ID and Money

  • Proof of Age (Passport / Driver’s License)
  • NHS Number
  • Medical background (immunisation history, etc.)
  • Bank account details
  • Student loan details
  • National Insurance Number
  • Passport photos

For your Room & Work

  • Posters and photos
  • Stuff
  • Bedding (duvet, sheets, pillows)
  • Cushions / Throws / Rugs
  • Pins (for Notice Board)
  • Coat hangers
  • Books
  • Computer
  • Alarm Clock (!)
  • Phone Charger
  • Stationery
  • Folders
  • Torch (H&S requirement)

Washing & Clothes

  • Toiletries and wash kit
  • Towels (A hand-towel may also be useful)
  • Basic medicines
  • Fancy dress
  • Formal wear
  • (The Freshers’ Formal and Matriculation photograph in Freshers’ Week, as well as certain other events in Cambridge, require formal wear. The usual dress code is Black Tie and you can find many articles about this online.)

Food & Cooking

  • Kitchen utensils and cutlery
  • Pans and microwaveable dish
  • Plates, glasses, mugs and bowls
  • Washing up things and dishcloth
  • Food! – (For quick bits there is a Co-Op 5 minutes walk away in Girton village, and a big Sainsbury’s in the city centre. The Market has a great stock of self-service fresh vegetable stalls.)

What to Buy

  • Gowns (required for formal hall and Matriculation photograph. They are available to buy on the first weekend).
  • Queue-jump and discount wristbands for nights out.
  • Washing machine tokens
  • Ethernet cable (for connecting your room up to the University network, alternatively bring your own).