Moving into Halls


 

Starting your studies in January 2021?

We’re looking forward to welcoming you onto campus and in order to make your arrival as smooth and safe as possible we will be operating an arrivals weekend over 2 days from Saturday 9 January to Sunday 10 January 2021 in order to maintain social distancing there will be a limited number of arrival slots available. 

You will be able to see availability and book your slot as part of completing the Induction and Arrivals modules on the Online Accommodation System. You will receive an email inviting you to complete these modules when they are available.

Safety Measures

In the current situation we’re making changes to the way we manage arrivals to Halls to ensure that all our students and staff are as safe as possible. We are therefore introducing a number of safety measures in line with government guidance:

  • Face coverings should be worn by students and guests at all times.
  • When you check into your Halls you will be forming a household with your flat and any government guidance in place for households will apply.
  • The number of people who enter a flat should be kept to a minimum, and you should have no more than one visitor with you in the flat at any time when you are moving in.
  • No individuals under the age of 16 are permitted to enter the flat.
  • Once you have moved your belongings into your room there should be no visitors in the flat.

How do I book my arrivals slot if I am starting my studies in January?

You will be sent an email in early December asking you to complete an induction module through the Online Accommodation System which covers information about living in halls and your commitments as a resident. Once you have completed the induction module you will be able to move onto the arrivals module and book your moving in slot.

What happens if I’m flying into the UK and my flight arrives outside of the bookable slots?

If you are unable to avoid arriving outside of the check in slots please visit your Hall Reception to check into your room. If you are arriving outside of Hall reception opening times you will need to visit the College Security Office in Founder's East, next to the visitors centre.

If you are arriving into the UK and need to self isolate take a look at the guidelines for self isolation.                            

I’m arriving from a country that means I need to self isolate for 10 days on arrival. What should I do?

If you’re arriving in England from a country that requires you to self isolate, we are offering accommodation to allow you to do this before you then move into your allocated room in Halls. You will receive an email with further information about this process in early December in the meantime please see our guidelines for self isolation. If you're not sure if you need to self isolate please see the UK's governments guidance.

What should I do if the day I want to arrive is fully booked?

To ensure we are adhering with social distancing regulations and to keep everybody safe we have to limit the number of people who can move into Halls within each arrival period. We appreciate your support with the adherence to guidelines and recommend you select another available slot.

If you are flying into the UK and the arrivals slots for the day you arrive are fully booked please email the customer services team.

What should I do if I arrive after the start of term 2?

If you are arriving after term 2 has started, you do not need to book an arrivals slot to arrive on campus. When you arrive you should visit your Hall reception to check into your room.

Whilst you do not need to book an arrivals slot we recommend that you complete the induction module on the online accommodation system prior to moving in as this gives you lots of useful information about living in halls.

What should I do if I need to arrive before arrivals weekend?

Students can begin arriving in Halls from the 5 January 2021. However it should be noted that the College facilities and outlets will be restricted to limited opening hours and staffing until the arrivals weekend begins on the 9 January 2021.

If you are arriving prior to the arrivals weekend please contact the customer services team for further advice.

How will I find out my room number?

If you are moving into halls, you will receive an email with instructions on how to complete our online induction and arrivals modules where you'll be able to book an arrival day slot. The email will be sent 2-3 weeks prior to the start of your contract.

You will receive confirmation of your room number as you complete the arrivals module.

When should I pay my first instalment of accommodation fees?

Once you have checked into your room you will be charged your accommodation fees. The first instalment of which will be due around 2 weeks after your check in date. Around 5 days after your check in date you will be able to view your exact accommodation fees and associated due dates on campus connect.