So you have already organised your student accommodation and should have received your information about your dorm and arrival date/time. The next thing on your mind is ‘What should I pack?’ Well if your anything like me I wanted to take my entire wardrobe and stock up on things I considered to be “essentials”. As I look back on when I was frantically trying to pack everything for my 1st year student accommodation I can only advice you to not do the same.
Just be realistic in terms of knowing that your university dorm room may not be the biggest, so pack what you always use and if your end up realising you have forgotten something, Highcross (Leicester’s main shopping centre) is just a close distance. Also you always have the option to get things delivered straight to your accommodation, which will help with a smooth car journey to Leicester without being squashed between your life belongings in the back seat. Another amazing thing the Students Union have introduced is the Amazon locker situated on the lower ground floor, where you can pickup your parcels when it suits you (so goodbye to those “Sorry we missed you” postcards).