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 late August or early 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 2019. 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.
Our residences have different arrival days and times. Each residence has an official arrival day when welcome events begin. Details per residence are in the table below.
Your arrival date may be one or two days before your formal tenancy start date. In this case you won't be charged any extra for your stay. On the day that you move in, you should try to ensure you arrive at your residence before 10pm.
It is not possible to move in before the arrival date. If you need to arrive earlier, please make your own temporary accommodation arrangements. Contact information for your residence is available from your residence guide.
To move into your accommodation you must book an arrival slot through your online induction. Your online induction will be available on your accommodation portal shortly before you arrive. Here are the arrival dates for all of our residences for you to make travel plans. Please note that you will not be able to move into your residence early. At the end of your online induction you will see an arrivals information page. It is important that you print this page so that you have a printed copy of your barcode and the arrival addresses you need.
|Brunel House||Saturday 14 September 2019|
|Chantry Court||Saturday 14 September 2019|
|Deans Court||Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September 2019|
|Harbour Court||Saturday 14 September 2019|
|Marlborough House||Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September 2019|
|Orchard Heights||Saturday 14 September 2019|
|The Courtrooms (studios)||Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 September 2019|
|Print Hall||Sunday 15 September 2019|
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
When you come to pack, the best advice is to travel light! If you wait until you arrive to buy general cleaning equipment or shared kitchen items, you can share the cost with your fellow residents.
Items you should bring with you are:
Bedroom and bathroom
- Bedding (duvet, duvet cover, pillows, pillow cases and sheets) please check your acceptance to see whether you have a single or double bed. Bedding can be pre-ordered online up to 10 days before your arrival
- Bath mat (for en suite accommodation)
- Laundry bag
- Clothes hangers
Kitchen packs can be pre-ordered online up to 10 days before your arrival. You don't necessarily need to bring these things with you on day one - you could wait to see what your fellow housemates bring with them so that you don't end up with 8 cheese graters.
- 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 iPlayer on a computer, laptop, tablet or mobile device).
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)