What to bring
Wondering about what to bring? Along with your personal belongings, the list below highlights some things you should consider bringing.
What to bring
- Bank account details and cash card
- A form of ID such as your passport or driving licence
- National Insurance Number if you want to look for a part-time job
- Bedding – sheets, pillows, pillowcases, duvet and duvet cover (alternatively, you can buy a bedding starter pack from Student Room Packs which will be delivered to your room ready for your arrival)
- Coat hangers
- Crockery – a couple of plates, bowls, mugs and glasses
- Tea towels
- Toiletries – shampoo, conditioner, soap, shower gel etc (international students: please read advice from the UK Government about restricted items)
- Basic food provisions until you do your first shop (international students: please read the UK government’s guidance about bringing food into the UK)
What you could buy as a group once you’ve arrived
You may find that you buy some of the below items collectively with your new flatmates, to save your flat ending up with several of the same items.
- Pots and pans – frying pan, saucepans in different sizes
- Cleaning products – like scrubbing brushes, cleaning cloths, kitchen paper, pads, gloves, surface cleaners, bin liners, washing powder and fabric softener
- Toilet rolls – large packs are cheaper per roll
- Cooking utensils – tin opener, corkscrew, sieve, vegetable peeler, spatula, kitchen knife, chopping board etc
- Foil, cling film and plastic food storage containers
- Iron and toaster
Student Room Packs offer a variety of kitchen and cleaning resources which will be delivered to your room ready for your arrival.
Bringing in electrical appliances
Please be aware that all electrical appliances must conform to British standards, be suitable for use with 240V electrical supply, and hold a portable appliance test certificate if it's not newly purchased – we discourage the use of adaptors due to fire safety concerns.
What’s already included in your accommodation
To view a full list of things already included in your accommodation, please refer to the accommodation documents.
Resources to help you settle in
Our Residents' guide is a great introduction to life in your new accommodation. You can also view a guide to getting on with others, and a cleaning rota in our accommodation documents information. Don’t forget to read the information on insurance cover and drugs and antisocial behaviour.
Any questions? Please visit our Accommodation enquiries page.
Feeling homesick or anxious? The Wellbeing Service is there to offer support.
Managing your money – see how to work out your budget, make ends meet and money-saving tips for students.
Healthy eating – view recipes, a guide to eating healthily on a budget and food safety tips.