Accommodation for returning and postgraduate students

Are you coming back to us? Topping up your studies or embarking on a postgraduate course? We’re looking forward to helping you get settled!

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Click to download the returning, top-up and postgraduate accommodation application form 2016/17.

Once an offer of accommodation has been made in order to secure your accommodation you need to:

  • sign and return the terms & conditions
  • sign and return your payment plan
  • pay £250 deposit
  • return your bank details (this is where the University will pay any bursaries, expenses and your deposit refund)

Contracts are fixed for the academic year 18 September 2016 to 8 July 2017 (42 weeks), including the Christmas and Easter vacation. Shorter term contracts may be negotiated should the University send you on placement further than 30 miles or 30 minutes commuting time of the campus or you are on a study abroad programme.


Accommodation - Postgraduate Extra Information

Costs

2015/16 Rates

Standard rooms in halls are priced at £95 per week, while en suite accommodation costs £110 per week. Standard rooms in houses are priced at £90 per week, while some smaller rooms are available at £85 per week.  Within houses 22 and 23 there are purpose-built en suite wet rooms for students with impaired mobility. These are priced at £110 per week.

Rates include heating, lighting, wifi access, computer support and personal contents insurance. When we send you an offer of accommodation, we’ll break down an annual payment plan with your annual residence fees and an £820 Dining-In-Scheme card charge if applicable. You pay the University directly for their accommodation and can pay either:

  • In full.
  • In installments - 19 weeks due in September, 12 weeks due in January and 11 weeks due in April (in-line with payments of grants and loans from the Student Loan Company).
  • Or a parent, guardian or other third party can pay on your behalf via standing order of eight payments, the first due in September then on the 1st of each month from November to May.

Accommodation Postgraduate Amenities

Amenities

Plenty of Mod Cons

When you move in, your room will be kitted out with a single bed, mattress, mattress cover, bedside cabinet, wardrobe, desk, desk chair, noticeboard, waste bin, carpet, blackout blind and central heating. Some bedrooms also feature a chest of drawers and/or an easy chair. All standard and small rooms are fitted with hand-washing basin and vanity unit with shaver light and mirror. En suite rooms feature a shower, toilet and basin with shaver light and mirror.

 

 

 


Accommodation Postgraduate Shared Kitchens

Shared Kitchens

The heart of your new home

Each student at the University has access to a communal kitchen/diner or kitchen and lounge. Every kitchen is kitted out with a kettle, fridges, freezers (or a fridge/freezer), a microwave, a cooker and a toaster. You’ll also find an ironing board, but students are asked to supply their own iron. In Cromwell, Hudson and Clark halls, the kitchen/diner is shared between nine residents. In Coleridge, Kay-Shuttleworth and Tufnell halls (ground floor), each is shared between six residents. In Kay-Shuttleworth and Tufnell (first and second floors) the kitchen/diner is shared between five residents and in Dix, each is shared between six residents. Houses are shared between four or five residents. When it comes to buying your supplies, students on a 42 weeks contract must participate in the Dining-In-Scheme and if you are a on a shorter term contract the Dining-In-Scheme is optional.

 

 


Dining-In-Scheme

Extra Information

All the Facts

As a returning, top-up or postgraduate student we understand that you may want more independence and may also have course committments, such as placement, away from the area. In order to best meet your needs you have the choice of applying for:

  • Halls or village for 42 weeks with the Dining-In-Scheme
  • Village on a flexible or shorter term contract with optional Dining-In-Scheme

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