Life in student accommodation
Living in privately Rented 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
This page provides advice about living in halls accommodation operated by our partner, UPP. Kendrick Hall (operated by our partner Unite Students) has a separate accommodation policy.
Halls licence fee waiver (licence fee suspension) 16 April to 17 May 2021
As the government has confirmed that all students can return to campus and we are providing some face-to-face teaching, our current Halls Fee Waiver will end on Monday 17 May. This means that you will be liable to pay your Halls rent, even if you choose not to return to your room. If you have any queries, or wish to terminate your contract, please contact our Accommodation Contract Management Office: firstname.lastname@example.org
Travelling to the UK from overseas
If you are travelling to the UK from overseas, you must follow the government rules. If you need to self-isolate in Halls, we will support you to make sure you have access to food and other essentials.
Visitors in halls
From 17 May, visitors will be permitted in Halls, as long as you adhere to the ‘rule of 6’ (or two households) indoors. Please remember that other students in Halls may be sitting exams in their bedrooms until the end of term (11 June), even if you are not. You must still comply with the terms of your Residency Agreement, which requires you to act respectfully and to keep noise at a level that does not interfere with the study, sleep or comfort of others.
Parties are not permitted in Halls
Hosting or attending a party in Halls is not permitted in line with of our normal regulations.
While England is subject to COVID-19 related restrictions, it is even more important that you do not hold gatherings in halls at this time. If you break the rules 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.