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Settling into your accommodation

When you arrive at your accommodation, the Residences team will be there to greet you and welcome you to our Halls community. The Residences team offer 24-hour support and assistance so there is always somebody to contact to reassure you and answer any questions.

Halls of Residence

We are unable to assist you moving in to your accommodation block this year so you will need to be able to carry your belongings yourself - please remember this when packing!

You will be asked to observe social distancing and our sites will have clearly marked one way systems for moving around which we also ask you to observe. You will be required to wear a face covering when in communal spaces – including moving around buildings and stairwells prior to arriving at your new household.

We have fitted hand sanitisers in all reception areas and all block entrances across our sites.  In lifts we will limit use to a maximum of four people. 

We have worked hard to reduce the risks in our accommodation and will continue to do so.  This continues to be a difficult time for everyone but we want to assure you we have everything in place to support you during your stay with us.

If you are arriving from outside of the UK, you will be required to quarantine. We will provide you with bedding and a kitchen utensil pack. We will also provide you with a welcome food parcel which will get you through your first 72 hours. We will also make sure you can access more food and grocery deliveries, post and parcels and other essentials you may need.

You and the other students sharing your flat with you will constitute a ‘household’.  You will be able to socialise, cook and generally chill together within your flat.  You will be expected to conform with Government Guidelines for socialising with others outside your household, self-isolating if symptomatic, or any changes to Government or University Guidance as may change from time to time.

Students’ Union Halls Officer

The Halls Officer represents the needs and interests of students living in halls accommodation. They are a liaison between students and the University and work with the Students' Union to ensure the student experience in halls is the best it can be! You can get involved too – if you have an idea or think something needs to change, get in touch with the Students' Union.

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