The ten items every university student needs

Fleeing the nest and moving out for university can be a daunting experience. As well as being away from home for the first time, you’re also faced with an overwhelming packing list, filled with things you probably hadn’t thought about before. That is why we have compiled the top 10 items that you will need and will also help to make your room feel like home in no time.


1. Make waking up a little bit easier with this sleek gun metal Thomas Kent alarm clock, £37. (Available at Fenwick Kingston).

2. These soft and chic Christy towel sets are perfect after a long, warm shower, £3.50 to £30. (Available at Fenwick Brent Cross, Canterbury, Colchester, Kingston, Leicester and Tunbridge Wells).

3. Whether you do it yourself or take it home to your parents, stuff your laundry in this witty Izola Soiled Garments bag, £15. (Available at Fenwick Kingston).

4. These minimal Lexington duvet and pillow covers will make you even happier to crawl into bed, from £33. (Available at Fenwick Brent Cross, Canterbury and Kingston).

5. Transport heavy textbooks and folders in this sturdy yet fashionable Herschel backpack, £35. (Available at Fenwick Brent Cross, Canterbury and Kingston).

6. Cook up a storm with these practical and durable Zwilling Henckels pots and pans. (Available at Fenwick Brent Cross and Kingston).

7. Keep your clothes crisp and smart with this Bosch Sensi steam iron, £29.99. (Available at Fenwick Brent Cross, Canterbury, Kingston, Leicester and York).

8. You’ll never mix up your kitchenware with Christopher Vine’s funky Cotton Bud collection, from £6.95. (Available at Fenwick Kingston).

9. Curl up after a hard night studying - ahem, partying - with a cosy Nimbus duvet. (Available at Fenwick Kingston).

10. Don’t leave anything to chance – tick off everything you need with this Knock Knock packing list, £5.95. (Available at Fenwick Kingston).

By Hanna Ibraheem