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Moving in

Before Moving In

  1. 1

    Complete your compulsory online induction. You will be emailed a link to your induction shortly before arrival day (UG) or at the start of August (PG)

  2. 2

    Book your move in slot. Once you have completed your online induction you will receive a link to book your arrival.

  3. 3

    Join our online community and start talking to your future housemates.

  4. 4

    Check out our Welcome Weeks Event calendar and book your activities.

What to bring

We advise that you bring in your bed linen and other bedding essentials. Please note that bed sizes differ for each accommodation site so be sure to check your residence for specifics. You can pre-order your bedding through our partner StudentEssentials.co. Likewise, you will need to bring in your toiletries, laundry detergent and iron. We also advise that you bring your cooking utensils. 

What Not To Bring

Leave at home anything involving a naked flame, such as candles, hookah pipes, incense burners, fairy lights and barbecues. We also advise that you do not bring any large items of furniture into the residences, and this includes wardrobes, and chest of drawers. 

Unless you’re a disabled user, please don’t bring a car, moped, motorbike, quad bike, articulated lorry or any other motor vehicle. There are much better ways to get to and from the university.

Electrical Appliances

You're welcome to bring small electrical appliances that are in good working order. If you're bringing them from outside the UK, that means fitting your plugs with three-pin adaptors that comply with the British electrical system (230V, 50Hz) and British Standard BS 1363. Extension leads are OK, as long as they're not overloaded, but block plug adaptors are not permitted.

Laptops, printers and small electrical appliances such as speakers, small lamps and alarm radios are all welcome, as long as they’re fitted with plugs or adaptors that are compatible with the UK electrical system. Microwaves are standard in all kitchens – please don’t bring your own – and in King’s Residences you won’t need to bring kettles or toasters either (in UNITE Student Residences you will). 

You also won’t need to bring any e-cigarette chargers, electric heaters or air conditioners because we don’t allow them. 

Read more about all things electrical.

Information for parents

We strive to provide you with the best level of assistance & care and have a team of staff to help you with any queries you may have. No matter how big or small of an issue, we are always happy to help, to ensure you have a trouble-free stay.

Move in Day

Settling In

Whilst unpacking is definitely a good idea, remember to join the Residence Welcome Party. It starts around 7:00pm in your residence common area, where pizza and drinks will be available. You will also have the opportunity to meet your flatmates, other residents and maybe even some students from your course. You’ll be surprised at how participating in these events allows friendships to just happen, even for those who may be a bit shy at first. It’s great.

Emergencies involving your accommodation are very rare but when they happen we need to be able to inform you quickly and email is the best way to do this. Thus, it is vital that you save resialerts@kcl.ac.uk as a VIP contact on your phone so you don’t miss out on critical communication related to your accommodation. Such messages will have "Emergency Accommodation Information" on the subject line and you will never receive any other type of messages from this account so don’t worry about being spammed.

Don’t forget to say hello to your Community Facilitators and Residence Welfare Leads. They will be easily identifiable in their uniform.

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Your first week

Meet your Community Facilitator.

Each Community Facilitator will conduct kitchen talks with in the first week. This means that your CF will try to make contact with you at least once in your first week, on a one-on-one basis or during your kitchen talk which are then held monthly. It is also a good idea to spend some time personalising your room. If you continue to struggle to adapt to the residence beyond your first few weeks, please attend our weekly events and programmes to help feel part of the community or speak to one of the Residences Welfare Leads in your residence.

At this moment you might be feeling a little homesick or lost, even with all the social events that are going on. Give your room and residence location a chance by getting to know the hidden gems – your CF can help you with that.

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Your first month

By now you should be quite integrated you community and things are just becoming the new normal. You can identify which CF is on duty according to the duty poster visible at reception. The CFs will continue to inform you of all the opportunities to get involved with ResiLife activities. These activities are more or less intensive as the year progresses so they support your academic life rather than compete with your other priorities.

It is advised to populate the cleaning rota the CFs left in your kitchen after the last kitchen talk.

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