English Student University Checklist – OurWarwick
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English Student University Checklist

Megan McElroy
Megan McElroy | English Literature Contact Megan
English, Going out, Halls, or something else!
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If you are currently reading this as a confirmed Warwick Undergraduate, congratulations!

Undoubtedly, your mind has turned to what to take to University.

Whilst you probably know that you need pots, pans and bedding, you might not feel as confident knowing what to bring for your subject.

As an English student, these are all the things I really benefitted from having in my first year!

Ditch the ringbinders

When I did my A-Levels, I did everything by hand; I have the ringbinder collection to show for it. However, in my first year I barely wrote anything by hand, opting instead to take notes and study on my laptop. It is perfectly valid to continue writing by hand if you please! But I found that all the ringbinders I anticipated using in Year 1 simply sat on my bookshelf, collecting dust.

Post-it notes

The one thing I couldn’t live without! I cannot overstate how much I used these, when I didn’t expect to. Living in halls, you might be told not to use blu-tack. So what did I do when I had meter-long to-do lists? Post it notes, lining the walls!

Not only this, the arrow shaped sticky notes are so helpful when writing essays from a massive book. Finding your quote/paragraph is so much easier.

My A-Level textbooks

Don’t throw them away yet! I know it seems weird, but I actually used my politics textbook quite a bit in my first year. It’s absolutely not necessary, but if you know you’re interested in historical literature, classical literature, or any type of literature that combines two of your A-Levels, hang onto your subject knowledge!

Being a fresher is an exciting time; don’t get too caught up in what to bring/what not to bring, and just look forward to what’s ahead!

If you have any other questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to ask!

Megan McElroy
Megan McElroy | English Literature Contact Megan
English, Going out, Halls, or something else!
Find out more about me Contact Megan

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