Living in privately Rented Accommodation
If you are renting a house off-campus, please see our separate advice for off-campus accommodation. RUSU’s Advice Service can help with any queries about how the pandemic may affect contracts or tenancy rights.
Life in our Halls accommodation
See our Frequently Asked Questions below for more advice about living in Halls accommodation operated by our partner, UPP. Please note that Kendrick Hall (operated by our partner Unite Students) has a separate accommodation policy.
You can also watch our video on how we're working together to keep our accommodation community healthy.
Visitors in halls
In line with the government restrictions from 5 November, no visitors are permitted in halls. A visitor is anyone who does not live in your flat or household, so a resident from a different flat is considered a visitor, as well as people who do not live in the Hall.
Parties are not permitted in Halls
Hosting or attending a party in Halls is not permitted in line with of our normal regulations.
While the UK government has introduced new legislation and guidance in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is even more important that you do not hold gatherings in halls at this time.
Meeting inside with anyone other than your household, or ourside with anyone other than your household or with one other person for exercise or recreation, is against the law, and you can be fined by the police.
- The University’s disciplinary procedures provide for a range of disciplinary outcomes ranging from warnings to fines, starting at£200 for students who do not adhere to the rules. In serious cases (such as organising a party) or where there is a repeated breach of the rules, fines can be increased and you could be expelled from Halls and/or the University.
- For larger gatherings of more than 30 (including house parties) you can be fined up to £10,000 by the police.