What to bring
As well as your personal possessions you'll need to consider 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
- late applicants should bring their signed Letting Agreement and completed Payment Confirmation Form
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
Special offer for Derby students:
Did you know you can pre -order anything you need for Uni, with Unikitout and have it waiting for you at your hall? Unikitout offers 10% discount to all students at the University of Derby Halls. Just use the promotional code DERBY17 to get your discount. Find out more.
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
- roasting tins
- measuring jug
- tea towel, oven gloves and dish cloth
TVs - There are no aerial points in bedrooms so it's best to watch TV through your computer instead so only bring a TV if it's for gaming.
Kettles - From September 2017 kettles will be provided in all flats so there's no need to bring your own!
Toasters/sandwich makers etc - If everyone in your flat brings 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 bring deep fat fryers, chip pans, portable heaters, tumble dryers or sunbeds.