If you’re starting University this September, chances are, all you’ve got on the brain is the hot new talent living next-door to your dorm, getting ridiculously drunk and obviously, doing well in your first year. Yep – been there, don’t that, worn the tee! But you also need to remember to pack all those essential grooming necessities and stylish accessories – (well, you need to look good if you’re ever going to pull!), so it’s a good job that us Mankind lot are here to give you a helping hand.

1. Bulldog Original Face Scrub


First of all, you’re gonna’ need to remember your holy grail grooming products. All those nights spent partying until the sun comes up won’t leave your face looking pretty – and that’s not good for all those 9am lectures, is it?! Make sure you get your hands on a decent facial scrub, like the Bulldog Original Face Scrub from Mankind. At £4.99, it’s hardly burning a hole in your pocket (great for when you’re going to be skint at uni!), and it effectively rejuvenates your skin, leaving it revitalised and free of impurities.


2. American Crew Molding Clay

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Keep your quiff in tip-top shape at uni with the American Crew Molding Clay at Mankind. This little gem allows you to manipulate your hair into any style, whilst the blend of natural extracts and beeswax helps maintain brilliant shape and texture.


3. Mi-Pac Classic Backpack – Royal Blue (various colours)


The Mi-Pac Classic Backpack from Mankind is the perfect accessory for all those lectures. Your books are going to be piling up and up, so it’s a good idea (without sounding too dull!), to ensure you get a sturdy backpack that’ll fit everything in. With its’ secure zips, faux suede base and interior padded laptop sleeve, it’s got functionality and style.


 4. Apple Macbook Pro 13 Inch

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Packed full of features to help you embrace your inner geek at uni, the Apple Macbook Pro 13 inch at Mankind is highly efficient, and lasts up to seven hours for when you’re on the move. The Macbook Pro features an Intel HD Graphics 4000 processor and is up to 60 percent faster than in previous models. The perfect accompaniment for your lectures (and for watching films and playing games, of course).


5. Jack Black Post Shave Cooling Gel

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You know we’re a big fan of beards here at Mankind, but we also know how important it is (if you do shave), to have an soothing, cooling treatment afterwards in order to protect your skin and alleviate redness and irritation. The Jack Black Post Shave Cooling Gel will do exactly this, and is packed full of natural ingredients with anti-inflammatory properties, which work to calm skin and provide immediate, lasting relief from razor burn.


Will you be getting stocked up on any of these products for university? Don’t forget, you can shop the full range of accessories, grooming products, gadgets and more at Mankind.



Make Up Specialist

Major fan of scented candles, Make Up brushes and Highlighter. I’m always on the hunt for those Holy Grail products and my dressing table is covered in more beauty products than I like to admit. As an adopted Northerner originally from Brighton, I spend most my days wondering what all this rain is about. My hair isn’t grateful for the move. Currently loving: NIOD Photography Fluid