Accommodation must haves

Wednesday 28 February 2024, UCAS advice

by Swansea University

Accommodation must haves

Swansea University
Moving to university is a big decision, and it’s easy to feel like you need to pack up your whole life. However, remember that you don’t need to bring every single item you own!

Most of you will be sharing accommodation, so you should discuss with your flat mates what to bring before you arrive – often there will be ways to get in touch with them before you start uni, so check your university’s website or social media pages. Also, if you’re staying in halls, make sure you find out what’s already provided, such as kettles/toasters.

As long as you start with the basics, you can’t go wrong. Read our handy checklist with our must haves.

Things you could share:
  • cling-film
  • tin foil
  • bin bags
  • washing up liquid and sponge
  • tea towel
  • oven gloves
  • baking tray
  • whisk
  • cheese grater
  • peeler
  • can opener
  • measuring jug
  • colander
  • sauce Pan
  • frying Pan
  • bottle opener
  • tin opener
  • iron and ironing board
Kitchen checklist:
  • cutlery
  • plate(s)
  • bowl(s)
  • mug
  • glass
  • scissors
  • knife
  • tupperware (for meal prep)
  • chopping board
  • ladle
  • spatula
  • reusable water bottle
  • flask
Bedroom checklist:
  • duvet
  • pillows
  • bed sheets
  • coat hangers
  • laundry basket
  • mirror
  • door stop
  • towels
  • umbrella
  • rucksack
  • clothes (don’t forget the fancy dress for socials!)

Find your new uni halls and get all the advice you need by checking out our accommodation page!