This article will provide you with a list of essential items you will need for your study.

  • Binders - Binders allow you to separate your work and know where it is at all times.
  • Notebook - Notebooks will provide extremely useful for those who prefer writing in books rather than on an ipad or laptop.
  • Highlighters - Highlighters are essential for organising your note-taking.
  • Calendar - Having a calendar allows you too easily view what events you have happening.
  • Printer/Paper - As a College or University student you will be required to print a lot of work. Having a printer and paper is highly recommended.
  • Bag - Find a bag that suits your needs. Make sure you view them in person as some bags appear larger than they actually are.
  • Pens - Have a multitude of coloured pens with you at all times. you will be required to do some class activities that require you to have a pen.
  • Toiletries (Pads, Tampons, Tissues, Hand Sanitiser etc) - Speaks for itself really?!?
  • Earphones / Headphones - Having headphones / earphones has allowed me to watch videos for class prior to class. It's also provided useful on bus/train rides home.
  • Cash / Card - You're sure to be hungry and/or thirsty throughout the day. Make sure you have some money set aside for food/drinks.
  • Display folders - If you don't want to keep a binder because it's bulky or more expensive, display folders are perfect for keeping your paperwork organised.
  • Sticky Notes - Provide useful if you're wanting to record notes in a textbook but cannot highlight.
  • Laptop/Phone/Ipad Charger
  • OneNote - An application that organises your notes for you. It is extremely beneficial.
  • EverNote - Personally, I haven't used this application.
  • Zotero - Personally, I haven't used this application but I have been recommended my lecturers to use it.

Although your unit outline may say a textbook is required, it is recommended that you wait until your first class for that unit as not all textbooks actually are required.

Carry a campus map with you.

If you're able to, I would highly recommend saving the campus security phone number in your phone.