Next Steps

You’ve booked your room and now you’re probably wondering what to do next? Here is a helpful checklist on the next steps along with some info on how to prepare. Your accommodation team will be sending you lots of information between now and check in day and its crucial you respond to those requests to ensure your journey is as smooth as possible.
*Put your accommodation team's email address in your safe list, so you don’t miss  important information 


  • Sign and return your contract (licence agreement for booking your room)
  • Complete your Right2Rent application (delaying this may prevent you from checking in to your room)
  • Complete your online Welcome E-Induction – this contains vital information that you need to know before you arrive. You will not be able to book your arrival slot without completing this first
  • Book your arrival slot. If you’re planning to arrive in a vehicle, please check local parking restrictions in the area as there are no parking facilities available at any Optivo site except Wood Green Hall – where limitations apply


What to bring with you

Moving away from home can be both an exciting but equally anxious time. Here is a check list of the items you’ll need. Please remember your room is already equipped with a bed, wardrobe and desk and is unlikely to house the entire contents of your room at home so please bare that in mind when you pack. There is no additional storage space outside of your room.  


  • Duvet, pillows, duvet cover, pillowcases, sheets (non-fitted), blanket/throw
  • Towels, toiletries e.g. toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, deodorant etc
  • Clothes hangers
  • UK CE marked extension lead and appliance charging leads
  • Cleaning products and cleaning cloths (all residents are responsible for cleaning up after themselves)
  • Laundry basket and detergent
  • Cutlery and basic crockery (Plate, bowl, mug and glass)
  • Cooking utensils (sharp knife, bread knife, wooden spoon, spatula and slotted spoon)
  • Pots and pans (large and medium saucepan, frying pan, baking tray and chopping board)
  • Food storage containers
  • Cling film, tin foil, fridge/freezer bags and tea towels


Things you do not need to bring (these are supplied by us)

  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Oven and hob
  • Fridge, Freezer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Recycling Bins


Prohibited items

These items are prohibited from use inside rooms, corridors, and communal spaces:

  • Clothes airer/dryer
  • Portable heaters/fan heaters
  • Candles/incense
  • Electric blanket
  • Plug-in decorative lights
  • Non-UK compliant plug-in devices. Only 3 pin UK plugs (Type G) with no adaptors are permitted
  • Any type of adhesive fixings e.g. coat, picture hooks or white/BluTak
  • Additional furniture
  • E-scooters / Charging units
  • Cooking equipment in rooms (rice cookers, kettles)


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