As we adapt our service in line with the latest government guidance on COVID-19, this information is subject to change.

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.

When you move in, you will be the only person allowed to enter the building. It's important to make sure you can carry all of your belongings on your own.

Some useful things to bring with you include:

  • face covering
  • hand sanitiser
  • 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 and bed linen

Rooms in Norwood and Eastwood Houses 1-21

If you will be moving into a room in any Norwood accommodation, or in Eastwood Houses 1-21, you'll need to bring your own bedding and bed linen. You can buy bedding and bedlinen from our online shop from mid September, or you can bring your own with you.

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 all 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. These will be available to order online soon.


If you're moving to the UK from overseas, the weather may be colder and wetter than you are used to at home. Remember to bring warm clothing, like coats and jumpers, as well as waterproof jackets and practical footwear.

TV licences

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

If you want to watch, record or download TV content using your own device, check here to see if you need to buy your own licence.