Top 5 student “essentials” to take to university

PUBLISHED: 13:23 16 September 2015 | UPDATED: 10:58 23 September 2015

Ready for Freshers: Owl onsie from Kigu

Ready for Freshers: Owl onsie from Kigu


Let’s be honest, your parents have probably already sorted you out with the real basics of student living (and if not check out mystudentessentials.co.uk for everything from packs of bed linen to kitchen sets). This top five might not be quite essential but they will make your student life a little more luxurious and fun.

Cuisipro graterCuisipro grater

Cuisipro Parmesan cheese grater – available from amazon.co.uk, £24.37

You may be living off baked beans and pasta, but you don’t have to feel like you are. Buy some fancy cheese from one of north London’s many delis and use this two-way grater to jazz up your mealtimes.

Brooklyn laundry bag from John LewisBrooklyn laundry bag from John Lewis

Brooklyn laundry bag – available from John Lewis, £15.00

Don’t forget that in many halls of residence you won’t have access to a washing machine. This snazzy laundry bag means that you’ll never have to face the shame of your dirty underwear falling out of a split plastic bag as you head to the laundrette. Just make sure you’ve got enough coins with you before making the journey.

Nutribullet for all your vitamin needsNutribullet for all your vitamin needs

Nutribullet – available from John Lewis, £79.50-£84.99

Hungover from freshers’ week? No longer. The Nutribullet is the latest gadget on the market that whizzes up fresh fruit and veg to give you that injection of vitamin C exactly when you need it. And it’s a handy tool for making fruit based cocktails too!

This cocktail shaker from Tiger comes with instructions for your own cocktailsThis cocktail shaker from Tiger comes with instructions for your own cocktails

Cocktail shaker – available from Tiger (Finchley Road), £5.99

This fun cocktail shaker is cheap as chips and it comes with recipes for cocktails on the side. There’s nothing more fun than making a big mess in your halls kitchen with your new friends while attempting to make mojitos, so this is a good utensil to have in the cupboard.

Owl onesie – avialble from kigu.co.uk, £39.99

With this cute snowy owl onsie from Asian inspired company Kigu you’ll never been in need of a fancy dress costume again. Not only are onsies a strong look for everything from freshers’ week to Halloween, they also can be used as the cosiest of pyjamas in your new, freezing, student house.

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