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Staying stress-free on Moving Day

Monday, August 14, 2017

Moving away to university is an exciting time, and for most of you it will be the first time you have officially lived away from home, so you’ll probably be wondering what you should bring and how to get it to your new home?

Whilst you might be tempted to pack all of your possessions, there really is no need. Remember, whatever you bring, you have to take back (as well as everything else you collect along the way), so keep it simple. If you don’t use it at home, you probably won’t be using it at university.

If you’re struggling, here’s a quick list on what you might want to bring with you:


Bedding: Our accommodation partners Shropshire Council don’t provide bedding - so don’t forget to pack a quilt and pillows.

Room decorations: Cushions, photographs, posters will help to make your room feel more homely and more like your own personal space.

Laundry bin: Not only will this help you keep your room in order, but it’s also a useful tool when transporting your dirty clothes to the laundry room… and not back to mum and dad’s house.


Laptop: Whether you’re writing assignments, taking notes in lectures, or getting your Netflix fix, your laptop is bound to become your most prized possession whilst at university. And with free Wi-Fi at Guildhall and Mardol House, you’ll always be able to connect on the go. 

Mobile phone and charger: Obvious one.

USB memory stick: You don’t want to lose your dissertation on deadline day.


Kitchen essentials: Whilst a microwave, kettle and toaster are already provided, you and your housemates will need cutlery, a spatula and serving spoons, pans, baking trays, a tin opener, bottle opener, plates and mugs.

But don’t rush out to buy them yet! Wait until you arrive and see what your housemates have bought with them, because together you could buy a set of communal kitchen essentials, save a few pennies, and then cook up a storm together.  

Food: It might sound silly, but people easily forget the important stuff - like food. Make sure you arrive with enough meals to last you a few days, although Mardol is located right in the centre of town so everything is within easy distance.

Want to know more? 

If you have any questions about student accommodation at Shrewsbury, please feel free to get in touch by emailing concierge.helpdesk@shropshire.gov.uk or if you're interested in a course and would like to tour our facilities email enquiries@ucshrewsbury.ac.uk