Try not to overpack if you're moving into University accommodation. You might be tempted to arrive with everything you can think of, but housemates often buy larger things together. This helps save space in the communal areas.

Some useful things to bring with you include:

  • a tin opener
  • a frying pan
  • a saucepan
  • crockery
  • cutlery
  • cooking utensils (like a spatula, wooden spoon and sieve)
  • cling film
  • tin foil
  • freezer bags
  • oven gloves
  • tea towels
  • dishcloths
  • hand and bath towels
  • coat hangers
  • a laundry basket
  • a toothbrush and toothbrush holder
  • a wash bag for toiletries
  • pins for your noticeboard

Bedding

En-suite rooms in campus accommodation

If you are moving into an en-suite room on campus, your room has a duvet, mattress protector and pillow. You can also ask for sheets, duvet covers and pillowcases to be provided for free.

Rooms in other University-owned accommodation

If you're staying in accommodation on campus with a shared bathroom, or any University-owned accommodation in the city, your room has a duvet, mattress protector and pillow. You need to bring your own sheets, duvet covers and pillowcases.

You can buy a bed linen pack from us that has a sheet, pillowcase and duvet cover.

Hello Student accommodation

If you are moving into Hello Student accommodation, your room will not have any bed linen provided. You need to bring your own:

  • duvet
  • duvet covers
  • pillows
  • pillowcases
  • sheets

TV Licences

Televisions supplied in University-owned accommodation are covered by a TV Licence.

If you want to access BBC TV content using your own device, you must buy a separate TV Licence.

You are breaking the law if you don't have a TV Licence and:

  • watch or record programmes as they're being shown on TV
  • watch or record programmes live on an online TV service
  • download or watch BBC programmes on iPlayer, whether live or on-demand