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What you need to bring

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Moving into halls

As well as your clothes and personal possessions you'll need to bring the following:


  • A bicycle - you can store a bicycle for free at any of our halls.
  • A car or motorbike.  Check your emails in July for a parking application form.

Money and documents

  • some cash to get you through the first few days
  • your bank account details,cash card and cheque book
  • your mobile phone
  • several passport photos
  • car or motorbike documents if you're bringing a vehicle
  • your personal ID, for example your passport, birth certificate or driving licence
  • your national insurance details if you're looking for part time work
  • details of your doctor and dentist, your NHS number and your medical card
  • your address book
  • your Young Persons Railcard or Travelcard

Things for your room

  • your computer and possibly a printer
  • your phone, ipod, stereo and other gadgets
  • your headphones. These are a MUST when listening to loud music.
  • hairdryers, straighteners and razors
  • bed linen, a mattress cover and pillows - if you're an international student, we'll supply you with a bed linen pack free of charge, when you arrive.
  • a laundry bag or basket
  • storage boxes
  • posters, pictures, photos and anything to decorate your room
  • towels, toiletries and toilet roll 

Things for the kitchen

  • enough food and drink to keep you going until you've found the local supermarkets
  • crockery and cutlery.  If you're an international student we'll supply you with a free kitchen pack.
  • kitchen utensils e.g.a cheese grater, tin opener, spatula, whisk etc
  • saucepans and frying pan
  • raosting tins
  • measuring jug
  • tea towel, oven gloves and dish cloth

Late applicants

If you're a late applicant, please bring all your completed paperwork with you. Make sure you have signed your letting agreement and completed the Payment Confirmation Form and Standing Order Mandate (if applicable).

What not to bring

TVs - Please don't bring  a TV to halls as there are no aerial points in student bedrooms.  You can watch live TV through your computer instead.

Kitchen appliances - It's best to wait until you've moved in before you buy a kettle, toaster, iron and ironing board. If everyone in your flat buys one, you may end up with six of each crowding your kitchen - it's cheaper to share the costs between you and your flatmates.

Forbidden items - For safety reasons you're not allowed to use deep fat fryers, chip pans, portable heaters, tumble dryers or sunbeds in your flat.

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