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Essential Info

Our handy halls checklist

By UALHalls 31 Jul 2018

If you're joining the UAL Halls community there are lots to think about. We're here to make things as simple as possible for you. We have created a list of recommended items to help you move into your new home and start your new London life. 

Check out our handy list...

Important items

Check?

Form of ID (passport or drivers license)



Any travel documents (visa, tickets)



Bank cards



Any medication and medical documents



Details of your health insurance (overseas students)



Any University documents you have been asked to bring



Any copies of financial documents



Any discount cards your regularly use (16-25 rail card)



A basic First Aid kit may also be very useful for yourself or a flatmate (there are many affordable kits available).







Bathroom Essentials

Check?

Bath mat



Bath and hand towels



Flannels



Toilet roll



Box of tissues 



Toothbrush and toothpaste



Hand soap



Shower gel



Toothbrush holder 



Mirror 



Any other essential toiletries you require







Kitchen

Check?

Mugs



Glasses



Cutlery 



Plates



Bowls



One-person casserole dish



Frying Pan



1 small and 1 large saucepan



Tin opener



Scissors



Chopping knife



Chopping board 



Vegetable peeler



Cheese grater



Spatula 



Scrubbing brush (for washing up)



Store cupboard ingredients (spices, herbs, oils)



Plastic box (tupperware)



Whisk



Colander 



Mixing bowl







Housekeeping

Check?

Laundry bag



Coat hangers 



Duster



Kitchen roll



Toilet bleach 



Shower cleaner 



Bathroom cleaner 



Kitchen cleaner



Washing powder/liquid (laundry)



Washing liquid (dishes)







 Bedroom

Check?

Duvet



Duvet covers 



Blanket



Sheets



Pillows and pillow cases



Hot water bottle



Inflatable mattress and pump (for when guests come to stay)



Clock



Jewellery box







With such a large list understandably you may not be able to fit everything in your suitcase.

If you are travelling from afar or overseas you will most likely not be able to bring any bed linen with you, but ask a member of staff at reception or check your printed Hall Guide for the local stores around you to purchase bedding and other items. This will be a small printed booklet in your room once you arrive. 

It might be worth waiting until you move in to buy some of the large items. If you choose a room with a shared kitchen you might want to check with your roommates if you can share any of these items or co-purchase them together.