What to Bring

Freshers' Essentials for your first year

It’s easy to over-pack for university, so we hope this guide will help lighten the load. Generally speaking, rooms in student halls are not large and storage space, particularly in shared kitchens, can be sparse. It’s also worth trying to pack only what you can feasibly fit into a single car journey.

The key to avoiding packing too much is knowing what to expect when you arrive. Your Hall Arrivals Guide includes lots of details of what is included in your room and specific details for your room type such as the size of bedding required. The Arrivals Guides will be available on the University Welcome pages over the summer.

  • Pillows and pillow cases
  • Duvet or quilt and covers
  • Bed sheets
  • Mattress protector
  • Cutlery
  • Crockery
  • Utensils
  • Cookware
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Bathroom towels
  • Toiletries
  • Flip-flops
  • Lots and lots of toiler paper!
  • Day-to-day wear
  • Clothes hangers
  • Clothes for sports/societies/volunteering
  • Going out clothes
  • Television
  • Games console
  • Stereo/radio
  • Posters
  • Photographs

Be sure to check out the University's checklist as well as they have some useful items for you!

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