STATIONERY: BACK TO UNI

Thursday, 31 October 2013


This post is well overdue considering I started my second year of uni around a month ago, but nonetheless I thought I'd still go ahead and post it. Everyone is different when it comes to organisation and how they like to record and store their notes/work so I thought I'd share how I like to organise mine. As sad as it sounds, I did spend a while deliberating over whether to buy folders or a big sturdy pad for each module. Taking into account the fact that my handwriting turns into something monstrous when I'm trying to keep up with the slides in lectures, I thought I'd go for folders so I can write up the lecture notes in rough, and then copy them out neatly and condense them onto lined paper and store them in a folder. I'm an organised person so I like structure and like to know where everything is, so these stationery items help me keep on top of it all.


First up are the folders which are actually really cute. I spotted these while having a mooch around WH Smith. I'd never come across Zoodle products before but I'd describe the brand as simple, fun and colourful - exactly what I'm looking for when trying to separate my work. My second year of uni is split up into two semesters - the first one runs until the end of January and the second until the end of May. During each semester I have three half year modules so I needed three folders. I like how bright these are and think the little Zoodle bubble writing logo in the bottom right hand corner is pretty cool. At £1.99 each they are ideal.


Like I said before, I wanted one notepad to write rough notes in during lectures and this is where the A4 blue and white polka dot pad comes in. It's a ring binder which makes it easy and practical to pop in my bag for note taking. It was only a couple of pounds which explains why the front and back cover have fallen off in under a month. A little annoying but seeing as it had a small price tag I guess I can't really complain. The A5 pink and white polka dot pad stays in my room so I can jot down to do lists when things pop into my head. I live by lists - they keep me organised and that way I don't forget important tasks that need to be completed. I also use it as a blogging book and flip it over to jot down blog post ideas. It's bright, fun and ideal for what I need it for.


Finally you have the most boring part of the stationery spend-up. Notepads are a must and these were on offer for 3 for 2 so I made the most of it and bagged three for £4. It's also handy because I can keep one for each module and know I won't run out any time soon. I'm really fussy when it comes to refill pads and only like to use narrow ruled paper. Don't ask me why, but I find wide ruled paper to be a waste of the page. You get so much more down with narrow ruled and I think it makes your work look neater. Weird, I know.

I obviously bought pens to write with but they weren't really worth photographing. I bought a black pen for the main bulk of my writing and a green and red one for underlining/arrows/circling etc. I'm sure this post is going to make me come across as a major geek, but I just like to be organised so when it comes to revision everything is in one place and it makes the whole process as stress-free as possible. What stationery do you like using?






11 comments:

  1. Doesn't sound sad at all; we love stationery especially the pink polka dot notepad. You can never be too organised is what we say! :-) Thanks for sharing.

    x Roch & Tash x
    www.next-route-style.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Exactly - organisation is the key! Thank you for reading girls!X

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  2. Thats the exact way i was in school. Even for my work stuff i am the exact same. Loved this post.

    Rachael x
    All The Little Things x | Rachael McClenaghan

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    1. Thank you Rachael, I'd be so behind with everything if I wasn't organised!X

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  3. Stationery shopping is a must!

    www.britishbeautyaddict.com

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    1. It definitely is, shopping in general is a must haha!X

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  4. I have an unhealthy obsession with stationary! I love collecting pretty quirky notepads and folders and post its and pens and I NEED HELP!

    Bohorush.blogspot.com xx

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    1. Me too, but it can be so expensive can't it! That's why I like to stick to cheap and cheerful for uni!X

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  5. I've been looking for just nice plain but colourful folders for a while - now I know where to get some :) Thanks for this post xx

    Joy-Ann | Beauty, Lifestyle & Random Blog

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    1. Glad you found the post helpful Joy, thanks for reading!X

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  6. Aw love this post, I love stationary hehe!

    theglamaddict.blogspot.co.uk

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