Every Monday, firstpoint publishes our top five tips on a topic related to life at university. We’ll cover a wide range of topics such as making the most of your time at university, help with your studies, working through the challenges of communal living or maybe looking after yourself during exams and assessments.
firstpointFIVE012 – Help with Accommodation – whether in halls or private housing
Tip 1: Who can help with accommodation?
The Accommodation Team can give advice and information on all practical matters with regards to living on or off campus. This small and friendly team aims to help you enjoy your time at University by providing you with help on any queries you might have about your accommodation. You can book an appointment through firstpoint.
Tip 2: Dealing with private housing
The University works closely with private landlords and Worcester City Council to ensure all student shared houses are accredited and meet with current legislation. If you are experiencing difficulties with your private accommodation, speak with the Accommodation Team.
Tip 3: Report breakages and faults
If you are living in University owned or managed accommodation and something is not working, you need to report it to the maintenance team by logging it online; this can be done by visiting your MyDay page and selecting ‘Maintenance Requests’.
Tip 4: Communal living
When living in accommodation either on or off campus, you need to be mindful that communal living requires a certain standard of responsible behaviour. If you are having difficulties with communal living, or you have concerns about your flatmates, speak with the Student Support and Wellbeing Team or visit their website for some advice.
Tip 5: Don’t rent yet!
If you’re thinking about next year, don’t feel pressured to choose and commit to a house (or your housemates). There is plenty of time to look around – and a lot may change in the next few months! There is a Housing Fair in January where you can meet local landlords, make contact with potential housemates and staff can help you review a contract before you sign.