Make sure you are prepared for all weather conditions
The climate in the UK is variable, so bring clothes for both warm and cold weather.
2. Packing checklist
- Clothing and shoes for all seasons, including comfortable shoes
for walking around, and an umbrella
- Plug adaptors for electrical items (UK plug sockets take three
- Favourite photos of friends and family, posters and pictures –
items to make you feel at home in your new room
- Important documents (bring the originals and scan or photocopy all important documents too, just in case)
- Plane tickets, passport, visa, birth certificate and home driving licence if you have one
- All correspondence from your institution, including your offer letter and accommodation contract letter
- Evidence of your funding for your tuition fees and living costs, including sponsor letter if applicable
- Health certificates, vaccination records and any important x-rays
- Any insurance documents
3. Keep the following in your hand luggage
- All your important documents
- Enough money (in pounds sterling or travellers cheques) for your first couple of weeks
- Any valuable items – but make sure you don’t exceed your airline’s hand luggage allowance.
- Check with your airline to find out how much you can carry on your flight,
and remember that most things can be purchased when you arrive.
In your hand luggage, most airports have restrictions on sharp and flammable
objects. Many also require liquids to be in containers of 100ml or smaller,
packed in a clear plastic bag. Check with your airline before travelling.
Find out more about travelling to the UK