It’s so awkward when you realize that you forget something so essential and you have to ask someone you barely know who just moved in next to you. Yeah moving in is hard. So we decided to create an extensive list of all the essentials which you need of course you can bring photos of your family and more importantly your dog 🙁 🙁


  • Passport- can be mandatory for registration so dont forget it!!!
  • Any form of accepted hologram ID
  • A print out of all correspondence from university-Especially the acceptance letter and your tenancy agreement ( regardless if its with the university or not)
  • Bank details and bank card
  • Student discount cards( 16-25 railcard, NUS card)
  • Insurance document( some international student require it)
  • VISA you may need to bring a photocopy of your visa
  • Proof of funding ( Private or student loan)


  • Personal work device (laptop,tablet or/and desktop)
  • Mobile phone and charger( bring a spare)
  • Extension cable (Trust us you’ll need it)
  • USB memory stick ( for data transfer or just backing it up)
  • Headphones


  • Pens and pencils
  • A4 Binder
  • Ruler’
  • Stapler
  • Glue stick
  • Post it notes
  • Pins & clips
  • Highlighters
  • Sticky tape
  • Notebooks


  • Cutlery
  • Crockery
  • Chopping board
  • Sharp knife
  • Wooden spoon
  • Spatula
  • Cheese grater
  • Potato masher
  • Bottle opener
  • Tin opener
  • Saucepan and frying pan
  • Baking tray
  • Washing up liquid and sponge


  • Desk lamp
  • Ear plugs
  • Clothes hangers
  • Duvet cover and pillow covers
  • Duvet and pillows – (Would recommend a higher tog)
  • Mattress protector