Accommodation guide 2012â€“13
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Contents Our accommodation guarantee | 2
The residence key
General information | 4
To help you narrow down your options, the residence key is shown against each property type.
The Lawns Halls | 6 Thwaite Hall | 10
Needler Hall | 12 Taylor Court | 14
Student houses | 16 Head leasing | 18 The Scheme | 19
Bus routes to University
Residence fees | 20 Policies | 22
How to apply | 24 Catered
Our partners Can stay throughout Christmas and Easter
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Free off-road parking
Distance to cycle to University
This document is available in alternative formats from the Accommodation OďŹƒce, on request. www.hull.ac.uk
Our accommodation guarantee All unaccompanied new full-time students who apply for accommodation by 1 September are guaranteed a place in University-owned, -managed or -directed accommodation.
So … • You have applied for a place to study here. • You have your offer of a place to study here.
What happens next? If you have an offer (conditional or unconditional), you will need to complete our online application form. Please see the ‘How to Apply’ section on page 24 for further instructions. Please ensure that you inform UCAS if you change your email address, as this is the one we will use to contact you. When you have completed the application form, you will also need to pay a £150 deposit, which can be done using our online payment service. Once we have received your application form and deposit, we will send you • • • •
a residence contract contents insurance information details of how to pay your balance details of when to arrive and what to bring
Insurance applicants: please do not pay your £150 deposit until you have accepted a place at the University and received an offer of accommodation.
Deposit and method of payment Once you have paid your deposit, it will be transferred to your residence account and held as a damage deposit until the end of your residence contract. Any additional cleaning charges will also be taken out of this deposit. In the event that you do not take up the offer of accommodation, the £150 deposit will be refunded. Please note: the University Student Financial Services Oﬃce will endeavour to make such refunds by the end of October 2012.
General information We recognise that your time here is about more than just your lectures. The experience of where you live, and who you live with, can be just as important as any other part of university life – and often the most memorable.
We would recommend that all ﬁrst-year students live in University-owned, -managed or -directed accommodation. Types of accommodation available include •
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The Lawns Halls and the traditional-style Needler Hall, where an evening meal is provided (with the exception of Nicholson Hall, which is self catered) Thwaite Hall, where most meals (except weekday lunches) are provided Student houses and Taylor Court – for those who prefer to cater for themselves Head-leased properties – self-catered private accommodation leased and managed by the University ‘The Scheme’ – a selection of privately owned and managed self-catered houses/ﬂats close to the University, and two privately owned halls of residence: in the city centre and the other within walking distance of the University
What does the University provide? We provide accommodation for full-time registered students on a contract basis. We do not provide parttime, short-term, family or hotel-type accommodation for students. We aim to provide a good standard of accommodation throughout all of our properties, although quality and amenities can vary from room to room.
Code of Practice for Student Accommodation The following residences at the University are signed up to the UUK/Guild Code of Practice for the management of student housing: The Lawns Halls; Thwaite, Needler and Ferens Halls; and Taylor Court. The Code sets out the main elements of good management practice – including health and safety, maintenance and repair, and relationships between managers and residents. Please visit www.uukcode.info. Student houses owned and managed by the University adhere to standards laid down by an accreditation scheme which is run in partnership with the local council. 4
What are your needs? Before you choose where you would like to live, it is important that you consider the following. The type of person you are • When do you prefer to go to sleep/wake up? • Do you like mixing with large groups of people? • Can you share space with other people? • Do you have any disabilities/additional needs? • Do you have any speciﬁc dietary requirements? • Are you a quiet or social person? The area that you will be living in • Does your course demand late lectures/commitments at weekends? • Your ﬁnancial situation – rents vary according to property type and room features. • How long you plan to stay in Hull – contract lengths vary. After you have taken these things into consideration, browse the chart opposite to see what facilities are available and which you think would be the most suitable for you. For example, if you do not like large groups of people, you would be more suited to a room in a student house rather than a large hall of residence.
Support in your accommodation The University recognises that life in its residences plays an important part in the educational experience of its students. As such, we have a strong commitment to the pastoral support of our residents. Fifty members of pastoral staff, in various residential and non-residential roles, encourage safe, secure, happy and peaceful environments. They also provide discreet support for students if they need help, whether practical or emotional. Any students under the age of 18 at the time of their arrival are strongly advised to take up accommodation in one of the halls of residence where residential pastoral support is available. In addition to the pastoral staff for the residences, numerous other sources of help are available within the University, details of which will be provided in your pre-arrival and ‘new student’ packs.
(3.5 miles from campus) 34-week contract* £120.19 per week Grant Hall (63 places) Reckitt Hall (63 places) Nicholson Hall (63 places) Lambert Hall (42 places) Ferens Hall (62 places) See pages 6–8
(2.5 miles from campus) 34-week contract Evening meal provided From £83.30–£105.28 per week See page 12
* Contract includes 31 weeks semi-catered (evening meal) and 3 weeks self-catered.
(3.5 miles from campus) 34-week contract* From £101.85–£105.21 per week Downs, Lambert, Morgan, Grant, Reckitt and Ferens Halls See pages 6–8
The Lawns Halls
(1.2 miles from campus) 31-week contract From £121.31–£141.33 per week Breakfast and evening meal provided Monday – Friday Lunch and evening meal provided Saturdays and Sundays See page 10
The Lawns Halls
* Contract includes 31 weeks semi-catered (evening meal) and 3 weeks self-catered.
The Lawns Nicholson Hall (3.5 miles from Campus) 34-week contract From £89.04 per week See pages 6–8
The Lawns Nicholson Hall (3.5 miles from Campus) 34-week contract £103.95 per week See page 6–8
(3.5 miles from Campus) 34-week Contract £85.82–£89.04 per week See pages 6–8
The Lawns bungalows
Located adjacent to campus 42-week contract From £59.22–£77.84 per week See page 16
On campus 50-week contract £96.53 per week See page 14
I want self-catered accommodation
I want catered accommodation
Use the chart below to ﬁnd your ideal accommodation
What do I want?
The Lawns Halls Downs, Ferens, Grant, Lambert, Morgan, Nicholson and Reckitt Halls – and the Lawns Centre – stand in 40 acres of landscaped parkland on the outskirts of the village of Cottingham, 3.5 miles from the campus.
Features include • •
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More than 250 off-road parking spaces Each hall has a combined kitchen and dining area; kitchens include cookers, microwaves, fridge/ freezers and kettles Telephones – pre-paid voucher operation (some internal calls are free/external calls are charged at ‘phonebox’ rates for calls within the UK) Residents can use campus computing facilities for internet and network access from their bedrooms, provided they have a suitable PC Basic personal possessions insurance is included and can be extended for an additional fee TV room in each hall Cleaning of rooms and communal areas. Each hall has laundry facilities: three washing machines and two tumble dryers and drying rooms On-site bus terminus to the University campus and city centre Football pitches
The majority of rooms have washbasins and a balcony/sun terrace. However a small number of rooms (including those at Ferens Hall) do not. Downs Hall comprises ﬁve blocks and two ﬂats. Three of the blocks accommodate 24 residents across three ﬂoors, each ﬂoor offering a large dining kitchen and two shared bathrooms. Two further blocks accommodate up to 27 residents, over three split-level ﬂoors, offering three large dining kitchens and six bathrooms. All study bedrooms have a hand washbasin. The ﬂats are three- and four-bedroomed accommodation, all rooms with hand washbasins and each ﬂat offering a shared kitchen and bathroom. Ferens Hall comprises 170 standard rooms and 62 ensuite rooms. The standard rooms are split over three levels within the two main wings of the hall. Each wing accommodates up to 83 residents with 16 bathrooms and 13 small kitchens suitable for preparing snacks. 6
None of the standard rooms have a hand washbasin. The en-suite rooms are located in the central block, split over three levels, and offer seven large dining kitchens for residents’ use. Grant Hall accommodates 121 students, comprising 63 en-suite rooms and 58 single rooms with hand washbasins. Lambert Hall accommodates 130 students, comprising 42 en-suite rooms and 88 single rooms with hand washbasins. Three rooms with disabled accessibility are also available*. Morgan Hall comprises ﬁve blocks and two ﬂats. Three of the blocks accommodate 24 residents across three ﬂoors, each ﬂoor has a large kitchen dining kitchen and two shared bathrooms. Two further blocks accommodate 27 residents over three split level landings, each block offering three dining kitchens and six bathrooms. All study bedrooms have a hand washbasin. The ﬂats are three- and four-bedroomed single-storey properties, each room having a hand washbasin with residents sharing a kitchen and bathroom. Nicholson Hall accommodates 124 students comprising 63 en-suite rooms and 58 further single rooms with wash handbasins. Three rooms with disabled accessibility are also available*. Nicholson Hall is the only self-catering accommodation at the Lawns. Nicholson Hall Bungalows house up to 18 students: six per bungalow. Reckitt Hall accommodates 121 students – with 63 ensuite rooms and 58 single rooms with hand washbasins. To avoid disappointment, early application for ensuite and self-catered accommodation is advised.
Arrival at the Lawns Halls.
The Lawns Halls room plan excluding en-suite provision.
Bedroom Type 2 kitchen
The Lawns Halls room plan including en-suite provision.
Type 1 kitchen
The contract (Lawns Halls – 34 weeks)
The rooms with disabled accessibility at Lambert and Nicholson Hall include
Saturday 22 September – Friday 14 December 2012 (inclusive – semi-catered)
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Saturday 5 January – Saturday 16 March 2012 (inclusive – semi-catered)
ramped access single rooms shared wet room shared kitchen with a number of adjustable units
What are the shared facilities? The Lawns Centre provides the main evening meal service to those who are semi-catered, plus a late snack-bar service. The centre also has bars, a pool room and television room. Parking is adjacent to the Lawns Centre and bicycle sheds are available at each hall.
Fees: self-catered or semi-catered? Two kinds of residence fee are available at the Lawns: 1. Semi-catered covers residence and a daily evening meal in the Lawns Centre for 31 weeks of the residence contract. The remaining three weeks from Sunday 17 March – Saturday 6 April 2012 (inclusive) cover residence only on a selfcatering basis. This applies to all ﬁrst-year students who stay in Grant, Lambert, Morgan, Downs and Reckitt. Students residing in Ferens Hall will take an evening meal at the Lawns Centre during this period. 2. Self-catering covers residence only (Nicholson Hall and Nicholson Hall Bungalows). Individuals with special dietary needs who have to self cater should apply for this accommodation. Selfcatering residents can purchase evening meals in the Lawns Centre. Approximate cost is £4.00.
What are the advantages of The Lawns? • • • • • • •
Evening meal available Large student community (1,000 students on site) The possibility of living with a group of friends in your second/third year Sociable atmosphere Good public transport links to the campus Close to village centre amenities Large number of off-road parking spaces
Weekly rent Varies between £85.82–£120.19 Students should provide their own bed linen, snackpreparation and eating utensils.
Sunday 17 March – Saturday 6 April 2013 (inclusive – self-catered) Sunday 7 April – Friday 7 June 2013 (inclusive – semi-catered)
Nicholson Bungalows – 34 weeks Saturday 22 September – Friday 14 December 2012 (inclusive) Saturday 5 January – Friday 7 June 2013 (inclusive) The main Lawns site is closed during the Christmas vacation period and students must vacate the premises.
iHall An online support and information site is available for students living in Halls. View the iHall site at slb-ihall.hull.ac.uk
Postcodes Downs Hall Ferens Hall Grant Hall Lambert Hall Morgan Hall Nicholson Hall Reckitt Hall
HU16 5SD HU16 5SE HU16 5SF HU16 5SG HU16 5SH HU16 5SJ HU16 5SL
Lambert Hall, part of the Lawns Halls.
Thwaite Hall Situated approximately 1.2 miles from campus, Thwaite Hall is within easy walking and cycling distance. There is also a regular bus service to the University and the city centre.
A student residence since the 1920s, the hall is centred on an 18th-century country house which stands in more than 24 acres of beautiful grounds with a large lake, parkland and woods. There are 183 single study-bedrooms and nine large single rooms, each with hand washbasin, telephone and computer network connection. Corridors are generally mixed gender, although bathrooms are separate. The ratio of bathroom facilities to residents is 1:4 and there are 13 areas of varying sizes throughout the hall for residents to prepare snacks. Thwaite Hall is fully catered, providing 14 meals per week (breakfast and evening meal Monday to Friday; brunch and evening meal on weekends). Nonspecialised vegetarian meals are available and special provision can be made for late evening meals.
What are the shared facilities? • • • • • • • • • •
Common room with TV, DVD player and vending machines Large TV room Large music room with a Steinway grand piano Library with large selection of books, photocopier and adequate work space Kitchen with a variety of equipment (kettle, fridge, microwave, oven and grill) Games room with pool tables, table-tennis equipment, dartboard, and piano Laundry with card-operated washing machines and tumble dryers Irons and ironing boards Limited off-road parking Large bicycle shed
Basic personal possessions insurance is included and can be extended for an additional fee. Students are asked to bring their own bed linen, snack-preparation and eating utensils.
A distinctive feature of traditional halls is the JCR (Junior Common Room) Committee: a body elected by students every year to organise regular social events such as ﬁve-a-side football matches, DVD screenings, trips and traditional formal dinners. The JCR Committee holds regular meetings for residents to voice opinions and contribute to hall life.
What are the advantages of Thwaite Hall? • • • • • • •
14 meals per week provided Natural and spacious setting: a place to relax as well as work Located between the University and Cottingham village centre Extensive facilities All rooms are single A welcoming sense of community The possibility of living with a group of friends in your second and third year
Weekly rent Varies between £121.31 – £141.33
The contract (31 weeks) Saturday 22 September – Friday 14 Dec 2012 (inclusive) Saturday 5 January – Saturday 16 March 2013 (inclusive) Saturday 6 April – Friday 7 June 2013 (inclusive) Thwaite Hall is closed during the Christmas and Easter vacation periods, and students must vacate the premises at these times.
Postcode HU16 4RE
The leafy and relaxing grounds of Thwaite Hall.
Thwaite Hall room plan.
Needler Hall Needler Hall is situated 2.5 miles from the campus. It is a traditional-style hall which stands in attractive grounds close to Cottingham village centre.
Needler Hall is a late 18th-century house, augmented by major extensions built in the 1930s and 1960s, which accommodates 167 students in single rooms. Rooms in the ‘Old Wing’ have washbasins and are slightly larger than rooms in the ‘New Wing’. All rooms have telephone and computer network connection points with internet access. Needler Hall is semi-catered with evening meals provided daily. Non-specialised vegetarian meals are available, and special arrangements can be made if necessary. A limited number of off-road parking spaces are available.
Residents will also pay a fee towards the cost of maintenance and the licensing of facilities such as the DVDs, games equipment and televisions.
What are the advantages of Needler Hall? • • • • • • •
Proximity to Cottingham village centre Games/music facilities Community atmosphere All rooms are single Evening meals provided Social activities of the JCR The possibility of living with a group of friends in your second and third year
Weekly rent What are the shared facilities? • • • • • • • • •
Common room providing a quiet study environment Two common rooms, each with TV Pool and table-tennis tables Two music practice rooms, each with a piano Kitchenette with a variety of equipment (including kettle, fridge, microwave oven, oven, and grill) Bathrooms and toilets Laundry with card-operated washing machines and tumble dryers Irons and ironing boards Large bicycle shed
Basic personal possessions insurance is included and can be extended for an additional fee. Students are asked to bring their own bed linen, snack-preparation and eating utensils. In keeping with the traditional JCR (Junior Common Room) practice, nominated corridor representatives meet regularly to voice the opinions of the residents. A sub-group of willing volunteers generally acts as a social committee to organise regular social events such as ﬁve-a-side football matches, DVD screenings, trips, quizzes and special evenings at Christmas and in the summer. 12
Varies between £90.02 – £105.28
The contract (34 weeks) Saturday 22 September – Friday 14 December 2012 (inclusive) Saturday 5 January – Friday 7 June 2013 (inclusive) Needler Hall is closed during the Christmas vacation period, and students must vacate the premises at this time.
Postcode HU16 5QN
The 18th-century facade of Needler Hall.
Needler Hall room plan.
Taylor Court This on-campus site comprises 288 study-bedrooms in a self-contained site of 12 units, each subdivided into three ﬂats (for eight students). The ﬂats accommodate both postgraduate and undergraduate students. Single-gender or mixed ﬂat occupancy is available.
What does a study-bedroom contain?
What are the advantages of Taylor Court?
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Fully furnished Four switched 13-amp double electric sockets Desk Television aerial point Networked access to the University and internet En-suite shower room, including washbasin and WC Welcome pack containing a mattress cover, sheet, duvet with cover, pillow and pillow case
Weekly Rent £96.53
What are the shared facilities?
The contract (50 weeks)
Friday 14 Sepember 2012 – Friday 30 August 2013 (inclusive)
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Well-equipped kitchen (excluding personal pans, crockery and cutlery) Two electric cookers with extractor fans Two large fridge/freezers Washer/tumble dryer Microwave oven Double sink/drainer Gas central heating to radiators Dining table and chairs Built-in window bench seating Fuel costs included in residence fees Basic weekly cleaning service provided for kitchens, communal areas and en suites Car parking facilities – residents may apply for a Taylor Court car park permit. This costs £80 plus a refundable £40 fee for the barrier card Electronic lock with entry-phone system linked to each study bedroom is provided on main entrance doors, with separate locks on each ﬂat and on study bedroom doors
All ‘blocks’ face onto a central courtyard. Basic personal possessions insurance is included and can be extended for an additional fee.
On the campus Self-catered All single en-suite rooms Long contract The possibility of living with a group of friends in your second and third year
Taylor Court Flats operate on a 50-week contract. Students can stay in their accommodation during Christmas and Easter vacation. They may request to keep the room for the period between contracts, for an additional fee, if they have signed a contract to keep the same room for the next academic year.
Postcode HU6 7SX
One of the blocks of the fully furnished on-campus Taylor Court flats.
Taylor Court room plan.
Student houses The University has 189 two-storey terraced student houses which are located in the roads immediately adjacent to the campus.
The majority of student houses accommodate ﬁve students and offer self-catered accommodation in single rooms. Single-gender occupancy houses are available on request.
Limited parking is available near the front of the houses (a residents’-only scheme operates on Cranbrook Avenue). Lockable bike sheds are provided behind some houses.
What are the features?
What are the advantages of a student house?
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External and internal security with lockable bedrooms Smoke detection and ﬁre alarm systems Networked access to the University and internet Combined kitchen and dining area Each kitchen includes cooker, microwave oven, fridge/freezers, electric kettle, small selection of pans and a kitchen bin (we advise students to bring their own crockery, cutlery and pans to supplement our limited stock) Weekly cleaning of communal areas Washing machines in each property Vacuum cleaner Iron and ironing board Bathroom with bath or shower Utility bills (surcharges may be levied on excess usage)
Basic personal possessions insurance is included and can be extended for an additional fee. Student houses are ideally located for people with high amounts of course commitments (for example drama, nursing and medical students). Each group of approximately 10 houses is supervised by a non-resident staff tutor.
What does a study bedroom contain? • • • • • • • • 16
Bed with mattress Wardrobe Desk Chair Bookshelves Drawers Mattress cover, sheet, duvet with cover, pillow and pillowcase Telephone
Single rooms Self-catering Close to campus Student neighbours Many shops within walking distance The possibility of living with a group of friends in your second or third year
Weekly rent Varies between £59.22–£77.84
The contract (42 weeks) Friday 14 September 2012 – Friday 5 July 2013 (inclusive) A standard contract operates on all student houses, providing uninterrupted use of the facilities and rooms during the Christmas and Easter vacations and into early summer.
Popular postcodes Cranbrook Avenue – HU6 7SP, HU6 7SN, HU6 7SU, HU6 7SR, HU6 7ST, HU6 7SS Auckland Avenue – HU6 7SE, HU6 7SG, HU6 7SH Salmon Grove – HU6 7SX Ferens Avenue – HU6 7SY Cottingham Road – HU6 7SD, HU6 7SB, HU6 7RZ, HU5 2EG Newland Park Avenue – HU6 7SA
Student houses on Cranbrook Avenue.
Ground-floor plan of a typical student house.
Head leasing The head-leasing service at the University provides accommodation for students in privately owned properties, which are managed by the University on behalf of the landlord.
Head leasing forms part of the Accommodation Oﬃce, and currently offers approximately 309 single rooms in ﬂats and houses (usually accommodating between two and eight students) in student areas located within a mile of the University.
What are the features? • • •
All properties have separate kitchens and common rooms Properties are fully furnished and have central heating All premises are alarmed and ﬁtted with smoke detectors and hold current gas and electric safety certiﬁcates Basic personal possessions insurance is included and can be extended for an additional fee
Weekly rent Typical weekly rents start at £48 (excluding utility bills). All-inclusive rents, starting at £70, are available on selected properties.
A student kitchen in a head-leased property.
The contract Saturday 22 September 2012 – Friday 19 July 2013 (inclusive)
Head-leasing enquiries 01482 466054 email@example.com www.hull.ac.uk/accomm
A typical head-leased house.
The Scheme The University also has access to good-quality furnished private-sector accommodation close to the campus, which is rented out by landlords and a group of student housing companies.
Local landlords, who are members of The Scheme, operate this accommodation and standards are in accordance with requirements laid down by an accreditation scheme, including gas and electrical safety certiﬁcation. The accommodation comprises: 1. Single rooms in furnished, self-catering ﬂats and houses for groups of 2–12 students, located in popular student residential areas near to the campus 2. Single rooms (including a small number of ensuite rooms) in a self-catered private hall of residence located close to the Museum Quarter in the city centre. For more information, visit www.paciﬁccourt.co.uk 3. Single rooms in a self-catered privately owned hall located within walking distance of the University. 4. Single en-suite rooms in a large georgian building located in the city centre close to all amenities.
Pacific Court in Hull’s thriving Old Town.
Fees Prices range from £30 to £90 per week. An average rent would be £55 non inclusive of bills and £75 inclusive. Students who wish to make, or are directed by the University to make, their accommodation arrangements via The Scheme will be contacted by the Accommodation Oﬃce in September. For further information, visit www.the-scheme.com.
The contract Saturday 22 September 2012 – approximately end of August 2013 (exact dates of contract will be ﬁnalised when accommodation is conﬁrmed).
The Scheme: enquiries 01482 465665 firstname.lastname@example.org www.the-scheme.com www.hull.ac.uk
The Townhouse: student accommodation in the heart of the city.
Hull residence fees for session 2012/13 Thwaite Hall – fees 2012/13 Fully catered; 31-week contract Room type
£141.33 £137.55 £128.52 £121.31
£4,401.42 £4,283.70 £4,002.48 £3,777.94
Saturday 22 September – Friday 14 December 2012 Saturday 5 January – Saturday 16 March 2013 Saturday 6 April – Friday 7 June 2013
£96.04 £105.28 £92.33 £90.02 £89.04
£3,265.36 £3,579.52 £3,139.22 £3,060.68 £3,027.36
Saturday 22 September – Friday 14 December 2012 Saturday 5 January – Friday 7 June 2013
£120.19 £92.33 £89.04 £85.82
£4,086.46 £3,139.22 £3,027.36 £2,917.88
Saturday 22 September – Friday 14 December 2012 Saturday 5 January – Friday 12 June 2013
Extra large single* Large single* Medium single Small single
Needler Hall – fees 2012/13 Semi-catered; 34-week contract Room type Extra large* Large with basin Large Medium single with basin Medium single
Ferens Hall – fees 2012/13 Semi-catered; 34-week contract Room type Single en-suite Large single* Medium single Small single
The Lawns Hall – fees 2012/13 Semi-catered; 34-week contract (31 weeks semi-catered and 3 weeks self-catered) Single en-suite provison – Grant (Blocks A,D and E), Lambert, (Blocks D and E) and Reckitt (Blocks A, D and E) Halls, Ferens Hall (Central Block) Medium/small room provision – Downs (Blocks A, B, C, D and E), Grant (Blocks B and C) and Lambert (A, B and C) Halls Medium/small room provision – Morgan (Blocks A, B, C, D and E) and Reckitt (Blocks B and C) Halls Room type
£120.19 £105.21 £101.85
£4,086.46 £3,577.14 £3,462.90
Saturday 22 September – Friday 14 December 2012 Saturday 5 January – Saturday 16 March 2013 Sunday 17 March – Saturday 6 April 2013* (self-catered period) Sunday 7 April – Friday 7 June 2013 * Three weeks self-catered covers the Easter break
£103.95 £89.04 £85.82
£3,534.30 £3,027.36 £2,917.88
Saturday 22 September – Friday 14 December 2012 Saturday 5 January – Friday 7 June 2013
Single en-suite Medium single Small single
Nicholson Hall – fees 2012/13 Self-catered; 34-week contract Room type Single en-suite Medium single Small single 20
The Lawns bungalows – fees 2012/13 Self-catered; 34-week contract Room type
Saturday 22 September – Friday 14 December 2012 Saturday 5 January – Friday 7 June 2013
Friday 14 September 2012 – Friday 30 August 2013
£77.84 £75.18 £76.16 £73.50 £73.50 £70.77 £68.11 £65.45
£3,280.40 £3,168.30 £3,209.60 £3,097.50 £3,097.50 £2,982.45 £2,870.35 £2,758.25
Friday 14 September 2012 – Friday 5 July 2013
£71.89 £69.37 £70.07 £67.48 £67.27 £64.68 £61.81 £59.22
£3,029.65 £2,923.45 £2,952.95 £2,843.80 £2,834.95 £2,725.80 £2,604.85 £2,495.70
Medium single Small single
Taylor Court – fees 2012/13 Self-catered; 50-week contract Room type Single en-suite
Student houses – fees 2012/13 Self-catered; 42-week contract Room type Premium houses Extra large single with basin Extra large single Large single with basin Large single Medium single with basin Medium single Small single with basin* Small single* Standard houses Extra large single with basin Extra large single Large single with basin Large single Medium single with basin Medium single Small single with basin* Small single*
Student houses – fees 2012/13 Self-catered; only available to students studying for one semester. Example of fees shown below.
Medium single with basin
First semester (129 nights) Friday 14 September 2012 – Sunday 20 January 2013 (end date may vary)
Medium single with basin
Second semester (144 nights) Tuesday 22 January 2013 – Friday 14 June 2013 (end date may vary)
* Limited availability Room sizes (this guide relates to all types of accommodation) Extra large = 18m2 and over | Large = 13–17.99 m2 | Medium = 8–12.99 m2 | Small = 8m2 and under Residence fees are due in three instalments payable from the start of your contract, regardless of when you arrive. You are required to pay the three instalments by 31 October 2012 (34%), 31 January 2013 (33%) and 30 April 2013 (33%). Payment can be made in full by cheque or bank draft or by debit/credit card. Fees are approved each year by the Senior Management Group in readiness for the continuing students’ reapplication procedure, which takes place in January.
Policies All students are expected to take up occupation of their room by 9 am on Thursday 27 September 2012 (unless alternative arrangements have been made with the Accommodation Oﬃce). Failure to do so may result in the University keeping some or all of the deposit until the room has been re-let.
Policy on the allocation of places The University currently provides accommodation for approximately 2,964 single students – 1,386 in halls of residence, 981 in self-catering student houses, 288 in Taylor Court ﬂats, around 309 in head-leased ﬂats and houses managed by the University, plus a large portfolio of private accommodation through The Scheme. In the halls, wherever possible, places will be allocated equally between genders. Some halls have single-gender areas, while others use a semi-random allocation, usually with a concentration of males on the ground ﬂoor. Many houses are mixed, but some single-gender properties are also available on request. Students applying to single-gender houses/ ﬂats should note that male and/or female guests of the residents and male/female members of University staff will visit these properties. Students who have cultural, religious, medical, dietary or other requirements need to decide before applying as to whether or not a mixed environment may pose diﬃculties for them. In self-catering accommodation, some students’ diets and stores of foodstuffs are likely to include meat, pork and alcoholic drinks. It is not possible to make provision for students to have extra refrigerators, cooking utensils, dining areas and kitchens for separate use. Places are allocated in accordance with the following list of priorities 1 Disabled students (who have speciﬁc accommodation needs) 2. New undergraduate students 3. Postgraduates 4. Exchange students 5. Continuing undergraduates 1. Disabled students and those with declared and medically certiﬁed health problems are given ﬁrst priority as appropriate. We endeavour to integrate students with disabilities within our general student community.
Adapted accommodation includes Student houses Seven fully adapted en-suite study bedrooms in houses with adapted kitchens (two having automated doors), suitable for wheelchair users. In addition, there are three accessible studybedrooms with shared level-access bathroom facilities and adapted kitchens. Taylor Court There are 24 ground ﬂoor en-suite study bedrooms with ramped access. The en-suite bathroom includes a raised shower tray, toilet and basin. Many rooms have some adaptations and can be ﬁtted with appropriate grabrails and shower seats on request. One block of Taylor Court (eight ground ﬂoor, eight ﬁrst ﬂoor and eight second ﬂoor ﬂats) has a deaf alerter installed. There is no lift access in Taylor Court. Needler Hall Needler Hall has two study bedrooms with a shared bathroom suitable for wheelchair users. Thwaite Hall Thwaite Hall has three accessible study-bedrooms with shared, adapted bathroom facilities. Please note that, from the student bedrooms, there are ﬁve steps down to the communal areas. Lawns Halls Nicholson Hall and Lambert Hall each have a three-bedroomed ﬂat with shared adapted bathroom facilities, suitable for wheelchair users. Please be aware that although the Lawns Centre is wheelchair accessible other halls on the site are not. Students with speciﬁc needs (for example arising from physical or mental health diﬃculties) requiring University accommodation are asked to contact the Accommodation Oﬃce as soon as they accept an offer (ﬁrm or provisional). 2. Undergraduate students – a stock of accommodation is reserved for new and continuing unaccompanied undergraduate students. Students admitted during the later stages of our accommodation admissions procedure, normally after 1 September 2012, are advised that available options decrease over time until all properties are
let. If demand exceeds our capacity, those who we cannot permanently accommodate on arrival will be offered several residence options, normally on a ﬁrst come, ﬁrst served basis. This will include the use of a ‘temporary’ (fold-up bed) located in dedicated areas at the Halls of Residence with an expectation – but not a guarantee – that the University will accommodate this group of students in vacancies arising within the ﬁrst two weeks of the session. Students who cannot be accommodated will be directed to our head-leased accommodation or to a private landlord/agent whose properties are registered on an accreditation scheme. 3. Postgraduate students – a stock of accommodation has been reserved for their use in the Taylor Court Flats and our close-to-campus student houses. Postgraduates wishing to secure a room prior to arrival should apply and pay a £150 deposit (please see the ‘How to Apply’ section on page 24). Those students unable to pay a deposit should complete and return the application form (downloadable from the Accommodation website) to the Accommodation Oﬃce, where it will be held until your arrival – at which point you will be allocated accommodation on a ﬁrst come, ﬁrst served basis. In the event that the number of students in this category exceeds the places reserved, those arriving after all available places have been let will be assisted in ﬁnding headleased accommodation or private accommodation through The Scheme. 4. Exchange students – a limited number of rooms in the student houses are reserved to meet the expected demand from exchange students (both full-session and single-semester applicants.) In the event of demand exceeding supply, students will be directed to alternative accommodation within the private sector. 5. Continuing students – a limited number of places are reserved for use by this group. Demand usually exceeds the number of places available. Unfortunately, the University is unable to provide accommodation for the following: Students with children, expectant mothers or students accompanied by their family. Private-sector accommodation is recommended.
Part-time or non-registered students –the University regrets that it is unable to provide accommodation for part-time and non-registered students. Private-sector residence is recommended. Council tax implications also need to be taken into account. Married couples – accommodation provided by the University is designed to meet the needs of single unaccompanied students. Private-sector accommodation is recommended. Factors to take into consideration Local students – students whose homes are within commuting distance of the campus are invited to contact the Accommodation Oﬃce for information and advice if they wish to take up University residence. Please note: local students will be held liable for residence fees if, after accepting the residence contract, they move back to their home (unless the Accommodation Oﬃce is able to re-let the room). Speciﬁc course commitments • Students in the Department of Drama and Music often work irregular hours, including evenings. • Students of the Hull York Medical School may be required to attend phases of tuition/work observation in the evenings. • New Nursing students – course requirements have been proven to be best suited to the selfcatering environment and the longer contracts offered at the student houses and the Taylor Court ﬂats. Where a hall location is desired, contract length should be taken into account. Nursing students are advised that clinical placements will not exempt them from liability for residence fees. Any placements made by the department will be supported by public transport facilities. • Studying away from Hull – students who are required to spend a year away as part of their course (for example language students studying abroad or students on industrial placements) are asked to contact the Accommodation Oﬃce for accommodation advice in December if they are due to return the following September. Mature students – the residential environment preferred by mature students can differ from that which is enjoyed by younger undergraduates. General hall life is usually unsuitable, though some may wish to apply for Assistant Warden Posts. A limited number of places in student houses and the Taylor Court flats have been reserved to provide accommodation for mature students, dependent on demand.
How to apply Undergraduates applying via UCAS
(with the exception of insurance applicants)
Postgraduates who have ﬁrmly accepted an offer to study at the University and wish to secure accommodation prior to arrival should complete the following steps:
To apply for accommodation you will need to • • • • •
register to use the online services access our online accommodation site complete an online residence application form pay a £150 deposit submit your completed application form
Between 9 and 11 May 2012 you will be sent an email to your personal account (as recorded on UCAS) advising you of how to register online for your University of Hull user ID. Full details of how to do this will be included in the email. The online accommodation application process will open at 7 am (Uk time) on Wednesday 16 May 2012. Instructions on how to apply 1. Visit our online application service 2. Enter your unique username and password 3. Click on ‘Book Accommodation’, then ‘Apply for Accommodation’ 4. Follow the screens through the application process. Identify three accommodation options in order of preference – please choose wisely in the event that you are not offered your ﬁrst choice of accommodation. 5. Submit your application. 6. Pay the £150 deposit as instructed, keeping a record of the card payment identiﬁcation number beginning with the preﬁx CPG. 7. Your application for accommodation will not be processed until we have received your £150 deposit.
Insurance applicants To apply for accommodation, follow steps 1–5 above. You do not need to pay your deposit until you have accepted a place at the University and have received an offer of accommodation. Applications will not be processed until the University becomes your ﬁrm choice.
1. Visit www.hull.ac.uk/accomm and click on ‘How to Apply’ 2. Complete a postgraduate residence application form, found in the ‘Download’ section on the Accommodation website 3. Complete and return the postgraduate residence application form by post, email or fax, using the details provided on the form 4. If you require an accommodation pack to be sent to you, email email@example.com with your full postal address, name and applicant code 5. To reserve accommodation prior to your arrival, pay the £150 deposit using the online payment system – https://epay.hull.ac.uk/epay/ open 6. During this process, you will be issued with a card payment identiﬁcation number beginning with the preﬁx CPG. You will need to keep a record of this number 7. Postgraduate students who do not pay a £150 deposit will be allocated accommodation on arrival on a ﬁrst come, ﬁrst served basis. 8. All students will be contacted by email once an accommodation offer has been made
Lost usernames/passwords Refer to the Accommodation website www.hull.ac.uk/accomm for further instruction and information. Please ensure that we have your most up-to-date email address, as all students will be contacted by email once an accommodation allocation has been made.
Studying at the Scarborough Campus Accommodation information is available from The Accommodation Oﬃce Scarborough Campus Filey Road Scarborough YO11 3AZ 01723 357373 firstname.lastname@example.org www.hull.ac.uk/accomm
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