The Ultimate Stationery for Students That You NEED!

The Ultimate Stationery for Students That You NEED!

Ah, the smell of freshly sharpened pencils, the crisp pages of untouched notebooks, the satisfying click of a pen – for students, the start of a new school year brings with it the promise of fresh beginnings and new opportunities to excel.

But amidst the excitement of embarking on another academic year, one thing that is often underappreciated for work productivity is stationery! From pens and notepads to highlighters and sticky notes, the right stationery can make all the difference in staying organised, focused, and motivated throughout the school year.

I'm a huge lover of stationery. So much so that I have my own accessories and stationery store! As a student, I was always looking out for the next best stationery piece, whether that be a pencil case, a new notepad or a cool pen to use and show my friends. As a stationery enthusiast, I thought it was only right to recommend my top recommendations if you're looking for the ultimate stationery for students...


Does Stationery Help Students?

Believe it or not, the quest for the perfect stationery isn't merely about aesthetics or personal preference – there's science behind it too. Numerous studies have demonstrated the impact of stationery on cognitive function, productivity, and overall workflow.

For instance, a study of Japanese university students has revealed that writing on physical paper can lead to more brain activity when remembering the information an hour later. This shows that the act of physically writing notes by hand enhances comprehension and retention compared to typing on a keyboard.

This is because writing engages different parts of the brain associated with memory and learning, leading to deeper processing of information.


Stationery For Students

Now that we've established the importance of quality stationery in the academic realm, let's delve into some recommended products that can elevate your study game to the next level:

Cute Notepads

The first stationery item I'd recommend for students is a good notepad! I highly recommend investing in a good notepad for students as it is such a great way to keep your work life organised.

By having a notepad that suits your work style/aesthetic, you can streamline your study sessions and stay focused on your academic pursuits! With the right notepad by your side, you'll not only stay organised but also cultivate a sense of purpose and productivity in your academic endeavors.

a5 cute notepad

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To Do Lists

To Do Lists are a great stationery staple for students. To Do Lists are knows for helping in the organisation of tasks, efficient time management, and sustained productivity across personal and academic work. They allow us to be able to break down daunting objectives into manageable, actionable steps, - transforming goals tat may, at first, seem unachievable, into attainable milestones.

Personally, I find great value in to-do lists that prioritise tasks, helping me focus on what needs immediate attention and ensuring I stay on track with my commitments.

Are To Do Lists Effective?

Creating a list of tasks, arranging them based on priority, and marking them off upon completion makes it a lot easier to manage priorities effectively. This approach not only helps individuals stay focused on their goals but also allows you to tick off completed tasks, reinforcing a sense of accomplishment and progress along the way. You can read more about the benefits of using a to do list here.

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Staedtler Triplus Fineliner Pens

A good pen is key to a good study life! Stationery items that offer visual aids (coloured pens, highlighters, sticky notes) can greatly enhance workflow. Studies show that colour helps us in memorising certain information by increasing our attentional level.

Ideal for color-coding notes, annotating textbooks, and creating visually appealing study aids, Staedtler Triplus Fineliner pens combine precision with versatility. Featuring a fine 0.3mm tip and a rainbow of vibrant colors, these pens allow you to express your creativity which, in turn, will make you more excited to complete your work.

Staedtler Triplus Fineliner Pens


Sticky Notes

A great bit of stationery for students that are often forgotten about are sticky notes! From marking important passages in textbooks to jotting down reminders and to-do lists, sticky notes are amazing tools for staying organised and on track. Sticky notes are a great way to enable you to visualise your ideas and stay motivated throughout the year.

Additionally, the act of physically writing on and arranging sticky notes engages multiple senses, enhancing retention and cognitive processing. Whether used for breaking down complex tasks, outlining project timelines, or simply brightening up your workspace!

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Washi Tapes

If sticky notes aren't really your thing, washi tapes are a great alternative! More commonly known for its decorative purposes, washi tapes are also a great way to keep track of your work by marking pages and adding a bit of colour to your page to help you visualise your notes a lot easier.

What Is Washi Tape?

Washi tape is a decorative adhesive tape that originated from Japan. It is made from traditional Japanese paper called "washi," which is known for its lightweight and durable qualities. Washi tape comes in a variety of colors, patterns, and designs. It is often used for crafting, scrapbooking, journaling, and other creative projects

Washi tape is a great, eco friendly way of brightening up your school notes. Studies show that the colour has a huge influence on enhancing memory. It also adds a sense of enjoyment and creativity to your work. So if your teacher allows it, I definitely recommend making use of washi tape! If you can't use it at school, they'd be great for using on your study notes at home.


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Cute Pens

Another stationery essential for students is a good pen! There are so many pen options out there, so it's important to go for one that you find comfortable and one that you're likely to use.

The act of writing by hand has been shown to enhance cognitive processes such as comprehension and retention, making pens not just instruments of writing but also catalysts for learning! I suggest finding a pen set that will make you want to use it. For example, there pens from Coral and Ink are a super cute pen set, with a thin 0.5mm nib, making it easier to write neatly with!

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Pencil Cases

Pencil cases are indispensable stationery essentials for students, offering a convenient and organised way to store all of your useful stationery goodies that you collected over the Summer holidays. By keeping pens, pencils, erasers, and sharpeners neatly contained in a pencil case, students can easily access their tools whenever needed, whether in class, during study sessions, or on the go.

Additionally, pencil cases help prevent items from getting lost or damaged, ensuring that students always have the necessary supplies on hand to complete assignments and take notes. With a wide variety of designs, sizes, and materials available, pencil cases allow students to express their personality and style while staying organised and prepared for academic success.

Unique Pencil Cases

Personally, when I was at school, I was always looking at the pencil case rack in any stationery shop I walked into. In order to want to use it, I wanted a pencil case that would make me want to show it off to my friends!

Be sure to grab a pencil case that you feel suits you best, if you want to go all out - do it! I absolutely love these milk carton pencil cases, they have plenty of room for all of your stationery, as well as it will look amazing on your desk - your friends can even get matching ones!

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Stationery Essentials

Stationery essentials play a pivotal role in shaping the student experience, offering not just tools for writing but gateways to organisation, creativity, and productivity. Each item serves a unique purpose in facilitating learning, communication, and personal growth.

By harnessing the power of quality stationery products, students can optimise their study habits, streamline their workflows, and unlock their full potential in the academic year! So, whether you're stocking up on pens, notebooks, or sticky notes, invest in stationery that inspires, empowers, and reflects your unique identity as a student. After all, with the right tools in hand, the possibilities are endless!  

Unique Gift Ideas

If you're looking for somewhere to shop for some new stationery goodies, or even some cute accessories for yourself or a friend, be sure to check out Quinn's Pins.

All products are designed by myself and I love seeing my customers style their items. Whether you're looking for a cute notepad for organisation, an enamel pin to add to your growing collection, or a birthday card to send to a friend, I'd love to have you!

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