What we provide and what you need to bring

In each Hall of Residence we provide all the facilities to help with independent living during your time at Keele. 

  • Bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Chair
  • Desk
  • Shelf
  • Bin
  • Mirror
  • Notice board
  • Mattress Protector

A bedside cabinet is provided in some rooms.

You will need to provide your own duvet and pillow and will need to bring your own bed linen and towels – plus whatever creature comforts to add the finishing touches to your new home!

Please see the bed sizes below:

Holly Cross, The Oaks, Lindsay Court* and Barnes W & X - 3/4 bed also referred to as small double
Barnes Y & Z - Double bed - also referred to as standard double
Everywhere else - Single bed also referred to as 3ft 

(*please note that Lindsay Court is a block within Lindsay Halls.  All other blocks in Lindsay Hall have single beds)

The kitchens are equipped for self-catering with many, ‌but not all, having microwaves. ‌You will need to provide crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils, but try not to bring excessive amounts.

A toaster will be provided in kitchens for 2024/25.

Irons and ironing boards are not provided.

All electrical items that you bring to/use in your accommodation must have a CE Kitemark and be PAT tested.  If you can't do this before you arrive, don't worry - we provide free PAT testing sessions at the start of each semester (dates are advertised to all students by email).  

If you are coming to the UK from another country please see the booklet on how to Adapt Your Electrical Equipment For Safe Use.

If you’d like to order items before you arrive you can Kit yourself out for Uni through our friends at either Chaffinch or UniKitOut.

You can order bedding, kitchen, bathroom kits and more, Plus save 10% with discount code KEELE10 if you decide to order anything through Unikitout or there’s free delivery with discount code Keele2015 if you decide to order anything from Chaffinch.

  • Additional kitchen appliances, including but not limited to; Deep fat fryers, or air fryers; microwaves or grills of any kind
  • Barbecue
  • Heater
  • Electric blanket
  • Candles
  • Oil burners
  • Curtains
  • Furniture
  • Mains operated fairy lights (battery operated CE kite marked LED are allowed if purchased in the UK)
  • Fireworks
  • Pets (including fish)

Tick off your items as you pack to make sure you don't forget anything!

  • Print off and bring your key collection pass
  • A duvet and pillows (please note that there are not provided by the University)
  • Bed linen
  • Toiletries
  • Clothes
  • Crockery / cutlery / cooking equipment
  • A clock
  • Towels
  • Tea towels
  • Some photos / small personal items to make your room feel homely and cosy!
  • An adaptor if you're bringing electrical items from overseas

If you'd like to bring fairy lights, these must be battery operated, CE kite marked, LED type and purchased in the UK.

Any electrical equipment that you bring (hairdryer, hair straighteners, lamps, etc...) must be PAT tested. If you can't do this before you arrive, don't worry - we provide free PAT testing sessions at the start of each semester (dates are advertised to all students by email). 


The cleaning package includes communal areas, kitchens and en-suite bathrooms only. Communal areas are cleaned weekly and en-suites are cleaned fortnightly.