You will be accommodated either on the main College site or at Eden’s Court. All rooms are virtually the same, containing a bed, desk, desk lamp, bookshelves, wardrobe, sink, desk chair, cupboard, heater, shaver and power points.
Each corridor shares a kitchen area, baths, showers and toilets, except for the few en-suite rooms in E and F Blocks. The number of people per corridor varies around the College from about 4-20 with a mixture of sexes and courses studied.
Kitchens are equipped with fridge-freezers, built-in ovens, hobs, toasters, microwaves, water boilers or kettles, and have storage space for utensils and food.
Cleaning of student accommodation areas is carried out in accordance with the information shown in the Cleaning Service Level Agreement (College Accommodation), to be found in each kitchen.
Students must provide their own bed linen (pillows, duvet sets, sheets) and towels.
Students from outside the UK can purchase a set of University bedding and linen. A bedding bale consists of a duvet and cover, pillow and pillow slip, one sheet and a bath towel and costs £28, which will be charged to your University finance account.
Bedding bales should be pre-ordered but they are available for all international students even if they forget to order them. ‘Home’ or visiting students with accommodation bookings of one term or less should indicate when they accept the offer of accommodation if they wish to purchase bedding.
Bedding bales can be collected from Derwent Reception on arrival. If the bedding bale is not required it should be returned unopened to Derwent Reception within three days of arrival. The College Porters will have a few spare bedding bales for emergency use.
For hygiene reasons, students should remember to launder their bedding and clothing frequently. There are a number of launderettes on campus and most other residencies have launderettes. You’ll need cash to operate the washing machines and tumble dryers.
Blocks A to D are catered on weekdays during termtime, with breakfast and dinner being served in Derwent Dining Hall, but the blocks also have fully equipped kitchens for cooking at weekends and lunchtimes.
All other blocks are self-catered with fully equipped kitchens, though you are also welcome to buy meals in the Derwent Restaurant.
Students in self-catering accommodation can purchase meals in advance at a discount through the MAD scheme.
Your cleaners will come every day to clean corridors, toilets and bathrooms.
Kitchen sufaces are cleaned once a week. However, this does not mean you can create a week's-long pile-up of dirty pots! You are expected to do your own washing up and to keep the kitchen equipment, surfaces and tables clean.
Check the day when you kitchen is cleaned. Work surfaces, the sink and the floor must be left clear to be cleaned. Remember to take the rubbish and recycling out regularly.
You are responsible for cleaning your bedroom. There is a hoover in each kitchen for you to clean your bedroom.
- Terms and Conditions
- Information for college residents 2010/11
- Cleaning Service Level Agreement
- Cleaning, loss and damage
- Network Access Service (NAS)
- TV Licensing