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Preparing for University: The Only Checklist You Need

07 September 2017

preparing for university with b&m

You got the grades. You got the place. The next thing you have to get is all the stuff you need for three years at university!

The first few months of uni are always such a blur - so it’s important to make sure you have the essentials in place before you get taken in by the whirlwind of freshers’ week, making new pals and getting to grips with your lecture and tutorial schedule.

Thankfully, B&M are on hand to make sure you go off to your new digs with all the kit you need for uni. We’ll run through all the things you should have in order to enjoy some of the best years of your life.


Making sure you have something comfortable and cosy to lay your head on at night is an important part of building your uni nest. This Oxford stripe bedding will make a cosy bedside when you’re finished with the studying and hanging out with mates.

Wooden utensils 8pk

preparing for university with b&m

If you’ve always had your meals cooked for you, be in for a rude awakening. Preparing for university means that you’re about to fend for yourself. Get to grips with cooking by getting the right kit. These wooden utensils will be perfect for stirring, serving, flipping and mixing all the new meals you're about to make for yourself!

Cutlery set

preparing for university with b&m

You'll soon found out that when you go to university, your knives and forks can go walkabout. This stainless steel cutlery set comes in a set of 24 so you’ll always have reserves.

Washing up liquid

preparing for university with b&m
The university kitchen can be quite the experience. When there’s ten people sharing a cooking space, you have to learn to look after your own little territory. Cleaning up your items and putting them away is the first lesson you’ll learn at uni. This twin pack of Easy washing up liquid will see some use in your first three terms!


Daz washing powder  

preparing for university with b&m

You’re an adult now, and with nobody to sort your laundry at uni, it’s up to you to keep on top of your washing. Daz washing powder is a classic staple households up and down the country, and with this pack boasting up to 80 washes, could see it lasting your entire year (Not including the sack of washing you bring back during the holidays, of course!).


When you’re getting ready for university, you can’t forget vital items like towels. Pack a bath towel, bath sheet, hand towel and several face cloths when you move to your new digs, and wash them at least once a week. These great towels are available in Dove Grey, Chambray Blue, White and Duck Egg for a luxurious drying experience, post-shower.

Tea making facilities

preparing for university with b&m

You’ve trudged all the way there, unpacked all your stuff - now you need to treat yourself to a well deserved cuppa. Make sure you’ve got all the kit by packing teabags and mugs, and toast the start of a very exciting, fun and lifechanging experience.

From all of us at B&M, we wish you the very best of luck for the year ahead!

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