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9 University essentials for the new term

BY Joshua Joda

14th Sep 2023 Lifestyle

5 min read

9 University essentials for the new term
With a new university term looking for either returning or new students, here are some essentials to consider for your or your loved ones studies
As summer winds down and the temperature starts to drop, we inevitably start to think about new things around the corner— autumn, the rest of the year and University coming back into term. And whether you have a child in university, or yourself are a returning or new student starting your degree, it’s advisable to have utilities and items prepared for the academic year ahead.

Trouser hanger with clips

Trouser hangers
We’ve all been there, not having quite enough room for your clothes and wondering how you can magically fit more clothes into the same space. In University the problem is only exacerbated, but this intuitive hanger set can conveniently hold jeans, trousers, skirts and more, helping to alleviate this common problem.

A4 Pukka pad set

A4 pukkad pad pack
Simple and to the point, these A4 notebooks are great for regular note taking. They’re sturdy and reliable, coming with perforated edges and 200 pages of premium quality paper.
If your laptop dies unexpectedly or isn’t suitable in a certain lecture, then a notepad is the answer.

Amazon Basics knife set

Amazon basics knife set
You can handily both get all of the knives you need and have a colourful set of cutlery with this Amazon basics set. The knife blades are made of stainless steel and have plastic handles—the set includes a bread knife, carving knife and a chef’s knife, among others.

Foldable washing basket

Foldable washing basket
Getting your laundry washed and sorted out may be one of the more tedious sides to university life but it’s a necessity for being clean and organised. This basket is foldable and comes with enough room for storing dirty laundry, plus it can alternatively be used for storing things like towels and bedsheets.

Storage bag with handles

Transparent moving boxes
A big part of going to university, whether you’re a freshman or returning for a new year in a new residence is made up of moving in. This is where moving boxes come in, but if you’d rather not be saddled with luggage, these storage bags are a nice option.
They come with reinforced handles, heavy-duty zippers and the bags are conveniently water-resistant to boot.

Tower extension lead

Tower extension lead
One problem of university accommodation may be around a lack of facilities, especially if you have multiple devices you regularly use that need to be charged (phone, laptop, power bank, etc).
This tower extension could be the solution with several plug sockets, five USB ports and surge protection for all the extra potential electricity going through it.

LED alarm clock

LED Alarm clock
Make sure you wake up on time for all of your lectures with this LED alarm clock. It’s also multi-functional, doubling up as a mirror that you can use through the day. It has two USB ports, as well as a wall hook and detachable stand for keeping it upright.

Multi-functional desktop organiser

Desktop organiser
On a day-to-day basis you’ll probably need a convenient place to store your notebooks, books, pens, erasers and other items, so this is where a desktop organiser can prove really helpful.
With it you can hold several different items, with two A4-file holder sections, three shelves and a drawer which is handy.

Portable mini humidifier

Portable mini humidifier
Humidifiers don’t often get talked about too much in terms of things that would be good to have in a bedroom, but there are benefits to having them. They provide more moisture in the air which can aid with dry skin, nose and throat issues, improve sleep by reducing snoring and can also relieve flu symptoms.
Note: Avoid overusing the humidifier to avoid damp in the room, keep away from fabrics (curtains, beds) and clean the device regularly. Ideal indoor humidity levels are between 30 – 50 per cent.
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