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What not to bring to halls

By BzBarlow 05 Aug 2022

As much as you might think you need to pack your whole room up, don't! We've created a handy checklist of items you will want to bring but below you'll find a list of items that are not allowed in halls. So, save yourself some space and don't pack...

  • Pets
  • Mini fridges, freezers, coolers
  • Electrical fairy lights (battery-powered ones are fine)
  • Heating appliances (portable heaters, oil burners)
  • Cooking appliances in your bedroom
  • Candles and incense sticks (including fragrance burners and shish pipes)
  • Electric blankets
  • Washing machine, tumble drier and dishwasher
  • Any additional furniture
  • Any illegal drugs/substances including legal highs and nitrous oxide
  • Any explosive materials (including fireworks)
  • Weapons and dartboards

Note: All appliances must be unplugged when not in use and must be PAT tested (unless the items have been purchased in the EU within the last 12 months). 

There are some exceptions...

Rice cookers 
You can bring appliances such as a rice cooker, coffee machine or toastie maker to use in the kitchen, but only if they conform to the appropriate British Standard and have been purchased in the EU. These are not to be used in the bedrooms, and if cooking appliances are found in your bedroom they will be confiscated.  

Medically required fridges 
If you need to store refrigerated medicines in your room, you must contact the Wellbeing team and provide supporting medical evidence prior to arrival to campus.  

You can contact the Wellbeing team on and

Confiscation of unsafe electrical items 
If our staff notice that you have an electrical item without the correct CE safety mark, we will remove it immediately. We will leave a notice to contact the Residence Life team. The item will be stored until you move out when you will need to collect it within 14 days. We will dispose of any items left behind after the 14 days

Correct CE mark: 

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