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. For men this is: dark suit, light shirt with tie, and for women: dark skirt and light blouse or plain black dress.)

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).