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What is provided in halls?

What is provided in halls?

In your study bedroom you'll find:           

  • a single bed;
  • curtains;
  • fitted carpet;
  • a desk;
  • a chair;
  • book shelves;
  • a waste-paper bin; and
  • a notice board.

In the kitchen you'll find:            

  • a cooker;
  • a fridge/freezer;
  • a microwave;
  • a kettle;
  • a toaster;
  • lockable cupboards (in most halls);
  • an iron and ironing board;
  • a broom, dustpan and brush;
  • a vacuum cleaner; and
  • a mop and bucket.

What should I bring with me?

You might want to bring the following items with you:

For your study bedroom:             

  • quilt/duvet;
  • pillows;
  • bed linen;
  • bedside/desk lamp;
  • coat hangers;
  • drawing pins for notice board;
  • fused four-way extension lead; and
  • alarm clock.

For the bathroom:                        

  • towels;
  • bathroom cleaner (spray or liquid);
  • toilet cleaner/de-scaler;
  • toilet rolls;
  • gel air freshener; and
  • personal toiletries.

For the kitchen:

  • saucepans;
  • cutlery;
  • plates and bowls;
  • mugs and drinking glasses;
  • washing powder; and
  • washing-up liquid and a dishcloth.

Remember that any electrical items you bring with you must be new or portable appliance tested. Tabletop/mini fridges are permitted in all rooms other than our Clayhill halls of residence. Maximum dimensions are 515mm high, 500mm wide, and 500mm deep. A full-size fridge (anything larger than the dimensions stated) is not permitted in your room.

You must not use your own kettle, toaster or any other cooking equipment in your bedroom. Every kitchen is fully equipped. We will remove unauthorised items and return them at the end of term. Read more about use of electrical equipment.


Each hall has its own launderette on site, including coin-operated washing machines and tumble dryers. Two £1 coins are required for the washing machines, and 20p coins for the tumble dryers and soap powder machine. Please note that change for these machines is not available at reception.

If you experience any problems with your washing, please contact reception who will try to assist you. The last wash is at 9.30pm. Please do not leave items unattended.


Kingston University has arranged some contents insurance for you with Endsleigh, the number one student insurance provider. This cover does not protect laptops and phones or other items when you are outside your room. It is important for you to check this cover, so please follow the steps below to ensure you fully understand the protection provided.

Enter your policy number HH1217 at to check your policy details (if you are in IQ Wave then please use HH1146 as your policy number). Here you will be able to:

  • check what is covered;
  • check key exclusions and limitations;
  • check your policy excess;
  • check how to make a claim; and
  • extend and personalise your cover to protect laptops, phones and other valuables.

Certificate of insurance (PDF)

It is important to find out exactly what you are covered for, as you may find that the contents cover is not sufficient and you need to extend it to protect all of your possessions both inside and outside of your room.