University of Nottingham undergraduate student Aditi Solanki in a Hugh Stewart Hall bedroom with a Jack and Jill shared bathroom.

Your guide to living in university halls

Get familiar with your university halls - from where to collect parcels to how to do laundry

Moving away from home to start the next independent chapter of your life is an incredible journey of self-discovery. You'll meet lifelong friends, have unforgettable experiences, and learn the skills and tools you need to be successful in your chosen career.

This period of your life will be exciting, but it can also be a big adjustment if this is your first time living away from the comforts of home.

Getting familiar with your university halls, from where to collect parcels to how to do laundry, will help make the transition a little smoother. We’ve pulled together some key information to guide you through the process.

We'll cover:

  • Laundry
  • Post and Parcels
  • Maintenance
  • TV License
  • Bike Storage
  • Visitors
  • ResX

 

Laundry

We bet laundry is the last thing on your mind when you think of moving off to university halls but unfortunately, it has to be done!

The good news is – it's super simple. All you have to do is:

- Download the Circuit Laundry App

- Top up your card

- Scan the QR code on the machine you want to use (washers and dryers available)

- Pop in your washing

The laundry rooms in our halls are cleaned daily, and if you want to check if the machines are free before popping in, you can do this on the app.

 

Post and Parcels

Picking up parcels and packages will differ depending on what halls you will be living in.

University Park

Parcels can be picked up for the Student Post room at Derby Hall.

Open Mon – Fri 11 am – 6 pm

For out-of-hours collections, the Student Post room runs the Quadient Parcel Lockers (next to the post room).

Dagfa House & Varsity

For both of these halls, you can collect your post at Dagfa.

Jubilee Campus

Collect all post for Jubilee Campus at the campus Welcome Point.

Amazon

All orders from Amazon can be easily collected from Amazon lockers found throughout our campuses – remember to use one of those locations when ordering from Amazon. For more information, check out our guide for Amazon lockers.

Our campus locker locations are:

- Nightingale Hall (locker search name - ting)

- Derby Hall (locker search name - emmitt)

- Cripps Hall (locker search name – kidding)

- Newark Hall (locker search name – karam)

- Medical School (locker search name – Gideon)

 

Maintenance

Dripping tap? Somethings snapped, chipped or cracked? Whatever the issue, let our maintenance team know as soon as you notice something needs to be fixed. You can report any issues at the Welcome Point of your university halls. Our team will then get in touch and arrange to fix it while you are out.

 

TV License

In all the University of Nottingham student halls, TVs are available and licensed in the common rooms – perfect for movie nights with your housemates. If you want to bring a TV for your room, or if you're planning to use your laptops or tablets to watch TV, you’ll need to pay for a separate TV license.

 

Bike Storage

Planning to cycle in Nottingham? We have bike storage across campuses and your halls. You just need to speak with the team at your Welcome Point to get access.

Don’t forget a good lock!

 

Visitors

Once you are settled into your new home from home, you’ll probably want to have friends visit so you can take them for a legendary Nottingham night out. If you plan on having them stay overnight that’s great. There are just a few rules to be aware of:

- They must sign our online visitors form for fire/safety reasons

- An overnight visitor can stay for up to 3 nights across a 7-day period

- If your visitor is not staying overnight, they need to leave the halls by 11 pm

 

ResX

ResX is our Residential Experience Team and they are here to help you settle into your new home and help you make the most of your experience living in our university halls.   

The team will organise fun, sociable events throughout the year including things like cake and a cuppa event, craft events, gardening and trips to help you integrate and make friends with your fellow students.   

The ResX team are also here to help you through tough days, if you need someone to talk to, are missing home or not feeling well. The team will be on hand 7 days a week to guide you, so please don’t hesitate to reach out.   

Follow the team on Instagram to stay up to date with the latest events. 

We hope this guide to moving into our university halls has been helpful and makes you feel more at ease about moving away from home. Be sure to make the most of the experience and enjoy your time with us!