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    Hello :wavey:
    This thread is for all 2018 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 page, it's quite useful whilst deciding on a hall.

    Self-catered halls
    8 of our halls are self-catered. 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

    Cayley

    David Collet

    Elvyn Richards

    Faraday

    Royce

    Rutherford

    Towers


    SELF-CATERED HALLS

    Butler Court

    Falkner Eggington

    Harry French

    Hazlerigg-Rutland

    Robert Bakewell

    Telford

    The Holt

    William 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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    I've firmed a conditional offer from loughborough university and if I was to go, I would live in student accommodation. Thing is, I'm not entirely sure I will be accepted into the course as there's a chance I won't get my predicted grades. Now, I heard that you have to put a deposit down on student accommodation sometime soon, I'm just wondering if I don't get into the course, will my deposit be refunded? Or will I not be able to get that back? Thank you!
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    (Original post by debrameaden)
    I've firmed a conditional offer from loughborough university and if I was to go, I would live in student accommodation. Thing is, I'm not entirely sure I will be accepted into the course as there's a chance I won't get my predicted grades. Now, I heard that you have to put a deposit down on student accommodation sometime soon, I'm just wondering
    if I don't get into the course, will my deposit be refunded? Or will I not be able to get that back? Thank you!
    Hi debrameaden,

    You won't have to put a deposit down until your offer has been accepted

    Hope that helps!

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    What is the best hall option for Design students? Prefer en suite/suite, new building but near college of design
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    (Original post by futuredesign)
    What is the best hall option for Design students? Prefer en suite/suite, new building but near college of design
    Hi futuredesign,

    There isn't really a best hall option depending on your course - it's all down to personal preference.

    With that being said, Butler Court is right next to the design school. This is self-catered and holds a selection of rooms, including en-suites.

    The design school is also next to Towers, which is catered with shared bathrooms.

    Hope that helps!

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    Hi futuredesign,

    There isn't really a best hall option depending on your course - it's all down to personal preference.

    With that being said, Butler Court is right next to the design school. This is self-catered and holds a selection of rooms, including en-suites.

    The design school is also next to Towers, which is catered with shared bathrooms.

    Hope that helps!

    Alex
    Thanks Alex!
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    Thanks Alex!
    You're welcome
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    Hello,

    I'm an Erasmus Consortium Programme student of Loughborough. I need to arrange my accommodation between 18th of June and 17 of August (For 2 months)
    I'm confused for chosing the place. There are many choice for students but there is only annual fees for accommodation on the webside for Erasmus students although I need only two months fees. Where can I found student "Halls of Residence" monthly fees?
    (http://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/acco...ndstudyabroad/) How can I learn how much do I have to pay for accommodation and also for deposit during my summer internship period?

    I have one more choice for short stay visitors (University Lodge). This is also couraged with meal (breakfast and evening meal) But It's
    £196 per week. It's a bit expensive but I wont have to think about cooking. What do you advise me to do?
    http://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/acco...rt-stay/lodge/

    Is there a student community which helps incoming students? For example, I had a volunteer buddy who is steered from University in my last Erasmus. this person helped to arange some of our vital works.

    If you help me to answer my questions, I will be pleasured,

    Thanks,

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    (Original post by capricciioo)
    Hello,

    I'm an Erasmus Consortium Programme student of Loughborough. I need to arrange my accommodation between 18th of June and 17 of August (For 2 months)
    I'm confused for chosing the place. There are many choice for students but there is only annual fees for accommodation on the webside for Erasmus students although I need only two months fees. Where can I found student "Halls of Residence" monthly fees?
    (http://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/acco...ndstudyabroad/) How can I learn how much do I have to pay for accommodation and also for deposit during my summer internship period?

    I have one more choice for short stay visitors (University Lodge). This is also couraged with meal (breakfast and evening meal) But It's
    £196 per week. It's a bit expensive but I wont have to think about cooking. What do you advise me to do?
    http://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/acco...rt-stay/lodge/

    Is there a student community which helps incoming students? For example, I had a volunteer buddy who is steered from University in my last Erasmus. this person helped to arange some of our vital works.

    If you help me to answer my questions, I will be pleasured,

    Thanks,

    İrem

    Hi capricciioo

    Best thing to do is to contact the Accommodation Centre directly. You can e-mail [email protected] and they will be able to advise you.

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    Hi again

    Thank you for your answer. I will contact them, but wonder about stayin in a family house. So I can improve my English by the way. Which webside do you advise to contact with families?

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    (Original post by capricciioo)
    Hi again

    Thank you for your answer. I will contact them, but wonder about stayin in a family house. So I can improve my English by the way. Which webside do you advise to contact with families?

    İrem
    Hi capricciioo
    Our accommodation team can give you information about that too and put you in touch with private landlords that work in partnership with us so that the accommodation is up to standard.
    Other than that, I can't recommend anyone, it would be a case of looking online and seeing what you can find.

    Hope that helps
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    Hello,

    I was wondering if it is possible to share a room with a friend. We have both received and confirmed out conditional offers as firm, if we were to apply for twin rooms- would it be possible to arrange it?

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    When can we officially start applying to accommodation? (Firmed Conditional Offer)
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    (Original post by Shahbaaz)
    When can we officially start applying to accommodation? (Firmed Conditional Offer)
    Hey, normally you sign up your interest in accommodation, however actually applying for specific halls only happens after you get an offer.
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    Ahh this is why Loughborough is good, as it effectively connects with their students on social media
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    Hello,

    I was wondering if it is possible to share a room with a friend. We have both received and confirmed out conditional offers as firm, if we were to apply for twin rooms- would it be possible to arrange it?

    Thanks
    Hi Kinda2,

    Some accommodation does offer shared rooms - Harry French and Butler Court for example, but you would have to discuss it with them individually. If you drop them an email at [email protected] then they will be able to give you more information.

    I hope that helps,

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    (Original post by Shahbaaz)
    When can we officially start applying to accommodation? (Firmed Conditional Offer)
    Hi Shahbaaz,

    The following link will give you an idea of the application process for accommodation: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/acco...raduate/apply/

    As you are firmed conditional, you're looking at applying in June.

    You will be contacted by email about this, but if you're worried there's also an announcements page here: http://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/acco...announcements/

    Hope that helps,

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    Hi I have an unconditional offer for Bsc international business, which hall would suit me best ? And how can I get to know about the students likely to join the same course as I will be joining.
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    Hi I have an unconditional offer for Bsc international business, which hall would suit me best ? And how can I get to know about the students likely to join the same course as I will be joining.

    Hi danieldl12
    Congrats on your unconditional offer

    The closest halls would be Falk Egg, Butler Court, Towers however, halls in the student village aren't far away either.
    Have a look and see if you'd want catered or self-catered and your budget and make your decision based on that.

    You'll always be placed with at least a couple of people on the same/similar course, but there are also many social events both by hall and by department at the beginning of term.
    Here's some info on the halls:
    http://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/acco...undergraduate/

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    Hi, I was wondering if all rooms in Telford are going to be of 'refurbished' status by September 2018?
 
 
 
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