Here are some simple guidelines of what you should bring with you and information about what will be provided for you.
Please check out the inventory of what will be provided for you in your respective halls of residences so you know which items will be provided for you and what you will need to buy when you arrive or bring with you:
What to bring with you
Below is a list of the essential items to consider when moving in to halls. Uni Kit Out offer a Student Package starter kits helping make moving in to your new accommodation as easy as possible. Shop for bedroom, kitchen and bathroom items which will then be delivered straight to halls before you arrive.
And a spare set of sheets... (Check Inventory for size required).
No need to bring too much with you, but essentials like tea, coffee and snacks will be appreciated before you make it to the supermarket.
- Pots, pans and cutlery
Once you've got your food you'll want some pans to cook it in and plates to eat it from! Why
You may be living on your own for the first time, so time to experiment with food! So raid your parents book shelf for cook books - or you could even treat yourself to a fantastic student cook book.
Toiletries and make-up, CDs, DVDs, books etc.
Equip yourself with some basic cleaning products and become a domestic God or Goddess.
Things for your room
Posters, photos, etc... Anything to personalise your new room and make it that little bit of home from home.
Don't want to go missing nine o'clock lectures now, do you?
May be obvious, but remember you may need clothes for going out, going to the gym, warm/water proof clothes (it rains occasionally in Yorkshire!), there may be some formal dress events throughout the year, as well as fancy dress and definitely a 'school disco', so don't forget your tie!
You may find a computer useful (but not essential - there are ample available to use at University), stereo, TV (you will need to get your own TV licence if you are in halls). Make sure you know how to work appliances such as washing machines before you get here.
Remember, every student is entitled to download a free copy of Microsoft Office 365 for the duration of their course, so there's no need to buy this before you arrive. You can find more information about this scheme here.
- Extension lead/plug adapter
For when you're straightening your hair, charging your phone, running your laptop, listening to music all at the same time...
Great for capturing and sharing your time in halls with friends and family.
Any textbooks or material you may have had to get for your course or any A-level textbooks you have used if relevant to your course.
To keep you fit and travel for free. Alternatively you can rent one when you arrive from Velocampus Leeds.
You will need to get your work organised, so don't forget files, folders, and of course a pen and pad may come in useful for taking those lecture notes!