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The Student Accommodation Service at uclan Our Customer Promise A warm welcome Clean and comfortable accommodation Value for money accommodation A fast, responsive and helpful service
Student Accommodation Service The Student Accommodation Service helps students to find suitable accommodation in University owned/leased properties. We also have a register of properties which are owned by a private landlord.
Previous Student Feedback Students from China have told us the following are important when choosing accommodation: Living with friends Location Value for money Safe accommodation This is all available at uclan. Why not choose to live with friends in on Campus, safe, comfortable halls accommodation from £79, inclusive of ALL bills
On Campus University Owned/Leased Accommodation Types of Accommodation Standard Rooms (shared bathroom & kitchen, sharing with up to 5 friends) En-suite Rooms (personal bathroom, shared kitchen, living with friends) Self-contained Flats (flat for one person containing bedroom, bathroom & kitchen)
On Campus University Owned/Leased Accommodation - Advantages Internet access, Wi-Fi, gas, water and electricity bills included in rent. No other charges Easy walking distance to classrooms and accommodation and other friends on Campus Warm, comfortable, secure accommodation blocks Living with friends – your choice 25% deposit to secure accommodation, taken off your first rent payment Friendly and helpful Chinese and English speaking staff On-site security for your safety, needs, support and even directions to the Chinese and English supermarkets!
On Campus University Owned – Standard Rooms Flats of up to 5 residents/friends Residents share kitchen and bathroom facilities Fully furnished (bed, desk, wardrobe, shelves, chest of drawers, wash basin) Connection for Personal Computer Internet access, Wi-Fi, gas, water, electricity bills included in rent
University Owned/Leased En-suite Rooms Flats of up to 7 residents/friends. Residents share the kitchen facilities and each room has its own bathroom Fully furnished (bed, desk, wardrobe, shelves, chest of drawers, wash basin) Shower Toilet Connection for Personal Computer Internet access, Wi-Fi, gas, water, electricity bills include d
University Owned Self-Contained Flats Flats for 1, 2 or 3 residents. Each flat has its own bathroom and kitchen Fully furnished (bed, desk, wardrobe, shelves, chest of drawers, wash basin) Free internet access Connection for Personal Computer Internet access, Wi-Fi, gas, water, electricity bills included
University Owned Accommodation Cost Type of AccommodationCost of ContractCost per week Standard Room £ to £ £79.03 to £83.02 No hidden costs En-suite Room £4024 to £ £95.80 to £99.50 No hidden costs Single rooms in self- contained flats (1, 2 or 3 bedroom) £ to £4528 £86.85 to £ No hidden costs INCLUDES ALL GAS, ELECTRICITY, WI-FI, INTERNET & WATER CHARGES Length of uclan contract is 42 weeks – 15 th September 2013 to 5 th July 2014
University Private Registered Accommodation If you choose to live in private accommodation you are strongly advised to use the University’s register of landlords. The Landlords (owner of the property) on our register comply with safety standards and fair contract terms and the University can advise you if you have any problems. If you are offered accommodation and are not sure if it is registered with the University, or whether the contract is fair and correct, the Student Accommodation Office will be happy to advise. Please contact them before signing a legally binding contract.
uclan Registered Houses Usually 5-15 minutes to university Shared between 2-6 students Popular with international students Usually fully furnished Some have internet connection Gas, electricity bills usually not included in rent
Registered Accommodation Cost… Accommodation Contract Length Cost per week University Registered Private halls of residence En-suite Standard42-52weeks £94 to £115 £60 to £80 University Registered Private Houses (Fuel and internet bills not usually included) 38 – 44 weeks £45 - £75 If you choose to live in the private sector it is important to establish the length of contract that you are signing.
Unregistered Private Providers 1.You are strongly recommended to secure private accommodation from the University Registered Landlord Scheme. 2.The University has no jurisdiction over unregistered landlords. 3.Companies like Boya Oriental/Brimar/Preston Student Homes/North West Homes/Kexgill are not registered with the University 4.Extra costs like management fees for arranging gas, electric and wi-fi, fees for repairs and maintenance of the property, company services fee and company commission fee, will significantly increase the base rent if they are charged.
Extra Costs – Unregistered Landlords An extra charge may be made for gas, electric, water, internet, totalling approx. £550 - £600 In addition, an extra charge may also be made for: Arrangement fees for gas/electric/wi-fi connection Fees for repairs and maintenance of property Company service fee Company commission fee The above may significantly increase weekly rents All uclan rents are inclusive with no extra costs
Unregistered Landlords If you experience any problems with unregistered landlords please advise either the International Office or the Student Accommodation Service. We are committed to ensuring that you have a positive student experience and secure the accommodation you wish, so please report any issues of concern.
Applying For uclan Halls The following slides gives you all the information you will need to apply for uclan halls and uclan registered private accommodation.
Have You Applied For A Room In uclan Halls? Section A If so and if you are arriving for Orientation Week you will be able, wherever possible, to move directly into your term time room on arrival in Preston. Please ensure that you have accepted the room offer and paid the requested accommodation fees
Temporary Accommodation For The Orientation Period SECTION B Temporary accommodation will be available on campus from 5th to 10th September inclusive. The temporary room should be vacated by 9am on the day of departure and room keys returned to Vernon Building by 10am. If you plan to arrive for the Orientation period please tick the box next to your expected date of arrival Please note, the final day for arriving for uclan temporary accommodation is 8th September
Temporary Accommodation You can book University temporary accommodation from 5 th to 11 th September. If you plan to live in private accommodation, it is strongly recommended that you book temporary accommodation in University accommodation on arrival before signing legally binding contracts. If you require temporary accommodation please complete Section B on the application form. You must ensure that you are able to move into your private accommodation on the 11 th September at the latest To avoid delays when you arrive please take some time to read the important information in Section B of the application form.
Temporary Accommodation/Orientation Cost Temporary accommodation on campus is charged as below, rooms are available from 5 th September to 11 th September - Arrival dates are 5 th, 6 th, 7 th & 8 th September Cost for temporary rooms is £30 per night Students with a uclan contract will pay the term-time room rate Payment is required in advance. Further information about how to pay and room key collection will be sent by
Fire Regulations Halls of Residence and Private Sector Accommodation Fire Regulations in the UK are very strict and it is a criminal offence to tamper with fire safety equipment, whether that be a smoke alarm, heat detector, fire extinguisher, fire blanket, and includes deliberately leaving fire doors open. All halls of residence/houses should have smoke alarms/heat detectors and other safety equipment If you tamper with any fire safety equipment you can be fined £250 and/or be suspended from university IMPORTANT! Smoking is not permitted in any uclan accommodation. THIS IS TAKEN VERY SERIOUSLY IN THE UK
Fire Regulations/Safety If you do not keep the kitchen door closed and open the windows in the kitchen whilst cooking, the fire alarm will be activated. If the Fire Brigade attend, the person(s) responsible will receive a fine of up to £250 ! Never leave your food unattended when cooking ! ALL UNIVERSITY ACCOMMODATION AND MOST PRIVATE HALLS OF RESIDENCE ARE NON-SMOKING EVEN IN YOUR BEDROOM Safety regulations and instructions are displayed in properties, please make sure you make time to read them when you arrive
Summary Making A Decision….Things To Think About I want to live with friends in University accommodation? I want to live in private accommodation? I want to live with other first years in University Accommodation? I want to live on Campus in a safe location? I want to take the opportunity of living with other nationalities to practice English and learn from other cultures? I want to be on Campus at the University or a short walk away? I want ensuite facilities or sharing with friends?
You can find much more information on our web pages, including pictures and virtual tours of the halls, their names and location at: p If you have any questions which have not been covered here on the web pages, you can contact us at: or We hope you enjoyed this presentation and look forward to seeing you in Preston p