A step-by-step guide to moving into your Sanctuary Student accommodation this autumn

At Sanctuary Students, we can’t wait to welcome you to our halls for the 2020/21 academic year, and we’re doing everything we can to make your move from home to university as simple, smooth and safe as possible!
A step-by-step guide to moving into your Sanctuary Student accommodation this autumn
Published on: 16 Oct 2023
Complete your online induction

To speed up the process on the day, you can complete your online induction beforehand. This will tell you everything you need to know about your room, the property, communal living, fire safety and security, so you know what to expect when you arrive. You can log in to your secure Sanctuary Students induction using your username and password.

Book your arrival slot

To maintain social distancing and help manage the flow of people entering our properties, we’re using arrival slots, which you can book during your online induction. Please plan your timings carefully (taking into account travel time, etc), as it’s important that you stick to your chosen slot.

Look for the signs

When you arrive, follow the signs and look out for instructions and directions on where to check in.

Keep your documents handy

Make sure you have all of your check in information close-at-hand, so we can hand over your keys and arrival pack as quickly as possible.

Wear a mask

We’re following government guidelines and ask that everyone wears a face mask or covering in any enclosed communal areas, such as stairwells, common rooms, lifts and hallways.

Use hand sanitiser

You’ll find antibacterial gel located throughout our properties. Please use it regularly and also wash your hands when you enter and before you leave your flat.

Bring one helper only

We ask that you only bring one person to help you move in to ensure everyone can social-distance effectively, and also to limit the number of people travelling with you.

Keep your distance

And finally – and it may seem like an obvious one – please try and keep a minimum of two meters apart from other students, families and our staff.


Your halls are where you will most likely meet the people that will shape your uni experience – so it’s a good job that you can ‘bubble’ with them! Once you move in, you will be classed as one ‘household’ with your new housemates.

This means that you should ‘social distance’ from those outside your household and, if a flatmate shows symptoms of or tests positive for COVID-19, you will all need to self-isolate. Please let us know if you are self-isolating by completing our online form (there’s a handy QR code that links to this form on the back of your bedroom door).

Your household


We’ve put lots of practical measures in place across our properties to make sure your hall is a safe and secure place to live, while being a friendly and inviting environment that will make you instantly feel at home. 

We're closely following the latest advice and guidance and will continue to adapt our approach as guidelines are updated to keep our students and staff safe. Please note our properties will remain open if any local lockdowns are imposed.

Your accommodation


For information on how your chosen university will be approaching coronavirus and the current social distancing measures, please visit their website. Universities remain committed to providing you with an unmissable student experience and are taking steps towards COVID-secure campuses and ‘blended learning’ – a mix of face-to-face teaching and online lectures. Many unis are also looking at making their societies and sports clubs accessible online, so you can connect with these communities and like-minded students virtually.

Your university

We can’t wait
meet you!

At Sanctuary Students, we’re always looking to go the extra mile to make sure that you get the best possible living experience, including a seamless and safe move-in day. Our doors are open and we’re looking forward to welcoming you to your new home-away-from-home this autumn.

If you have any questions or concerns about move-in day, please email your hall.

We can’t wait meet you!