Moving into Queen’s Accommodation is really simple, especially once you know what to bring. Liang is here to break it down for you!
So you’ve got the grades and now you’re off to Queen’s! The next step is to start: PACKING.
But what should you bring? If you’re moving from abroad, or even from just down the road it’s useful to know what you need to pack and what you don’t.
My advice here is to pack only the essentials. I’m going to break down this article into three sections:
Hopefully, it will give you a good idea of what to expect from moving into Queen’s Accommodation or will at least provide a good place to start your packing list.
Here are a few items I recommend bringing:
With that, you’re pretty much set to move into Queen’s Accommodation. Don’t worry if you forget something as shops offer student discount most of the time and when it’s the right season you can get really good deals!
In the case of my room, which was an ensuite, here’s what was included:
All rooms in Queen’s Accommodation contain the items on this list, with the exception of a bathroom if you’ve opted for a standard room. However, if you want to know the specifics for your room you can check out the information provided on the Queen’s Accommodation page.
You might have noticed that I didn’t suggest bringing kitchen accessories or bedding in my suggestions above. That’s because there are great kitchen and bedding packs available for pre-order prior to the arrival at your accommodation.
These packs are a lifesaver as you won’t have to worry about getting your kitchen and bedding situation sorted. The Kitchen pack costs £35 and the Bedding pack costs £30 and both and include everything you need to get started.
Alternatively there are a few places I would recommend if you decide to get these on your own:
Moving into Queen’s is really simple. I found the process was stress-free, especially since I opted for the Kitchen and Bedding packs. Just remember to take time and pack properly. It’s easy once you break it down into parts and determine what you really need.
Stay tuned for the final article on my mini-series where I’ll tell what it’s really like to live with flat mates.
Hew Hoong Liang
LLB Law| 3rd year |Malaysia
Hi there! I am a 21 year old Malaysian pursuing my final year of law degree in Queen's University. Nature lover, part time geek and a passionate writer. My passion for writing started to developed into a skill when I served as writer and journalist of a legal tech startup back in Malaysia. Now, I am casual blogger looking to share my experiences and thoughts in Queen's through my writing. I hope my blog serves as a unique point of interest for Malaysian students like me who are studying at Queen's or thinking about coming here!
Fun fact: I am trilingual and I love to explore and get lost in different cultures and traditions.
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