The essential uni edit

Are you a fresher heading for uni this September? Kit out your accommodation and prepare for lectures with our what-to-buy guide 

From transforming simple digs into somewhere homely and stylish, to making sure you have all the kit for taking notes and submitting essays – use our edit as a handy checklist! 

  1. A bullet journal 
    Stay organised with a bullet planner. It’s easy to learn the neat and fast method, which will help you stay on top of things. 
    Bullet planner, £5, Flying Tiger Copenhagen 
  2. A plant 
    Pop a plant on your desk for a homely feel. A faux one will see you through the whole year – no watering necessary! 
    Sansevieria faux plant, £22.50, Oliver Bonas 
  3. New bedding 
    Make your mark on your room with a stylish duvet set. Next has so many affordable options to choose from! 
    Brushed cotton star print duvet cover and pillowcase set, £35, Next 
  4. A mug 
    We know students drink a lot of tea and coffee! 
    Navy speckle mug, £7, Debenhams 
  5. A toaster 
    Crucial for the copious rounds of beans on toast you’ll be making! 
    Two slot copper toaster, £25, Next 
  6. A reliable laptop 
    You’re going to spend a lot of time using your laptop while working towards your degree, so make sure you choose one that’s fit for the job. 
    13-inch MacBook Air, £1,099, Apple 
  7. A desk lamp 
    Essential for working through those all-nighters! 
    Copper Macy lamp, £35, Debenhams