Uni Week: What Not to Bring to Uni

Uni Week: What Not to Bring to Uni

We are now into the third week of August, and the closer it gets to the end of August the closer it gets to the start of Uni, so I figured it was the perfect time for Uni week!  I will be daily blogging all this week with different University-related content in an attempt to prepare both myself, and anyone else who might need it, for the year ahead at University!
I was going to do a post all about the stuff you should pack for University, but there are thousands of those lists around once you do a quick google search… Therefore, instead I thought I’d kick off Uni Week with a list of what not to bring to Uni!  I’ve been there, and packing can be a nightmare… my front room floor was overflowing with everything I could possibly need ever and honestly I probably didn’t need it all.  So I thought I’d make it easier for the rest of you and list some things you probably don’t need to worry about:
1) Washing Up Liquid…  If you’re in shared accommodation, not only will everybody else most likely bring some, but if nobody does, you can get it pretty cheap from a supermarket near you at Uni and split the cost between you – it works out better!
2) An Iron… Okay so firstly if you’re anything like everyone I lived with/around no one really has the time or energy to use one, and if you’re really desperate most buildings will have one somewhere if you’re in Uni Halls.  Plus, in a sticky pinch hair straighteners will do – someone around you will have a pair.
3) A USB Stick… I brought one with me, haven’t used it once all year (everyone either takes their laptops everywhere or sticks to pen and paper and types it up later).  Not only that, but if I’d really needed one, I got about 3 free USB’s given to me during Freshers week/fairs.  If your course specifically requests one then go ahead, but I wouldn’t call it a necessity at all.
and finally,
4) A Doorstop… This one is pretty controversial because every single list online seems to stress the importance of propping your door open and being social.  However, again, I brought one with me and didn’t use mine once.  If your Uni building is anything like mine, most of the doors will be fire doors which you’re not allowed to prop open anyway.
Obviously your Uni experience might be completely different and these things could come in handy for you, but for me none of them were particularly necessary, so I felt like I’d pass that information on to the rest of you.  I’m both excited and terrified for Uni week because I also have a very busy week going on… But it should be okay, I’ve done some pre-planning so I should be okay!
Tell me in the comments/on Twitter if there’s anything you want to see in particular, and I hope that whether you’re in Uni, or going to Uni or not you enjoy this week of posts!
Lots of love,
Jas xx



  1. August 14, 2017 / 5:02 pm

    This list is really creative! I really like that you included reasons why you probably won’t need some of those items! I can’t wait to read the rest of your post this week!

    • August 14, 2017 / 5:03 pm

      Thank you Jessie! Hope you enjoy the rest of the posts!
      Jas xx

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