Freshers’ guide: what to pack

It’s the moment you’ve been waiting for; university is just around the corner. But first you need to pack.

It’s hard not to panic and pack everything in sight, but it’s important to be strategic – after all, there is only so much space in the car. So, here is your definitive list on what to bring to Loughborough.

Study essentials

All students will require equipment for their upcoming studiesTo save you from splashing out on software, we provide the latest version of the full Microsoft Office productivity suite, free of charge. 

Passport or UK birth/adoption certificate (required for registration)
Laptop
Hard drive
USB sticks
Notebook
Lots of pens
Wall planner (you can get one when you're here)
Folders (to help organise your notes)
Bag/rucksack
Books

Kitchen essentials

For students who have opted for self-catered halls, Campus Living offer starter kits which you can buy here. If you are in catered halls you may still need to bring some kitchen essential with you, as you may want to cook at the weekends.

Pots and pans
Mugs, bowls and plates
Cutlery and utensils
Knives and chopping board
Scissors
Glassware
Oven gloves and tea towels

Bedroom essentials

Photographs
Duvet and sheets
Pillows (Unite and UPP halls only)
Home comforts
Coat hangers
Extension cable
Mattress protector

You can take the hassle out of buying and transporting your bedding by pre-ordering your items from UniKitOut.

Daily essentials

Clothes
Towels
Toiletries
Sporting clothes and equipment
Fancy dress items
Shoes/footwear
Medication
Camera
Mobile phone and charger
Favourite music/book/film
Headphones
Laundry basket
ID, passport (needed for registration), driving licence
Clothes airer
Money and debit/credit cards
Bike

For information on what items you are not permitted to bring into halls, please click here