It may seem old-fashioned, and there will no doubt be printers available at your university, but it often comes in handy to have a printer at home for late-night assignments that need printing before the morning, or those concert tickets you almost forgot.
It may work out cheaper to buy a budget printer than to pay for each sheet of paper all year at university, unless your university gives you free printing.
The HP Officejet 3831 is inexpensive for the upfront purchase and the ink, and if you just want to print assignments from time to time it’s great value. You can find it on Amazon for under £50.
It can print from phones and tablets as well as PCs and laptops – plus you can control it from Alexa devices.