Our handy halls checklist
If you're joining the UAL Halls community there is a lot 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...
Let's face some things are better to forget than others. To avoid a sudden panic make sure you triple check you have these important items before you travel to halls.
|Form of ID (passport or drivers license)|||
|Copy of National Insurance|||
|Any travel documents (visa, tickets)|||
|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).|||
One of the most exciting parts about moving to university has to be having your very own bedroom to make your own. Your new bedroom is a perfect paradise away from all the craziness of your new uni life.
Don't have room to pack all of these things? This year, you can order bedroom packs that will be placed in your room before you arrive.
Here are the things you'll need:
|Clothes (Don't foget a raincoat, if you're from the UK you'll know how much it can rain).|||
Some of you will be sharing a bathroom while others will have your very own (lucky you!). Here are some of those must-have bathroom essentials.
Remember, this year you can order some bathroom essentials from our partner UniKitOut. Your pack will be placed in your room before you arrive.
|Bath and hand towels|||
|Toothbrush and toothpaste|||
|Washbag (especially useful if you're sharing a bathroom which is a short walk from your room).|||
|Any other essential toiletries you require|||
Feeling daunted about having to cook all your own meal? That's normal, you'll soon get the hang of it.
|One-person casserole dish|||
|1 small and 1 large saucepan|||
|Scrubbing brush (for washing up)|||
|Store cupboard ingredients (spices, herbs and oils)|||
Yes, you heard it here first you'll need to do a few tedious chores like cleaning and laundry, #adulting. Our number one top tip is to keep on top of things before they get out of hand.
If you're in a shared kitchen, don't worry we will be providing you with some cleaning materials to get you started.
|Washing powder/ liquid (laundry)|||
|Washing up liquid|||
Over the years we've seen students arrive in halls with many weird and wonderful things.
Here are a couple of not so essential things you may want to think about bringing.
|Bike helmet/ lock (check out our bike rental scheme)|||
|Sleep mask and earplugs|||
|Portable phone charger|||
Don't want to bring everything with you?
Year this, for the first time ever, we are making things easier for you. You can pre-order bedroom, kitchen and bathroom packs from our partner UniKitOut. Use the discount code UAL10 at checkout for 10% off.
Alternately, there are plenty of shops around your hall where you can buy all your essential items once you've arrived and settled in. This article will guide you to your local homeware shops.
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