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Your Questions - ANSWERED! PART 2

By Konrad 11 Sep 2023

If you would like to check the questions from Part 1 - please follow this link.

Here is the next portion of the most frequently asked questions from last week.

What is the exact floor plan of my room, as I would like to plan how to store my stuff?

Intercollegiate Halls of Residence offer a variety of room configurations and shapes, making it challenging to provide specific details about any individual room. Each room is unique, and incoming residents find out the layout when they move in. As you can imagine, mapping over 3,500 rooms is simply impossible. 

Where can I get proof of address (for bank account etc.)?

If you would like to obtain a document stating your address, you will need to contact your hall management team, preferably via email. At the beginning of the year, they receive a lot of requests like this and they deal with them in order they arrive in the inbox. If you’re not sure how to contact them, have a look at this article:

Can I have some stuff delivered to my hall before I move in?

We understand that you may want to plan ahead for your move-in. However, we kindly ask that you refrain from having any items or packages delivered to your hall before you officially check-in.

The reason for this policy is to ensure a smooth and organised process for all residents. Without your room number, it can be challenging to allocate mail and packages to the correct individual, potentially causing confusion and delays in receiving your items.

We appreciate your cooperation in this matter, and we're here to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have as you prepare for your move-in. Once you've officially checked in, you can provide your room number for deliveries, and we'll make sure your items reach you promptly.

Can I purchase bedding before I arrive in halls?

We have bedding packs available through the Online Store (part of the Accommodation Portal which you used to accept your offer of accommodation. Please log in there and see if there are any still available. 

Please make sure you read the pages about Arrival in the Resident Handbook (available here: as we explain everything you need to know about the arrival there, including an option to purchase a bedding pack.

Are my parents allowed to come into the room to help me get settled on the day of moving in?

Of course! We absolutely understand that moving in can be an exciting and sometimes challenging experience, and we welcome the support of your parents, guardians or friends. They are more than welcome to come into your room to help you get settled on the day of moving in.

Where can I find information about welcome events?

You can find information about our welcome events on CampusLife's events page at We understand that you might not see any listings there just yet, but don't worry—the events team is actively working on posting them before September 17th.

Additionally, keep an eye out for posters within the hall, as they will also display information about upcoming events. Another great resource is our WhatsApp group, where we regularly advertise and share details about various activities and gatherings (make sure you join when you arrive).

We're excited to provide you with a warm and engaging welcome, and we look forward to seeing you at our upcoming events as we kick off the new academic year.

And if you would like to get involved in organising our events, please speak to one of the Resident Advisors about it.

Will I be able to get vaccinated against Meningitis?

We strongly encourage all residents to register with a local General Practitioner (GP) who will be able to provide guidance on any necessary vaccinations, including those for Meningitis. You can find more information on how to register with a local GP at

To make the process even more convenient, we have arranged for a local GP team to come to the halls and assist with on-site registrations. Keep an eye out for posters and additional information regarding this service.

It's advisable to get vaccinated against Meningitis before you arrive at the hall so that the vaccine has sufficient time to become fully effective by the time you join us. 

You can find more details about protecting yourself and others from Meningitis at

Your health and safety are our top priorities, and we're here to support you in taking the necessary steps to ensure a healthy and comfortable stay.

Can I choose who I will be sharing my floor/flat/kitchen? I’d prefer to be around students who speak my language/are from my country.

Intercollegiate Halls of Residence is a wonderfully diverse and inclusive community, bringing together students from various institutions, colleges, and universities who are coming to study in London from around the world. We embrace and celebrate this rich tapestry of cultures, backgrounds, and nationalities. 

We do not allocate rooms or flatmates based on nationality or any other specific criteria as this goes against the ethos of Intercollegiate Halls. Instead, we encourage and believe in the value of diversity. Sharing your floor, flat, or kitchen with students from different countries and backgrounds is an opportunity for personal growth and a chance to broaden your horizons. It's a journey of discovery where you can learn and grow by interacting with individuals who may have different perspectives and life experiences.

We believe that this diversity enhances the sense of community within our halls and provides a unique and enriching living experience. So, as you embark on your time here, embrace the opportunity to make new friends from all over the world and create lasting memories in this vibrant and inclusive environment.

We hope you've found it useful! Please remember that as we mention on the form, we cannot address questions that relate to your specific circumstances. In this case, you'd need to contact if you would like to discuss your unique circumstances.

We'll see you on the 17th of September!