Homesickness is common for new students, especially if it’s their first time living away from home. Packing a few creature comforts can help reduce those late night calls from melancholy kids missing home – unless the calls are welcome, of course!
Come prepared for irregular meal times and urgent hunger pangs. A supply of healthy snacks can help students stay alert during study and lectures.
Although we don't always like to admit it, university's main purpose is to study for a degree. With these must-haves, the undergrad in the family can make the most of their cramming sessions.
Hopefully, your son or daughter's dorm room is warm and relatively clean, but little can be done to control the temperature on campus, so come prepared.
The first week of university is often the most daunting. Thankfully (or not, depending on your perspective), some wise heads at UK universities decided the best way to get everyone settled was by throwing a week of parties.
Share the ultimate packing checklist with young scholars and they'll be protected against the cold, any dissertation-related crises and last-minute costume conundrums. Just make sure it's all covered by your current home insurance before they head off for Freshers' Week.