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What to pack

Your Room

All our bedrooms include a single bed, wardrobe, bedside cabinet, desk with chair, sink, mirror and lighting, bin, plug sockets, wifi and access to a shared bathroom and toilet. Please ensure you have contents insurance for your belongings. 


  • Bed linen. 2 of the following; sheets, duvet covers, pillowcases.
  • Mattress protector/base sheet.
  • Duvet.
  • Pillows.
  • Blanket/throw. Make sure it is washable.
  • Cushions. Great for adding a personal touch.
  • Hangers. Depending on how much clothing you bring, it is a good idea to bring more than you need.
  • Storage boxes.
  • Posters/pictures – remember if you leave marks on walls or furniture this might affect your deposit.

Please note: kettles, toasters, grills, microwaves, heating appliances, cookers, fridges/freezers (other than mini-fridges) are strictly prohibited within bedrooms.


Bathroom Essentials:
  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Cleaning products
  • Face flannel
  • Shower/bath mat

Remember to try and think practically when packing your clothes. Think layers and the unpredictable UK weather!

Jackets. Try to pack at least two jackets – therefore if one gets soaked, you have a spare!
Bags. You will need a bag big enough to use day-to-day which could fit a notebook, stationery, books, lunch or a water bottle. You may need another any excursions or day trips.
Laundry Basket. A container or bag for collecting and storing your dirty laundry before wash day is always a good idea.
Shoes. Remember to pack comfy shoes! Do you need a particular pair of footwear for your course? If you’re going on a hike day trip for your course, a pair of plimsols may not be the most practical.
An Umbrella. Walking across campus in the sun can be lovely, but if the weather changes, an umbrella is a necessity.
Clothes. What will you be comfy in? Packing for all weathers is important.


Textbooks. Buy the essentials and try to use the library or share with new friends for the non-essential. Any books the library doesn’t have, they may be able to recommend where you can find it.
Folders & Files. Bring a few to get you started, you can always buy more when your course begins.
Notebooks. An easy method to contain all your notes in one place. This is a lot harder to lose than on individual sheets of paper!
An Academic diary/planner. A great way to keep track of your assignment deadlines or important dates.
Pencil case & pens etc.  Pack lots of pens. You may be making lots of notes – pack more rather than not enough!
Stapler/paper clips. A great way to organise any documents your tutor may give you.
Post It Notes/Page tabs. Need to highlight or remember a key page in a library book? Post-it notes are great to use as bookmarks.
Particular items for your course. A calculator, timer?
USBs or hard-drives. Have lots of pack up systems to keep any documents or assignments before you hand them in.


The Annexe hostel is equipped with two fridges, two freezers, two double-ovens, a dining table and chair, two microwaves, two kettles, two washing machines, and two dryers, a toaster, and a shoe rack.

In the Fellows, Grey, Hanbury and Pitt kitchens, they include two fridges, two freezers, a double-oven, a microwave, a kettle, a toaster, a washing machine and tumble dryer. 


  • Cutlery, dishes, mugs, glasses
  • Cooking utensils
  • Pots and pans
  • Containers
  • Oven gloves
  • Tea towel
  • Dishcloth
  • Cleaning products

To save on costs, you and your flatmates may want to take it in turns to buy items such as washing up liquid, kitchen towels, bin bags or cleaning products.

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