Moving in to your room

Moving into student accommodation is exciting – but it can feel like a big change. 

To help you prepare, we've made some handy guides. From what to bring through to what do when you arrive, it's all here.

What to do when you get here

How to find your accommodation, what to do when you arrive, and how to connect with your new flat or housemates.

Arriving at UWE Bristol
Empty living room in student accommodation

Collecting your keys

When you arrive, you’ll need to pick up your keys or access card so you can get into your building and room.

Here's what you need to know and do.


Collecting your keys
Reception at student accommodation

What to bring

Not sure what to bring with you? Packing for university is exciting, especially if it's your first time living independently. But what do you actually need to bring? Here's our ultimate guide to packing smart.

Packing for university
Two plants on a windowsill

Moving in to city centre accommodation

If you're living in city centre accommodation, our partners Unite Students, Capitol Students, Collegiate and Campus Living Villages (who manage the buildings) will send you further information and directions about what to do on moving day.

Settling in

Help to make settling into your new accommodation that bit easier.

Extra support

Moving away from home is a big step and it’s normal to feel overwhelmed. But if you’re struggling, let university staff know. From help with your studies through our Student Support Advisers, to counselling with our Wellbeing Practitioners, there’s a lot on offer to support you as you adjust to your new life and deal with extra pressures.

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