You'll need to supply your own bedding, towels, coat hangers, cooking utensils, crockery, cutlery, saucepans and frying pans, but we don't expect you to bring all of that in your suitcase! You can order essential kits for your room and kitchen before you arrive to and it will be delivered to your room if you're living in campus accommodation.
There are also large supermarkets near to both Colchester and Southend campuses which sell household items, so you can stock up on any essentials when you get here. It is a good idea to check the opening hours as most shops have reduced opening hours on Sundays.
As you're coming from abroad, don't forget these essentials:
- Passport and visa (if applicable)
- Important documents such as insurance, plane tickets, student card
- Plug adapators
- Prescription medication
- British pounds - it is good to have some money when you first arrive