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Uni Essentials: What’s In Your Uni Bag?

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With a new university term in plain sight, it’s time to get organised. Make sure you’re packing all the uni essentials in your handbag and you’ll never be caught out by those oops-I-forgot-I-had-a-lecture moments or spontaneous sleepovers, ever again.

Rounding up all the must-haves, here’s what to stock up on ahead of the new academic year. Now where’s that backpack?

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Unless you want to make regular trips to the canteen, always keep a bottle of water to hand.  Staying hydrated will help improve concentration levels and general wellbeing – aim for the recommended 2 litres a day. 


Want to avoid getting struck down by the infamous fresher’s flu? Prevention is key! Give your immune system a boost by taking multi-vitamins daily.

For more expert advice on what to stock up on, check out our guide on the top vitamins for tiredness.

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Laptops are soooo 2016. Channel your inner Elle Woods and jot down those all-important notes in an adorable notebook. And for the super organised, sticky notes will help you annotate your reading list to colour-coded perfection.

Makeup Must-haves

From cramming an all-nighter in the library to overnight stays at your friend’s halls, it’s not unusual to become a night owl at university. Make sure you’re ready for any last-minute plans by keeping the absolute essentials with you at all times. We’re talking cleansing wipes, dry shampoo and a travel-friendly edition of your makeup bag.

3 jars filled with makeup brushes


Suffering from a bad hangover? Maybe a bulging blister? Whatever the emergency, make sure you’re ready to tackle the drama head-on with a first aid kit of ‘just in case’ items.

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