Besides the usual phone, textbooks, laptops and pencil case, here are some lesser-known everyday essential things to keep in your uni bag.
1. Water bottle
Always bring your own water because who wants to pay $4 for water? Extra tip: you will remind yourself to stay hydrated throughout the day if you’ve got a heavy drink bottle weighing you down.
If you’re like me, you’re always dropping food on yourself so keep a pack of tissues handy! It’s also great being someone else’s knight in shining armour when they are in desperate need of a tissue.
3. A snack
Speaking of food, you will thank yourself for bringing something to snack on when you can’t afford the $12 sandwich from the uni café or need something keep you awake in that boring tute.
4. Chewing gum or mints
It’s always handy to have a pack of gum at the ready when you’re out and about – just don’t let too many friends see when you pull one out or you’ll have to get a new pack every week!
5. Phone charger
At least bring a USB charger to keep your phone alive (especially if you Snapchat as much as I do throughout the day). Even if you don’t bring a laptop to uni, those prehistoric desktops are in the library for a reason.
This one should be a no-brainer. Does anyone ever go anywhere without earphones these days?
No matter what the weather report says, there is always the chance of rain. And when your next class that starts in 5 minutes is all the way on the other side of campus, your classmates are going to wish they were as prepared as you.
That assignment worth 40% of your grade for the semester could cause a migraine at any given moment so be ready for it!
9. A pen
This might sound silly but keep a single pen in your bag because there will come a day where you accidentally leave your pencil case at home or maybe you just lent your last good pen to that questionable friend who said they will give it back at the end of the tute but never did.
Make it a habit of keeping some spare change or $20 note in the secret compartment of your bag. You never know when you might get caught out without your card or at a café that charges a 10% surcharge for purchases under $10.
Which of these things do you keep in your uni bag? Share in the comments below!
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I'm a second year Bachelor of Journalism and Professional Writing & Bachelor of Arts (English and Creative Writing) student at the University of South Australia. I love cheese, pasta and puppies.