Summer is an exciting time if you’re getting ready to go off to college or Uni for the first time. The thought of independent living and being able to do your own thing is both nerve-wracking and exhilarating so to make things easier, here’s a list of essentials you need to pack to make your move as stress-free as possible:

It might be boring but make sure you take with you all the paperwork you’ll need for those first few heady days of enrolling. You’ll need your:

Passport or Driving licence

Acceptance letter from the college

Terms and contract for your accommodation

Set of 4 passport photos

Your debit card (obviously)

Bursary, scholarship or student loan documents

NHS number and any discount cards for travel

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Of course, you’ll need your laptop or computer for typing all those important essays, an ethernet cable and your mobile phone and charger! Are you taking a printer? Small TV and TV licence and a USB TV stick will also come in handy for all those daytime TV programmes you can now watch! When you require Cheap Laptops, go to

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As much as you’d love to, you can’t live on fast food every day of the week. Get yourself a student cookbook with cheap and easy recipes. Other handy utensils include a saucepan, wok, baking tray, cutlery, glasses, mugs, plates and bowls. Make the first few days easier on yourself and take along some grocery essentials to get you started, such as milk, bread, beans and cheese etc.