What to bring

Consider the things you use on a daily basis, and bring them. To brighten up the appearance of your room, it’s worth bringing some of your photos or posters to decorate with, it will make it easier to settle into your new home.

Catrin Jane Puetz freshers' gallery

Checklist of what to bring:

  • Pillows / blankets / duvet. You can also buy single and double bedding packs from us
  • Crockery and cutlery - bring a couple of plates, mugs and sets of knives and forks
  • Corkscrew, can opener and scissors
  • Pans – eg, a small and large saucepan and a frying pan
  • Toiletries
  • Toilet roll
  • Towels
  • Cleaning products – including tea towels, cleaning sponges
  • Some food, enough for the first few days
  • Door wedge
  • Desk lamp
  • Extra coat hangers
  • Umbrella, it rains a lot
  • Stationery
  • Passport, birth certificate, bank details, other important documents or perhaps photocopies 
  • Passport photos
  • Details of your GP back home
  • Basic first aid kit


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!

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