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  Moving in

We know moving in to your new home can be both exciting and a bit overwhelming, so here are some tips on how to be prepared and what you should expect.

Get the meningitis vaccination before you start University

Meningococcal group C disease (Meningitis) is a rare but potentially life-threatening disease which occurs mainly in young children and young adults. As part of a UK-wide immunisation programme for new University students, in line with NHS advice, you should get the Men C vaccination from your home GP ideally 2 weeks before you start University if you meet ALL the following criteria:

  • You are aged 24 or under
  • You are attending University for the first time in September 2017 or any year up to and including 2020
  • You've not previously had any Men C vaccination since the age of 10

If you do not get the vaccination before you start University, it is recommended you register with a GP in Edinburgh when you arrive and should get the vaccination during Fres​hers' Week.

Please check that you are also up to date with other vaccines.

Inventories

You will need to check off and return the inventory to the accommodation office within 2 weeks of moving in. Note down any defects or issues so you are not wrongly charged for damages or cleaning at lease end. We won't be able to take anything into consideration at lease end if you didn't note it down when you moved in.

Kitchen visits

Shortly after you move in, your Accommodation Officer and Resident Assistants should visit you in your flat to introduce themselves and check you are settling in.  Don't be afraid to ask if there is anything you are unsure of.

Useful information

For more information on what to expect when you move in, please visit our we​bsite​​. You can also speak to your Resident Assistant or Accommodation Officer who can offer guidance and advice on a range of issues - their contact details are on the notice board in your kitchen.​​

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