The University Essentials to Ensure You’re Fully Equipped

Whether it’s yourself or your child (now, adult), heading to university in September, ensuring they’re fully equipped for their fresh start can be somewhat of a minefield. Do their student halls come with the basics or no? What’s the sharing situation with housemates set to be? There are so many things to consider, however there are some non-negotiables. Take a look at our 23 must-have university essentials, from dressing gowns to cookbooks,

University Essentials to Send Them off With

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The Lyndon Co Duck Feather And Down 10.5 Tog Super King Duvet – £75

Ensure a restful night’s sleep is guaranteed with a cosy and plush duvet from The Lyndon Co. Most uni halls include a single bed, but from second year and beyond you may upgrade to a double, so invest in a quality piece to see you through the yeas ahead. Plus, you can get some coordinated pillows.

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Nourish Your Brain Cookbook – £8

Cookery novice or seasoned professional, a cookbook is a must for any student in need of inspiration. This one not only includes delicious recipes, it also includes options that ensures your brain is working hard -ideal for exam season.

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Deyongs Richmond Bath Sheet, Charcoal – £17

Be sure to bring a set of towels in a range of sizes. Buy a bath towel, a smaller one, and a hand towel as the perfect starting point.

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Taylor’s Eye Witness 5 Piece Shield Fan Knife Block Set – £36.50

Now that you know exactly what you’re cooking, be equipped with your culinary essentials. The first port of call? A set of knives.

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Silentnight Airmax Single Mattress Topper – £26

Whether your bed isn’t the comfiest or you just want to level up on the hygiene, a padded mattress topper is a pretty wise investment.

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Bahoma Timeliness Hand wash Aqua – £10

Hand hygiene is more important than ever right now, so ensure you’re well stocked up. For a hint of luxury (at a student friendly price), considered offerings from Bahoma.

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Progress 5 Piece Go Healthy Kitchen Utensil Set – £15

Cooking prep is made easy with this Progress utensil set.

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Kate Spade Water Bottle, More Peace – £13

Ideal for late night library sessions (and days when hydration is necessary), a refillable water bottle is not only good for the environment, but a must-have you won’t be able to live without.

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Judge Pizza Crisper, 30 x 2cm – £8

We all know pizza practically is its own food group for students, so ensure you’re always ready to throw one in the oven with this pizza pan.

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EA7 Emporio Armani Blue Camo Backpack – £55

Whilst it may not be the most fashionable choice, a practical backpack is the perfect choice for carrying around your (many) textbooks and laptop on campus.

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Joseph Joseph Mini Silver Index Chopping Board Set – £16

Keep food hygiene as a top priority when preparing your meals. This selection from Joseph Joseph easily allows you to separate ingredients.

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Laycuna London Grey Eye Mask with White Trim – £35

The curtains in university halls are notoriously bad quality, so indulge in a better nights sleep and treat yourself to an eye mask.

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Kate Spade Spiral Notebook – £8

Laptops are great, but there’s nothing better than pen and paper when it comes to taking notes.

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Philip Kingsley Frangipani Monoi Hair & Scalp Mask – £22

As well as essential shampoo and conditioner, ensure you’re keeping up your self-care with a weekly hair and scalp mask. It’s the nearest thing to a spa experience you’ll see in a while…

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Hill Interiors Black & Brass Adjustable Desk Lamp With Cone Shade – £82

Another late night study essential, this desk lamp from Hill Interiors brings flair and practicality to your home.

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Anya Hindmarch Candle Pencil Shavings – £25

Create a homely ambiance with a scented candle.

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Pyrex 3 Piece Sage Cook & Store Set – £15

Food is exceptionally precious to student, so don’t waste a thing and store your leftovers in tupperware, courtesy of Pyrex.

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Meyer 5 Piece Aluminium Induction Pan Set – £114

On the cookery theme, you’ve got every meal covered with this five piece pan set.

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Salter 16 Piece Black Cutlery Set – £26

… and this cutlery collection.

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Sophie Conran 12 Piece Dinner Set – £79

…as well as this dinnerware set.

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Sophie Conran Set of 4 Mugs- £32

Completed with coordinated mugs for emergency cups of tea and coffee.

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Crew Clothing Navy Richmond Dressing Gown – £39

A dressing gown is guaranteed to be your most worn piece of clothing at uni (as unglamorous as it may seem), so you may as well shop an elevated style from Crew Clothing.

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Stolzle Set of Six Revolution Longdrink Glasses – £10

Make sure you have one really good set of glasses. Stolzle are always guaranteed for the very best.

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Words: Maria Loizou