Before you arrive

We know you'll have a lot of things to do as you get ready to start your time at university and to help out, we've included some information below about the things to consider before you move into your accommodation.

Contact information

There are a variety of teams and departments that you might need to get in touch with before and during your time in University accommodation, you can find everyone from University departments to health contacts using the link above. 

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E-induction and timeslot

Before you arrive, you need to complete the e-induction, this is located on MUSE and will be available once you've accepted your contact. The e-induction gives you a lot of information about your accommodation and is where you'll book your arrival timeslot, please try to stick to your chosen timeslot to ensure that everything runs smoothly over Intro. 

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Immigration and visa information

Read our guidance on accommodation information relating to visas for International students. Please note, that this information is specific to University accommodation, for all visa and immigration queries, speak to the International Student Support Team

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Students get up to £5,000 of room contents insurance with Cover4Students included as part of your rent, with families getting up to £7,500. Find out more about the plan on our dedicated insurance page. 

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Key collection

Find out where you need to collect your keys before you arrive - there are designated key collection locations, including where to get your keys if you're arriving early or late. 

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There are thousands of students moving into both University of Sheffield and Sheffield Hallam accommodation over Intro Weekend, so plan your journey beforehand.  

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TV License

Students are required to have a tv license if they:

Have a TV in your room Watch or record live shows on your PC or laptop

Find out more about TV Licensing on their website.


Want to take the hassle out of buying and transporting your kitchen and bedding items? You can buy sets from Uni Kit Out, who will deliver them straight to your room ready for when you move in! There's also a 10% discount if you use the code SHEFFIELD10

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What to bring and what not to bring

Check out our guide on what you should and shouldn't bring with you when moving in. We also run a Free Shop at Intro Weekend where we give away kitchen and homeware items donated by previous students, we recommend you chat with your future flatmates (who you can find by joining our block groups) before you move in and see if you can share kitchen items - otherwise, you'll end up with multiples of each item and not even kitchen space to store them!  

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