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    Off to University. What do I need to take??

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    I'm heading up to Newcastle on saturday for my 1st year of uni, but I would like to know what things I should take and what things come in handy?? Please no sarcy comments as I really am a forgetful and unprepared person and any help would be much appreciated.

    Rep given to all those who are helpful.

    Thanks guys
    David

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    Dictaphone would be good for recording lectures for when you pass out from the previous nights adventures

    stab proof vest lol.

    loads of money and an iron. loads of bars n nightclubs in newcastle

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    M1LFHunter;2976112

    Dictaphone would be good for recording lectures for when you pass out … Dictaphone would be good for recording lectures for when you pass out from the previous nights adventures



    That's a cracking idea lol.

    black gerbil1;2976122

    stab proof vest lol.



    he's off to newcastle not London



    Newcastle Utd shirt

    first aid box
    pro plus
    milk thistle

    davidhurn;2976145

    That's a cracking idea lol.



    depends on the lecture hall, i tried it picked up the twits at the back but not the tutor

    how are you getting there?

    large pack of jonnys

    camera - more photos for the thread :thumbsup:

    Ear plugs if you are going into hall and wanna get any sleep at all.

    Cluffy321;2976166

    large pack of jonnys



    Lol:thumbsup:

    Are you in halls?

    LJM;2976187

    Ear plugs if you are going into hall and wanna get any sleep at all.



    I fully agree with this. They are a MUST.

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    Ye I'm in halls and they are supposed to be the most social out of all the accomodations available and I think the ear plugs will come in handy for sure. I'm driving up with response to the earlier comment of how I'm getting there.

    Thanks to all the suggestions so far, I'm making a note as we speak although the french ticklers were sorted out weeks ago haha

    Are you allowed your own kettle in your room then?

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    3girls1boy;2976401

    Are you allowed your own kettle in your room then?



    Ye

    loads of headache tablets:whistling:

    Dont bother taking an iron/kettle/toaster, everyone else in your flat will take them (if they dont then all chip in to buy them).

    My no1 purchase kitchen wise was a plastic pan that you use for the microwave. Good for anything and doesnt get hot so you can take it out easily.

    dont forget your blackburn shirt:roll:

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    Would a freezer be a good idea?? My gran's a really good cook so I could stock it up with numerous supplies of cottage pie, lasagne, apple crumble etc. Mmmmmmm

    davidhurn;2976455

    Would a freezer be a good idea?? My gran's a really good cook so I could … Would a freezer be a good idea?? My gran's a really good cook so I could stock it up with numerous supplies of cottage pie, lasagne, apple crumble etc. Mmmmmmm

    some one will nick em if they taste nice:)

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    mr miagi;2976452

    dont forget your blackburn shirt:roll:



    I've got 4 lined up (different of course) and ready to be used on soccer saturdays or whenever Rovers are shown on tv.

    Laptop
    Pizza cutter
    microwave
    kettle
    bag
    pens
    tv
    dvd
    ipod
    some sh*t clothes
    plenty of passport photos (passes, SU card)
    a heater
    cds
    money
    overdraft in place
    sat nav

    tescos clubcard
    begging bowl
    ps3/wii/x-box
    duvet and pillow
    sheets
    washing powder
    a year's supply of pasta

    hide all your ties:w00t: all newcastle supporters r hanging themselves over whats happening:w00t::w00t:

    mr miagi;2976522

    hide all your ties:w00t: all newcastle supporters r hanging themselves … hide all your ties:w00t: all newcastle supporters r hanging themselves over whats happening:w00t::w00t:


    cockney mafia shirts are popular on Tyneside.

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    warmapplepie;2976475

    tescos clubcardbegging bowlps3/wii/x-boxduvet and pillowsheetswashing … tescos clubcardbegging bowlps3/wii/x-boxduvet and pillowsheetswashing powdera year's supply of pasta




    Do I have to apply for a clubcard instore or can I do it online right now??

    Thanks

    davidhurn;2976577

    Do I have to apply for a clubcard instore or can I do it online right … Do I have to apply for a clubcard instore or can I do it online right now??Thanks



    You can do either. You can pick a temp on in store and use it right away.

    look in to what it costs for students to use the metro.its cheaper to get round

    davidhurn;2976455

    Would a freezer be a good idea?? My gran's a really good cook so I could … Would a freezer be a good idea?? My gran's a really good cook so I could stock it up with numerous supplies of cottage pie, lasagne, apple crumble etc. Mmmmmmm



    You can buy small chest freezers with locks on them now or put a lock on yourself, thats a good idea :thumbsup:

    My freezer is full of my mum's cooking :oops:

    choc1969;2976647

    You can buy small chest freezers with locks on them now or put a lock on … You can buy small chest freezers with locks on them now or put a lock on yourself, thats a good idea :thumbsup:My freezer is full of my mum's cooking :oops:


    Hey Choc, I thought you were a good cook having bought chef knives and wanting some high ended pans.

    I am also guessing you are 39ish so you should be a good cook by now...;-)

    make sure you shop around for food cos that will make a good deal of difference....especially on multi-buys.
    Read Martin Lewis on downgrading by 1 tier on food to save you loads.
    Try shopping at 3pm on a Sunday or 7pm weekdays.
    You can get things like loaves for 16p and still soft or baguettes for 5p.

    warmapplepie;2976690

    Hey Choc, I thought you were a good cook having bought chef knives and … Hey Choc, I thought you were a good cook having bought chef knives and wanting some high ended pans.I am also guessing you are 39ish so you should be a good cook by now...;-)



    Am a great cook....if I say so myself and from my dinner party comments ;-), but you can't beat my mum's Jamaican dishes, she says mine taste great but hers have that finger licking quality....yummy :-D

    ps am still 38 until bonfire night

    Take a corkscrew ...

    i've just finished at Newcastle Uni, what halls are you staying in? Castle Leazes? I didn't stay in halls but everyone raved about how good it was there. If you want any advice just ask. With regards to travel tho it totally depends where your staying, if it is Castle Leazes or Richardson Road your within walking distance to uni so no extra cost. Don't worry about forgeting anything just remember all your personal items photos etc, anything else you can replace when you get your student loan(!) Make sure you join in as much as you can in freshers week cos not only will you have a wicked time and make most of your friends but you'll also get to see most of the bars and clubs, and the good and bad places to go.
    Good Luck and enjoy yourself, Newcastle is a great city. By the way what are you studying?

    Passport photos - there will be a huge queue when you all need them.
    Driving licence - some places will still ID you when getting into a club even if you're in a group.
    Bread, butter and marmite - you will be loved by your flatmates when you are all drunk and back home after a night out.
    DVDs - same reason as above.
    Laptop - can't live without it.
    Money. Lots of it. In cash.
    Fancy dress - eg pirate/beach wear like board shorts and flip flops/aviators etc for random nights with theme
    At least 1x Plate, bowl, mug, spoon, fork, knife. Expect them to be broken/stolen/missing so nothing that nice.
    Washing up liquid.
    Dark coloured socks - never white or light coloured as they will look gross very quickly.
    Washing powder - surprisingly social and good way to meet/chat up people
    Duvet cover and pillow cases.
    A smile. Everyone likes a smiley person.

    I also agree with someone before - don't bother with electricals other than your own kettle as others will have them and if they are vital you can all chip in for it. If people have paid for it they are also more likely to respect it.
    Remember that if you have a TV you will need your own TV licence which is over £100. Maybe worth getting one of the usb stick tv receivers so you can watch tv on your computer.

    black gerbil1;2976122

    stab proof vest lol.



    No need for that!

    ill prob need a stab proof vest after what happened to the students at south east london
    Im starting uni too soon, and seen some decent comments here.

    Condoms and loads of socks as you will get smelly feet lol
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