What You Need to Bring to University to Succeed

August 15, 2022

With the next generation of students entering higher education this fall, it’s time to consider what last-minute plans and items you should pack. Going in with the right mindset and knowing what to invest in or what to plan for can make a massive difference to your higher education career. You can get a lot out of your university experience, but make sure to go into it bringing these top things: 

A Great Laptop 

Having your own computer makes such a massive difference to your education experience. Though many universities allow you to rent laptops and other gadgets (usually through the library), having your own device makes a massive difference. You can find many good school laptops at great prices, especially when you consider just how much you will be using them day after day after day. Always get insurance in case of damage or theft, and choose a unit that will cover the activities you will go through during university. What you would need to comfortably complete an English degree is going to be a different option than those completing a design degree. 

Tip: If you have trouble paying for your laptop, now find the model you want and wait for your loan to come in. This is a very important investment for your education, so choose a model with a long life. 

A Game Plan 

Go through and explore all the different societies, clubs, and programs that your university or college offers. Create a short list of programs that you want to join. Look at the awards the university offers and how you can earn them. See what partnerships your institution has with employers in the area. 

You can get so much out of your education, but only when you look beyond the curriculum itself. You can graduate with internships, awards, and experience that will help you get that first important job faster. 

Tip: Everyone needs help and support. Also, please take note of the health and support services on campus and in the area (including online) so that you get the help you need when you need it. 

Creature Comforts 

Being away from home for the first time can be incredibly daunting. You will likely feel homesick and tired, and you may very well get sick. When you are healthy, well, and things seem to be going okay, you might not notice it as much, but everyone craves being home. 

That’s why you need creature comforts. Bring your bedsheets, some photos of the home, and your stuffed bear – whatever makes you feel comfortable is a good idea to bring.

Bonus: What Not to Bring 

There are some things that are just too much of a hassle to bring. Furniture, books, and even kitchen supplies are all great examples of what not to bring. Why? Because it’s easier to buy there. There are students just like you moving who are either giving these items away or who are selling them for very little – including last year’s textbooks. 

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