We’ve asked some of our students to write about their top tips for settling into university life – everything they wish they had known when they arrived from managing your food budgets to how to clean to the best revision tips.
We know that moving to university is a huge step, but we’re here to help. Explore our hub and find out everything you need to know about living in halls and how you can get involved in campus life – plus where to go when you need support.
Home at Halls is an app specifically designed to help make your life easier whilst living on campus. It has a wide range of features specifically for residential students to help you settle into university life quickly and easily, get help and support for your living space, and keep up to date on the latest news and events on campus!
This is the official form where you confirm the condition of the room when you’ve arrived. It’s essential you complete this and raise anything that is broken or damaged immediately as this as this is how the room should then be when you leave at the end of the year.
If something gets broken or isn’t working properly, you can use Home at Halls to report the defect straight away – you can even track progress and receive updates on when it will be fixed.
The event section helps you keep up to date with the campus social calendar and hear about all the latest events – absolutely essential in your first few weeks!
The latest updates of what’s happening in your accommodation, for example fire drills, open days and anything else you need to know.
You can download the app at any time, but it won’t work until you have checked-in on campus. This is because the app is linked specifically to your room.
The first time you login and use Home at Halls you will need to use the login link emailed to you by the Accommodation Team. This is because the link will contain information specific to you which the app needs, the first time you use it. After this, you can login and use the app/online pages as usual.
Knowing I could contact someone for help, whether it be with maintenance or another issue, made me feel very supported and allowed me to focus on my new course and making friends in an environment I wasn’t familiar with.
Starting at university is tough enough, but international students often have a lot more change to deal with – not least language and culture. Read our guides and advice from former students on how they coped and their top tips for you.
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