The nearest cafe to Goodricke College is located in the Law and Management building, next to Oliver Sheldon Court. There is also a cafe in the main foyer in the Ron Cooke Hub.
For those willing to walk a bit further, Doodles, in Derwent College, is open from 8.30am to 4pm (Monday to Friday) during term-time, serving traditional English breakfast from 8.30am to 10.30am. For lunch, try their fresh baguettes, salad bowls, ready-to-go sandwiches, filled jacket potatoes, homemade soups, paninis and homemade cakes!
Also in Derwent College, Da Vinci's is open from 12pm to 2pm (Monday to Friday), with a wide selection of caféteria lunches; Healthy option salad bar; Homemade soups; Homemade puddings & desserts, and hot & cold drinks.
B. Henry's is in Alcuin College (D Block) on the ground floor. It has a bar which serves hot and cold food at lunchtimes and early evenings, and cocktails and pizzas at night.
The nearest bar is the Glasshouse. This is situated in Langwith College which is next to Goodricke College.
The nearest pub outside of the Heslington East campus is the Charles XII, located in Heslington. This is approximately a fifteen minute walk from the College and remains extremely popular with students at the University. Selling bar food throughout the day, the 'Charles' also boasts an attractive beer garden that becomes very crowded in the summer!
Nearby is the equally-popular Deramore Arms.
Essentials can be purchased at the nearby BP Service Station, located at 339 Hull Road. Although only a short walk from the College, please be aware that Hull Road can be exceedingly busy during peak traffic times. All residents are urged to show extra caution when crossing. A Sainsbury's Local supermarket is located on Farndale Avenue - approximately 5 minutes away from the BP station by foot.
There is a small deli and supermarket (Brown's) in Heslington village.
Known as Market Square, the University shopping complex located on Heslington West has a Costcutter supermarket, Blackwells Bookshop and the Student Union 'Your Shop'. This is approximately a 20-minute walk from Goodricke College.
Further details on supermarkets within York will be provided to all new residents on arrival.
Four major high-street banks (Barclays, Lloyds TSB, NatWest and HSBC) can be found in Heslington village. The nearest branch of Santander is located in Market Square.
Branches of these banks can also be found in York city centre.
From October 2012, there will be a cashpoint service in Langwith College (next to Goodricke College) on Heslington East.
Cashpoint services are also available at all five of the main banks listed above and by the Student Union Building, outside Vanburgh College and in Market Square on the Heslington West campus.
The nearest computer classrooms with printers are in the Ron Cooke Hub and the Law and Management building (next to Goodricke College).
Salon 33 and Shears are both located on Yarburgh Way - approximately 5 minutes walk from Goodricke College.
To consult a doctor you must first register with them. You can find a doctor convenient for where you live in York, using the NHS search facility.
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The following questions are some of the most common that the College Welfare Team encounter. Additional information on adjusting to university life can be found here.
This is something that, unfortunately, can occur in student accommodation. This is particularly the case when a large number of students share facilities such as fridges and freezers. Some residents can simply forget what is theirs and consume food or drink that doesn't belong to them. Some of their guests may take food without their knowledge. It is also quite possible that food may go missing because someone in the flat is suffering from an illness they find difficult to talk about or may be experiencing financial problems. On other occasions, a student may simply steal food from other residents because they believe they won't be caught. Regardless of the reason, this is theft.
There are several things you can try to prevent food from being taken. One idea would be to agree with your flatmates where each resident's food is stored. Labelling your food in containers will also deter people from taking it. Another idea would be take it in turn to cook flat meals - allowing you to share your knowledge of food and cooking skills. This has the added benefit of building a community spirit in your flat. Also consider leaving notes asking for things to be returned or replaced.
If the situation does not improve, you are advised to speak to your designated College Tutor or the Dean. They will then organise a flat meeting.
University accommodation and halls of residence can be noisy places at times. This can, understandably, lead to tension and difficulties between residents with different lifestyles. However, it is important for all students to compromise and communicate with their fellow housemates.
If you are being distracted by someone else's noise, it is suggested that you politely ask them to be quieter. If the problem persists then you should contact the porter in Reception or your designated College Tutor. If necessary, Security will be called out to deal with the disturbance. Consistently noisy residents may be fined by the Provost or Dean. Ultimately, disruptive students can also be asked to leave the College.
All resident should be aware of the rules regarding noise in Goodricke College. There is to be minimal noise after 11pm in all residential courts.
Please contact Goodricke Housekeeping and Maintenance on 325101 (internal number) or report the issue to their office in the Goodricke Nucleus (Room GNU/007). Alternatively, report the fault online using this link. If you issue is urgent, you can also contact the 24/7 help desk on 0843 289 2320.
The item will then be repaired or replaced as soon as possible. Under no circumstances should you attempt to repair faulty items.
It is perfectly natural to want to help your friends/fellow residents through difficult times. However, this must not be seen as your responsibilty. Despite your good intentions, you could end up making a situation a lot worse, both for yourself and the person you are concerned about.
By far the best solution is to speak to a member of the College Welfare Team (CWT). It is the CWT's role to provide support to this individual and refer them on to other services if necessary. All information passed to the team will be treated confidentially.
Contact details for the CWT can be found here.
It's quite likely that you won't get on or become friends with everyone you live with. This is entirely understandable since some residents may have different interests, personalities, lifestyles and beliefs to you. Part of the challenge of living in university accommodation is learning how to deal with the situations that arise from these differences. Try to look for areas where you can bond and share ideas (sport, food, travel, politics, music, films). The more you get to know someone, the more you will be able to appreciate your differences and what they have to offer. Don't forget to reflect on your own behaviour too. Have you done anything to offend another resident? Try to establish why this conflict has arisen in the first place. Then look at how things may be resolved.
All residents should be respected equally. Any form of bullying, discrimination or intimidating behaviour in Goodricke College is taken very seriously. You are encouraged to contact a member of the College Welfare Team if you are verbally or physically harassed by a fellow resident. Further information on how to deal with harassment or discrimination can be found here.
Yes, one guest is permitted to stay in a resident's bedroom for a maximum of two nights. The resident must, however, be in College at the time and must not loan their keycard to the guest.
Guests (and indeed residents) are not permitted to sleep in the kitchens, flat corridors or in the General or Junior Common Rooms.
As a resident of the College, it must be emphasised that you are responsible for your guest's behaviour during their stay. Disruptive guests will be asked to leave and may not be permitted to visit the College again. You are asked to contact your designated College Tutor or the porter on duty in the Ron Cooke Hub Reception if you believe that another resident's guest is behaving inappropriately.
The porters in the Ron Cooke Hub Reception have access to an emergency fund to help students pay for unexpected journeys to and from Goodricke College by taxi.
All money taken from the fund must be repaid the next day. It must be emphasised that funds will only be provided on production of a receipt and that residents will be prevented from accessing this fund if they are found to be using it for normal travel.
It is important that all shared facilities are used fairly and with consideration for all residents. Occassionally, some flatmates may want to cook for guests in the kitchens. This is fine so long as it does not prevent other residents from using the facilities. If this becomes a problem, it is suggested that you politely point out to your flatmate how this is impacting on you. A compromise may be found. You are also encouraged to speak to your flatmate(s) if you feel that he/she or they are dominating the kitchen and/or making you feel uncomfortable.
If your efforts prove unsuccessful and this behaviour continues, get in touch with your designated College Tutor or the Dean. He or she will organise a flat meeting in order for a solution to be found.
This can happen, particularly as residents have different perceptions of what a 'clean' kitchen looks like. You are encouraged to politely inform this resident that it is their responsibility to wash up after themselves. One solution would be to have a cleaning and/or recycling rota, thereby ensuring that all members of your flat do their fair share.
The cleaners at Goodricke College will empty the bins and wipe work surfaces. In order for them to do this, all residents need to keep tables and sinks clear. Residents will be notified by the Facilities Manager or a member of the College Welfare Team if their kitchen is deemed to be at an unacceptable level of cleanliness. This will constitute a verbal warning. If the condition of the kitchen does not improve dramatically, the Provost or Dean will issue fines to all residents in that flat.
If the resident(s) in question appear(s) unwilling to listen to your request, you can always contact your College Tutor or the Dean who will arrange a flat meeting.
You are advised to keep your keycard in your possession at all times. If you do lock yourself out of your study bedroom or lose the keycard, you should report this to a porter in the Ron Cooke Hub Reception immediately (internal telephone 325100). The porter on duty will then ensure that you can gain access and replace your keycard if necessary.
It is sometimes that case that residents want to move to a different room or even to a different College (very rare in Goodricke!). This can be problematic since free rooms rarely become available and moving can be disruptive for everyone concerned. In addition to this, it can often be hard for a student to move to a new flat in which everyone already knows eachother and a community spirit already exists.
Having said this, it is sometimes possible to change rooms, particularly if another resident from a different College wants to do the same. Although we can't guarantee this, the College Welfare Team and University Accommodation Office will do their very best to help. You are encouraged to speak to the College Administrator, Sarah Hay, in the first instance. Her office is in the College Nucleaus.
Smoking is prohibited in all Goodricke College Buildings (including all walkways). This is for health and safety reasons and for the comfort of all residents. Please note that electronic smoking devices (ESDs) will be treated as cigarettes.
You are asked to politely remind your fellow resident of this rule and to contact your College Tutor or the Dean if this behaviour continues. Anyone found smoking or suspected of smoking will receive a verbal warning followed by a fine if they continue to break College rules. If you wish to smoke, please do so outside and away from College buildings.
From 2012/13, all machines in the laundry will be operated through a card system. As a result, finding the right change won't be a problem! Click here for more details.
Sorry but portable heaters are not permitted in any study bedrooms or kitchens for Health and Safety reasons. If found, these will be confiscated.
All buidings in Goodricke College are heated to 21 degrees Celsius every day from 07:00 - 14:00 and 15:00 - 23:00 from the beginning of October until the end of April.
Please contact Tom Price at Goodricke Housekeeping if you believe there is a problem with the radiator in your study bedroom.
If you are using your laptop, PC or a television to watch live TV in your study bedroom or in the kitchen of your flat you will need to have a valid TV licence. The only exceptions are if the device is battery operated and has no aerial or you never watch TV as it is being broadcast.
More information can be found here.