If you are moving home to new accommodation, please see the useful information below:

Bank account

Having a bank account prior to arriving at University will save you from storing cash in your room or on your person.


The University has arranged standard personal possessions insurance with Endsleigh Insurance – this is included in your rent payments. You will need to register with Endsleigh to activate this policy.

Endsleigh can offer the opportunity to bolt on additional cover which will incur an additional cost for you.

Mains powered TV

You will need to bring a television with you if you want to watch TV as the rooms do not have TVs.

If you watch TV or stream live programmes on your computer or other devices or if you download or watch any BBC progammes on iPlayer – live, catch up or on demand, you will need to purchase a TV licence. Please see our TV Licensing Information page for further details.

Postal address

Make sure you have circulated your new postal address to your friends and family.

If you are living at Park Campus the post room is located in the Holdenby building. The post room opens for student access between 10am – 4pm for collection of mail. You can send stamped mail from there also. If you are living in East Halls, you will be given a key for your post box which is in the foyer of the halls. You can collect post from the post box from midday.

If you are living at Avenue Campus you can collect your post from Quinton Lodge. You can send stamped mail from there also.

Network and WiFi access

This is available in all of our Halls of Residence.


We advise that you register with a local doctors surgery.

On the day of your arrival you will need to register with the on-campus doctors surgery. We also advise that you register with a local dentist.


Please see our travel and parking page for further details.


Bring the essentials that you need with you and then you can buy the rest on arrival.


We provide a wardrobe in each room for clothes storage, you will need to bring your own coat hangers with you.


You will need to bring a quilt, bed sheets and pillows.

If you are an international student, a bedding pack will be provided for you (the charge for this will be deducted from your Key and Damage deposit)

Kitchen equipment

We provide a small amount storage for kitchen equipment. You will need to bring your own crockery and cutlery with you.

Electrical equipment such as toasters and rice cookers are not allowed in halls.


Only bring limited food with you on your first day, there are plenty of opportunities to go shopping within the first few days of being on campus.

There are two large supermarkets located within a 25 minute walk from Park Campus. They stock an excellent range of goods, including a variety of international ingredients and cuisines to meet all of your day to day requirements. You will also find a variety of takeaway restaurants close by.

There is also a small supermarket on Park Campus. During term time they
are open:

  • Monday to Friday 8am to 10:30pm
  • Saturday 9am to 10:30pm
  • Sunday 9am to 9:30pm