Information specific to international students
Cleaning Keeping bedrooms clean is the sole responsibility of the students and vacuum cleaners are available for student use. Communal areas in most University accommodation are cleaned by housekeeping staff.
What to bring You will need to bring your own pots, pans, plates, cutlery, cooking utensils, towels and tea towels. UK based students will need to bring their own bedding; sheet, duvet and cover, pillows and pillowcases. International, EU, Irish and Channel Isle students will be provided with a bedding pack.
Bedding packs consisting of duvet, duvet cover, pillow, pillow case and sheet (all new) are provided. These packs are personal to you and if a room change takes place then it is your responsibility to transfer your linen in the same way as your other personal belongings.
If you choose to bring a personal television, the licence is your sole responsibility and not the University’s. You are not permitted to bring your own fridges or microwaves.
Length of licence Licence length for 2012-13 is 40 continuous weeks (41 continuous weeks for international students, including orientation week and for students housed in Private Property managed by the University and non UK mainland EU students). Please note: the duration of the accommodation contract for University Residences exceeds the length of the standard academic year.
Accommodation dates Accommodation dates for the 2012/2013 Academic Year at the University of Hertfordshire are:
Saturday 22 September 2012 to Saturday 28 June 2013 (40 continuous weeks)
Saturday 15 September 2012 to Saturday 28 June 2013 (41 continuous weeks)
Allocations policy for international students: The University offers places in University owned or managed accommodation within the Hatfield and surrounding area to all full-time international students (i.e. students paying tuition fees at the overseas rate) in their first year of study. Students studying for one Semester are not guaranteed a place in University accommodation; however we will try to provide accommodation subject to availability. In such circumstances, Semester B students are normally only allowed one semester in University accommodation.
It should be noted that there is high demand for places in University accommodation. As a result of this it may be necessary for you to be housed by the Residential Allocations team off campus temporarily until a permanent room can be allocated. Students making a later application, or an application to arrive mid-session, are more likely to fall in this category. Temporary off campus accommodation is typically within a shared room in a hotel with other students. For students in this situation, every effort is made to find a room within the University residences as quickly as possible. Accommodation offers are conditional on your on line accommodation application being recorded by the University, on or before 7 September, and your acceptance of an unconditional offer of a study place at the University of Hertfordshire on or before 7 September. Applications for Semester B should be made by 31 December.
The University does not guarantee to house any student on or near the campus where he or she normally studies.
In addition to double rooms in traditional Halls at College Lane, there are double rooms in Roberts Way and Ridgeview Lodge to which international students may be allocated (Please note that it is not always possible to specify who you wish to share with). Where there is a possibility that your confirmation of an acceptance will be delayed, for example, owing to the later publication of examination or assessment results, you must indicate to the Head of Residential Allocations, prior to 31 August, whether or not it is likely that you will attend the University. Where appropriate, the Head of Residential Allocations will reserve accommodation for you temporarily. This accommodation will not be reserved beyond the close of business on Friday 21 September 2012.
After their first year at the University, eligibility of international students for University accommodation will be the same as other intermediate and final year students (refer to fuller version of Student Residential Accommodation Allocations policy, page 8).
Accommodation of families and dependants The University does not provide accommodation for students’ families or dependants except where the University’s accommodation stock includes properties
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