Packing lists

If this is your first time living away from home, you may find yourself stocking up on things for your flat and room that you may not have thought about before. These lists will give you a good basic starting point for deciding what to bring to uni.

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What to bring with you

These are the things you’ll likely need straight away, and that you might want to bring with you to Goldsmiths. 

Bedroom

  • Duvet and pillows
  • Duvet covers, pillowcases, bedsheets (two of each)
  • Throw blanket

Clothes

  • Everyday clothes (warm and cold weather)
  • Light raincoat
  • Trainers
  • Set of smart clothes
  • Laundry basket/bag
  • Pyjamas
  • Slippers/flipflops

Bathroom

  • Two towels
  • Hairdryer

Kitchen

  • Two plates
  • Two mugs
  • Cutlery
  • Two glasses
  • Some way to make coffee (French press, Aeropress)
  • A good all-around cookbook

Electronics

  • Laptop and charger

Stationary

  • Bring the minimum you think you might need straight away, then buy the rest here

Documents

  • Passport
  • Drivers license
  • A bill or bank statement (to use a proof of address)

Other

  • Backpack or day bag
  • Umbrella
  • Reusable water bottle
  • First aid kit
  • Medications (prescriptions, and things like painkillers and flu medicine)
  • Playing cards/board games
  • A couple of memory sticks
  • Photos and other things to remind you of home!

What to buy here

These are the things you can get away with buying here. Have a chat with your new flatmates to see if they’d like to split the cost of certain things, like bigger kitchen items. 

Bathroom

  • Handsoap
  • Toothpaste
  • Shampoo
  • Shower gel
  • Toilet roll

Kitchen

  • Saucepan
  • Frying pan
  • Baking trays
  • Sieve/colander
  • A few sharp knives
  • Chopping board
  • Tupperware
  • Wooden spoon
  • Grater
  • Tin opener
  • Oven gloves
  • Sponges and scouring pads
  • Surface cleaner