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Off to uni

Starting uni is a big moment. Your own life. Your own choices. Time to express yourself at last. So prepare for university life (with a little help from your parents, maybe) with our smart advice and tips.

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Get ready for student life

9 packing tips for starting university

Make moving your stuff to uni halls (and out again) a breeze with these clever ideas for transporting your precious belongings.

How to organise your small student room

Smart tips for creating more space in your not-so-big halls or student bedroom.

The ultimate university checklist

Our downloadable guide to the essentials (ok, and the fun stuff) you need to buy to prepare for uni. (Perfect to show parents.)

5 ways to decorate your halls room

Transform any plain student room into a stylish, comfortable space with these simple but clever decorating ideas.

Which plant to take to university

They’re on-trend, they boost creativity and are easy to pack but which are the plants you can’t kill?

Your university survival kit

Students and parents share their best-ever tips for preparing for, and enjoying, university life.

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Uni essentials


IKEA SVARTÅSEN laptop stand

Laptop stand


60 x 50 cm

More options available


IKEA JANSJÖ LED work lamp Gives directional light that is good for focused lighting.


IKEA SKÅDIS pegboard combination


IKEA SJÄLSLIGT decoration set of 3


IKEA SNITSIG 7-piece cookware set Works well on all types of hobs, including induction hob.


IKEA MORGONTE plate/bowl, set of 3
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