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Coming to Queen Mary? What you should pack!

By QMResLife 12 Jul 2022

You're going to be heading off to uni for a new adventure soon, so you should probably start packing...

But have you figured out what things you will need to bring with you? 

Here are the things you are definitely going to want to remember:

Documentation

  • Passport
  • ID
  • University acceptance letters
  • Insurance documents
  • Bank debit cards
  • Student discount cards
  • NHS number - to register with a GP

Electrical items

  • Mobile phone
  • Laptop
  • USB memory stick
  • Extension lead
  • Headphones
  • Speakers
  • Chargers
  • Batteries

Kitchen items

When you move in remember there could be as many as 11 people sharing a flat, it might be best to wait until you arrive and all chip in to buy pans etc to save you cupboard space instead of and all bring 5 pans each.

  • Student recipe book
  • Plates
  • Bowls
  • Cutlery
  • Utensils
  • Tupperware
  • Scissors
  • Kitchen knives
  • Chopping board
  • Baking trays
  • Oven proof dish
  • Grater
  • Peeler
  • Tin opener
  • Colander/ sieve
  • Washing up liquid
  • Sponges
  • Tea towels
  • Cling film
  • Tin foil
cutlery in a drawer

Bedroom 

  • Duvet
  • Pillows
  • Bedding
  • Mattress protector
  • Coat hungers
  • Laundry basket
  • Mirror
  • Clothes horse
  • Storage boxes

Bathroom

  • Hand towel
  • Bath towel
  • Bath mat
  • Toiletries (toothbrush, shampoo etc)
  • Flip flops
  • Hair accessories
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Clothes

  • T-shirts
  • Tops
  • Jumpers
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • Trousers/ jeans
  • Joggers
  • Loungewear
  • Dresses
  • Winter coat
  • Underwear
  • Pyjamas
  • Socks
  • Gloves
  • Scarf
  • Shoes
  • Dressing gown

Miscellaneous

  • Jewellery
  • Stationery
  • Weekend bag
  • Reuseable water bottle
  • Hot water bottle
  • Plaster
  • Sewing kit
  • Medicine
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There are also things that you CAN'T bring to uni:

  • Chip fryers or rice cookers
  • Candles, incense sticks, tea lights
  • Smoking equipment, such as pipes and ashtrays
  • Dartboards or weapons of any kind (real or replicas - don't bring them!)

You can purchase a lot of items when you arrive at Queen Mary, check out our online shop for everything you can buy once you arrive.

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