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Moving into campus accommodation for the first time

What you need to do before you leave home, when to arrive on campus, where to park and what to do once you're here.

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Before you move in make sure you are prepared

Getting ready to come to University

Information on this page is subject to change so please ensure to check back regularly for the latest information for moving into your accommodation.

We look forward to welcoming you into your accommodation.

Your library card

Your library card is your official proof of ID on campus. You can use it to get into buildings and buy food and drink at the University.

Before you leave home, you need to register online and upload a photo of yourself for your library card. We will then be able to create your card so it's ready for you to use when you get here.

This is especially important if you are in accommodation with Eat and Drink credit. You will not be able to use your credit, or get your 10% discount at food outlets, until you have your library card.

What to bring, what not to bring

We recommend that you bring a minimal amount of belongings.

Before packing your bags, look at our list of things to bring with you. You should also read our list of things you are not allowed to bring.

If you are coming from overseas, you can send your belongings to the University for collection when you arrive.

Arriving to your accommodation

Where to collect your keys

You need to collect your keys from West Accommodation Centre.

Arriving out of hours

West Accommodation Centre is open from 9am to 10pm.

If you plan to arrive outside of 9am to 5pm please complete this form so that we can prepare for your arrival.

If you arrive outside of reception opening hours, contact the Security team on +44 (0)1225 385349 on arrival and they will help you to collect your keys.


If you have any questions, please contact us.