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    Top 5 items to take when moving to university

    Moving to university is an exciting prospect for students and a worrying thought for their parents. Getting adequately prepared and packing the right necessities goes a long way towards making this a rewarding experience and minimising parents’ fear.

    Top 5 items to take when moving to university

    So, what should you pack when moving to university? The top five things to remember are:

    • Important documents

    • Necessary electrical equipment

    • Kitchen and bedroom items

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    • First aid kit

    You should also make sure to have a list of important contact numbers with you.

    Important documents

    Documents to take when moving to university include:

    • Some form of ID (passport, driving licence, etc.)

    • Your university admission and course acceptance letters

    • Relevant student finance documents

    • Accommodation documents

    • Bank card and bank details

    • Passport photos

    You may also want to take your national insurance and/or NHS medical number, exam certificates and/or a cheque book.

    Necessary electrical equipment

    This may, for example, consist of:

    • Laptop, PC or tablet and charger

    • Headphones

    • Mobile phone and charger

    • Extension leads

    • Hair dryer and/or other hair-styling tools

    Other useful, though not essential electrical items to pack include a small TV, a printer or a games console; an ethernet cable, speakers, an iron and/or a camera.

    Kitchen and bedroom items

    While kitchens in student halls are typically fully equipped, you may want to pack:

    • A few plates, bowls, mugs and glasses

    • Cutlery, a sharp knife and a saucepan

    • Oven gloves, tea towels and dishcloths

    You will also need bedding, perhaps a sleeping bag and a laundry basket or bag. You can find more detailed information on what to pack when you move to university at

    First aid kit and contact list

    Accidents can happen, so it is a good idea to take a fully stocked first aid kit with you. In addition to plasters, bandages and antiseptic cream, this should also include insect repellent, sunscreen and any medications you may need. Your contact list should include numbers for:

    • Your parents

    • The local hospital/doctor and police in case of emergencies

    • Important university contacts

    • Your bank

    If you are injured in an accident for which someone else was responsible, you could qualify for personal injury compensation.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    Processing all claims on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis, we have over a decade of experience in successfully handling student hall injury claims. Adding our freephone number to your contact list is therefore highly recommended. Learn more by calling 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a landline or your mobile today.

    Date Published: April 20, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.