What do I take to university?
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Going to university is the most exciting time of your life. You’re leaving the confines of your home town and venturing out into the world on your own for the very first time. Your parents are no longer going to be there to tell you what to do, or what not to do; you’re finally free to do as you please. Going to university is an exciting time, but there’s also the feeling of apprehension and a few lingering nerves. We’re here to offer advice! Deciding what to take to university for the first time is difficult. Do I need this, should I take that, and will I really wear this? At Scape we’ve created a guide containing twelve musts when you finally get around to packing for university. They might seem a little bit odd, but trust me they’ll all come in handy during your first year. 1. Alarm clock Unless you’re the type of person that gets up at the crack of dawn, an alarm clock is probably the most essential item to pack when you go to university. One thing to bear in mind is that you probably want to buy a really loud and annoying one; the type that will actually get you out of bed, and on your way to the lecture you were supposed to be in five minutes ago. 2. Pack of cards This comes in really useful for breaking the ice and making new friends. One thing that I did learn at university was how to play poker, though we don’t condone gambling I see no harm when you’re playing with friends. 3. The basics The basics include everything from cutlery, to bedding, bathroom essentials to kitchen cupboard fillers (tea, sugar, salt, spices) and everything that you use on a daily basis at home. 4. Important documents You could call it a rite of passage (or not) but every new university student has to go through enrolment. Now trust me when I say that bringing your passport with you is another essential not to be forgotten. That is unless you want the hassle of having to catch the train home and collect it, just for the purposes of enrolment; something that I might have had to do in my first year… 5. A decent bag If there’s one thing I’ve learnt it’s that having a good durable bag is not just necessary it’s pretty much vital to university life. It doesn’t have to be the latest fashion piece; your bag just needs to be able to carry a pad of A4 paper, a pen and a bottle of water. Though these are the three essentials that you’ll need, it would be handy if your bag could hold a few library books. And if you’re the type of person that likes to type up notes in lectures, then a bag big enough to hold your laptop is needed. 6. A printer
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