Falling leaves, pumpkin spiced lattes and the inevitable sound of freshers leaving the student union at 2am – autumn and the first term of university are upon us. Fill up that shiny new rucksack with these back-to-college stationery picks, from won’t-let-you-down-in-a-lecture pens to stylish impress-your-tutor notebooks.
Pilot FriXion Gel Ink Rollerball, £2.75 each (save 30%) or £29.70 for 12 (save 37%)
Rollerballs flow ink smoothly onto the paper so help to avoid hand cramp. Plus, these are erasable so you can quickly correct any note-taking errors.
Papermate Biodegradable Ballpoint Pen, £1.95
Show off your Extinction Rebellion membership credentials from the off with these ballpoints, made up of biodegradable components.
Stabilo BOSS Mini Highlighter Pen, £1.25 (save 17%), £11.25 for 10 (save 25%)
Teeny tiny versions of your classic highlighters so you can sort that revision plan or categorise your lecture notes but without taking up precious backpack space.
Stabilo Pen 68 Fibre-Tipped Pen Wallet, Assorted Colours (OUTLET), £8.95 (save 45%)
Do you BuJo? If you unwind by getting all your thoughts, dreams and doodles together in a bullet journal, these colourful felt-tip pens are ideal.
Papuro Amalfi Leather Journal, Medium, £19.95
And talking of journaling, this is the perfect notebook in which to record all your thoughts and feelings. Or just, you know, to look smart in lectures with.
Rhodia R Pad, A5 Standard Ruled, £3.45 (save 12%)
A bargain notebook small enough to stuff in your tote bag but hefty enough to hold a term’s worth of lecture notes, this smart Rhodia pad is a key student essential.
Sharpie Original Marker Pen, £1.45 (save 20%)
Mark up all those moving boxes and then scribble your name over all your stuff because, let’s face it, your roommate is probably going to try and nick it at some point.
Faber-Castell Grip 2001 Pencil With Eraser Tip, £1.05 (save 16%), or £11.34 for 12 (save 24%)
The fanciest pencil you ever did see. With an in-built eraser and a comfy grip section, illegally writing on those library books never felt so good.
Staedtler Mars Plastic Ruler 30cm, £1.55 (save 20%)
Everyone needs one, whether it’s to tidy up your notes or to actually measure something. Make yours this one.