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Back To University Essentials

Attending university is one of the most exciting milestones for many young adults, marking a step towards independence and often adventures in a new city.

Although universities are known for their long summer holidays, they have to come to an end eventually and whether you’re returning to university, ready to see all your friends again, or heading to your student accommodation for the very first time, there are some basic essentials every student needs.

Take a look at our top picks for back-to-university essentials, all of which are available with a One4all Gift Card

Get The Stove On

University is the first time many students have to cook for themselves; gone are the days tea is sat on the table ready and waiting. To unleash your inner Gordon Ramsey, you’ll need the right kit to make sure your pesto pasta is up to scratch! The Russell Hobbs Aluminium 5 Piece Pan Set from Argos is perfect for students getting used to the kitchen and hoping to recreate their favourite home cooked meals.

Russell Hobbs Red Stone Aluminium 5 Piece Pan Set, £40.00 at Argos


Pens and Paper at the Ready

Believe it or not, university isn’t just about the parties and societies, it’s also about exploring and studying your subject of choice. No matter what course you’re studying, you need to make sure you’re prepared and organised, so that you can achieve your fullest academic potential. The A4 Ruled Notebook from John Lewis will help you to take notes in style with ease. So, whether you’re studying Maths or Politics, you’ll be able to capture all the key points from your lectures and stay on top of your work.

John Lewis & Partners A4 Ruled Notebook, Turquoise, £3.50 at John Lewis


Look The Part

With the reopening of our favourite bars and clubs, many students will be making up for the fresher’s weeks they’ve missed the past few years. If you’re heading out to your favourite event, you’ll need to make sure you look the part. When you’re on a budget, versatile clothes are key, and a simple spaghetti strap dress is the perfect item of clothing for you to dress up and down - a black fitted dress, like the style linked below from H&M, is a must-have for any students wanting to hit the dancefloor.

Black Fitted Dress, £9.99 at H&M


Let The Games Begin

Whether you’re trying to meet new people or enjoying the company of the friends you’ve already made, a fun game can be a great way to break the ice and have some fun together at the start of a new academic year. The Little Book of Drinking Games from WHSmith will give you plenty of games to play with friends and new acquaintances alike, making it the perfect item to bring to parties or gatherings.

The Little Book of Drinking Games, £5.99 at WHSmith


Relax and Unwind

Going to university can be a stressful time for some, as you get to know new people, adapt to a new city, and move away from your friends and family. That’s why its important to take some time to relax. The JOCCA Diffuser and Humidifier from TK Maxx will help you to unwind with relaxing aromas. What’s more, your room will not only be a relaxing space but will smell nice too, sure to make it a popular spot for new friends to hang out with you in.

JOCCA Diffuser & Humidifier 300ml, £16.99 at TK Maxx

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