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Moving out to University Checklist

Moving out to university is a super exciting time but can also be a very daunting time too. We’ve created a checklist of all the nifty added extras you’ll need to take with you to make your new home as cosy and comfortable as possible, as well as a few absolute essentials that you’ll need from our Eldon Square brands to ensure you are equipped for whatever fresher’s year has to throw at you.

Fairy lights

Your new student room is going to be your home away from home, so it’s important to get it looking nice and welcoming as you’ll be spending a lot of time there in the next year. Fairy lights are key for moving to university, not only do they brighten up the room but they also add some personalisation to your basic bedroom. Typo have a huge range of fairy lights from string, colour-changing lights to drape from ceiling-to-wall, to lantern style lights to illuminate a certain area. With 20% student discount at Typo you can afford to truly change your bedroom into a fairy light haven.

Bedroom Accessories

Another way to make your bedroom more personal and homely is to add in some room accessories such as fake mini planters. New Look have an adorable range of fake plants in animal pots to choose from. The mini size means that they will fit no matter what size your room is and add some colour, character and charisma to the room. New Look even have 10% student discount to help you out!


Make sure you’re staying on top of your everyday health and keeping your immune system in tip top shape while at university. Boots is the place to go to stock up on daily vitamins and minerals to keep your body as fighting fit as your brain while studying. You can even get 10% off all year round when you become an Advantage Card member so there’s no excuse not to stay stocked up and healthy.


Desk Essentials

Let’s not forget the real reason you’re at university – to study! Jazz up your desk with stylish writing pads, pen holders, calendars and more from Poundland that make the room look more aesthetic and also make studying easier and more organised too.


A laptop is an absolute essential for studying and the Samsung Galaxy Book is perfect and compact so you can take it with you to lectures, to complete assignments from your bedroom and to carry to the library when you need a more motivational environment. Bringing a laptop to university also means you can leave the huge TV at home as you can watch everything conveniently from your laptop! They are also a great way to stay connected to your family and friends at home through video calls and chats if you’re ever feeling a little homesick.

Sweet Stash

For those late night hunger cravings it’s always a good idea to have a stash of sweets in your bedroom drawer. Even better why not raid American Candy and wow your new flatmates with some fancy American treats! Choose from Jolly Ranchers, Hershey’s and Reese’s, or even pick up a fancy American cereal like Magic Charms to make mornings getting out of bed that little bit easier.

If you’re heading to Newcastle for university make sure you sign-up to our student event on 28 September for a night of entertainment and to shop some unmissable discounts!

Lifting of restrictions from 19 July

If you’re visiting us from 19 July, we’ll continue to have a number of safety measures in place to make the experience safer and more comfortable for everyone.

Visitors and staff can feel free to wear a face covering when visiting or working in the centre, marked routes will remain in place to allow for social distancing and hand sanitisation stations remain available throughout the centre.

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