I can remember trying to get all my packing sorted and worrying whether I had got what I needed. I spent quite a while desperately searching for lists of important items, so I thought I'd create this easy guide so you to find out the important things you'll need to pack. There will be some items on the list that you may not need as they are provided in your accommodation (e.g. an ironing board).

Kitchen

Pans
Plates/Bowls
Oven trays
Cutlery
Cooking utensils
Mugs
Cups/glasses
Pyrex jugs - perfect for microwaving your food
Food containers/tuppawear
Chopping boards
Toastie machine - you will be loved by everyone if you have one of these
Washing sponges
Fairy liquid - you may well end up with a year's supply if everyone in your flat brings some
Tea towels
Slow cooker - I know you might be wondering about this one but it can be so useful to prepare your meals in earlier in the day so its ready as soon as you come in. It won't break the bank either, I picked one up for £10 from Wilko's
Kitchen cleaner - you don't want to let it become too horrible to cook in
Anti-bacterial wipes can be used for wiping down surfaces and are so useful when cleaning spilled drinks whilst playing cards

Bedroom

Clothes
Shoes
Coats
Bedding - get a double even if you only have a single bed 
Mattress protector - you will spill drinks on your bed at some point
Any fancy dress outfits (you'll need a few)
Dressing gown/Slippers
Coat hangers
Posters - makes your room a little more homely
Door wedge - one of the best ways to be friendly to leave your door open to invite others in
Clothes Rail - if you don't have much storage you can hang your most used clothes here, or alternatively use the rail to try clothes that are hung up.

Bathroom

Shower gel/Shampoo
Handwash
Toothbrush/Toothpaste
Razor/Shaving foam
Towels
Hair products
Hairdryer
Straighteners/Curlers/Brushes
Bleach - don't let your toilet become nasty
Bathroom cleaner - this is where you'll wash so you want it to be fresh

Stationery

Notepad - don't by too cheap as the paper won't last well, you can get decent ones on offer around the start of term
Pens - you don't want to be 'that person' who is constantly asking to borrow one
Highlighters - perfect for revision
Uni diary - this is handy to note down all your work and deadlines
Folders - they will come in very useful for organising your work
Plastic wallets - can also help with filing
Holepunch - very useful when filing things away
Stapler - a life saver when handing in assignments so it isn't just a pile of papers

Electronics

TV
Laptop
Games console and controllers
Speakers
Headphones
Camera
Phone
USB stick for your work
Extension lead
Spare phone - something like a classic Nokia is ideal for nights out
HDMI cables - very useful to connect your laptop to the TV (Netflix on the big screen)

Other

Ironing board
Iron
Laundry basket
Washing liquid
Softener
Clothes maiden
Medication
Contraceptives
Passport - you may well need this for job interviews etc.
Railcard - definitely worth investing in one if you travel by train a lot
NUS card or Unidays app to save on the Autumn fresher events