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Essential UoN items that you can’t forget

Packing for uni is stressful – and then moving across the country with your whole life squished into a car is even worse. There are some UoN specific essentials that I have used throughout my time here and, in my eyes, are essential for your survival as a student. Catered Halls Despite living in catered …

Dos and Don’ts – What should I bring to uni?

With all the information out there, it can be difficult to figure out what you’ll actually need and what you definitely won’t need at university. Worry not, I’m here to tell you some of the main things that students bring to uni and don’t need as well as some things you’ll need but will most …

What to Pack for University

The big question everyone has before moving out for the first time: what do I pack? Before coming to university, I read so many articles and watched so many youtube videos about this exact topic. The truth is that your packing list will be very unique to YOU. You need to consider what are some …

What NOT to Pack for Short Trips Away

So reading week is upon us – at least on this side of the globe anyway – and living up to that exchanger stereotype, I hope to be off travelling (gotta get those stamps in my passport!). Of course, when it comes to flying, especially with budget-friendly airlines, hand luggage allowances ande guidelines can be …

What to Take Home Over Christmas

Come September, there are plenty of resources out there telling you what to pack for university. *Ahem, I may have even wrote a little cheeky something myself*. However, what no one tells you is how hard it is to pack to go home again during the holidays. Despite only being home for a maximum of …

Things I’m Packing for Second Year

No matter how organised I thought I was as I packed for first year, making endless amounts of lists and constantly checking my luggage, unfortunately a myriad of items never made it to university with me. I’ve learned from my mistakes and have now compiled a list of things that will take pride of place …

Your essential university packing list

Back when I was preparing to start my university adventure (way back when Freddo’s could be aquired for the princely sum of 5 of your old english pennies), I spent a lot of time planning what to take to uni. Suffice to say, a lot of time culminated in a lot of stuff. A lot …

What to take and what not to take to university

What to bring to uni A bath mat: stepping out of the warm embrace of a shower onto a cold floor is a big shock to the system to say the least. Without being over dramatic, I imagine that it is what stepping off of a ship to begin an expedition in the arctic feels …

5 Tips for Travelling by Plane

Reading the “5 Top Tips for Train Travel” blog by Amy I was inspired to write this post. While I am not an expert at air travel, I have done my fair share of long-haul flights to head back to my home country; Malaysia. Here are some of the ways I ensure I have the smoothest …

The Home Stretch

The last time I blogged was about a month ago. In case you were wondering where I have been, I am now on the other side of the world; back home in Malaysia. Sweet, sunny, and unfortunately hazy Malaysia. Before returning home I was in Norwich on my Boots Summer Placement as I mentioned in my …