Presentation on theme: "WELCOME TO STUDENT HOUSING. STUDENT HOUSING IN PORTSMOUTH Halls of Residences and Private rented accommodation Hall fees and rental prices Halls allocation."— Presentation transcript:
WELCOME TO STUDENT HOUSING
STUDENT HOUSING IN PORTSMOUTH Halls of Residences and Private rented accommodation Hall fees and rental prices Halls allocation policy and application process
HALLS OF RESIDENCE 10 halls, 3 locations, apx 3,000 rooms Mix of catered and self-catered single rooms, most have en-suite facilities Rooms arranged in flats of 4-8 or corridor style Small number of studios Rooms available for students with disabilities Rooms are single occupancy Dedicated Student Support Team Utility bills and basic insurance cover included
SELF-CATERED HALLS Guildhall Halls and Langstone Student Village Studio flats – prioritised for Post-graduates Card operated laundrette Bicycle storage Broadband 24/7
CATERED HALLS 14 meals a week–usually breakfast and evening meal Monday to Friday Breakfast and lunch Saturday and Sunday Meals term-time only Facilities for making light snacks and drinks Part-catered hall – 8 meals a week
LOCATIONS Langstone Student Village – linked by free University bus Southsea and Fratton (private rented accommodation) Guildhall Halls - close to Students Union and University buildings Rees/Burrell Halls -catered halls
ACCOMMODATION FEES Type of accommodationPrice range per week Self-catered en suite£97 - £110 Self-catered shared bathroom£79 -£89 Catered en suite£123 Catered shared bathroom£99 Part-catered en suite£96 Studio£125 Fees paid termly by cash/debit/credit card or bank transfer or monthly by Direct Debit/recurring card payment Contracts for 37 weeks
ALLOCATION POLICY New Full time Home & Eu U/G & P/G Accommodation packs will be sent from end of March 2013 onwards to students who have firmly accepted an offer to study here for 2013/14. We are able to offer University allocated-accommodation to around 75% of these new students with places normally allocated within faculty quotas in order of receipt of the accommodation application in Student Housing. Where possible, applications will be allocated to their highest available preference of accommodation, subject to availability. Applicants who are unable to be offered a place in University-allocated accommodation due to Faculty quotas becoming full will be given help and advice on finding private rented accommodation through online resources and housing support events held throughout the summer.
PRIVATE RENTED ACCOMMODATION 20 – 30 min walk into University Self-Catered, sharing with 4/5 other students Average rent £70-80 p/w excluding bills Living with the landlord No contracts Room only or half-board £75-£110 p/w, including bills All rooms inspected Lodgings Shared houses
HOUSE -HUNTING SUPPORT E-intro to House-Hunting: a secure web-based program that offers access to online modules providing essential house-hunting information and helps you to link up with like minded people. StudentPad : online database of vacancies in private sector accommodation owned by landlords registered with Student Housing Secure a Home days: These events are held over weekends in September, students stay overnight in halls of residence with social events in the evenings and free mini buses to take you around the city to house hunt the next day
HOW CAN I APPLY FOR ACCOMMODATION? Accommodation packs sent weekly from end of March onwards to students that have gone firm and the University of Portsmouth is their 1 st choice. Students will be notified of the outcome of their accommodation application from July onwards You will be posted an allocation notice or details of how to secure private rented accommodation and our house-hunting events Insurance choice – can contact us to check availability (if any) for halls once we become their firm choice after Alevel results are known. Help with private sector given otherwise.
MONEY MATTERS If you are allocated to halls of residence you will be asked to pay £250 to secure your room – usually 2 week deadline of receiving allocation notice in July Advance rent refunded in full if you are no longer coming to UoP and cancel by deadline in late August (TBA). If you go in to the private sector the landlord will usually ask for a deposit and one months rent in advance which can = about £700 This all needs to be paid a long time before you get your student loan so »START SAVING NOW!!!!!!!
ANY QUESTIONS ? Please contact us for help and advice We are open Monday to Friday, throughout the year Our office is based on the 2 nd floor of The Nuffield Centre