Current students - one thing to take/not take to Uni?

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McGinger
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Current students :
* What is the ONE thing you are glad you took to Uni.
* And the ONE thing you took, thought was so important, but never needed.
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The thing I’m glad I had: mattress topper

The thing I took and didn’t need: toilet paper (the uni said they would not provide any cleaning supplies or toilet paper but when I got there we had a vacuum, mop, dustpan, sanitiser spray and weekly toilet roll replenishments)

Other things you shouldn’t take:
-rug
-over door hanger/hooks (it won’t fit and if it does, it’ll damage the door so don’t risk it)
-doorstop (you will have a fire door, you aren’t allowed to keep them open and some will have alarms on that go off if it’s open too long)
-any kind of large kitchen appliances (you’re either not allowed or should share with flatmates. You don’t need 8 toasters. Don’t do it)
-paper folders (so much of your work is online you may never use them. If you need to buy some later on that’s cool but don’t get them before you know what you’re doing)
-more than 2 towels, bedding sets, glasses, mugs or crockery (by all means get a full set of plates and bowls but don’t take them all at the start of term, or at least have the spares in your room rather than kitchen)
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Do take
-Fancy dress
-Sandwich maker/George foreman grill
-Wilko haul (Kitchen/bathroom/cleaning supplies, its really cheap, easily replaceable)
-PS4...
-mattress topper
-small portable speaker (the anker ones off amazon are good)
-Ikea bag (use this for moving laundry too and from the machine)

Avoid
-Excessive amounts of clothes (especially in halls)
-Fancy kitchen equipment
- (just be mindful in first year rooms are tiny, all your stuff from a 5 bedroom country house wont fit. 1st year be a minimalist then in second year you'll probably have room for more amenities)
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