scissors, sellotape etc) but also: paper clips - often overlooked, but very useful. same with rubber bands OOOO yes and address labels - excellent for re-using envelopes, labelling things (!) and good if you run out of sellotape...

    I would suggest a book chair (like a little deck chair for a book). You can get them in Cam if you can't get them before. it saves a LOT o neck strain if you are making notes out of a big book!

    Shoe boxes are useful for putting bits and bobs in if your room happens to only have two drawers (like mine!).

    A cold/hot pack is useful - cold for headaches and hot for those chilly Cam evenings (don't get THOSE in New Hall though! LOL). I also have a fridge in my room, but wait till after the first tterm to see if you'll need one.
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    (Original post by blissy)
    OOOOO in your freshers pack they say to bring about 8 passport photos. Do - I've never seen a photo booth in cambridge but it would be such an inconvenience to have to get them done when you're here!
    There was one in Woolies, but then they shut woolies because they thought we'd want a bigger Next. I mean wtf! :mad:
    Don't know where there is a booth at all now, though I do believe Jessops do them with an ordinary camera thing if you needed them.

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    (Original post by Alaric)
    There was one in Woolies, but then they shut woolies because they thought we'd want a bigger Next. I mean wtf! :mad:
    Don't know where there is a booth at all now, though I do believe Jessops do them with an ordinary camera thing if you needed them.

    Alaric.
    There is one in the post office near to Robert Sayle, and one in Boots, but that's never working. I had to get more done for my Red Cross training this term and had a bit of a trek around Cambridge to find one, with the result that I was marvellously dishevilled by the time I got there! :rolleyes:

    Blissy, I want a book chair! Where do you get them? Oh, and as well as stationery, get floppy disks or some other storage thingy, if you're going to use computers a lot.
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    I'm worried about bringing all my books up with me (If I get a place). Do the rooms have bookshelves in them? I have loads of scores and books with my notes in them and I don't like being away from them for long.

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    (Original post by blissy)
    OOOOO in your freshers pack they say to bring about 8 passport photos. Do - I've never seen a photo booth in cambridge but it would be such an inconvenience to have to get them done when you're here!
    Camridge Station, Graphton Centre (By McDonalds), Main Post Office, Main Boots in centre of town,
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    (Original post by musicboy)
    Do the rooms have bookshelves in them?
    That's a remarkably silly question.

    Do you really think they'd be foolish enough to not give people bookshelves when they expect you to do a lot of reading?
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    (Original post by Golden Maverick)
    What do those of you at Oxbridge think are good things to take with you when you go?
    A computer is almost essential.

    (Original post by Alaric)
    That's a remarkably silly question.

    Do you really think they'd be foolish enough to not give people bookshelves when they expect you to do a lot of reading?
    Erm, yes?
    None of the rooms at non-cambridge unis I have seen had book cases, and Im sure they expect their people to read a lot as well....most just had a shelf or two over the desk - type - thing. So unless you have been to a cambridge room you would not necessarily know they had bookcases, cos it seems not many othrs do!

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    Blissy, I want a book chair! Where do you get them? Oh, and as well as stationery, get floppy disks or some other storage thingy, if you're going to use computers a lot.[/QUOTE]

    Try upstairs in Waterstones. I bought one there just before Christmas. Expensive for what is essentially a scaled down deckchair - although less colourful.
 
 
 
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