University managed Accommodation Watch
Any help or information would be appreciated
Didn't get into halls. However, I received an offer for HIMBLETON ROAD, HIM 032 04, Houses in St Johns Area. How are the bills paid etc?
But i've also been offered the housing, mine is
116 MONARCH DRIVE, MON 116 04 , Houses in St Johns Area
I don't really know much about how they are run either....
(I didn't want to go to halls)
Bills are paid collectively via an online service that the uni runs meaning that if other housemates are behind then it won't matter to you.
CLRbabes, in regards if you want to stay in the houses. I spoke to the accommodation department and they said there is a lot of moving about in the first few weeks. If we wish to move into halls we should fill in a form on the 14th and 15th of the welcome week.
Maybe living in a house is more beneficial but I wanted to halls experience. We shall see! As long as we have a place to live
"Your rent will be £98 per week. This is inclusive of all bills, inc gym membership and contents insurance."
From Accommodation Administrator.
Back to the point, you should get the standard bed, desk, etc. It will depend on the size of the room though and don't be alarmed if you pay different amounts than other people in houses. Like somebody mentioned earlier they are all done on different banding.
You should be fine though, the houses are actually very good and they prepare you for the 2nd year rather than being sheltered living in Halls. You just have to go into Student accommodation with an open mind and forget about all the 'groups' and stuff that were in school. Yes there might be people less fashionable than you or more athletic, or into different kinds of music, etc but at the end of the day you're all in the same boat and you have to live together for a year! You'll probably befriend people that you never thought you would.
The first time you'll meet everybody is registration weekend, you'll queue and pick your keys up, get shown where your house is and directions if needed and then you'll go straight over and move in. You'll probably all arrive at similar times so you'll all kind of meet while you unpack. Don't be worried about bringing parents and being embarrassed or nervous, etc, everybody does it, even the big bulky lads come with their parents and look like little puppy dogs as you hand their house keys to them!