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Becoming a student may well involve you moving away from your home town for the first time. If this is the case one of the first things you will want to sort out is your accommodation.
Many of our first year students live in self-catering accommodation either on one of our campuses, or in a new purpose-built accommodation block located off campus (within easy reach of both the Newton Park campus and the city centre). Accommodation for international students is organised through International Activities.
In 2008 we expect to be able to accommodate some 85% of first year students seeking university accommodation, either on campus at Newton Park and Sion Hill, or at Waterside Court, the off-site block of residences.
Wardens live on both campuses so that any problems occurring outside normal office hours can be addressed. They are supported by senior students who have responsibility for keeping an eye on the everyday running of the flats. There is 24 hour security, and both campuses have launderettes, refectories and bars.
Waterside Court is managed by UNITE, who have four resident student co-ordinators and security linked to a 24 hour call centre. There is a launderette and common room. Prices for university-managed accommodation varied between £67 and £95 per week in 2007 for a single room and £55 to £67 for a double room, including heating and hot water. Rent is paid by one, three or seven instalments and you will be required to pay £150 reservation fee/deposit against lost keys/room damage, returnable at the end of your tenancy. The accommodation is let on either 38 or 40 week contracts covering the full academic year, so you do not have to vacate your rooms at Christmas or Easter.
You will receive a residents' handbook explaining exactly what you need to bring with you (for example small kitchen utensils and crockery, bedding). You will also be given information about such things as insurance and TV licences.
Students who are not allocated halls will be housed in private rented houses specifically reserved for first year students. The accommodation will have been accredited by the local housing authority and will be situated in popular student areas on bus routes. The Student Housing Service has longstanding links with private sector landlords and landladies who are currently charging rents of around £290 per month per person to live in a student shared house (there will be additional costs for bills such as electricity and gas). Deposits are invariably one month's rent and contracts are usually for 11 months.
Applying for Accommodation
Around 85% of first year students wishing to live in halls will be allocated places. Priority is given to applicants who make Bath Spa University their firm first choice, and who live outside a 30 mile radius. The application procedure is as follows:
- You will be able to apply on-line on the 6 June from 9am via the Student Portal;
- When completing the form on- line you will be required to give credit/debit card details to pay a £150 reservation fee. Applications will be date and time stamped on receipt in the Student Housing Services office;
- We will hold all applications until after A-level results are published in August;
- Rooms will be allocated on-line from early September onwards on a first-come-first-served basis, based on when completed forms were received in the Student Housing Services Office.
- You will be asked to indicate your preferred hall of residence.
If we are able to offer you a place in hall, but not in your preferred choice, you could be offered an alternative room, possibly on one of the other sites.
There is a total no smoking policy in all BSU halls of residence. Students living on the Newton Park campus and at Waterside Court are not allowed to bring cars with them.
All accommodation is self-catering, and a very good standard. You will be sent a Residents' Handbook explaining what you'll need to bring with you. You will also be given information about such things as insurance and TV licences.
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