Preparing to live on-campus

If you receive a place in our on-campus halls of residence, there are a few things you need to take care of before you can move onto campus. Getting the paperwork and financial arrangements sorted before you arrive will make your arrival as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.

How to apply

Applications for on-campus accommodation will open on Tuesday 28 January. If Edge Hill is your firm choice, you will receive an email with the subject line ‘EHU – Apply for campus accommodation’. If you don’t receive this email, please let us know by emailing

If you are studying the BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice in Manchester, you can search for local accommodation at, a free housing service for students.
If you would like advice and guidance on finding the right place to live please email our Accommodation Team

Confirmation and payments

If you are successful in securing a room in halls, you will receive an email from the Accommodation Team to confirm your room allocation and provide you with your Licence Agreement on Tuesday 10th March.

Your moving in date is Sunday 26 April. You will be asked to book a timeslot to arrive in (between 10am-1pm) a little nearer the time.

Please remember that you must sign your e-licence agreement to confirm your room. You will also need to pay your £150 deposit in full to secure your room and make arrangements to pay for your accommodation. These steps must be completed within 5 days of receiving your room offer.

Please note that your initial contract in halls will run to Friday 26 June. You will be offered a contract extension to cover the summer period but this may entail a relocation to a different hall, where you will be located with other nursing students. We will be in touch regarding arrangements for this after you have arrived.  You will also be eligible to stay in halls for the 2020/2021 academic year. Again, we will be in touch regarding arrangements for this after you have arrived. Payments are aligned to coincide with your student loan payments.

If you change your mind and decide that you no longer want to accept our room offer, it is important that you notify so we can offer your room to another student.

Packing list

The Basics:

  • Toilet roll
  • Toiletries
  • Laundry bag
  • Photos or things that remind you of home
  • Paper and pens
  • Files

Things for your room:

  • Duvet and pillows
  • Sheets, pillowcases and duvet cover (available to buy on our online store)
  • Towels (available to buy on our online store)
  • Any extra throws, rugs or cushions you’d like

Things for the kitchen:

  • Cutlery (available to buy on our online store)
  • Crockery (available to buy on our online store)
  • Cooking utensils (available to buy on our online store)
  • Recipe books
  • Mugs, tea bags, coffee, milk, sugar
  • Bottle/tin opener
  • Tea toweland dish cloths
  • Saucepans – please note that INDUCTION STYLE SAUCEPANS are provided for students living in Palatine Court, Chancellors South, Chancellors Court, Graduates Court and Founders Court.


  • A form of ID
  • Insurance documents – check your parent’s policy. It may include your room, if not arrange cover in advance
  • National Insurance number, bank details, CV and references (if you will be applying for a job)

Don’t forget to bring:

  • Mobile phone and charger
  • Laptop and charger
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • White tack for posters or photos
  • Sweets and biscuits – good ice breakers for your new house mates
  • Playing cards – great for games on your first night
  • DVDs – invite your flatmates to watch a movie
  • USB drives
  • Coat hangers
  • Desktop mirror
  • Storage boxes
  • TV Licence – visit
  • Washing liquids or tablets (not powder)
  • Extension cable

What NOT to bring:

  • Pets – with the exception of assisted dogs that have been agreed in advance
  • Lots of food – bring the essentials with you, the campus is well located to go food shopping with Morrisons, Aldi and B&M nearby
  • Candles – you cannot burn candles or incense in your room
  • Car – unless you have special circumstances and it has been agreed in advance that you will be able to get a permit
  • Electricals – mini fridge, grill, kettle, BBQ
  • Furniture – your room will be furnished with a bed, desk, chair, and wardrobe

Buy accommodation packs

Take advantage of our range of accommodation packs which the university offers as a not-for-profit service. The range of items include; bedding sets, towels, utensils and crockery.

Visit the online store to view the packs and make your order. Any items you order will be delivered directly to your room prior to your arrival, at no extra cost.

Facebook group

The Campus Life team have created a Facebook group for those of you living our halls of residence. Feel free to use the page to meet each other before you move in, ask any questions and talk about anything relating to life in halls.

Join the group here.

Get in touch

If you have any queries around living on-campus, please contact the Accommodation Team on:

 01695 650800

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