Thursday, 4 September 2014


It's the end of summer and time to go back to University & College, I've decided to put together a couple of things that have saved me in my first year of university. 

While I've added a Macbook to the list, this definitely isn't essential. I really mean any Laptop, or even an iPad. I study Fashion Communication and often need to use Photoshop & InDesign in lectures, therefore I need something a little more hefty than a laptop to browse the web and run Microsoft Office. I think it's worthwhile investing money in a descent computer, I still use my iMac from when I first started college 4 years ago. While they can be expensive, it's definitely worth it in the long run. 

Having a reliable computer is important, but so is backing up your work. I might sound like a Lecturer here but around deadline time I couldn't even imagine the feeling of turning your computer on to a hard drive failure. Time Machine on MacBook is constantly reminding me to back up my work, while I know it's important however, I definitely need to stop clicking on the little 'Remind Me Tomorrow' option!

I don't even need to explain how important these are, grab a few before University as you sometimes have to hand them in with assignments so they slowly seem to disappear.

An excuse to buy another pair of shoes, maybe? Either way, walking to and from campus can be a treck, something reliable on your feet is always a good call. I recently grabbed another pair of Nike Free Trainers and they're honestly one of my most comfortable pairs of shoes I own, definitely worth a look into.

Power Bricks can be used to charge most portable devices, obviously depending upon what one you choose to buy. They're always handy if you're out all day or in the library for a couple of hours. Especially when you want to check Facebook on your phone instead of minimising your work on the computer, still counts as being productive then, right?

Being organised is probably one of the most important qualities to have when trying to juggle essays, placements, part time jobs and socialising. Moleskines are great for this as depending upon the version you buy you have a descent bit of space to scribble in and plan away the week.

I've tried to generalise a couple of essentials, while they're important to me it will differ depending on the course or subject you've chosen. 

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