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Accommodation

7 stages of moving into Birley

By hollyRA 31 Aug 2018

Take it from someone who has done it before. Here's a simple guide of what to expect when you get to Birley on moving in day. This guide will hopefully make your day more enjoyable and easier! 

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A simple guide of what to expect when you get to Birley on moving in day. This guide will hopefully make your day more enjoyable and easier if you have all the correct information etc.

  1. When you arrive at Birley, make sure you arrive at the correct time chosen when you registered. This is just to make sure that traffic is flowing and that everyone gets their allocated time space. Once you park up, you will be allowed to have the parking space for one hour.
  2. Make sure you have all the documents you need when you get your key, so any identification that has your name on (lots of people have sometimes forgotten and have to run all the way back to the car!)
  3. Once you have done that, it is a good idea to check your room before you move anything in, just so you are happy with it and if there are any problems then maintenance will be happy to fix it. If you're arriving with family or friends, it's easier if one person went to unload the car whilst you look around your room.

    Top Tip: Remember to ALWAYS keep your key with you, you can sometimes get locked out your room and if you're going in and out of the building you will need it to get into the courtyards and buildings.
  4. Trolleys are available to put all of your stuff in. To make it easier, try and put all of your stuff together in big bags, otherwise, you will have to go back and forth to the car and you could be in the building that is furthest from the car park! 
  5. If you fancy something to eat or drink, there is a Co-op on sight and a Subway just across the road. Brooks Building will also be open for any refreshments.
  6. Once you have moved in, say hello and introduce yourself to your new flatmates! This will make you feel at ease and you can get to know each other as you're unpacking your belongings

    Top Tip: If in the summer you have all found each other online, it may be helpful if you all decide what to bring so you don't end up doubling up on stuff, for example, washing/drying racks, iron etc. Here's a list of what's already provided.
  7. Be aware that the day can get very busy at times but if you need any help with anything, or need any information on a particular thing, then don't be afraid to ask reception for help or the Residential Advisors who will be around on campus all day.

We really hope you enjoy the experience of moving in, we know it can be a little bit scary at first but you're all in the same position, so make the most of it and enjoy what the university and what this great city have to offer! 

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