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The Village

What to Expect When You Arrive - The Village

By BLloyd 05 Apr 2020

So arrivals goes as smoothly as possible, we've put together a step by step guide of what to expect when you arrive in The Village.

If you are arriving outside of the main arrivals period you should go straight to The Village Reception to check in where there will be staff to welcome you, check you in and give you all of the information you need to know. 

1. Arrive at your allocated drop off point

2. Collect your key and student ID card at your key collection desk.

Wherever you're staying, register and get you room keys at the key collection point allocated to you in your check-in document (sent by email). If you already have your keys from Drop and Go, you'll still need to quickly visit the key collection point to register.

Don't forget to bring your check in document and photo ID. One of the following photo ID is required: Original passport or National ID card, Original Long- Version UK birth certificate or Original Certificate of Naturalisation. You must have completed online registration on MyStudentRecord in order to pick up your ID card. If you require a Visa check, you will pick up your student ID card on campus. 

Don't forget, there are some new rules that apply when visiting our key collection points and receptions this year.

3. Unload your stuff from your car

Safely unload your stuff from your car. Make sure you keep to your arrival slot and maintain social distancing from others that may be moving in around you. You should wear a face covering while inside (you won't need to do this once you're in your new household). You'll receive detailed instructions on how to move in safely as part of your accommodation induction.

Get all your belongings in and start setting up your bedroom to make your room your home. If you've moved in your belongings already through Drop and Go, this process will be quick and easy!

4. Introduce yourself to your flatmates when you’re unpacking.

It may feel a bit nerve-wracking but remember everyone is in the same boat! 

5. Explore The Village and join in with the welcome activities

Find out more about living in Leicester, chat to our Residential Advisers and find out about events. We'll be running virtual and social distanced welcome activities to help you find out more about your accommodation! 

The Village also has lots of outdoor spaces to explore, feel free to take a look around your new home away from home!

6. Attend your hall Welcome talk

Find out more information about living in University Accommodation, including important health and safety advice. This year we'll be running live virtual welcome talks for you to watch together!

7. Celebrate your first night in halls with our Welcome Events

We're going to be running a range of virtual and safe social distanced events to help you meet others in your hall and have a great student experience! Check out our events page for the details of what's on a bit closer to arrivals. 

We look forward to seeing you in Leicester!

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