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    (Original post by eternalsunshine)
    I wish I was!!! I guess I'll get a few new things as I tend to get some new stuff for autumn time anyway, but i'm not going to go crazy getting things especially for uni.. Besides, as soon as I get to london i know I'll go crazy with the shopping, best to save any clothes budget for then!!
    I'm doing it the other way round - I'm hoping that if I buy most of my clothes BEFORE I go, I can convince the Royal Bank of Mum that I really need this stuff, and hoping that maybe I will get a contribution. Unlikely, but worth a try!
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    (Original post by Expression)
    With all that stuff, I would would strongly suggest that you invest in some extension cables.

    This year, had it not been for my extension cables, I would have had 4 plug sockets to run my PC (2 plugs needed - Monitor & Tower), Printer, HiFi, TV and DVD Player off. Not good !
    Yeah i shall remember these
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    (Original post by eternalsunshine)
    I was in dingles with my mum today just browsing through the plates and stuff, and came across some nice stuff at 70% off!! So I've bought 3 dinner plates, side plates, and bowls, all for about £12!! That's all I intend to get until after results though, just in case it all goes wrong..!

    I've also kind of upgraded to a student account, all I need to do is take in confirmation of my place once I've got my results..

    And written my list of places to look for first in clearing

    What about everyone else ? Is anyone really sorted already?!
    I brought a ruler.
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    (Original post by Pencil)
    I brought a ruler.
    always important
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    I've also used Uni as an excuse for new clothes having done much else really. Don't want to jinx it
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    I'm surprised at how many intelligent people there are on here worried about jinxing stuff!! I'm pretty sure that if my exam results are awful or if for whatever reason, I don't get into uni - it won't be because I bought a couple of bowls before I knew for sure!!
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    here is a list of things recommended by studential.com

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    Documents

    Passport Photos – you will need lots for registration and membership cards (at least four)
    Passport Or Driving Licence
    Nhs Number
    National Insurance Number
    CV/ references or phone numbers - for that essential part time job
    Discount travel cards
    Bank account details
    Address book/ email contact list – to keep in touch with friends
    Local map
    What’s on guide
    Old text books / notes
    List of phone numbers – in case you loose your mobile phone
    Loan form (what’s the proper name for this) and other university documents

    Kitchen

    A lot of the kitchen stuff will depend if you're going self catering or not.
    Corkscrew
    Wine glasses - drinking wine out of a cup is not nice
    Bottle opener
    shot glasses
    Cutlery
    Plates - dinner and tea plate
    breakfast bowl
    Mugs
    Drinking glasses
    Washing-up liquid / Dishcloth / Scrubbing brush
    Scissors
    Tin opener
    Easy to follow recipe book
    Can opener
    sandwich bags
    one-person casserole dish
    plastic bowl or box with lid
    small frying or omelette pan
    1 small, 1 large saucepan with lids
    Fryingpan
    chopping knife
    Chopping board
    Vegetable peeler
    Breadknife
    wooden spoon
    egg cup
    tea towel
    Store cupboard ingredients - coffee, tea, milk, sugar, eggs, margarine, cooking oil, salt and pepper
    Microwaveable bowl
    Sandwitch bags - good for lots of stuff you open and need to contain. e.g. sugar / teabags and things
    Cling film
    Coffee whitener - for when you run out of milk
    Oven gloves
    Tray - For carrying food to your room

    Studying

    Desk lamp – Halogen
    Notice board - for timetables, numbers, etc. Some halls may already provide one.A4 folders
    Scissors
    Sticky tape
    Pens, pencils, paper, files, highlighters
    White Tac – so it doesn’t mark the walls
    Stapler, hole punch
    Sticky labels
    Post-it notes
    Ream of printing paper
    Book chair - saves a lot of neck strain if you are making notes out of a big book]
    Diary / Planner - to keep track of assignments


    Outdoor

    Sports gear
    Bike
    Raincoat
    Umbrella

    Healthcare

    Multivitamins
    Painkillers
    Condoms
    Basic first aid kit - plasters, antiseptic wipes, bandages
    Paracetamol
    Some cold/flu remedy incase you are struck down by freshers' flu

    Bathroom

    Bath mat
    Bath and hand towels
    Dressing gown
    Wash bag
    A cold/hot pack
    Toothbrush and toothpaste
    Soap
    Showergel
    Shampoo
    Toilet roll
    Box of tissues
    Nail clippers
    Deodorant!
    cologne
    hair gel

    Housekeeping

    Febreze - To stop clothes / fabric getting to smelly
    Laundry bag - So your dirty clothes don't end up on the floor. And for dragging to the laundrette
    Clothes horse – Save money on dryers by drying your clothes in your room
    Dustpan and brush - for cleaning up the odd mess, though most unis should provide this
    Door wedge – an open door in freshers week is much more friendly
    Washing powder / liquid / tablets - If the washing powder dispenser isn't working
    Hand washing liquid
    Duster
    Kitchen towel
    Cif cleaning products
    Coat hangers – you may not get any in wardrobes

    Electrical

    Computer mouse for laptop – easier to use than a trackpad
    Network cable – to access the internet from the socket in your room
    Mobile and charger
    Alarm clock (maybe 2 in two different locations in your roomto make sure lectures are at least attempted, even if you carry on sleeping there!)
    Multi plug adaptor / extension lead – to give you more than the normal 2/4 sockets
    Calculator – for sorting out finances
    Computer – saves on queues at deadline time
    Floppy disks(diskettes) and CDR’s(CDRW's cheaper in long run) – for backing up work
    "pen drive" - carrying projects etc between uni, internet cafe, friends comp,etc quickly, easily and RELIABLY!
    Mini fridge – for beer and other items you don’t want in the communal fridge
    Answering machine
    Bedside lamp
    CD player / Hifi system
    TV
    Camera - To take pictures of room and friends(to send home/put on website/everything else people do with photos)
    Batteries

    Clothing

    Slippers
    Flip flops – for wearing in showers / communal wash areas
    Towels
    Hot water bottle
    Ball gowns/ Eveningwear – for the Freshers’ Ball.

    Leisure

    Board games - a couple, will make a good fun free evening
    Pack of cards

    Style

    A throw - to make your bed into a sofa for friends to sit on
    Posters – though theses are often available during freshers week
    Photos of family and friends
    Wall hanging – more homely than posters
    Rugs – to hide the mangy carpet
    Fairylights / disco ball / police light / lava lamp
    Pot plants
    Teddy bear / Stuffed toys
    Cushions / Beanbags - for friends to sit down in your room

    Bedding

    Pillow & pillow case
    Mattress cover – goes between the mattress and the bottom sheet
    Duvet
    Sheets
    Hot water bottle

    Miscellaneous

    Alcohol – to make new friends with
    Sweets or biscuits – to distribute to flatmates
    Extra storage – cardboard or plastic boxes for things which wont fit anywhere else
    Large suitcase – to put things in when going home for the weekend
    Stamps and envelopes
    A spare lightbulb
    Loose change – for washing / vending machines
    Earplugs - to cut out noise you don't want to hear
    Phonecard - to phone home on payphones and for cheap national calls
    Torch - for power cuts
    Room insurance
    Pen knife
    Bookends
    Poster hangers - if you're not allowed bluetac on the walls
    Inflatable mattress and pump ( for your mates when they visit)
    sleeping bag

    Don't bother with

    Iron
    Toaster
    Sandwich maker
    Kettle
    And all things that everyone gets, so if you're in flats rather than halls, you may want to wait and see if you really need to splash out when you could just borrow your flatmate's.
    Nice kitchen stuff - it will get used then left on the side to rot/rust
    Candles – serious fire hazard
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    well if i get my 1st choice then i'm going to london whioch is very expensive. so i've got myself a part time job at a sports store selling trainers. the job should become full time in a few weeks when it gets busier due to all the kids being on summer holiday. uits also good work experience. so i should be able to save between £1000-1500 before uni. but the job is flexible so i can work there again when i come bakc during easter and xmas so i should be able to get £200-400 then aswell.

    i've also kinda started a stundent bank account which i need to upgrade once i get my results

    clothes-wise i'm ok cos i have a lot/enough. but if my mate works in a clothes stor aswell i should be able to get an employee discount.

    plates and stuff i should be able to find in my aunt's room cos she stuffed them there after she finished uni


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    (Original post by figgetyfig)
    What Bank? I was told by Halifax that I couldn't upgrade my account, I'd have to open a new one in September. But then I talked to another member of staff the week before who said I could just upgrade it now.

    I guess it doesn't matter that much, I can just close the old one if I need to.

    Other than that, I have done sod all, apart from apply for a loan. I even got a nagging letter from Cambridge this morning because I still haven't sent them the stuff they needed for matriculation (which they asked for in march - oops!). Will get to that now the exams are over.
    uh oh.....what stuff do they need for matriculation? is it the same for graduate students?? i'm not going to tell anyone when i first get there that im a grad. just relive my first year all over again (actually not a good idea as my masters is only a year long)
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    (Original post by Masonne)
    i'm not going to tell anyone when i first get there that im a grad. just relive my first year all over again (actually not a good idea as my masters is only a year long)
    No!!!! Relive the glory of being unable to walk for weeks on end!!!
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    (Original post by eternalsunshine)
    I'm surprised at how many intelligent people there are on here worried about jinxing stuff!! I'm pretty sure that if my exam results are awful or if for whatever reason, I don't get into uni - it won't be because I bought a couple of bowls before I knew for sure!!
    lol.. my post wasn't meant to be read seriously. I guess some things get lost in text.
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    (Original post by Leekey)
    Am I the only one not undertaking a huge wardrobe revamp for uni?!? :confused:...lol....the only clothing I am going to be forced into buying is a new cap because I gave my favorite one to a friend yesterday. :rolleyes:

    the only item of clothing that i still have from my pre uni days are my socks. i dont know how or why but i have bought an entire new me...even down to the underware.

    love Katy ***
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    I found a cool beer fridge!! ...have yet to buy it :rolleyes:

    (Original post by worried_mess)
    here is a list of things recommended by studential.com


    Kitchen

    A lot of the kitchen stuff will depend if you're going self catering or not.
    Corkscrew
    Wine glasses - drinking wine out of a cup is not nice
    Bottle opener
    shot glasses
    Cutlery
    Plates - dinner and tea plate
    breakfast bowl
    Mugs
    Drinking glasses
    Washing-up liquid / Dishcloth / Scrubbing brush
    Scissors
    Tin opener
    Easy to follow recipe book
    Can opener
    sandwich bags
    one-person casserole dish
    plastic bowl or box with lid
    small frying or omelette pan
    1 small, 1 large saucepan with lids
    Fryingpan
    chopping knife
    Chopping board
    Vegetable peeler
    Breadknife
    wooden spoon
    egg cup
    tea towel
    Store cupboard ingredients - coffee, tea, milk, sugar, eggs, margarine, cooking oil, salt and pepper
    Microwaveable bowl
    Sandwitch bags - good for lots of stuff you open and need to contain. e.g. sugar / teabags and things
    Cling film
    Coffee whitener - for when you run out of milk
    Oven gloves
    Tray - For carrying food to your room
    a) I'm 100% positive you will not have room for all this.
    b) Why do you need a tin opener AND a can opener? Is there any difference between them?
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    I think we need to bring a tin/can opener, as they won't provide one.
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    ive bought i wok....and well thats about all ive done!
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    (Original post by Airport Fairy)
    a) I'm 100% positive you will not have room for all this.
    b) Why do you need a tin opener AND a can opener? Is there any difference between them?
    b) because I'm blind

    a) I'm not suggestion you take everything on the list - more than this is a list of stuff you're likely to need or want at some point. I would suggest you take just the essentials and buy other stuff between you as a flat.

    BTW you can fit most of the stuff above in one box - I did.
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    (Original post by ickle_katy)
    the only item of clothing that i still have from my pre uni days are my socks. i dont know how or why but i have bought an entire new me...even down to the underware.

    love Katy ***
    I should probably invest in some more pulling pants of some description.
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    (Original post by Airport Fairy)
    a) I'm 100% positive you will not have room for all this.
    I took all that and more, it's not as if they are all huge items..
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    im planning a trip to Ikea - hopefully will be able to buy all items on the list for one pound! :cool:
 
 
 
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