I’ve been known to have a ‘go-go gadget’ backpack for university. I’m the type of person who needs to have absolutely everything in their bag in case of any possibility. It can be a little heavy to carry about when I’m doing my commute but it’s well worth it for the level of organisation I’m carrying around with me. Please note, you don’t have to be as extra as I am.

The first and probably most important thing I put in my bag is my laptop. Without this, I wouldn’t be able to get through my degree, to be honest. When I started out in university, I was handwriting notes and it just wasn’t working out for me. If you know how fast lectures talk then you’ll know how hard this can be sometimes. I spoke about finding out your note-taking method in this post here. So yeah, I’m one of those annoying people who sit in the lecture making a lot of noise typing on their keyboard. I do apologise.


Next thing in my bag is both of my BusyB diaries. I absolutely adore the planners made by BusyB because they are laid out so easily and are so functional. If you’re looking for a planner for the new year then I recommend getting one. I fit all my workouts, uni dates, post schedules etc. Even if you don’t decide to get one of these, a good planner is absolutely essential for university (and life in general). I always carry either one of these around with me so that can put down any assignments, readings and other stuff.


Even though I use my laptop to type my notes, I also like to take a pencil case in with me so I have a pen to do any tasks with or to do my readings with. Most days, I’ll either go in early or stay a little later in order to get some work done. This is usually when I get my readings done so obviously I need my highlighters and labelling pens.


A good student always has their reading folder with them. I got my reading folder from Lidl so I can’t link it but here’s one that’s kind of similar if you’re interested. It has little slots in it for readings which makes it os that my readings don’t get completely battered in my bag. It also means that I’ll have all my readings and their notes with me so that I can have them ready for the sessions.
I have this little bag that I carry everywhere with me and it’s just so useful. The amount of times it’s saved me at uni is unreal. It has quite a lot of stuff in it so I’m going to list it all here:

  • Bobbles – my thick hair is always breaking bobbles so I’m almost always in need of a spare bobble.
  • Paracetamol – for them headaches that come along with staring at a screen for hours.
  • Hand sanitizer – keeping the fresher’s flu at bay.
  • Lip balm – mainly because I’m a lip licker so I get terribly chapped lips at this time of year.
  • Chewing gum – useful when you’ve had some cheese and onion crisps in your lecture break.
  • Spare pen – because apparently, some people made it this far into education without a pen.
  • Plasters – just because? I don’t have a specific reason other than being a clumsy sod.
  • Earphones – every commuter knows the pain of forgetting these on a journey so I keep some spare.
  • Nail file – definitely a handy thing to have (get it?).
  • Charger – I’m not sure I even have to explain this one.

And that’s all folks. I hope you enjoyed a little look into my bag for university. I’ve wanted to do a post like this in so long so I’m glad I got to it! What do you keep in your university bag? Have a lovely day and stay beautiful.

“Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try” – Gail Devers

Lots of loves,


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  1. Paula Archbold
    December 13, 2018 / 8:51 pm

    This would literally be me if I went to uni haha. Love the sound of the planners! xhttps://paulamarieee.blogspot.com

    • KatieYvonne
      December 14, 2018 / 9:11 am

      I'm so glad it's not just me who's extra ahah! They're honestly so amazing. Thanks for reading lovely x

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