What to pack

If you are an international student and required to quarantine when you arrive, we will provide you with free bedding and self-catering packs, if you are not able to bring these yourself. You will also receive a free food parcel to cover you for a couple of days, while you arrange a food delivery.

To make life easier for you, you can purchase the following from our shop:

Important documentation

  • Proof of ID, especially if you have not emailed copies of them in advance for ID check/visa checkpoint
    • UK students: passport or UK long birth certificate
    • EEA or Swiss students: passport or national identity card
    • International students: passport and visa
  • Official University of Leicester documents, including your acceptance letter
  • Finance and bank information – such as a bank statement or sponsor’s letter
  • Accommodation documents – such as confirmation of your confirmation, arrival slot and address details

Daily life essentials

  • Money
  • Phone charger
  • Mobile phone
  • UK plug adapter
  • Clothes

Health and wellbeing essentials

  • Medication and medical information

Bedroom essentials

  • Bedding and sheets
  • Mattress protector
  • Clothes airer
  • Laundry basket
  • Coat hangers
  • Decorations to make it feel like home

Bathroom essentials

  • Towels
  • Toiletries
  • Kitchen essentials
  • Mugs
  • Cutlery
  • Plates
  • Bowls
  • Glasses
  • Tea towels
  • Oven gloves
  • Pots and pans

Course essentials

  • Notebooks
  • Folders
  • Pens

Electronic essentials

  • Laptop
  • USB stick
  • Headphones
  • Extension lead

If you are an international student, a list of items you cannot bring into the UK, including meat, milk products and weapons, has been created by UK Border Force.