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Essential Info

Our handy halls checklist

By UALHalls 25 Apr 2017

If you're joining the UAL Halls community in September 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

 

 

You can also download this handy form in a printable format!

 

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.