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Travelling to the UK is a dream come true for many out there! The culture, the history and the wonderful attractions of the country will make your study trip a wonderful experience! But the most dreadful part of going to study abroad – the packing dilemma! While the unconditional offer churns your excitement for the future, the packing part of the journey would make you feel dreadful and tiring. Don’t worry! You are not alone! Your Dfavo family has put together an excellent guide for you to follow while packing for your trip abroad which is specially catered to brilliant students like you! Grab your suitcase and read on! 

Travel Documents 

Let’s start with the most important part of packing – travel documents. There are a couple of documents that are specially needed when you are on your way to the poet’s country, for example, your tuberculosis report. Make sure to carry your original documents as well as a set of photocopies. And please don’t forget to label your suitcase. You do not want to run around London Heathrow airport looking for a missing suitcase. But mind you, make sure you carry your documents in your carry-on bag. Make sure its always close to you just in case you need to whip out one of the documents for an emergency. Other important documents you would need are: 

  • Passport 
  • Passport size photos 
  • CV & References 
  • University documents 
  • Bank account cards and details 
  • Accommodation Contract

Clothing

Yup! UK is definitely a wet country. It is almost always raining, so a raincoat or an umbrella is a must. You don’t have to carry a lot of clothes in your luggage but make sure you have all the essentials. If you are an outgoing, party person, make sure to bring your dresses! Also, keep in mind that your Uni days includes events where you might have to wear formal attire. So, guys, make sure to carry a formal suit with you. Of course, clothing always depends on your personal preference but there are a few essentials you might need:  

  • Bathroom towel set 
  • Bathrobe 
  • Rug/Shawl 
  • Scarf 
  • Coats 
  • Footwear – Slippers, shoes, trainers 
  • T shirts 
  • Jumpers 
  • Undergarments 
  • Socks 
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Kitchen Essentials 

Bringing kitchen appliances mostly depends upon the accommodation you choose. If your accommodation includes catering services, you may not have to worry about it much. But otherwise, there are some important items you may have to carry with you. Besides, if you are not much of a cook – too bad! You might just have to learn how to cook. 

  • 1 Cup 
  • 1 Sauce Pan 
  • 1 Plate 
  • Spoons 
  • A pair of scissors 
  • Knife 
  • Sandwich Bags 
  • Plastic Bowels

Electronics 

There is no way any of you are going to forget your phones but most of you might end up forgetting your charger. So please, make sure you bring your charger. The important thing you should keep in mind is to carry an adaptor. If you are coming from a country where they use round pins, then you would definitely need an adaptor. Other things you need to carry along with you are: 

  • Extension board 
  • Laptop 
  • Laptop charger 
  • Rechargeable batteries
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Toiletries 

You should carry basic toiletries items with you when you are travelling. Along with it, remember you are in the middle of a pandemic. Make sure you carry extra masks, gloves and sanitisers for your own protection. Other things you need to carry with you are: 

  • Moisturiser 
  • Skincare products 
  • First aid kit (which includes medications) 
  • Lip bam 
  • Shower gel 
  • Shampoo 
  • Soap 
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste 
  • Tampons/sanitary towels 
  • Contraceptives 
  • Make up kit 
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