Here's a helpful list of what to bring with you. Our accommodation team will email you with more information after you've applied for accommodation.
For students living in our accommodation, Bath Spa University provides basic furnishings and goods for your bedroom, kitchen and bathroom including a bed, desk, chairs, mirrors, white goods, towel rails and waste bins.
Below you'll find a helpful list of items that you might like to bring with you, things you should leave behind, and additional information for incoming international students.
Living at Newton Park (Lakeside and Gardens) accommodation?
We've teamed up with UniKitOut to offer you a 10% discount on item packs for your room. We'll share a discount code with you before you move in, and your order will be delivered to your accommodation before you arrive.
Advice for international students
What to bring with you
The Home Office requires you to carry certain documents in paper form (not on an electronic tablet or mobile phone) so that you’re ready to present them on arrival into the UK. You should be prepared to answer a few simple questions from the Border Force Officer.
There are certain documents we advise you carry with you in your hand luggage. There are also items we think you'll find useful to include in your checked luggage.
Here's a helpful list of what to bring with you. Our Accommodation team will email you with more information after you've applied for accommodation.
While you can purchase travel adapters in the UK, it's a good idea to buy them in your home country so you can charge everything when you arrive. We'd recommend bringing several so you can charge your laptop, phone and toothbrush all at the same time!
It's a good idea to bring some traditional sweets, games, or other items from your country. This can be a good way to start conversations and make new friends during your first week.
Photos and mementos
Bring some photos or mementos of your family and friends. Most rooms will have a noticeboard where you can pin these up and they'll help you to feel more at home.
Remember that our Student Wellbeing Services are always on hand to offer free mental and emotional support if you experience any difficulties.
If you're taking regular prescribed medication, please check if the name of your medication will be the same in the UK. This is because some medicines may have a different name in the UK, and some medications may not be available at all. Please check with your doctor before arriving here.
You should be able to order most medications once you're in the UK. If you need a refrigerator to store your medication, please check our access needs page for more information on how to arrange this with our Accommodation team.
Bedding packs and cutlery
You won't have a bedding pack in your room, but we advise that you don't bring bedding sets and cutlery with you due to limited luggage space.
You can purchase bedding and cutlery packs from our partners UniKitOut before you arrive. There are also many shops in Bath that you can purchase these from.