Lifestyle: Stationary Must-Haves for University

May 18, 2014
With my second year at University nearly done with – This is my last week! I thought I would share a few of my must-have’s for Uni with you. I study Fashion Business and I understand some courses are different. 

Pukka Pads* – Viking Direct

Moleskine Notebook* – Viking Direct

Mermaid Notebook – Paperchase

Notebooks are a weakness for me, I have a lot! I always carry one with me in my handbag just in case i need one. I’m forever making lists and notes. For Uni, I use Pukka Pads as they have little dividers inside which is useful. 

Pencils* – Viking Direct

Pens/Pencils sound like the obvious but buy them in bulk, they ALWAYS seem to go walkabouts. I’ve bought so many packs and I always end up in a lecture without a pen.

Highlighters* – Viking Direct

Highlighters are great for lectures too. If you’re writing pages and pages of notes and the next day you’re trying to find the important bits – It’ll save you a lot of time if it’s all highlighted. I also just use them to doodle and make the page colourful and pretty.

Memory Stick* – Viking Direct

Where would I be without my Memory Stick? Probably crying in a hole and still in my first year. Always back-up your work to a memory stick and/or Dropbox. There has been so many disasters with laptop’s breaking and all my work been wiped, having it on a memory stick is just an extra safety net.

Hard Drive – PC World

I also have a external Hard drive to save all my work on and back up my laptop. They’ve both been lifesavers and it’s a great investment. Last month, my laptop got wiped and I lost all my files and even all my programmes and luckily most of my photo’s and files were on this!

If you’re going to be studying a course like mine, I’d totally recommending in investing programmes such as Photoshop and InDesign – I know they are SUPER expensive but I couldn’t live without these programmes – otherwise i would have to be in the library 24/7. 

 The Trend Forecasting Handbook // Successful Event Management // Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations // Vogue on Hubert de Givenchy – Amazon or eBay

Most courses will give you a reading list which they expect you to buy and read. It can be really expensive before you’ve even started but it helps if you have them as it makes understanding the topics easier. As I’m on a fashion course, there is tons of books to buy. I really like the “Vogue on” series and I’m currently saving up for the Grace Coddington book! 

Viking Direct did kindly send me some stationary which I’ve included in this post. They are a great website which will sell everything you will need stationary-wise and a few other items like chocolate and loo roll! I think I might do another post about tips on going to University – I did previously do one about my first year here!

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10 comments so far.

10 responses to “Lifestyle: Stationary Must-Haves for University”

  1. Jenny Scott Russell says:

    I'm off to uni in September, I need to remember all this stuff! Have you thought about doing a 'what to take for dorms' type post? I'd love to see one 🙂 x

  2. Francesca Hearn says:

    I agree with every single one of your must haves! I am just finishing my first year of uni studying fashion design and I often find myself sitting in lectures forgetting pens when I have THOUSANDS at home!

    Lovely post!

  3. highlighters are a must!!! 🙂 I always run out of them!


  4. Rachael McClenaghan says:

    I'm a bit thesame on the stationery hoarding .. ok I'm identical 🙂
    loved this post!

    Rachael x

  5. Rena Blank says:

    100 percent agree with the highlighters! I use them all the time during lectures and while doing readings! xx Rena Kiss and Make Up

  6. aimerose says:

    I'm a little bit of stationery addict as well.. I love your blog Rachel – just followed! ♥
    Would love if you checked out mine sometime too so we can stay in touch!


  7. Josie says:

    I'm not at uni but I'm still a stationary addict! I love Tiger for cheap and quirky bits x

    Josie’s Journal

  8. Ahhh, this takes me back! I don't think you ever stop loving stationary. 😉

    Tara x

  9. Helen G says:

    such a cute post! i adore stationary

    from helen at

    ps. There's £250+ worth of beauty products up for grabs on my blog, if you're interested! Click here.

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