What do I need to Take for my Student Accommodation in Brighton?

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So, you are off to University, but what do you take? It is a matter for you but we give a general list as follows: –

Thinking about what to pack?

There are hundreds of things that you want to take to University. But don’t forget you are not moving into a whole house you may only be moving into a room so there is limited space.

There will also be shops where you are going to be and it may be easier and cheaper for you to buy some stuff locally rather than taking it with you. It is a matter for you. What we find with most students is one of the things that they always do is take too much stuff and then can’t fit it into their room.

It is not only items you might want to take with you but it is other documents you will need. So, we have a check list you might want to think about. There are several key categories of what you might want. This is not an exhaustive list but it is here to help you: –

  • Kitchen Utensils
  • Electricals
  • Important documents
  • Bedroom items
  • Bathroom products
  • Clothing
  • Miscellaneous

Important documents you need to take with you to your student accommodation in Brighton are: –

  • Valid passport and/or driving licence – you will find this most useful as it is often needed wherever you go
  • University admission letter – this is often requested by a letting agent
  • Court acceptance letter
  • Accommodation contract
  • Student finance documents
  • Scholarship or bursary letter
  • Insurance documents and potentially student contents insurance
  • Passport photos in case you need these for the student union
  • Prescription copies
  • Bank debit card
  • Student rail cards – which are also always useful to have
  • It is best to have a file with all these documents in and keep in a secure place

What electrical items should I take to my student accommodation?

  • Mobile Phones – you will need to take your mobile phone and your charger. We are sure that most students don’t function without them!
  • Laptop and case – you might have a laptop you use for college etc
  • Printer and any ink you may need
  • USB memory stick – always handy to have for students
  • Ethernet cable in case you need to use this in a library etc
  • Power extension leads
  • Headphones which are always useful
  • Portable speakers
  • Games consoles
  • Any device chargers
  • Batteries are always useful to have

This might sound an exhaustive list but it is not and we are sure you will have other electrical items you might want to take

What will I need in my kitchen in my student accommodation?

If you are going to be in a shared house, then you should discuss with your other tenants what they are also taking. What you don’t want to do is find that you have got ten toasters in a kitchen because you have all brought one.

You will 100% need to take things such as plates and cutlery, as this will not be included. Most of our houses are on a part furnished basis which means a mattress, bed, desk, chair and wardrobe. This is almost the same throughout all properties. It is rare to find anything else in a property apart from the appliances, but it is always best to look at the advert. We always lay out what is included.

So, with your tenants WhatsApp group. Why don’t you make a list of what other people are bringing so you could bring some items?

We suggest the following: –

  • Various crockery to include plates, bowls, mugs, glass, cutlery sets, sharp knives, scissors,
  • Various utilities: Tupperware, bottle opener, chopping board, kitchen tongs, ladle, spatula, measuring jug, can opener, peeler, cheese grater, whisk, baking tray,
  • Pots & pans: Wok or frying pan, multi tool, saucepan with lid, colander,
  • Cupboard essentials: tea towels, washing up liquid, washing up sponge or brush, bin bags, tin foil, cling film

Obviously, there are hundreds of gadgets that you could also put in your property such as: –

  • Slow cooker – these are always great for people to have
  • Blender – who can go without living without a blender!
  • Digital scales – always helpful if you are doing any form of cooking
  • George Forman compact grill – there are others on the market but it Is always good if you want to eat healthily
  • Food processor – we are in the 21st Century and it is easy to use
  • Steamer – if you want to stay healthy then you might want to look at a steamer
  • Pyrex measuring jug – always useful when you are cooking anything
  • Garlic press – the ever-essential item you need
  • Pizza scissors – yes you know you are going to be ordering them!
  • Knife block set
  • Soup ladle
  • Glass oven dishes although you might want something that is more durable
  • Non-stick frying pan
  • Freezable containers

What would I need in my student accommodation bedroom?

You will find that the room has basic furniture being part furnished, being a bed, mattress, normally a wardrobe, desk and chair. Check the advert to make sure.

But, you may need the following: –

  • A lamp
  • Mirror
  • Curtains or blinds
  • Bin
  • Duvet & Duvet covers
  • Pillows & pillowcases
  • Bed Sheets
  • Mattress Protector
  • Coat Hangers
  • Laundry Basket
  • Wall Clock
  • Clothes Horse
  • Desk Fan
  • Ear Plugs you never know what your fellow students snoring might be like!
  • Photos of friends of family so that you don’t forget them

What would I need in my student bathroom at the accommodation in Brighton?

Everyone is different when it comes to the bathroom especially between men and women.

But some of the essentials might be: –

Bath towel, hand towel, dressing gown, hand soap, toothbrush, toothpaste, shampoo, shower gel, flip flops, toilet roll, hair brush, hair straighteners, hairdryer, make up and remover, nail cutters, tweezers, plasters, razors and shaving cream, sanitary products, contraceptives, paracetamol, medication, personal supplies.

What clothes should I take to University?

You will know better than anyone what you want to take to University but you also need to be aware that you might even have a job interview at some point so you need to take some form of smart wear just in case. Everybody is different but you need things such as t shirts, shirts, tops, dresses, jumpers, sweatshirts, jeans, smart trousers, tights, rain coat, winter coat, underwear, pyjamas, socks, gloves, hats, trainers, slippers, smart shoes, suit jacket, tie, watch, handbag, gym kits, swimming kit and you never know the ultimate fancy dress outfit?

Do I need stationary to bring to my University?

Almost probably. Most people now use computers, you might want pens, pencils, rulers, pencil case, scissors, stapler, staples, highlighters, writing pads, student planner, storage folder, ring binders, printer paper, white tac, post it notes, calculator and obviously the ultimate text book.

It is totally a matter for you and obviously depending on what course you are on and how you feel that you work the best. But don’t utilise your budget on rent for these items try and get them beforehand.

What miscellaneous items would I need?

There are always 101 items you are going to need for University but some of the items that we think are a rucksack, weekend bag, umbrella, padlock, cash, drinking water bottle, thermostat, lighter, hot water bottle, bicycle, iron and ironing board, musical instruments, bible and any other religious text, pack of cards, beers, tea, coffee, milk, keys for home.

We hope that you enjoy your time in your student accommodation in Brighton. If you are still on the search read our previous article on how to find the best student accommodation in Brighton, click here.

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When it comes to renting student accommodation in Brighton, Harringtons are here to offer our expert advice. We can help you find the right property whether it be student flats in Brighton or flat shares in Hove. We are a letting agent in Hove with twenty-five plus years of experience. Who better to help find your new student property in Brighton?

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17:57 10 Jun 24
Generally helpful for Lettings. As with any company, sometimes need a push for a response, but often easier to speak on the phone than email. Feeling hopeful for the next year’s contract with Harringtons🤞.
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Great experience. Everyone is so lovely and helpful over the phone at Harringtons! The best experience we have had with a letting agent in Brighton, none of the other agents in Brighton have been bothered to keep in touch and help us find a property as much as these guys. A special shoutout to the lovely lady who showed me around the flat (Georgie I believe -sorry if I got that wrong), great at answering all my questions and been very lucky in securing the first property we viewed with her (an amazing spacious flat that has everything we need - including nice storage space for our paddleboards!) Looking forward to moving into our seaside home. Thank you!
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Best experience I've had with a letting agent!
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10:25 30 May 24
So far the process with Harringtons has been amazing. We viewed 3 properties with Georgie and each time she was so informative and kind, she gave us the time we needed in each property to look around, take videos and ask questions about everything. The whole process has been easy so far and I can now happily say we found our property thanks to Georgie and the team at Harringtons.
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09:15 30 May 24
Georgie at Harringtons Lettings in Brighton has been exceptional throughout my rental process. From the very beginning, her professionalism and friendliness stood out. She provided clear and prompt communication, ensuring all my questions were answered thoroughly. Georgie made the entire experience seamless, from viewing properties to finalizing the paperwork. Her attention to detail and genuine care for my needs made me feel confident and supported. I highly recommend Georgie and Harringtons Lettings to anyone looking for a top-notch rental experience in Brighton.
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15:22 29 May 24
Beth has been an excellent agent, great communicator and enthusiastic member of the team. Highly recommended!
Jess Pond
Jess Pond
13:16 29 May 24
Had an absolutely awful experience with this company. Told me one thing on the phone and then told me another thing on email. Very mixed messages. Left 7 students homeless by putting the house back on the market with only 24 hour notice. Will never use them again. AVOID!
Roisin Lilley
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11:42 24 May 24
I recently had some problems with my previous agent and came to Beth for help! She took over the correspondence for me and sorted everything out for me! I can’t thank her enough for her patience and help!! I’d highly recommend her to other landlords that need help!
Chris Lilley
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11:26 24 May 24
I’ve been a tenant with Harringtons Lettings for a while, they are great, they always sort out any issues I have quickly and efficiently, Beth in particular is really helpful and I’ll be going to her for my next rental property when I look to move in September!
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Beth Roberts was a huge help when I needed to switch to a new letting agency. She was friendly and efficient and I’ve always felt I’m in safe hands.
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17:53 21 May 24
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Lauryn Keller
15:20 03 May 24
Georgie was great on our viewing - super lovely, informative and honest. Thank you!
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09:16 24 Apr 24
Well, they just contacted me via email asking for a review for money... so here, I guess.Does 3 stars get me that tenner? Probably not. Nothing terrible to say, but never had any issues with the property really. Don't enjoy that they were willing to pay for reviews though, seems sketchy.UPDATE: As the business has finally replied to my review 6 years later, I thought I would mention that I indeed have the email still as proof. Offer of £10 for a review, and to mention Rachel Erridge in the review. Also a prize of £200 to one lucky winner. The email was sent from the Harrington's admin email address. I can email the proof to whoever requests it.
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Every interaction I've had so far with Harrington has been positive with workers responding to calls very quickly and addressing any queries efficiently.
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It is very good that they do their job professionally and take care of the customers.
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I am very happy and extremely grateful to have found Harringtons lettings and the beautiful flat that I am now living in. Not only is the flat perfect for me, ticks all the boxes and is in a great location; the whole communication/admin process was so fast and efficient. I spoke to many of the team, but the two main contacts initially were Georgie and Beth. Great personalities, friendly and fast at replying to emails and phone calls. It was all turned around very quickly and everyone at Harringtons seems to appear to really be happy in their jobs. Great letting agent and I would recommend them to others looking for a new home.
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12:32 09 Apr 24
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17:08 27 Mar 24
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Madison Harris
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18:06 21 Mar 24
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5/5 - Everyone I’ve spoken to on the phone has been so friendly and patient with our move in documents. We found Harringtons through Rightmove, and have been really happy with our interactions. The team respond to queries efficiently and are happy to answer any and all questions.
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A really excellent agency, who are very easy and friendly to deal with. Highly recommended.
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Lovely staff and all round positive experience - Georgie is an absolute diamond and a credit to the team!
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11:15 08 Mar 24
Harringtons have been really helpful and very swift with their responses. Georgie was very proffesional and really friendly when she did the viewings with me and Beth on the phone was again really helpful and gave me hope when I was explaining my eagerness to find somewhere new to live. Thanks Harringtons!
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I'm in a difficult situation at the moment with my landlord wanting to sell the flat that myself and my 3 children have been living in for 7 years. I came across Harringtons Viewings by applying to view some properties outside of my area.Unfortunately I haven't been able to sort anything with Harringtons, however I wanted to write this to say that they have been nothing but kind, warm and very understanding of my situation. I've been really impressed by their customer service (namely Georgie & Beth) and hope that they are able to find me something eventually!Thanks so much.Yasmin
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17:30 22 Feb 24
Have been very accommodating and helpful when calling agents. They have been very helpful in being able to secure a house for students.
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Matthew Ball
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11:46 19 Sep 23
Professional communication with tenant although entirely impersonal. There was a bigger disconnect in their communication with the landlord in most cases, which seemed to be either slow or non-existent (discovered after contacting the landlord directly).Property was full of spider webs on day 1 despite apparently being professionally cleaned. Took a day off of work to clean it on move out day, leaving it cleaner than when it received but still had to pay part of the deposit for professional cleaning.It has been a while since I have rented, but I'll avoid letting agencies completely now if this is anything close to the average renting experience.
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12:38 12 Sep 23
Great professionalism/communciation from the start up until the end of my tenancy. Definitely set the standards for what agencies should be like. Highly recommend to those within Brighton.
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I have rented with Harringtons Lettings before and have always found the agents to be quick, efficient, friendly and helpful. I loved their service so much I have chosen to rent with Harringtons again. Faultless 😊
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