Arrivals and moving in
Once you've accepted your accommodation offer, naturally your thoughts will turn to moving into your new home and starting life at University.
All new students are required to complete the University’s Online Induction before moving into University-allocated accommodation. The Online Induction is an interactive online guide that provides information relevant to your stay. You will need to read important safety information and respond to questions.
We'll send you an email in August or September with more details, first you'll need to have accepted your accommodation offer. The email includes your username and password access for the induction.
Moving into postgraduate accommodation after pre-sessional courses
Summer English language course (pre-sessional) accommodation is available up until 15 September 2018. You must move out by the end date specified in your tenancy. Please make sure you are aware of the tenancy dates, which are available on our pre-sessional accommodation pages.
It is not possible to move in before the arrival date. If you need to arrive earlier, please make your own temporary accommodation arrangements.
Arrival dates for 2018/19 will be available from this page by May 2018.
Accommodation fee payments
Please make sure you understand how much you need to pay and who you need to make payment to. You can find your accommodation fee in your accommodation contract. For more information look at the table of accommodation fees and details on how to pay.
What to bring
Items vary in each residence, your residence guide has full details of what is provided for you. If you wait until you arrive to buy general cleaning equipment or shared kitchen items, you can then share the cost with your fellow residents.
Bedroom and bathroom
- Bedding (duvet, duvet cover, pillows, pillow cases and sheets)
- Bath mat (for en suite accommodation)
- Laundry bag
- Clothes hangers
- Waste bin
Mains extension leads can be used provided that the load on the extension is a maximum of 13 amps and one lead per socket. Cables should be positioned carefully and not present a trip hazard.
- Crockery and cutlery (catered and self-catered residences)
- Saucepans/frying pan
- Bottle/can opener
- Cleaning products including washing-up liquid, sponges, cloths and tea towels.
- TV licence (you will need a licence if you use any television receiving equipment in your room, including watching the iPlayer on a computer, laptop or tablet or smartphone).
You can order items such as bedding and kitchen equipment from our suppliers, reducing the amount you need to bring with you. The items will be sent to your residence in time for the arrival day. Take a look and place an order.
What is provided in your residence
Items provided in each residence can vary and this is intended as a guide only. The items below are applicable to residence flats, studio accommodation does NOT usually provide kettles or toasters.
- Bed, mattress and mattress cover
- Desk, chair and task lighting
- Dining table and chairs
- Storage cupboards
- Iron and ironing board (irons available from reception in The Courtrooms)