Packing List

We have put together a list to help make it a little easier for you when packing for Loughborough University and Royce Hall

Essential Documents

  • Passport Photos
  • Passport
  • Driving Licence (You'll need to take another form of ID as well as your student card when going out, outside of the Student Union.)
  • National insurance Number
  • NHS Medical Card
  • Details of your vaccination history
  • Insurance Documents (You will be able to sort out room insurance when you arrive.)
  • TV Licence (Not needed if you plan to use your TV only for watching DVDs/ playing games etc.)
  • Any information from your LEA, the SLC (Student Loans Company) or Student Finance Direct
  • Your Unconditional Offer from the University
  • Any documents regarding your accommodation
  • Cheque Book
  • Bank or Building Society details
  • Travel Discount Cards (16-25 Railcard etc.)
  • CV and References
  • Reading List
  • Academic Diary/ Wall Planner/ Calendar (You will be given a University wall planner on your arrival)
  • Relevant old text books and notes
  • New text books (You will be sent out a book list shortly after you receive your results or closer to Freshers if you already have your results)
  • Dictionary/ Thesaurus
  • Exam results/ certificates
  • Prescriptions

Stationary

This can be purchased from the Purple Onion shop or the Library.

  • Lined Paper
  • Printing Paper
  • Jotter or Reporter Pad
  • Pens
  • Pencils
  • Highlighters
  • Permanent All- Surface Markers
  • White Tack
  • Scissors
  • Sellotape
  • Hole Puncher
  • Stapler
  • Paper Clips
  • Post- it Notes
  • Sticky- back Labels
  • Ruler(s)
  • A4 Ring Binders or Lever Arch Folders
  • Paper or Plastic Wallets
  • Rubbers
  • Sharpener

Electricals

  • Extension Leads (Essential!!)
  • Computer/Laptop and charger
  • USB Pen Drive
  • CD-R/RW for creating hard back ups
  • External Hard Drive
  • Printer (Not essential, but useful for those of us who are too lazy to walk to the library to do our printing!)
  • Alarm Clock
  • Mobile Phone and charger
  • Television (You will need to purchase a TV licence unless only watching DVDs etc.)
  • Digital Camera
  • Batteries
  • Network Cable/Wireless Router
  • MP3 Player/iPod
  • Speakers
  • Headphones
  • Hair Dryer
  • Hair Straighteners/Curling Tongs

Personal Items

  • Nail Clippers
  • Tweezers
  • Deodorant
  • Hairbrush/Comb
  • Razor
  • Shaving Gel
  • Body Lotion
  • Body Spray
  • Perfume
  • Hair Products
  • Jewellery Box
  • Make-up
  • Moisturiser
  • Prescription Glasses/spare pair (and a copy of your prescription)
  • Contacts and Contacts solution
  • Towels/face cloths
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medicines
  • Painkillers (Vital to cure those Freshers' hangovers)
  • Plasters
  • Antiseptic Wipes/cream
  • Cold/Flu Remedy (You will all be hit with Fresher's Flu, there is no escaping it!)
  • Anti-allergy Tablets
  • Pro Plus (For those 9am Lectures!)

Suggested Clothing

  • Dressing Gown
  • Pyjamas
  • Slippers
  • Flip-flops
  • Swimwear
  • Formal wear (suit/tux/ball gowns for the Freshers Ball and other events)
  • Sporting Clothes
  • A warm coat, gloves, scarf etc.
  • Fancy Dress items
  • Underwear
  • Smart clothing/shoes

Wash Items

  • Bath/hand towels
  • Wash Bag
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Cotton Buds
  • Shower gel
  • Shampoo
  • Conditioner
  • Air Freshener
  • Dry Shampoo

Bedding

  • Sheets
  • Duvet/quilt and cover
  • Pillows/cases (You will be provided with 2 pillows but most likely will prefer your own!)
  • Mattress Protector
  • Mattress Topper
  • Cushions
  • Sleeping Bag
  • Rug/blanket

Kitchen

You won't need to bring any pots or pans- the hobs provided in the kitchen are induction hobs which only work with certain pans, so don't waste your money on buying your own as they won't work!

  • Toasted sandwich maker
  • Tin Opener
  • Bottle Opener
  • Corkscrew
  • Cheese Grater
  • Chopping Knives
  • Chopping Board
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Glasses
  • Cutlery(knives, forks, spoons)
  • Crockery(plates, bowls, mugs)
  • Washing up liquid
  • Tea Towels
  • Baking Foil
  • Cling Film
  • Plastic Cups/Straws
  • Kitchen Towel

Houekeeping/Room Items

  • Candles and incense are not allowed as they will set off the fire alarms.
  • Febreeze
  • Flash all purpose spray
  • Washing Tablets/Liquid
  • Fabric Softener
  • Laundry Bag
  • Clothes Horse/rack
  • Posters
  • Photos
  • Cushions
  • Fairy Lights
  • Plants
  • Air Freshener

Miscellaneous

  • Loose change(for washing machines)
  • Extra storage- boxes, shelves, haning pocket organiser etc
  • Holdall or weeekend bag
  • Torch
  • Pen Knife
  • Safety Pins
  • Small Sewing Kit
  • Small Tool Kit
  • Lighter
  • Hooks/Sticky Hooks
  • Door Wedge(essential to meet your new block mates!)
  • Tissues
  • Lip Balm/Chap Stick
  • Cards
  • Balls/Frisbees
  • Sports Equipment
  • Musical Instrument(s)
  • Umbrella
  • Tray
  • Recipe Book
  • Super Glue
  • Store Cupboards Ingredients
  • Alcohol and Mixers
  • Money

A Boy's List of Essential Items

  • Protein
  • Xbox/Playstation
  • Hair Wax
  • Condoms

A Girl's List of Essential Items

  • Dry Shampoo
  • Hair Spray
  • Perfume
  • Contraceptive Pill
  • Condoms
  • Makeup Wipes
  • Going out bag
  • Comfortable going out shoes

In your room, you will be provided with a desk lamp, a bin, a sink and mirror(unless you're en- suite, in which case you will have a shower and toilet too!) a desk chair and an internet network cable.

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