At Your Freshers Guide, we understand the process of moving your entire life and belongings to a different city can be quite time-consuming and stressful. So, we’ve prepared an online ‘freshers checklist’ for you, to make packing that much easier!


  • Laptop or desktop computer
  • Mobile phone and charger
  • Extension cable/s (more handy than you might think)
  • USB memory stick (for backing up work data)


  • Printer (Universities may provide printer access)
  • Headphones
  • Games console/ Television


  • Pens, pencils, erasers & sharpeners
  • A4 lined notepad(s) & binder
  • Highlighters & Post-it Notes
  • Stapler, staples & paper clips
  • Sticky tape
  • Math Stationary (if applicable) – Calculator, Ruler, Protractor etc


  • Cutlery (teaspoons, tablespoons, knives and forks)
  • Crockery (plates, bowls and mugs)
  • Other utensils (e.g. chopping board and a sharp knife, wooden spoon, spatula, cheese grater, potato masher, colander, bottle opener, tin opener)
  • Saucepan, frying pan & wok
  • Scissors
  • Baking tray & Oven gloves
  • Tupperware containers
  • Washing up liquid and sponge
  • Dish Cloth
  • Snacks & Drinks (for your room)
    Note: Some accommodation will provide a kettle, toaster, iron and some crockery. So it’s a good idea to check with them beforehand before buying these.


  • Mattress protector
  • Duvet and pillows (opt for a higher tog duvet – thank us later!)
  • Duvet cover, pillow covers & a blanket
  • Laundry bag
  • Dustbin
  • Clothes hangers
  • Desk lamps


  • Casual clothes (t-shirts, jumpers, trousers)
  • Underwear (pants, socks, bras)
  • Dressing gown and slippers
  • Winter coat and jacket
  • Gloves, hat and scarf
  • Shoes (trainers, smart shoes, casual shoes)
  • Smart office outfit (for possible part-time job interviews & more formal events)
  • Sportswear/swimwear
  • Fancy dress (optional)


  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Wash bag
  • Soap, Shower Gel & Facewash
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Deodorant
  • Razor/ shaving foam
  • Towel (x2) and hand towels.
  • Hair brush
  • Toilet roll
  • Tampons/sanitary towels
  • Make up & other cosmetics


  • Any personal medications and prescriptions
  • Basic first aid kit (e.g. pain relief tablets, plasters, cold and flu medication, allergy tablets, antibacterial lotion or spray)
  • Details of current GP and doctor’s surgery
  • Glasses and prescription
  • Multivitamins
  • Birth control pills and/or condoms


  • Sturdy bag (capable of carrying stacks of books)
  • Photographs of friends and family
  • Matches or a lighter
  • Books for personal reading
  • Board/card games
  • Hair dryer/ hair straighteners/curlers
  • Bike (plus helmet and a strong lock – optional)