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    What are you supposed to take eg.books

    To what? Your first lecture? Your first general day (induction or freshers for example)?

    In general if you've not been told to take anything specific then don't take anything. Odds are your first lessons won't involve textbook work.

    It's best to take normal essentials like paper for notes, pens, something to eat and drink (especially if you've got a long day) and anything else you'd normally carry (phone, chargers, money/wallet, ID cards, etc.)

    I had my first lecture this morning and some people had their laptops for taking notes but it wasn't essential.

    Also keep in mind any paperwork you might need that's specific to you or your course. If for example you've not been registered then having a copy of your student finance paperwork or any letters you've received might be useful.

    Just take whatever you think you'll need. Lecturers won't kill you for being unprepared if you've not been told what to take. Use common sense and take whatever you think you'll need.

    Hard to say what you need if you don't tell us what it's your first dat of!
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