The University offers two main contract periods to cater for the majority of courses studied by our students. The 39 and 40 week standard contracts run until 1st July, and are most commonly suitable for undergraduate students. The 51 week long contracts run until September and are only usually required by postgraduate students.
Occasionally, undergraduate students find that their courses can run on beyond 1st July. In cases like this it is usually not necessary to take a 51 week contract, but instead opt for the 39 or 40 week contract and arrange Out of Term Residence (OTR) with the Residences team if they need to stay longer.
Contract lengths for academic year 2013/2014
A short contract will continue to be offered in some halls, which starts on the 21st September 2013, but ends earlier than the standard contract on the 14th June 2014.
In some Halls we will continue to offer a 34 week contract, known as standard contract excluding Easter, which runs until 1st July but excludes the Easter vacation period. This means that students with this contract need to move out of their room over Easter, before returning to Hall once the vacation has ended.
Not every contract length is offered in every Hall. Please see the accommodation fees tables for more information on which Halls offer which contract lengths.
What period does each contract cover?
2013/2014 Academic Session:
|Short Contract (Saturday Arrival)||266 nights||21st September 2013 to 14th June 2014|
|Standard Contract excluding Easter (Sunday Arrival)||254 nights||21st September 2013 to 29th March 2014 | 27th April 2014 to 1st July 2014|
|Standard Contract (Saturday Arrival)||283 nights||21st September 2013 to 1st July 2014|
|Standard Contract (Sunday Arrival)||282 nights||22nd September 2013 to 1st July 2014|
|Standard Contract (Liberty Living)||283 nights||21st September 2013 to 1st July 2014|
|Long Contract||357 nights||21st September 2013 to 13th September 2014|