Student essentials & uni must-haves at Victoria Centre Article

Congratulations! Your journey to University will begin with a brand-new adventure. Wherever you decide to attend school, moving into halls will likely be your first experience living away from home, so the idea of "packing up your life" can be both frightening and exhilarating.

We've put together a list of must-have goods to get you organised, some more crucial than others, all chosen to make relocating to university as easy and enjoyable as possible.

Student housing sometimes feels more like a home away from home thanks to the small stuff from home, the ornaments and trinkets, in addition to the normal checklist of study necessities, cooking equipment, and tech essentials.

If you are returning back to Uni this can also be useful as we know how many items go missing throughout the year.

John Lewis & Partners

In-store you can kit out your full bedroom and kitchen without the stress plus if you are a member of Student Beans you can enjoy £10 off over £100, you just need to show your ID when you are at the till.

While you there, you can stock up on all your favourite beauty products with 10% off until the end of October.

 John Lewis have made it easy for you and have created a full student checklist which you can use when shopping in-store below:

John Lewis checklist


Want to update your computer before you attend a lecture? The most recent MacBook Air 13-inch which is ideal all-around device to get you through college, your degree, and beyond. This slim laptop has a battery life of up to 18 hours, making it ideal for late-night studying sessions or lengthy lectures.

Students can save up to 15% on Macs at KRCS by presenting their NUS card, or comparable form of university identification, or your acceptance letter. The MacBook Air 13-inch Apple M1 normally costs £849. With this technology at your disposal, productivity is a given.

Did you know you can also trade-in and upgrade your old iPhone, iPad, Mac or Apple Watch and lower the cost of a new one.

To explore the complete range of Apple products available at KRCS, visit in-store on the upper mall.

Flying Tiger Copenhagen

Homeware and craft brand, Flying Tiger, located on the upper mall, has a whole range of quirky decorations from string lights and storage boxes right through to finishing touches like decorative plants and pillar candles.

Here at Flying Tiger they have everything you need to make your room feel like a home from home:

  • Storage
  • Study essentials
  • Lunch Boxes
  • Study Planner with weekly diary
  • String Lights
  • First Aid Kit
  • Playing Cards
  • Foldable Tote Bag 
  • Picture frames 
  • Laptop cases 
  • Cosy blankets 

Sostrene Grene

If you like to surround yourself with indoor foliage, Sostrene Grene which is located on the upper mall, has a variety of plant pots that can seamlessly fit into any nature-inspired theme. They also sell candles, prints, room decorations and much more to kit out your room so do check them out!


When starting or returning to uni, fancy dress is a must. With all the parties and upcoming holiday events like Halloween, Luvyababes, which is located on the upper mall, has you covered.                              

Students can save 20% off on a variety of party-perfect costumes, wigs and decorations that are ideal for society nights. Visit in-store and you  won't leave empty handed!

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Here at Victoria Centre we also have a range of clothing stores where you can get the university fit for all occasions - from lectures and seminars to group get-togethers at one of the on-campus bars. Also there is an abundance of restaurants where you can meet up with friends and family.

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