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Accommodation FAQ's

When can I apply for accommodation?

You will be able to apply for your accommodation between 13 May – 28 June. You will need to do this on-line via the Accommodation Portal.

Find out more on our how to apply page

When will I find out if I have been allocated on-campus accommodation?

You will be advised, via e-mail, of the accommodation you have been offered by 1 September.

Find out more on our how to apply page

Do I need a TV licence?

Yes you will need to purchase your own TV licence if you are planning on bringing a television.

How many people are the facilities shared between?

All shared facilities will be shared between no more than seven people. In some of the blocks you may only be sharing with four other people.

Find out more on our halls of residence page.

Can I have guests to stay?

You can have a guest to stay for no more than two nights at no cost. Overnight guests are not permitted at Stockbridge.

Can I bring a car?

Due to lack of parking facilities we are unable to offer parking to students living on campus. If you are allocated accommodation off campus, you may be able to purchase a designated parking permit.

Students allocated accommodation at Havenstoke houses can apply for a parking permit at a cost of £250 for the period of the accommodation license.

Residents at Stockbridge and Fishbourne Road halls are not permitted to bring a car into the city due to planning restrictions. There are free bus services form both these halls to the campus for students.

When are the meals served in catered halls?

For catered halls you will receive a daily allowance which can be used at either campus restaurant between 7.30 am – 7.00pm on weekdays, and 10.30am – 12.00pm at weekends.

Can I leave my accommodation early?

If you wish to leave your accommodation early you will need to advise the Accommodation Office of your intention to leave in writing and you will be responsible for the rent for the entire licence agreement, unless a suitable replacement is found.

Will I have internet access in my room?

All our rooms come with internet access at no additional cost.

Further details are available in the handbook for residents

What do I need to bring?

You will need to bring bedding, towels and all the basic kitchen equipment to get you started on your first time living away from home. This will include items such as crockery, cutlery, saucepans and cooking utensils.

When are the accommodation fees due?

The Accommodation fees are divided into three installments of 40%, 40% and 20%.

The first payment is due on arrival, the second in January and the third in April.

Can I stay in my accommodation during vacation periods?

Yes, you will be able to stay in your room during all vacation periods until the end of your license agreement; this includes Christmas and Easter. 

Please bear in mind that there will be no catering at Christmas, Easter and Bank Holidays, and brunch is served during Reading Weeks and at weekends. 

Will I be charged if I cancel my accommodation before I arrive?

If you need to cancel your accommodation before you arrive you will need to let the Accommodation Office know, either in writing or by email before the beginning of the academic year. 

Is there a launderette available?

All rooms have access to a launderette nearby or within the facility. 

Can I store my bike on campus?

Bicycle stores are available on both campuses. 

What is expected of me?

Students are required to pay promptly, as well as adhering to the Code of Conduct and terms of their Licence Agreement. 

Have I got assurance the facilities will be suitably maintained?

Yes. All University accommodation facilities comply with the ANUK Code of Practice, which is a nationally recognised accommodation accreditation scheme. 

What if I damage the room or the equipment?

You will be charged to repair any damage caused maliciously and possibly accidentally, including an administration fee. You could also face disciplinary procedures.  

Are staff available 24 hours a day?

Yes, the Accommodation Office and/or the security team are available 24 hours a day during the licence agreement period. 

Are there any recycling facilities?

Yes, there are recycling facilities and students are inducted in how to recycle as much waste as possible. 

What transport is available to get to the other campus?

The U7 bus runs between both Bishop Otter and Bognor Regis campus, and is free for students. Additionally the Uniflyer runs a regular service between both campuses, and at night there is a student safety bus. 

What is included in my rent?

  • Wifi
  • All utility bills
  • Endsleigh personal contents insurance
  • Hard wired internet connection (most Halls have a minimum speed of 50Mbps)
  • For catered students, a weekly catering package worth at least £49.00 per week