Heading to university is an exciting time, full of new people and new classes. It can be challenging too, with deadlines to meet and exams to rush to, so it's important to have a well-equipped home away from home to return to. With our selection of great value kitchen appliances and electricals, you can always be sure that the student in your life is prepared.
Whether researching essays, putting together portfolios or indulging in some therapeutic Facebook sessions, a reliable laptop sits at the heart of student life. This Toshiba Satellite C855-2L6 Laptop is an affordable choice with a huge amount of storage. It gets straight online for quick and easy access to the internet and combines a speedy Intel processor with 6GB of RAM to zip through tasks.
Stacks of photos are essential to student life, and the Panasonic DMC-XS1 Digital Camera is the perfect device for gathering those once-in-a-lifetime moments. It even captures HD videos for when a single snap just won't do.
Along with photos, hours of music and plenty of movies take priority on a student computer; so for somewhere to store all these files, have a look through our range of external hard drives. Photos are always backed up and music collections can easily be shared with friends. For the student on the go, a pocket-sized USB flash drive should be a constant companion. Luckily, we have more than a few to choose from.
Last-minute printing and scanning can be the bane of student life. All-in-one printers like the Epson Expression Home XP-405 All-In-One Wireless Printer can remedy this. Easy wireless connectivity with a small footprint - just tuck it in a corner, yet still take care of a whole houseful of student printing needs!
Meals and snacks
From curry in a hurry, to the dine and dash pleasures of beans on toast, food is never far from most students' thoughts. This Panasonic NN-E271W Microwave Oven is perfect for heating up leftovers and preparing quick meals. Meanwhile, the Crock-Pot slow cooker can have a complete piping hot meal waiting at the end of a long day.
Of course, there's no replacing the humble kettle and toaster combo at the centre of the student culinary experience. Breville VKJ666 Kettle will keep tea and coffee flowing into the essay-scribbling small hours, while this Philips HD2595 Daily Collection Toaster and Breville TR52 Sandwich Maker can always be relied on for a quick snacking fix.
After lectures, students love relaxing in front of the box. The space-saving design of the Toshiba 24D133 LED HD 720p TV/DVD Combi, 24" with Freeview has the added convenience of a built-in DVD player; includes USB playback, Freeview and two HDMI inputs for connecting to other devices..
The average student wardrobe doesn't encounter an iron that often, but job interviews and summer proms make one a must. The Bosch TDA2633GB Steam Iron is a great all-rounder with a powerful steam burst. If space (or just the act of ironing) is an issue, this Rowenta steam brush is the solution. It can even be used to knock creases out of hanging clothes.
And for those whose digs could best be described as 'characterful', with a questionable central heating supply and the odd draught, ensure they stay cosy with this Dimplex DXGLO2 GloFan Heat & Cool.
We know nothing can quite compete with the comforts of home but at least you can ensure they start term well prepared.