Forget goldrush, you’re sitting on a goldmine with £6,000 of gear at uni

But do you have insurance?


Stingy scroungers who moan about their loan should look in their wardrobes, as it’s revealed you probably have over £6,000 of belongings at uni. 

In total, students across the UK own a whopping £8.46 billion of gear, the equivalent of 3,000 pints for every undergrad in the land.

Each undergrad owns on average 36 items of tech gear, amounting to roughly £2,000, including two laptops, two smartphones and three pairs of headphones.

Lucy Woodham, a Cardiff undergrad, thinks she owns around £5,000 of worldly goods at uni.

The 20-year-old said: “I definitely have too much stuff especially clothes. I only ever realise I have so much stuff when I’m moving out of my house back home and I have about eight huge moving bags full and about six of them are dedicated to clothes.”

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Women own more clothes than men, with 70 items compared to just 44. The average student owns 61 items of clothing and footwear valued at just over £1,000.

The research, carried out by eBay, found Birmingham was the wealthiest. Your average Brum undergrad has almost £7,000 of stuff in their room.

Exeter was second with just over £6,500 worth of items.

Surprisingly, Cambridge and Oxford sat at the foot of the table, with £4,153 and £4,708 respectively.

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A spokesperson for eBay said: “Students are under more financial pressure than ever before, so it’s surprising that more are not realising the value of their unwanted possessions.”