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    For all you 2017 applicants who have questions about our accommodation here at Loughborough, here are the most common FAQs answered in the drop downs below.

    There are a lot of answers on the University Accommodation webpages too, but feel free to ask here if you can't find what you need. Don’t forget – this is just a guide. The most up to date information is on our website, but this will give you a good idea of what to expect.

    Firm Offer Holders Applying for Accommodation

    If you make Loughborough your firm choice and apply for accommodation before the end of July, we will guarantee you a room in University hall accommodation (you’re not guaranteed your first choice of room, though.)

    From late May you will be able to register your request for University accommodation – you'll be emailed nearer the time with information about this. You will be able to apply for your room after your place has been confirmed (which is usually after exam results are released) - the process is all explained here.


    Insurance Offer Holders Applying for Accommodation

    Halls accommodation is not guaranteed, but we do promise to secure you University allocated accommodation either on campus or by referral to an off campus approved provider.


    What’s in the rooms

    Every room has:
    · a bed
    · storage
    · desk
    · chair
    · shelves
    · noticeboard
    · bin
    · free WiFi and wired internet access

    There are also the basics like curtains, carpets, lights, radiator and power sockets. Most halls also have launderette facilities, bike storage, common rooms with TV and vending machines. You can find more on what's provided here.


    Catered or self-catered – choosing a hall type

    Catered
    7 of our halls are catered. Catered halls doesn’t necessarily mean that all of your meals are provided. There are some that offer 10 or 15 meals a week which cover Monday to Friday.

    If you wanted meals at weekends, you’d have to go for a catered hall that offered 19 meals per week. Cooking facilities in catered halls are limited, but they do normally have a kettle, microwave, fridge and toaster.

    Meal times are set, so if you’re not going to be around at lunchtime because of tutorials or lectures, you can order a packed lunch and collect it that morning. Take a look at our Why Go Catered video, it's quite useful whilst deciding on a hall.

    Self-catered halls
    Self-Catered halls gives you more flexibility in terms of when you eat. It does mean that you have to do all your cooking and shopping yourself!

    All self-catered halls have full cooking facilities including oven, hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, kettle and toaster.


    Room Options – what they mean

    There are various room options available – here’s what they all mean:

    · Without wash hand basin - bedroom only
    · Standard - bedroom with wash hand basin
    · Twin shared ensuite - shared bedroom with own bathroom
    · Shared ensuite - bedroom sharing bathroom access with one other person
    · En-suite - bedroom with own bathroom
    · Studio - bedroom with kitchenette and separate bathroom
    · Self contained flat - single or double, bedroom with separate kitchen and bathroom
    · Accessible – adapted bedroom for students with disabilities


    Location

    You can cross campus in 20-30 minutes on foot and it’s much quicker on a bike so it’s not always that crucial to choose halls next to your school/department.

    West
    Near to engineering, science and the library, the only hall in this area is David Collett.

    East
    Near arts, english and drama, design, students’ union and quite a few sports facilities. Some halls in East Park are just off campus

    Village
    This is in the middle of campus. One end is close to engineering, science and the library; the other end is near the main lecture halls of James France and the Edward Herbert Building (EHB).

    Central
    Near to James France lecture halls and Edward Herbert Building (EHB)


    A quick guide to each hall

    CATERED HALLS

    CayleyDavid ColletElvyn RichardsFaradayRoyceRutherfordTowersSELF-CATERED HALLS

    Butler CourtFalkner EggingtonHarry FrenchHazlerigg-RutlandRobert BakewellTelfordThe HoltWilliam Morris


    Extra Fees

    To secure your room, you have to pay a room bond (around £150). This is used as a security deposit.
    When you accept your room, you have to pay the room bond within 8 working days.

    You’ll also have to pay Hall subs when you arrive. These are anywhere between £45 and £100.

    You can find out how much it is for each hall by clicking the relevant hall and clicking on the ‘occupancy and costs’ tab.

    Each Hall sub is set by the hall committee and used to fund socials etc and it is compulsory.


    Private Accommodation

    The vast majority of 1st years stay in hall accommodation. However if it’s not something you want to do, there is help available for you to find suitable accommodation off campus.


    If any other questions come up regularly, we'll add them to this thread.

    Hope this answers the majority of your questions

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    Hi. Could you tell me if this is the same process for unconditional offer holders (have taken my A levels and am taking a gap year). Thank you.
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    (Original post by buzz212)
    Hi. Could you tell me if this is the same process for unconditional offer holders (have taken my A levels and am taking a gap year). Thank you.
    Hi buzz212
    Congrats on your offer

    The process for you starts slightly earlier. If you have firmly accepted your unconditional offer, you'll be able to apply for University accommodation from mid-May, you'll receive an email from the Student Accommodation Centre from mid April telling you everything you need to know.

    Hope this helps and enjoy your gap year :cool:

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    I was wondering is there a deposit fee when booking accommodation? And how likely is it you get your first choice with your halls accommodation if it's your firm choice and you apply before the deadline?
    Thank you


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    (Original post by Carlla)
    I was wondering is there a deposit fee when booking accommodation? And how likely is it you get your first choice with your halls accommodation if it's your firm choice and you apply before the deadline?
    Thank you


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    Hi Carlla

    You have to pay a room bond when you get allocated your accommodation - this will be at the time your results come out.
    You may get your first choice, but it's not guaranteed. What we do guarantee is that you get a room in halls.
    You can find everything you need to know here:http://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/camp...aduatestudent/

    Hope this helps
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    Hi, I was wondering if the maintenance costs are paid weekly like many other Universities?
    Thank You
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    (Original post by criddle99)
    Hi, I was wondering if the maintenance costs are paid weekly like many other Universities?
    Thank You

    Hi criddle99
    Not sure I understand your question - maintenance loans are paid by the Government - so out of our hands on when they are paid.
    I believe its paid in to your bank at the start of term. More info here https://www.gov.uk/student-finance/n...ltime-students

    If you're referring to something else, let me know and I'll find out for you.
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    As a student from Loughborough, what are the general stereotypes and opinions about different accommodation?
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    (Original post by evepark12)
    As a student from Loughborough, what are the general stereotypes and opinions about different accommodation?
    Hi evepark12

    As the students change every year - the feel of each hall is different every year, so general stereotypes don't really work from one year to the next.
    However, the accommodation people do always make sure there is someone on your floor on a similar course/interests to you so you won't be completely surrounded solely english students when you are on a industrial design course - there will be a mix of all sorts of people.

    We do have some videos by students about the different halls which you might find interesting here http://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/camp.../halls/videos/ but I think the most important thing to consider when choosing your accommodation is what you can afford and what you want from your room.

    Hope this helps

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    Hi Vicky/Amy,

    I've seen on the t&cs that boyfriends/girlfriends aren't allowed to visit/stay overnight in accommodation, however from current students I've heard that they can stay?
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    (Original post by hungrygal33)
    Hi Vicky/Amy,

    I've seen on the t&cs that boyfriends/girlfriends aren't allowed to visit/stay overnight in accommodation, however from current students I've heard that they can stay?

    Hi hungrygal33

    As you can appreciate - we can only give you the official line on this one
    However, you can have people stay over.
    This is the bit you want to read:

    Not to invite any visitor to stay overnight in the Premises without the prior written consent of the University (such consent not to be unreasonably withheld). Breach of this term may also be in breach of the University’s Health and Safety Regulations.

    So you will need to inform your hall warden if you are having someone come over to stay and get their consent - which isn't a difficult thing to do. It's really all about health and safety, fire regs and insurance.

    I don't know how strictly this is enforced - but this is what you should be doing

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    I have a conditional offer to study Geography and management this fall, I want to know what self catered halls are closest to my accommodation and if i choose to stay in a studio apartment, will this reduce my chances of socializing with people in the same hall?
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    (Original post by _shazxxx)
    I have a conditional offer to study Geography and management this fall, I want to know what self catered halls are closest to my accommodation and if i choose to stay in a studio apartment, will this reduce my chances of socializing with people in the same hall?
    Hi _shazxxx

    Congrats on your offer

    Falk-Egg will probably be the closest self-catered hall although doesn't have studio flats. None are very far away especially with the free campus shuttle bus which runs every few minutes.
    The self catered halls with studio flats are Harry French, William Morris and The Holt.

    If you are in a studio flat - it would be up to you to make the effort to socialise - which suits some people and not others. If you share a kitchen and common areas you'll naturally meet people if you see what I mean.

    Hope that helps
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    I will be studying Media and Communications in September and I'm wondering where the best place to say in would be. I want my own room, own hand wash basin, own bathroom and a shared kitchen. Which would you reccommend?
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    (Original post by Lorrainealiyah)
    I will be studying Media and Communications in September and I'm wondering where the best place to say in would be. I want my own room, own hand wash basin, own bathroom and a shared kitchen. Which would you reccommend?
    Hi Lorrainealiyah

    Congrats on your offer!

    First thing to decide is if you want catered or self-catered to be honest and then narrow down from there.
    However here's a list of accommodation that offer en-suite rooms:

    Catered:
    Cayley
    David Coollette
    Faraday
    Royce
    Rutherford
    Elvyn Richards

    Self-catered:
    Rigg-Rut
    Robert Bakewell
    Butler Court
    William Morris
    The Holt


    Have a look at www.lboro.ac.uk/accommodation for more info and if you've got any more questions just ask
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    I have received an unconditional offer and have firmed my place at Loughborough ready to study politics in September. Ideally, I would like to stay in an en-suite, self catered room.

    When applying for accommodation - do you select a location or a type of accommodation? Also - based on my course, where would be the best halls to choose?

    Thank you! (sorry if you've already answered this and i've missed the response).
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    (Original post by LewRa1)
    I have received an unconditional offer and have firmed my place at Loughborough ready to study politics in September. Ideally, I would like to stay in an en-suite, self catered room.

    When applying for accommodation - do you select a location or a type of accommodation? Also - based on my course, where would be the best halls to choose?

    Thank you! (sorry if you've already answered this and i've missed the response).
    Hi LewRa1

    Congrats on your unconditional offer - we'll be seeing you in September then! :cool:

    Because you have an unconditional offer (so we know that you're coming) it's slightly different for you in that you can reserve your room from the end of this month.

    Your en-suite self catered choices are:
    Self-catered:
    Rigg-Rut
    Robert Bakewell
    Butler Court
    William Morris
    The Holt

    As your lectures will be in the middle of campus really you've got the choice of any of them. William Morris and The Holt are just off campus, Butler Court is at the bottom end of campus and Robert Bakewell and Rigg-Rut are in the student village and are close to the library so they all have their pros and cons.

    Have a look on the website www.lboro.ac.uk/accommodation - might give you a bit more info to help you make your mind up

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    Hi Vicky and Amy

    I have reserved my room for September and just have a question. On my confirmation e-mail it says that I have to pay my room bond within 8 days of receiving my University Student Registration number - is this my Ucas number which is quoted on the e-mail or do I wait until I am sent another number. Just a bit confused and I do not want to loose my room.

    Thank you
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    (Original post by buzz212)
    Hi Vicky and Amy

    I have reserved my room for September and just have a question. On my confirmation e-mail it says that I have to pay my room bond within 8 days of receiving my University Student Registration number - is this my Ucas number which is quoted on the e-mail or do I wait until I am sent another number. Just a bit confused and I do not want to loose my room.

    Thank you
    Hey buzz212

    How exciting :banana:

    Your University Student ID number is usually issued around 6 weeks before you start (it isn't your UCAS number). You should receive an email then that will confirm your accommodation offer and how to accept it - at that point you'll be able to pay your room bond.

    If you have any issues you can contact the accommodation centre directly on [email protected].

    Hope this helps!

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    Hi, best accommodation for self catered/ most popular option?
 
 
 
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