Moving to accommodation
If you are moving into our on-campus accommodation, you can find out what you need to do before you check in and how to collect your keys right here.
Not sure what to pack and bring with you? Take a look at our handy packing list.
What you need to do and know before you check into your accommodation
- Once you have accepted your offer of accommodation you will receive an email asking you to book an arrival slot along with clear instructions about how the process will work.
- International students will move in between 17-18 September.
- Home students will move in between 24-25 September
- We highly recommend that all students are up to date with all vaccinations including the COVID-19 vaccine so that you can get involved in every aspect of student life.
How to collect your keys and move in
You’re moving in! Follow these steps to pick up your keys for your campus accommodation.
- Make sure you have a confirmed booking slot for your arrival. You will need to arrive at your allocated booking slot. This will avoid long waiting times or even a wasted journey.
- On arrival, you will be directed towards your key collection point by our security and parking team.
- We ask that only the student collects their key to prevent high queue numbers. You must have your photo ID and arrivals pass on your phone which confirms your room details (please have this ready to avoid delays at the collection points).
- Once you have your key you can return to your car and move into your new home.
- You will have 20 minutes to off load and then be required to park elsewhere. You will be given information on designated longer stay parking when you arrive.
- Students moving into our College Lane campus can bring their cars to drop their belongings off during your arrival slot. Students wishing to keep their cars on-campus will need to have purchased a car parking permit prior to arrival.
- For students moving into our de Havilland campus, you will be able to bring your car to drop your belonging at your accommodation. But you cannot keep a car on the de Havilland campus during term time.
- If you are registered disabled, please make sure that you are parked in a designated bay and your blue badge is displayed in your window clearly.
- An inventory list will be found in your room. We ask that you complete this as soon as you move in and return it to us as per the instructions on the list.
If you do test positive for COVID-19 or have COVID-19 symptoms (such as a high temperature or a new cough), the University asks that you delay your arrival and drop us an email
All rooms will be deep cleaned before you move in, and all areas of our accommodation have had enhanced cleaning using products which meet British standards to maintain hygienic conditions.
Weekly kitchen inspections will check to see if hygiene levels are acceptable, and waste removed.