Moving into your new place is an exciting time. When you can move in depends where you’re living: we'll be in touch to let you know well in advance. This info will include your time slot for moving in and a map to help you park.
Student houses and Taylor Court flats
Your residence contracts for our student houses and Taylor Court start at 12 noon on Friday 14 September 2018.
We'll be sending you some information about your move-in date.
If you can't arrive during working hours on the day of arrival, you'll need to collect your keys from our 24-hour Security Office in the Venn Building.
The Lawns, The Courtyard and Westfield Court
The move-in date for The Lawns, The Courtyard and Westfield Court is Saturday 15 September. There'll be loads welcome activities for you, as well as lots of staff and student ambassadors to help you get settled in. The time you can pick up your key depends on which hall you’re in. We'll contact you soon with your allocated moving-in time.
Please note that all students living at the above residences must complete the e-Induction fire safety and accommodation module before arrival. If you haven't, we won't be able to release your keys.
Of course they can! We'll contact you well in advance with your allocated move-in time and details of where on campus you can park. There'll be a space available to park while you empty the car. But we do ask that once you've unpacked, you move the car so that other people can unload too.
See our prepartion for arrival guide for a list of items to bring.
There are other things you’ll need to think about bringing for your course and to help you generally when you arrive – you can find out more here. Remember that the storage space in your room is limited ... so be careful not to bring too much stuff!
Yes, you'll need to bring bedding. But you can buy a bedding pack from us via our Payment Portal if you prefer. Any purchased bedding packs will be waiting for you at your student accommodation when you arrive (as long as you order before our deadline of 13 September).
If you’re staying in University accommodation, there's a standard insurance package (the details of what's covered are sent with offers of accommodation). If you've anything particularly valuable – like musical instruments or Ming vases – we'd suggest that you arrange separate insurance cover.
Staying in private accommodation? Check with your landlord to see if your agreement includes an insurance package, and make arrangements accordingly.
If you’ve chosen catered halls at The Lawns, you can go for your evening meal between 6.30 pm – 8 pm.
If you’re staying at The Lawns on a self-catering basis, but you'd like a freshly prepared, home-cooked evening meal, you can buy a daily ticket for around £4 from the dining hall.
If you’re at The Lawns, there are multiple options for getting your weekly shop in. You can head into Cottingham, where you’ll find an Aldi, a Co-op and a Sainsbury’s Local, as well as smaller independent shops.
If you’re living on or near campus, there are shops a short distance away on Cottingham Road and Newland Avenue including Lidl, Sainsburys Local, Tesco Express and plenty of local businesses including greengrocers, bakeries and frozen foods shops.
You’ll be sent a date and time to move into your halls. Friendly students and staff will be on hand to help you move in.
For the first few days after your arrival, there’ll be a variety of activities and sessions to help you settle in. These will include some run by the ResLife team. Please ensure that you attend them as they will give you essential information. They’re also a good opportunity to get to know the other people in your halls.
Your first week is all about getting settled in. Get out there, make new friends and talk to your neighbours. After all, you’re going to be seeing a lot of each other. If you’re in halls, you’ll probably have induction meetings to attend within the first few days. Some of these are mandatory, so don’t miss them!
Study-wise, you’ll have sessions with your faculty throughout the week to explain how to find your timetables and amend your learning agreements (module selection or study programme); basically everything you need to know about your time here.
There’s quite a lot to take in, but just make sure you attend every session and read everything you’re given. Some of it might not be massively exciting, but we wouldn’t give you it if it wasn’t important.
If you have a TV, then yes. The National Television Licensing Authority carries out annual checks of students' rooms where no TV license is recorded. For more information see the TV Licensing website.
There are several means of getting in touch if you need to get help or advice:
Give the accommodation office a call on 01482 466042 or 01482 466026. Outside of office hours, you can call security on 01482 466868.
If you live in university accommodation, and you have a problem which needs dealing with urgently (such as a gas or water leak), please report it to the reception desk of your accommodation, or to security in the case of our houses.
Central Hub is a one-stop shop for advice and information on a wide range of services, including accommodation. Pop in for a chat, they’re on the first floor of Student Central.
If you'd prefer to let us know online please, let us know through SID, my.hull.ac.uk or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. We aim to respond within three working days.
ResLife Team are here to help and support you. Whether you need accommodation or pastoral support, or if you have an issue with your house mates. We also have a team of Accommodation Buddies: Students who live in the accommodation and are there to help you. The ResLife Team are also responsible for organising activities and events where they would love to see you. Email email@example.com for more information.