So, it is now time for me to move out of John Foster. I am going to miss my room. I was very lucky that I received an adapted room which means that my room is probably twice as big as the standard rooms. Another perk is that the bathroom is basically a wet room, and I have seat in my shower, so when I’m tired after Rugby training or its been a long day at uni I can just sit down in the shower and chill. Don’t get me wrong as a Yorkshire gal who loves a bath, it is nowhere near as good as a bath… but it’ll make do!
Because I am moving out I thought it would be a good idea to write a blog about things that I took to uni which I actually never needed and/or used!
1. Ironing Board and Iron… so I thought I’d be super proactive and I would iron my clothes constantly… In all honesty, I don’t need to due to hanging them up to dry but I will iron if I’m at work or if it’s a super important occasion. Also in John Foster, we had one provided for us which I think none of us used…
2. The VAST amount of stationary I bought… people that know me, know I love stationary. I could honestly live in Paperchase, it is just beautiful!!!! I ended up buying so much stationary that I haven’t used at all. I would recommend in terms of stationary getting:
pencil case, pens… obvs, highlighters coloured pens.
I know many people use a laptop in uni, same as what I do but at some point, you will need a good ol’ fashioned pen!!
3. “Essential Course Books”… just before you start at Leicester you get a list of certain books which you “should” get, but the School of Archeology and Ancient History does say “you do not need to buy these but they are helpful to have a copy” (or there abouts). If I’m honest I used the books recommended but not enough to warrant buying them. The David Wilson Library on campus is HUGE and has so many books and a lot of the copies of the same book which the means that it isn’t necessary for you to buy them!
I hope that this may help you decide what you might need to bring to uni and what are the things better left at home!!