Our philosophy is to make moving in to our student house at 66 Sherwin Road as pleasant and as easy as possible. We want you to be excited to arrive and we don’t want you (or your parents) stressed out about what you need to bring with you and how you’re going to get it here (and home again at the end of the year)!

Our focus at the start of each academic year is to make sure that the house is as welcoming and as comfortable as possible. We’ll ensure that it’s super clean, we’ll provide all the essentials, and of course, we’ll ensure that the Wi-Fi is working from the minute you enter the house.

There is no point, for example, for each of you to bring a toaster or your own set of cutlery, because whilst the kitchen is big it cannot accommodate six of everything and it would be a waste of your money. We also appreciate that not everyone will be able to come by car and that those travelling by train or coach need to be able to travel light!

What not to pack…

With all of the above in mind, we have put together the following list of all the items that we supply in the house at the start of each academic year:

In each bedroom:

  • desk lamp
  • mattress protector (brand new & unopened)
  • waste bin
  • multi-way extension lead
  • a selection of clothes hangers

In each bathroom:

  • waste bin
  • toothbrush holder
  • starter pack of toilet rolls
  • toilet brush (brand new)
  • starter pack of cleaning products e.g. toilet cleaner and sprays
  • bath/shower mat (fluffy type)

In the laundry room in the cellar:

  • ironing board & iron
  • clothes airers (2)
  • starter pack of washing powder/tablets and fabric conditioner
  • cloths and cleaning spray for sink
  • vacuum cleaners (Henry Hoover with spare bags and Philips cordless upright)
  • spare light bulbs
  • mop & bucket
  • broom

In the kitchen:

  • microwave
  • kettle
  • toaster (4 slots)
  • knives & chopping boards
  • drying rack for dishes
  • waste bin & starter pack of bin liners
  • starter pack of dishwasher tablets, washing up liquid, cloths & kitchen roll
  • general cleaning sprays including oven cleaner
  • slow cooker
  • frying pans (2), saucepans (3), colander
  • cooking utensils e.g. wooden spoons, spatulas, etc.
  • grater, peeler, tin opener, bottle opener
  • knives, forks, spoons, and teaspoons (6 of each)
  • plates, bowls, and mugs (6 of each)
  • wine glasses and tumblers (6 of each)
  • selection of mixing bowls and salad bowls
  • selection of baking trays for both ovens
  • selection of tea towels and oven gloves
  • starter pack of cling film & aluminium foil
  • starter pack of tea, coffee, sugar, salt & pepper, and cooking oil
  • dustpan & brush

In the shed and outside:

  • secure shed with cycle rack and police-approved Shed Shackle system with chain and padlock
  • picnic table with garden parasol
  • BBQ and starter pack of BBQ coals
  • additional outdoor cycle rack

What you do need to bring…

Things you will need to bring in addition to your clothes, study material and other personal items:

  • bedding (pillows, sheets, duvet, blankets etc.)
  • towels

If anyone is travelling by train and will struggle to bring bedding or would simply prefer for us to supply these items then we can. All items will be brand new (unopened) and left out for you on arrival, at a cost of £100 per person. You will receive:

  • luxury pillows (2)
  • bedsheet
  • duvet (13.5 tog)
  • duvet cover
  • pillow cases (2)
  • towels (1 large & 1 small)

If you would like this, we need to know by the 1st of July.