What to bring

Moving inChecklist of what to bring with you:

  • Alarm clock or use your phone!
  • Pillows / blankets / duvet. You can also buy single and double bedding packs from us
  • Crockery and cutlery- only bring a couple of plates, mugs and sets of knives and forks
  • Corkscrew, can opener and scissors
  • Desk lamp
  • Pans – eg, a small and large saucepan and a frying pan
  • Toiletries
  • Toilet roll
  • Towels
  • Cleaning products – including tea towels, cleaning sponges
  • Some food for the first day or two
  • Door wedge
  • Matthew Kiernan moving inExtra coat hangers
  • Umbrella
  • Stationery
  • Clothes – think about what you’ll need, bring something for every occasion and weathers 
  • Books, CDs and DVDs, and something to play them on, headphones 
  • Passport, birth certificate, bank details, other important documents or perhaps photocopies 
  • Passport photos
  • A calendar for the kitchen or your room
  • CV and job references if you plan to look for part time work
  • Details of your GP back home
  • Alarm clock
  • Basic first aid kit
  • A recipe book

To brighten up the appearance of your room, it’s worth bringing some of your photos or posters to decorate with. Each room has a notice board for you to pin your favourite things on. 

Consider the things you use on a daily basis, and bring them. It’s not a good idea to have too much 'stuff’ because space will be limited but if you bring what you need you may it a little easier to settle into your new home.

Don’t bother with…

  • A kettle or toaster. There’s one in the kitchen and we don’t recommend one in your bedroom
  • A shower curtain - you don't need one with the wet-room style bathrooms
  • Too many text books. It’s often better to buy textbooks when you arrive as you may be able to get them second hand
  • Candles – they’re not allowed!