Tuesday, 16 September 2014

70. Back to Uni Stationery Essentials for Under £10

Hello everyone, sorry I've not posted in so long! I finished my summer internship last Friday and have just been resting, reading and baking since. I go back to university tomorrow for welcome talks and lectures start next week. I'm feeling the final year fear now, not gonna lie! I am a lover of all things stationery but have realised that a lot of it has accumulated over the years e.g. flashcards, A3 paper, fineliners etc so I have decided to purchase just the essentials this year. To be fair, you don't really need much at university anyway as so much stuff is done online. Anyway, here's what I did buy and all for a reasonable amount of money too! If you want to purchase anything mentioned in the post then as ever, I've provided links where possible.

Good old Asda currently have a 2 for £3 offer on which I took advantage of. I don't need many pens as I make most of my lecture notes on my netbook.

I prefer these pens to the standard Bic medium
pens which make my finger sore.
(£2.50 from Asda

All my favourite colours in one pen.
 Perfect for brightening up your lecture notes!
(£2.50 from Asda)
That's the pens done, now for the paper! I've always had a thing for Pukka pads for as long as I can remember. Pukka Pad jottas are my favourite. The paper is of high quality, they have margins and the wire doesn't unravel unlike cheaper brands. With 200 pages in each one, there's more than enough to last the semester. Ryman currently have the A4 jottas on for half price at £2.14 each so I purchased one for each of the four modules I have this semester and accidentally bought an extra one and only realised when I got home! Oops, you can never have enough Pukka Pads in my opinion ;)

In previous years, I've opted for ring binders to store my lecture and revision notes in but this year, I've decided to go for expanding files. Not only do these take up a lot less space than ring binders, they are also resistant to any Manchester rain! I love how you are able to label each of the tabs too and there's no need to buy dividers or plastic wallets. These were £2 each from Asda (unfortunately, I can't find a link on the website but check your local store).

I hope you found this post useful and best of luck to everyone going back to/ starting school/college/university.

Until next time, take care.

Mancunian Sheep x