Moving in

Moving into your student accommodation is an exciting time and marks the start of your university experience. To help things go smoothly and to make sure that you are fully prepared, here’s some advice from our accommodation team for students who are moving into a university approved hall.

When can I move in?

UK students

For any nursing students starting your studies in January 2024, you can move into your accommodation from Saturday 6 January 2024.

Please note
You must arrive by Sunday 7 January 2024 as your induction week begins Monday 8 January 2024.

International students

New international students can move into your accommodation from Saturday 6 January 2024 onwards, during normal office hours from 9am to 5pm.

If you know that you will be arriving at the hall outside of office hours, you must inform the hall owner at least one week in advance. This advice applies to all international students, including those coming to LJMU on an exchange programme for one semester.

You are also invited to take part in the International Welcome and Induction events on Tuesday 9 January or Monday 15 January 2024. You’ll receive an email about booking onto your induction in December 2023.

Please note
Students starting their studies in September 2024 will get more information about moving in dates during summer 2024.

Essential things to bring with me

You will need to bring:

  • Paperwork and ID documents - that have been requested by your hall and by LJMU itself.
  • All your own bedding except for the mattress - as well as personal items such as towels.
  • Pans, utensils, crockery and cutlery - as well as a toaster and kettle, but we recommend waiting until you arrive to make sure you and your flatmates don’t bring one each!
  • Items for your bedroom - you are free to bring what you want for your bedroom, subject to any list of restricted items that your hall owner has given you. But remember that your hall bedroom may be smaller than you are used to, especially if it has an en-suite bathroom, so pack smart!
  • TV License - your flat may contain a communal TV and if so, the licence will have been purchased for it. You will need to buy a licence for any device that you bring, if you plan to watch or record live programmes. Visit the TV Licensing website.

There are many homeware and discount stores in Liverpool city centre within easy walking distance of your hall such as Argos and the student favourite, Home Bargains, where many items that you might need for your accommodation can be purchased.

All kitchens in our halls include at least one cooker, fridge-freezer and microwave.

Think carefully about not bringing too much stuff. As a general rule, if you can’t get all your belongings into the boot and back seat of a family car, then you are probably bringing too much!

I need more help with my accommodation

The accommodation team has lots more advice to ensure your move runs smoothly, visit the accommodation team contact us webpage for further help, support and ways to get in touch with them.