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Moving In

From the moment you arrive there’s plenty to consider, the little details may not be exciting, but they are important!

This is my first time living away from home. Being from Nottingham I could have stayed at home, but I'm so glad I moved into student accommodation. You really learn a lot, get a lot more involved in the experience of university life, and you get your own autonomy.

Erin, BSc (Hons) Psychology with Sociology

What to bring

If you’re staying in University accommodation, you may want to start thinking about what you need to bring with you; we’d recommend the following items:

  • pots and pans
  • crockery and cutlery
  • cooking utensils
  • duvet, pillows and bedding
  • clothes hangers
  • stationary

You can see what's provided at each of our residences in our Residence Handbook and Welcome Guides, located in the terms and conditions section of our website.

You can choose to bring these with you or buy them in Nottingham when you arrive, once you’ve met your housemates so you can decide what you need as a group, it’s more sustainable for the environment and might save you money too. If you’re living somewhere else, check what’s provided. Make sure you bring things to make your room feel like home, too – we always recommend some pictures of your friends and family.

UniKitOut provide bespoke student packages from kitchen to bedding packs, and all the extras you might need for your new home, at discounted rates. You can get your pack delivered directly to your new accommodation so it's waiting for you when you get here.

Save 10% on your UniKitOut order with the discount code 'TRENT10'.

Meeting your neighbours and respecting your community

Our official Accommodation Halls pages for NTU and private accommodation providers are a great way to meet your new flatmates and neighbours before you move in. Alternatively, follow NTU Accommodation's social media channels for more tips on what to bring and how to make the most of your time in accommodation.

Where you live and who you live with can have a great impact on how you feel. It’s important to be considerate when living in shared accommodation, as your actions can have a direct impact on those around you.

Respecting others is an integral part of being an NTU student and our Student Code of Behaviour and our Student Charter will give you an insight into the ways we ensure all our students understand the University's expectations.

Visit our living in the community page on StudentHub to find out more about how the small things (like when to put your bin out and keeping the noise down) can make a big difference to your local community.

Not living in halls?

If you’re from the local area, you may already be familiar with Nottingham – but coming to university will still be a new experience for you. If you’re living at home while you study, try and get involved in activities, clubs and societies so that you still feel part of university life.

There are events for local students during Welcome, and we have a specific Facebook group for students who are not living in halls of residence. This will help you to meet other local students studying at NTU.

Moving into private sector housing? Whether you decide on a shared house or a small flat, find out the key questions that you’ll need to ask. Visit our private accommodation information page for all you need to know.

Bringing a car to NTU

Nottingham has great transport networks, which means no matter what campus you are on you’ll have access to public transport to help you get from A to B.

On-site parking facilities are available at our Blenheim, Maltings, Meridian Court, Norton Court and Simpsons residences only. You would need to apply for a parking permit which will cost approximately £220* for the academic year. The Maltings and Meridian Court also include a free travel pass to make it easy to get to campus.

There are no on-site parking facilities for students living in our Byron, Gill Street North, Gill Street South, Hampden or Sandby residences – but our teaching facilities are only a ten-minute walk away.

Find out more about travelling to our City and Confetti Campuses.

*Price correct for 2023/24 year and may be subject to change.

On-site parking facilities are available at our Peverell residence. You need to apply for a parking permit which will cost approximately £220* for the academic year. Email Peverell to find out more. Please note you can only apply for a parking permit if you live in Peverell, there are no parking facilities for New-Hall residents.

For students living in College Drive you can apply for a parking permit by emailing

If your term-time address is outside of the NG1 to NG14 postcode area, you can buy a permit online.

If you live between NG1 to NG14 and have extenuating circumstances, you will need to email the Clifton parking team to request a form.

If you have a blue badge, please email the disability support team.

Find out more about travelling to our Clifton Campus.

*Price correct for 2023/24 year and may be subject to change.

If you live on campus and plan to bring a car, a limited number of parking permits will be available from the online store in September. There’s also free parking facilities at the Brackenhurst Campus for students who do not live on campus.

Find out more about travelling to our Brackenhurst Campus.

Get insurance

We recommend that you take out insurance to cover your belongings in case they get broken or stolen. If you’re living in the University’s accommodation, basic insurance cover will be included. If you’re in private accommodation, you’ll need to arrange your own cover.