Packing for university on a budget

20 items you'll need to take to university...for under £600

The car is heaving. It's full to the brim with clothes, shoes, books, electronics and a vast amount of bedding. It can only mean one thing: you're off to university!

Packing for your first year away from home is always quite tricky, all the more so if you’re the first in the family to go. The problem tends to be, when you don't know exactly what you'll need you take far too much. Just like I did!

Pack smart, be practical, keep the costs low and make sure everything fits into one car journey. These are the golden rules.

We've tried to help by listing 20 affordable items - all of which come to a total cost of £600 - that realistically you'll need when you arrive at halls. Best of luck!

Ollie Fahey

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