Parents’ Guide | Part 4: preparing your son or daughter to move away from home

If you’re wondering where to begin with equipping your son or daughter with the basics, part four of our Parents’ Guide series provides some ideas about what students moving away from home may need.

Documentation

  • Home insurance
  • ID – Drivers Licence or passport
  • TV Licence if your son or daughter is taking their TV
  • Qualification certificates used for admission
  • Passport photos
  • Copy of correspondence received from the university – especially joining details!

Travel

  • Young Person’s Rail Card (if required)

Laundry

  • Clothes airer
  • Laundry bag
  • Washing powder

Kitchenware

  • Tea, coffee and biscuits
  • Plates and cutlery
  • Pots and Pans
  • Mugs and glasses

Bathroom

  • Towels
  • Toiletries

Bedding

  • Duvet
  • Pillow

Clothing

  • Coat hangers
  • Clothes

Electrical goods & accessories

  • PC or laptop
  • Extension lead with extra plug sockets
  • Kettle – however, check with Accommodation Services to see if this is already provided
  • Memory stick/ blank CD-Rs
  • Camera

Miscellaneous

  • Air fresheners
  • First Aid kit
  • Hot water bottle
  • Photos of friends and family
  • Posters
  • Glasses/ contact lenses (if required)
  • Cashcard/s

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