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Moving in

Before Moving In

  • Online Induction logo

    Online Induction

    Complete your compulsory online induction. You will be emailed a link to your induction shortly before arrival day

  • Book Slot logo

    Book Slot

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

  • Online Community logo

    Online Community

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

  • Events Week Calendar logo

    Events Week Calendar

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


Arrival Process 

When the accommodation portal reopens on 17th August at 12 noon, you will be able to select your contract start date. Your accommodation has been booked for you to arrive for your start of term on campus in September. We do however understand that some of you may not be able to join us at this time due to health reasons, travel restrictions or visa delays. For those affected by these reasons, you will have the opportunity to amend your contract start date when our portal reopens on 17th August at 12 noon to the following dates.  

 Your options are:  

Keep your original start date of 19th September for those who wish to arrive earlier you will be able to select the Early Arrival Week (14th September – 19th September)  

For those unable to arrive in September, you will be able to select the 31st October or 09th January 2021.  Students wishing to arrive on those dates will be required to pay a 4-week pre-payment to secure their room.

What Happens next?  

For those who request the flexible accommodation start date of 31st October 2020 or 9th January 2021, the 4 weeks pre-payment at your rental rate to secure your accommodation is required. Following receipt of payment, you will then be asked to complete the mandatory Health & Safety Induction and subsequently book your arrival slot. 

All students must confirm their decision to us by 24th August 2020. In order to confirm your arrival period, please log-on to the accommodation portal from the 17th August 12pm using your personal credentials and select “Your Arrival”. 

Once we have received this information from you, we will communicate with you accordingly.  

  


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 – but we don't supply kettles or toasters.

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.


 
 
 

Please Note:

We need to make some changes to the way we operate our Residences, to ensure your stay remains safe and enjoyable. Any measures we put in place are based on the latest guidance published by Public Health England.

For all the information on measures we have implemented, please visit our Covid-19 page.

King's Residences is here to support you throughout your stay. If you have any questions about your booking, please get in touch.

For information about the general financial difficulties in meeting fee deadlines, visit the student fee payment page.

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

For more information see the Moving in Guide

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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 follow the Community Facilitators on Social Media @kingsresilife and say hello to them and the Residence Welfare Leads around your sites.

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Your first week

Meet your Community Facilitator.

Your Community Facilitator will visible at some sites and available to everyone online through our social media platforms. Join us for our special Welcome events every Friday to get to know other residents online along with our regular online events throughout the week.

It is a good idea to spend some time personalising your room. If you continue to struggle to adapt to the residences beyond your first few weeks, please attend our weekly events and programmes online to help you feel part of the community or speak to one of the Residences Welfare Leads in your residence. To ensure harmony in your shared spaces and to understand what standards are expected from everyone, please ensure you watch the Kitchen Talk video on our youtube channel.

If you are feeling a little homesick or lost, keep an eye out for the Community Facilitator events such as Instagram Live tours of the local areas. Maintaining social distance is important but being part of the community is just as important. 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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