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YOUR ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS


Boston College recognises how important it is that our students have comfortable, affordable and appropriate accommodation where you can relax and study. We take care to provide a high standard of accommodation.


Our Hall of Residence is modern and comfortable and allows you the opportunity to be independent, perhaps for the first time, and to mix and make friends with students from other countries.


Our information Officers deliver a friendly, approachable and highly professional service. They provide information on courses and services available throughout the College and further afield should you require it.


Located on the Rochford Campus, this 136 room purpose built building offers comfortable and affordable accommodation. As a Boston College student living in the Hall of Residence, you will be able to choose between self-catering or catered (with food) accommodation. The accommodation is arranged in flats of between 5 and 10 rooms and we try to accommodate you according to your preferences.


Some students may need extra help and support due to a disability, or a learning difficulty, so we have a specialist Inclusive Learning Team who can help with things like dyslexia, autism, medical conditions, mobility issues, personal care, special equipment or computer software, behaviour support and many other aspects of support throughout College.


Hall of Residence


You will have your own individual study bedroom which is fully equipped for comfortable living and studying, and has the added benefit of FREE internet access. You will share kitchen and bathroom facilities with the other students in your flat. A coin operated laundry room is available for you to wash and dry your clothes. This is the most popular accommodation on offer.


Our professional Counsellors are here to offer a safe and confidential service for students and staff to talk about any personal issues. All our Counsellors are members of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work to their professional and ethnic framework.


Homestay (Half Board) and Private Home (Self Catering) accommodation are also available to students who prefer to live with a local family in their home. You would normally have your own bedroom and will share the kitchen and bathroom facilities with the family. Homestay and Private Home accommodation in Boston is cheaper than similar accommodation in a city.


As a trained nurse, a midwife and a specialist in contraception services, our Health Adviser is available to give confidential advice and


Homestay and Private Home Accommodation


Administrators are here to help with any aspects of the EMA system, including the checking of applications. Please have a look at the ‘Money Matters’ for more financial information.


All our Homestay families are checked by the Criminal Records Bureau and regularly inspected by the College so that both you and your parents can be sure you are safe, as well as having the comfort and the support of a local family.


For accommodation prices, please refer to the fees list in the information pocket at the back of this brochure.


We are pleased to welcome the services of a multi-faith Chaplain who will be on hand to listen and support learners on spiritual and personal matters.


ADVANTAGES OF HALL OF RESIDENCE Case Study


“The Hall of Residence at the College is great. I have made lots of friends and there are lots of things for us to do when we are not studying such as playing table tennis, swimming and playing pool.”


Askar Gabzhalilov, Kazakhstan, AS-Levels


Boston College places an enormously high priority on the safety and wellbeing of our learners. We are committed to creating and maintaining a friendly, welcoming and safe working environment for all young people and vulnerable adults, whether learning is taking place on or off College premises. We have a duty to safeguard all leaners, and will respond immediately if


there is a concern that a student might be the victim of bullying, harassment, abuse or neglect. All staff are trained in safeguarding and there is a designated specialist Safeguarding Team to help with any concerns you might have about your own or someone else’s safety. Parents, Carers and Students are given information about Safeguarding early in the academic year.


• All students have their own room • FREE Broadband internet access • TV point • Warden and Assistant Warden in residence


ADVANTAGES OF HOMESTAY •


Private bedrooms


• Support of a local family • Within walking distance to Boston College • More opportunity to practise English • Experience English culture


At Boston College we respect everyone within the college community. We also emphasise respect for personal property and for the facilities of the College. We therefore expect our students to work with us to create an environment where everyone feels safe and valued and can work to achieve their full potential.


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Information Officers Counsellors


Inclusive Learning Team Health Adviser


EMA/ALG Administrators


Community College Chaplain


SAFEGUARDING TEAM


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