We invite all new students to apply to live in University managed accommodation when they accept an offer of a place.
Welcome to your new home
At this stage, it’s likely that you have already applied for university accommodation and you’ve recently received information about where you’ll be living. You’ll now be thinking about what to bring with you when you move in.
Don't worry if your friends find out where they have been allocated before you do. We are currently matching applicants to their preferred choices and will be in touch with you as soon as possible.
Collect your accommodation keys
Whether you're living on- or off-campus, when you arrive on St John's Campus, you'll need to visit firstpoint (in the Peirson Study and Guidance Centre) to register and collect your accommodation keys.
If you didn’t apply for accommodation, but think that you may now wish to take up a place, please get in touch with us on 01905 855300 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Take a look at our Accommodation pages for more information, including photos of all of our halls.
If you have already applied for university accommodation but you haven’t received your information pack yet, we’ll send you more information shortly.
What to pack
If you're moving into university managed accommodation, here's a list of things to bring with you, as well as answers to questions often asked by first year students about living on campus.
What does my bedroom contain?
All bedrooms contain:
- Desk and chair
- Bed and mattress
- Wardrobe with hanging section
- Carpet and curtains or blinds
- Wired network connection
- Wireless network connection
- Waste bin
- Ensuite rooms have a shower room including a washbasin and toilet.
- Electric socket(s)
What does my kitchen contain?
All communal kitchens contain:
- Cooker and microwave
- Sink with hot and cold water
- Worktop space
- Kettle or water heater
- Vacuum cleaner
- Dustpan, brush, mop and bucket
- Iron and ironing board
What do I need to bring?
You'll need to bring:
- Your own bedding
- Towels and tea towels
- Cleaning materials
- Saucepans and toiletries
Toilet rolls are not provided in ensuite rooms, though there will be one there when you arrive.
A good quality extension cable which incorporates its own fuse is also useful. If you are travelling from outside the UK, wait until you arrive before purchasing electrical items, or bring adapter plugs compatible with the voltage system in the UK.
Do I need to bring bedding?
You’ll need to bring bedding, including a duvet, pillow, covers and mattress protectors. International students will receive a free bedding pack upon arrival. Most halls have a standard single bed, but for students in university managed houses, the bed sizes may be different so it may be worth purchasing bedding when you arrive.
There is an on campus shop, which stocks grocery items as well as a wide range of useful supplies, so don’t worry if you forget something.
There are several coin-operated launderettes on the campus equipped with washers and dryers. You can download the Laundry View App to monitor your washing (Android and iPhone) (Select ‘City Campus’ as your university, and then you will be able to select the various launderettes from the drop-down menu.)
If you are living in University managed accommodation, you will then be able to collect your keys and settle in. If you are living on campus, you will want to know how to connect your laptop, PC or other device to the University network. You can find out how on the connecting to WiFi page.
We’ll also have lots of members of our Information and Communication Technology (ICT) team available throughout Welcome Weekend, who will be able to help you.