University essentials | What not to forget & tips

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Hey Freshers! We hope you’re all very excited to move into Nottingham and meet tonnes of new people. As you’re writing your uni shopping lists and planning your massive trip to IKEA or wherever else, we thought we’d give you a little extra help. This is a very extensive list of what you need to buy/pack from bedding to important documents, it’s all there. Literally all of us on the committee used this list when preparing for university and it was incredibly useful. Argos, Wilko and IKEA also have their own university checklist, deals and some great themes and bedroom ideas. We’d recommend decorating your room and making it cosy because that’s where you’ll spend a lot of your time and you might even get a bit homesick!

The Notts ACS forget-me-not’s:

  • Mattress protector
  • Corkscrew/tin opener
  • Extension cable
  • Door stopper (so you can meet your flatmates on move-in day)
  • Hangers (you wont be given any)
  • Kitchen roll
  • Toilet brush
  • Washing up sponge
  • Medication (fresher’s flu is so real!)
  • Blanket
  • Laundry basket
  • Clothes drying rack

Lastly, a few tips for when you move in:

-Make sure you give your room, kitchen space and bathroom a good clean before you do ANYTHING

-For the self-catered lot, don’t bother buying a toaster, kettle, iron or rice cooker as you’ll probably be given one to share with your flatmates; check what will be provided and wait till you get there so you can split the cost of extra appliances

-Don’t take toooo much stuff with you especially if living on campus as you’ll have to move in and out each term

-Buy a double duvet not a single even if you have a single bed

-Earplugs may come in handy for noisy neighbours (and St Peter’s Court fire alarms!)

-To save space in your vehicle you can do your food shopping in Notts
Lidl – 1 Midland Way, NG7 3NY, ASDA – Hyson Green, NG7 5FP, etc are close-by for the self catered students

That’s all from us for now! Comment below if you have questions about anything related.

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