Contract Lengths

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 for longer stays.

Contract lengths for academic year 2014/2015

A short contract will continue to be offered in some halls, which starts on the 20th September 2014, but ends earlier than the standard contract on the 13th June 2015.

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?

2014/2015 Academic Session:

Contract Name Duration Period
Short contract (Saturday arrival) 266 nights 20th September 2014 to 13th June 2015
Standard contract excluding Easter (Sunday arrival) 254 nights 21st September 2014 to 21st March 2015 | 19th April 2015 to 1st July 2015
Standard contract (Saturday arrival) 284 nights 20th September 2014 to 1st July 2015
Standard contract (Sunday Arrival) 283 nights 21st September 2014 to 1st July 2015
Standard contract (Liberty Living) 283 nights 20th September 2014 to 1st July 2015
Long contract 357 nights 20th September 2014 to 12th September 2015