While a large part of university life is meeting new people, having fun and experiencing new things,  we can’t forget the more serious side too. Hopefully by the end of university education, you’ll come away with a good qualification to set you up for the world of work and in order to do this you’ll have to put some study time in. Studying is a very important aspect of university, so it’s important you get it right. To get the most out of your study time and create an environment that suits both work and play, follow our simple tips:

Keep it tidy

A tidy desk = a tidy mind, so each time you sit down to work, start with a clutter-free desk. You’ll be more inclined to get stuck into your studies if you have few distractions on your desk and  more importantly it’ll give you somewhere to put your laptop!

To prevent a pile up of rubbish, make sure you have a bin handy. Our bins start from just £1.50 and there are a wide range of styles and colours to choose from.

Keep any loose items such as pens, pencils and highlighters to hand with our range of stylish pen pots.

Keep it organised

If you’re organised from the start it’ll be easier to keep on top of your studies as you go through the year. A whiteboard is a great item to hang next to your desk. Keep it updated each week with your to dos or use it to brainstorm essays then wipe clean when you’re done.

No desk is complete without a filing system (yes, boring, we know!). All you need are a few box files and you’re good to go. Keep all your completed assignments and course notes filed away so they’re close to hand when you need them for revision. You’ll find all your desk storage essentials right here.

Let there be light

Having the right lighting can make a big difference around your desk space. If your desk doesn’t have the luxury of natural light or you’re working through the night to get an assignment sorted then invest in a desk lamp so you’re able to see what you’re doing! Our range starts from just £5, with plenty of colours to match your home style.

Make it personal

Sitting at your desk needn’t be a chore. Brighten it up with a few well-chosen accessories. Just don’t go overboard and find out there’s no space to actually do any work! How about bringing the outdoors in with a faux green plant? With no need for watering, they’re a risk-free desk option.

Stationery is a must-have for any desk and at we’ve got a range to suit every taste. Our Expression range features a collection of calming pastel pinks and greens with stunning watercolour prints. Alternatively opt for our Hypernatural stationery, a funky, vibrant collection injected with bright pinks and greens alongside summer-inspired prints. With mini stationery sets, coordinating sticky notes and matching diaries, you’ll be set for your studies. Check out our ranges below:






Finally, if there’s space, add some personality to your desk with some wall art. There’s no need to worry about leaving marks on the wall if you hang them with Command hooks. Simply remove them at the end of the year and no-one will be any the wiser! If there’s no room on your walls you could always pin a few photos to your noticeboard instead (leave room for work though!).

Find all your essentials online at wilko.com and get your student life sorted.

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