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Coming to Cardiff

Should I bring cooking utensils and food from home?

No, do not bring cooking utensils with you. Your case will be too heavy for you to carry!

Do not bring rice cookers, crockpots or other electric kitchenware.

You can buy saucepans, plates, other cooking utensils and electric kitchenware very cheaply from supermarkets and stores close to University residences. Also, often other students will have left cooking utensils for you to use.


Do not bring any food into the UK. There are many food items which are illegal to bring into the UK including all dairy, meat and potatoes.

You will find that Cardiff has many international food stores, and large supermarkets where you will be able to find many ingredients available in your home country.

For more information on banned foods see:

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