The Andrew James list of University Essentials


If you’ve got any young people leaving the nest this September, you are probably either dying for them to leave or dying for them to stay.

Either way, this list of essentials for university students will be a perfect read for you, as it’s full of great items to ensure they get the next chapter of their lives off to its best possible start.


Wine Glasses

Let’s start off with the obvious, shall we? Your little darlings will most possibly be partaking in a few drinks. So, why not allow them to do that with a bit of class?

Our Illustro Range contain both Red and White Wine sets, as well as Champagne Flutes (which are great for Prosecco Cocktails).

They’re perfect for any beverage. Just don’t be surprised if you call in and they’re used for cups of tea.

Get your wine glasses here.


Argentum Kettle

Speaking of cups of tea, here’s a luxury kettle that will look at home in either uni halls or student houses.

The Argentum Kettle is a fast-boil cordless kettle that can boil up to 1.7 litres and, if you look at our customer reviews, it’s one of our most popular products.

Complete with a removable filter, you can pick up your Argentum Kettle here.



Argentum Toaster

For the complete set, we also have the Argentum Toaster.

Ideal for those mornings when only a slice of buttery toast can be stomached, this model has an anti-jam lever that allows you to get small pieces of food from the toaster without burning your fingers.

Along with a warming rack that is perfect for bagels and croissants, the toaster comes with a removable crumb tray and a cord storage, allowing it to be kept tidy and safe.

Buy your Argentum Toaster here.


Infusion water bottles

These water bottles (whether you get them in a single or double set) cannot be omitted from a uni halls checklist, as they’re terrific for nursing hangovers, keeping hydrated while out running or at the gym or for taking as some much-needed refreshment to an early morning lecture.

Get your Infusion Water Bottles here.



Foldaway Ottoman Storage Box

When a student moves into new digs, they’re going to need somewhere to store…well, everything. But whether it’s for clothes, books or general knick-knacks, our Foldaway Ottoman Storage Box is ideal for having in the centre of the room – where it can double up as a seat or a footstool – or up against a wall.

Easy to clean – should you spill anything on it – the Ottoman is also foldable, allowing it to be stored away, should guests be on their way.

Get your Foldaway Ottoman Storage Box here.



Tower Fan Heater

We might be jumping the gun a little on this one, but if we know summer like we think we know summer, it’ll be off before you can say ‘Hello, September’.

With that in mind, allow us to introduce you to our Tower Fan heater. Perfect for warming up uni halls, bedrooms and common rooms, the Tower Fan Heater includes an overheat protection and a tip-over cut out function, so if it should get knocked over, the heater will immediately cease emanating warmth.

Furthermore, the Andrew James Tower Fan Heater comes with a remote control that can be used within a 3m range, allowing the user to have full control of the heater, whilst still relaxing.

With wide angle oscillation, designed to distribute warmth evenly throughout the room, this piece of kit is fantastic for when Autumn and Winter arrives.

Get your Tower Fan Heater here.


Easy Hang Clothes Airer

Another necessary item on the uni hall checklist, the Easy Hang Clothes Airer might as well have been made with students in mind.

Small enough to fit in most dorm rooms, but big enough to hold 30 clothes hangers, the Easy Hang is as practical as it is versatile. Easy to fold and store away, your amount of ironing will be reduced, and your best clothes can be hung up, ready for the next night out.

Also ideal for drying wet towels or coats, we believe the Clothes Airer is great for ensuring your clothes dry and dry quickly, should you not have access to a washing line.

Get your young student prepared by buying them an Andrew James Easy hang Clothes Airer here.



Door Stop

Great for propping doors open (let some air into a bedroom) or keeping them from slamming shut on breezy days, our Door Stops are modern and stylish.

Complete with a protective rubber ring, it can also act as a door bumper to protect walls and skirting boards from overzealous door openings.

Andrew James Chrome Door Stop

Get your Rubber Door Stop with a Chrome finish here.


Shot glasses

Ask your budding student what will be the top of their Univeristy must-haves list and the chances are it will be these.

The highs and lows of student life can be perfectly summed up by this image, whether they are used at a house party or as part of the pre-gaming schedule before heading out, this shot glass set will do the job without any nonsense.

4 shot glass set

Buy your Set of 4 Shot Glasses here.



If your student is student in nature as well as name, they may appreciate a Whiteboard to help them keep track of their classes and assignments. Even if they aren’t that studious, they may need reminders for the next party.

Either way, our Whiteboard, which comes with a fixing kit and 4 different coloured pens, is just the business.

Magnetic Whiteboard

Get your Magnetic Whiteboard here.



Magnifying Illuminating Vanity Mirror

With our bathroom mirrors, students can get a 1 to 1 reflection OR flip it over to get 7 times magnification, which is ideal for fiddly makeup application or shaving.

The lighted magnifying makeup mirror is perfect for whether you need it for a shared bathroom or a private bedroom.

Vanity Mirror with lights

Buy your Vanity Mirror with Lights here.


Yoga Mat

If your budding student enjoys a bit of quiet meditation or is looking for a way to de-stress after long days of lectures and seminars, our Yoga Mat is non-slip, environmentally friendly (it’s latex-free) and is perfect for exercises.

Andrew James Yoga Mat

Get your Yoga Mat here.


Table Lamp

Does someone need to burn the midnight oil? Or do they want a highly effective table lamp to create a cosier atmosphere in their living space?

Our lamp contains daylight simulating bulbs, designed to reduce the risk of sore eyes and headaches, which is ideal when working on tos last-minute assignments.

Adjustable Table Lamp

Buy our Table Lamp here.



3 Piece Natural Glow LED Candle Set

To really create a cosy and friendly atmosphere, we highly recommend this 3 piece set of LED Candles.

Operated by a remote control and a timer, these candle lights are perfect for any season and are infused with a relaxing vanilla scent, adding an extra dimension to your home.

LED Candle Lights

Buy your Candle Lights here.

This list of Andrew James university essentials has been written by a former uni student, so you’d do well to heed my advice.

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