Take the hassle out of buying and transporting your bedding and kitchen items to campus by pre-ordering all your essentials from our friends at UniKitOut ready and waiting in your room for when you arrive.

UniKitOut are specialist suppliers of student essentials and university packs and provide a one-stop-shop for all the things you may need when moving away from home. They have a wide range of products, from essentials like crockery and clothes hangers to items which make your room more homely.   

During our September and January arrival periods they offer a direct-to-campus delivery service. All you need to do is choose the items you want, select your residence, confirm and pay. Your pack will then be pre-delivered directly to your residence so it is there ready and waiting for you in your room when you arrive, leaving you free to settle in to your new home.

To help you out a little more, UniKitOut has grouped some of the essentials into bedroom, kitchen and bathroom packs. For example, your bedroom pack would contain a duvet, bedsheets/linen and a pillow. 

Darwin College bedroom featuring soft furnishing available via UniKitOut

Darwin College bedroom featuring soft furnishing items available via UniKitOut.

January/Spring Term 2023 Arrivals

If you place your order before midnight on Tuesday 3 January 2023 your order will be delivered direct to your bedroom. 

This means that on the day, after you have checked in at reception for your room keys you will find your boxes in your bedroom.  

All other orders will be delivered in the same way as your other mail - either direct to your door or held at your college reception. If your parcel is delivered to reception, you can collect this from them during reception opening hours once you have received your email notification that the parcel has arrived and been processed. When ordering you will also need to fill in your address manually and select your planned arrival date. It is very important to include your full address including your room information as well as the college (e.g. Keynes Flats R13/A) at this stage to aid with delivery.

If you had already placed your order and now wish to cancel/amend your order as you are now unable to come to campus you will need to contact UniKitOut directly to arrange this as soon as possible.  

Money Back Guarantee

Already rated excellent on Trustpilot, UniKitOut also offer a 100% Money Back Guarantee & Free Cancellation promise for your peace of mind. So rest assured your order is completely covered should any of your plans change in the lead up to arrivals weekend and you need to amend or cancel your order- just let UniKitOut know as soon as possible!

My purchase was delivered to my room before I arrived on campus. Having my pillows, duvet, sheets as well as a laundry bin and hangers saved me many trips to the shop and time and money. I was able to move and settle into my room right away!

Top tips

  • Along with UniKitOut we have helped produce this handy packing checklist (PDF 221KB) of things you may need when moving in to University to get you started.
  • We also recommend that you check what’s already included with your room on our what to bring page, and don’t forget that you won’t need some items (such as a kitchen pack) in part-catered accommodation!
  • Don't forget to always double check your room’s bed size before buying any bedding with UniKitOut or independently.
  • Always include your full room address in addition to your college (e.g. Keynes Flats R13/A) as this helps make sure your order is delivered to the correct room as quickly as possible.  


No, you can only purchase UniKitOut items through their website.

Each bed on the Canterbury campus will come with a mattress protector, one pillow for single beds and two pillows for double beds. You can check which other items are included in your accommodation using our guide (PDF 225KB).

Yes, the deadline to order for January 2023 arrivals in midnight on Tuesday 3 January 2023. It's important to order before this deadline so that your items can be delivered directly to your room ready for your arrival.

If you order after the deadline your order will be delivered in the same way as your mail normally would

Yes, there will be an order deadline for September 2023 arrivals. which will be set nearer the time. This deadline will ensure your order will be delivered directly to your room ready for your arrival.

If you order after the deadline your order will be delivered in the same way as your mail normally would.

You need to contact UniKitOut directly to update your information as soon as possible.

UniKitOut offer a money-back guarantee so there's no need to worry if your plans change and you wish to cancel or amend your order. Just contact UniKitOut directly to arrange this as soon as possible. 

Yes, you can still order from UniKitOut throughout the year.

If you place an order at any other time throughout the year UniKitOut will arrange for delivery and the package will be treated the same as any other postal delivery sent to you while living on campus - either delivered directly to your accommodation or to your college reception during reception opening hours (who will notify you of its arrival) for you to promptly sign and collect.  

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