Accommodation and what to pack
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 be directed to our friendly team who will help you to complete your registration, and collect your accommodation keys and student ID card.
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.
Before you first arrive on campus please take a lateral flow test.
You are then expected to test regularly if you are attending campus in-person (we suggest at least twice a week).
If you aren’t yet fully vaccinated, you’ll have the chance to visit our on-campus vaccination centres when you arrive. You can get a jab straightaway (no need to book an appointment) or talk to a medical professional if you have questions about vaccinations.
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.
Don't forget to bring face coverings for when you need to wear them in public indoor spaces.
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.
Meet fellow students before you arrive through the official Worcester students Facebook group.
Residential Life team
Our Residential Life team are here to support you and can act as mentors on a 1-1 basis.
You can get in touch with the team by emailing ResidentialLife@worc.ac.uk or Instagram @rlt_worc and Facebook @RLTUoW
During semester time, our cleaning team will clean and sanitise your communal areas once a week. Cleaners won’t take out your rubbish or recycling, so it’s a good idea to make a rota between you to keep up-to-date with this.
Cleaning rotas are available from your Residential Life team
Our Security team are available 24/7 and can be contacted via Main Reception at both campuses (St John’s 01905 855000 and City Campus 01905 542444), or on 07977 973956.
Which means you’ll always have someone to speak to if you’re worried about something.
If something is broken or not working in your Halls of Residence, you can log a job on our Maintenance Portal.
You can access the portal by logging onto your Student Portal.
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.)
Wifi and IT
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 Technology (IT) team available throughout Welcome period, who will be able to help you.
Meet your Residential Life team