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
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.
Watch our video on how we're working together to keep our accommodation community healthy. The University Executive Board is reviewing a rent waiver for students in University Halls of Residence, and the outcome of this work will be announced early the week commencing 11 January. Please bear with us as we work through the practicalities of this as we are very keen to help and support our students at this difficult time.
Visitors in halls
In line with government restrictions, 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 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.