What to bring

A handy guide of what to bring with you when you move to Leeds Beckett university accommodation. 

Below is a list of the essential items to consider when moving in to halls. 

If you feel like you're running out of time or ideas then Uni Kit Out offer Student Package starter kits helping make moving in to your new accommodation as easy as possible. You can also get 10% off by using the code BECK10 at the checkout! Shop for bedroom, kitchen and bathroom items which will then be delivered straight to halls before you arrive.

A saucepan rests on an induction hob, alongside wooden counter in a kitchen space in Marsden House

what to bring Checklist

There’s a lot to think about when you’re moving your life to a different city. Feel free to use this as a rough guide to get you started!

  1. Bedding

    And a spare set of sheets... (Check your inventory below for the size required).
  2. Food

    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.
  3. 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!
  4. Cook book

    You may be living on your own for the first time, so time to experiment with food! Raid the book shelf for cook books - or you could even treat yourself to a fantastic student cook book.
  5. Cleaning products

    Equip yourself with some basic cleaning products and become a domestic God or Goddess.
  6. Things for your room

    Posters, photos, etc... Anything to personalise your new room and make it a little bit of home from home.
  7. Clothes

    This 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!) and you never know when you might need to break out the formal wear.
  8. Electronics

    Laptops, e-readers and tablets can come in very useful. Check out this guide from the Library for what to look for when buying a new computer for university.

    Some students like to bring a TV too, but make sure you get your own TV licence first! Also, it pays to know a little about how to work appliances such as washing machines and cookers before you get here, so look it up online if there's anything you're not sure about.

  9. Software

    Most of the software you need for your course is provided through the University's IT service so make sure you check before you buy anything. For example, you are able to download Office 365 onto up to 5 devices so don't splash out on anything you don't need.
  10. Extension lead/plug adaptor

    For when you're straightening your hair, charging your phone, running your laptop, listening to music all at the same time... This is especially useful if perhaps your electronics have different plugs to what we have here in the UK.

  11. Books

    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.
  12. Stationery

    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!
  13. Bicycle

    To keep you fit and travel for free. Alternatively you can rent one when you arrive from Velocampus Leeds.