2 STUDENT HOUSING IN PORTSMOUTH Halls of Residences and Private rented accommodationHall fees and rental pricesHalls allocation policy and application process
3 HALLS OF RESIDENCE 10 halls, 3 locations, apx 3,000 rooms Mix of catered and self-catered single rooms, most have en-suite facilitiesRooms arranged in flats of 4-8 or corridor styleSmall number of studiosRooms available for students with disabilitiesRooms are single occupancyDedicated Student Support TeamUtility bills and basic insurance cover included
4 SELF-CATERED HALLS Guildhall Halls and Langstone Student Village Studio flats – prioritised for Post-graduatesCard operated laundretteBicycle storageBroadband 24/7
5 CATERED HALLS14 meals a week–usually breakfast and evening meal Monday to FridayBreakfast and lunch Saturday and SundayMeals term-time onlyFacilities for making light snacks and drinksPart-catered hall – 8 meals a week
6 LOCATIONSGuildhall Halls -close to Students Union and University buildingsRees/Burrell Halls-catered hallsLangstone Student Village – linked by free University busSouthsea and Fratton (private rented accommodation)
7 ACCOMMODATION FEESType of accommodationPrice range per weekSelf-catered en suite£97 - £110Self-catered shared bathroom£79 -£89Catered en suite£123Catered shared bathroom£99Part-catered en suite£96Studio£125Fees paid termly by cash/debit/credit card or bank transfer or monthly by Direct Debit/recurring card paymentContracts for 37 weeks
8 ALLOCATION POLICY 2013-2014 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.
9 PRIVATE RENTED ACCOMMODATION Shared houses20 – 30 min walk into UniversitySelf-Catered, sharing with 4/5 other studentsAverage rent £70-80 p/w excluding billsLodgingsLiving with the landlordNo contractsRoom only or half-board£75-£110 p/w, including billsAll rooms inspected
10 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.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 dayStudentPad : online database of vacancies in private sector accommodation owned by landlords registered with Student Housing
11 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 1st choice.Students will be notified of the outcome of their accommodation application from July onwardsYou will be posted an allocation notice or details of how to secure private rented accommodation and our house-hunting eventsInsurance choice – can contact us to check availability (if any) for halls once we become their firm choice after A’level results are known. Help with private sector given otherwise.HOW CAN I APPLY FOR ACCOMMODATION?
12 MONEY MATTERS START SAVING NOW!!!!!!! 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 £700This all needs to be paid a long time before you get your student loan soSTART SAVING NOW!!!!!!!
13 Our office is based on the 2nd floor of The Nuffield Centre ANY QUESTIONS?Please contact us for help and advice We are open Monday to Friday, throughout the yearOur office is based on the 2nd floor of The Nuffield CentreTEFW