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What to bring with you

You can’t bring everything you own with you, so try to pack smart and bring just the essentials. Here are some suggestions of what not to forget!

Important documents

  • Passport or national identity card as identification (ID) for collecting your student ID card
  • International students may require visa or immigration status documents, programme of studies information, accommodation forms, CAS letter and information. Get more information on our International students welcome pages.
  • Your accommodation paperwork

Personal items

  • Clothes and footwear (be prepared for cold weather throughout late autumn and winter)
  • Toiletries – don’t forget your toothbrush!
  • Towels
  • Coat hangers
  • Bag or basket for your laundry
  • Stationery e.g. pens, notepad
  • Laptop
  • USB stick or portable hard drive
  • Bag or rucksack
  • Medicines and first aid supplies

Bed linen

If you’re staying in University accommodation a bedding pack (2 each of sheets, duvet covers and pillow cases) along with a pillow and duvet will be provided for you in your room so you only need bring any extra items you require.

Electrical equipment

Any electrical equipment that you bring with you (i.e. stereos, phone chargers, hairdryers etc.) should be Portable Appliance Tested (PAT) – refer to our electrical equipment PAT test form which you should download and bring with you when you move in.

Furniture

If you wish to bring any additional furniture or electrical goods into residences please contact us to request permission from accommodation staff prior to arrival.

Kitchen items

All kitchens in University accommodation have a cooker, fridge, freezer, kettle and microwave oven. In Alexander Court townhouses, Beech Court, Centro House and Juniper Court you also have a toaster.

You may want to bring:

  • Cutlery, dishes, mugs, glasses
  • Cooking utensils/pots and pans
  • Containers
  • Oven gloves and tea towel
  • Dish cloth

You and your flatmates might want to buy some items jointly such as:

  • Washing up liquid
  • Cleaning products
  • Bin bags
  • Toilet tissue/kitchen roll

Deep fat fryers are not allowed in any of the residences.

Television

Willow Court, Beech Court, Juniper Court and Alexander Court (townhouse and family accommodation only) are supplied with a TV in the lounge area. The University has licensed this TV. Andrew Stewart Hall, John Forty's Court and Alangrange all have a communal TV lounge.

If you’re in any other University accommodation and wish to have a TV in your bedroom, or in the communal area of your flat, you are responsible for ensuring you purchase the correct licence.

Contact us

If you have any questions about University of Stirling accommodation, please get in touch.

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