24 Aug 2015

uni stationery wishlist

uni stationery necessities

I probably need to sign up to a stationery addicts anonymous group, but hey, a new school year is starting and if that isn't the best reason to go a little bit extra in the notebook department, then I don't know what is.

(I do, I will find the smallest reason to rationalise the purchasing of new notebooks.) 

If you're going to university for the first time, knowing how much you need to take in the way of paper can be a bit of an uncharted ball park. Also the amount of file storage. If you know that writing things over and over and over again is a way that you learn well, or you're going to study a language, then you're probably going to be using a lot of paper. But uni is all about finding what works for you, so it's good to have a basis to work from and change it to fit your needs. 

Though I'm all for sharing, so here's my uni stationery wishlist (and generally the amount of stationery related items that I take to uni initially). 

bando notebooks

bando stay focused notebook 
bando rough draft mega babe notebook

notebooks! great place to write your notes down in, as well as all those plans to take over the world. depending on your preferences, you could have a notebook for all your modules during one term, or one notebook for each. I use one notebook a term. 

bando sticky note set - thumbs up
asos geometric pastel sticky note set

yeah you could go with the more universal yellow post its (or any of their variations) but I find these stickers sets endlessly cute. And motivational. What's better than motivational stickers to pop in your notes? 

pens for me are a really personal thing. I have the ones that I love to write with, and a definite preference for blue ink and pastel things. I also find I study a lot better if my notes are pretty to look at - and easy to read. 

if you have a lot of things going on that fall into the same category (like, society stuff), then a project book is a really good idea to keep on top of all the things that relate. 

you really don't want your notes lying about all over the place, so it's a good idea to get a lever arch file. or 3. 

these are brilliant for storing smaller folders or bits of information that you still need but don't want to banish to a lever arch file. they also look really pretty on shelves. but we're in this for the organisational reasons. 

prepare to go through a lot of paper. refil pads will become your best friends for writing up your notes (fyi, it's a good idea to write up your notes). I bring 2 or 3 with me to uni at the start of term so that I don't have to do the inevitable trip to and from whichever stationery store is closest to restock. 

What are your stationery essentials? Any that I've missed out?



  1. I recently ordered an ADORABLE bando planner, and I'm so excited for it to arrive :)


  2. I absolutely love getting new stationery!

  3. Stationery is THE BEST! Every year I splash out on a planner from PersonalPlanner - they're £20 a pop which is pricey, but I use it every single day of my life and it makes me happy, so it's worth the spend! Otherwise, Paperchase is totally my go-to for all my stationery needs!

    Milly // Mini Adventures

    1. If you use it every day then it's definitely worth the investment! I bought a filofax this year and it was the best decision I ever made. Paperchase has some of the cutest designs, it's def a go to for me ;D


  4. Hello from Spain: I really like. It is very interesting. Keep in touch.

  5. I love it when bloggers create something different from the conventional product-on-white-background-wishlist and yours is adorable! Definitely want to get myself some more stationary for the new semester! x

    Martha Jane | www.marthajanemusic.com

    1. Awh thank you so much! I go a bit ott with photoshop brush hoarding, so to hear someone appreciates it is really nice :3
      Dooo it!!! The sales + back to school is the perfect time ;)


  6. These are all so cute!!!

    I want them all, but I'm yet to write in the two journals I bought recently...oops.

    Meg | A Little Twist Of…

  7. I want everyone of them, stationary is too cute not to want!


  8. I'm obsessed with sationary at the moment!
    Gold Dust

  9. I remember getting all excited about stationary for school and uni. Now I just use a black pen at work - very boring!

    Jenn | Jennifer Jayne

  10. Maybe I'll join that group with you! xo

  11. Great tips, especially since this is my first year buying my own stationery to school. Love the stay focused notebook, could definitely need that one.

  12. Ohh gorgeous, I love the bando ones!

    Annabel ♥
    Mascara & Maltesers

  13. Perhaps THE prettiest stationery wishlist I've ever seen. I love lever files and NOTEBOOKS. NOTEBOOOOKKKSSS. Loving all your picks!

    May | THE MAYDEN

  14. Great blog!
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    Et Omnia Vanitas


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