We have seven halls of residence offering a range of on campus and inner city living, with various facilities and features including double beds, en suites and even gyms – meaning we have something for everyone.
Your move-in date can be found on your Tenancy or Licence Agreement. If you need to move in earlier or later than this date please contact Accommodation Services.
Your online accommodation induction contains important information about where you'll be living, including where you'll need to go to collect your keys, the teams who are here to help you during your stay, safety information, health and wellbeing advice, and lots more. You will be emailed a link to your online induction prior to arrival.
We would like to advise you that, under current circumstances, only one person is permitted to assist you to move into your accommodation and settle into your new home.
What to bring with you
You can buy almost everything you need from Birmingham when you arrive, but we recommend that you bring the following to your new accommodation:
- Bedding (duvet, pillows, sheets, pillowcases) - just remember to check your bed size first!
- Laptop/mobile phone and charger/s
- Towels (tea and bathroom)
- Cutlery and crockery (plates, bowls, mugs, glasses, pots & pans, knives and forks)
- Clothes hangers
- Medicines (paracetamol, lemsip, plasters)
- Cleaning products (washing up liquid, surface cleaner, sponge, scourer)
- Basic food provisions until you do your first shop
- Home comforts
You can pre-order bedding and kitchen packs from the Unikitout website to be delivered to your room ready for your arrival. Use the promotional code 'BCITY10' – this discounts all orders by 10 per cent. Please ensure that delivery for these kits is on or after 2 September 2021.
Due to the current situation surrounding COVID-19 the accommodation guest policy has been suspended. We know that your halls of residence will be your new home and naturally as part of your University experience you will want to socialise and we are closely following Government guidelines and will amend our policy on visitors, accordingly.
Face coverings are required in communal areas but not the flat that you are living in.
Cleaning has been increased in all the high-traffic and touch point areas in your accommodation.
Hand sanitiser will be available at entry points and various locations, please use sanitiser frequently.
Living in Halls
Moving in with complete strangers can be daunting, but there’s no need to be worried. Living at Uni is also incredibly exciting and a great opportunity to make new friends.
If you’d like to know more before you get here, two former students have put together top tips for moving to Uni and how to make friends.
Living at home?
You're not the only one! 69 per cent of our students live at home, but there’s still loads of ways to get involved and make friends. Check out our blog on making friends at Uni.