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									ACCOMMODATION AT BROOKES




                           2012/
                           2013
ACCOMMODATION AT                                                         CONTENTS
BROOKES 2012/2013
                                                                         4   General Information
At Brookes we understand that        to students at Oxford Brookes       5   Halls in detail
when you live away from home         University, advice on how to
                                                                         15 Hall facilities
it’s important to be somewhere       apply and arranging somewhere
that you feel comfortable and        to live in Oxford.                  16 Where you’ll live
safe. If you are moving to Oxford,                                       17 Hall Allocation Policy
                                     Information provided in this
finding accommodation before
                                     booklet is correct at the time of   23 How to apply
you arrive is essential.
                                     going to press (May 2012) but
This booklet contains information    may be subject to change.           25 Application and
on the accommodation available                                              decision process
                                                                         26 The Brookes
                                                                            Experience
                                                                         27 Other types of
                                                                            accommodation
                                                                         30 Students’ Union advice
General information
Halls of residence                                 Your accommodation                              Improving facilities
A lot of hall accommodation at Brookes is          Your bedroom will be furnished with a bed       Oxford Brookes University is committed to
less than 10 years old. There are over 4,000       base and mattress, desk and chair, reading      improving facilities for students and staff,
single study-bedrooms, most of which are           lamp, wardrobe and curtains. Study-             and major building and refurbishment plans
ensuite. You can choose between catered            bedrooms are all networked so you can gain      are underway. These will lead to great new
and self-catered accommodation.                    access to the internet, intranet, emails and    spaces for teaching and learning, as well as
There are halls of residence on each of the        directories where course materials are          social areas, during your time at Oxford
three campuses as well as in the popular           stored. Internet is included within the costs   Brookes University.
student area of east Oxford. The Brookes           of the rent (with the exception of Slade Park   Some disruptions associated with the
Bus connects campuses, halls and the city          and Dorset House).                              ongoing refurbishment and improvement
centre – all students living in halls get a free   You may be shown the outside of a hall          programmes are inevitable, but we will work
bus pass.                                          during a visit day or campus tour. A video of   hard to minimise any inconvenience to
                                                   the inside of a student room is shown during    students.
Life in halls                                      the visit days. There are 360° photos of
Living in halls is simply one of the best ways     typical rooms and communal areas at             Contacting us
to meet new people and make new friends.           www.brookes.ac.uk/accommodation.                Oxford Brookes’ Accommodation Office is
Most students in halls are first years. There                                                      located in the Helena Kennedy Student
is also accommodation set aside for mature         Guarantee your place in a hall                  Centre on Headington Campus, Headington
students and postgraduates. Students               Your hall place will be guaranteed if you       Hill Site. Please do not hesitate to contact us
come to Oxford Brookes University from all         make Oxford Brookes University your firm        if you have any queries or difficulties.
over the world so you’ll experience a real         choice and select a minimum of five halls.      Tel: 01865 484660
mix of cultures and nationalities.                 Students with certain disabilities or are       Fax: 01865 484618
“I loved living in halls – the sense of            under the age of eighteen (on 30 September      Email: accomm@brookes.ac.uk
community is amazing. It’s nice because you        2012) will be given preference on their type    www.brookes.ac.uk/accommodation
get to know so many people, and you bond           of choice. There are also exceptions to the     We are open Monday to Thursday 0930 –
with your housemates really quickly.”              five halls minimum rule for students doing      1630 and Friday 0930 – 1600. Telephone
Samantha Winter, studying Religion and             courses which have longer semesters. For        lines are open Monday to Thursday 0900 –
Theology with Education.                           details of our Hall Allocation Policy please    1700 and Friday 0900 – 1630.
                                                   see pages 17-21.

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HALLS
IN
DETAIL
CHENEY STUDENT VILLAGE
SELF-CATERED ENSUITE
Cheney Lane, Headington, Oxford OX3 0BD
Situated on Headington Campus




n   Well-appointed modern self-catering           n   On-site launderette.
    ensuite residential hall offering a 50 week   n   Common room.
    contract comprising of cluster flats of 5/6
                                                  n   £126.43 per week for 50 weeks
    with shared kitchen/dining rooms. Ideally
    located next to The Sports Centre and             (includes heating and lighting).
    close to the Student Union and social         n   The Hall Office is available as a source of
    venues.                                           advice and information.
n   750 single study bedrooms.                    n   Damage deposit of £200.
n   2.65m x 4.10m (typical room size including
    shower room).




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CLIVE BOOTH STUDENT VILLAGE
SELF-CATERED ENSUITE
John Garne Way, Oxford OX3 0FN
Situated on Headington Campus

This hall is ideally situated close to Headington Campus and
full Student Union facilities.




n   Self-catering accommodation arranged in       n   On-site launderette.
    flats of 5/6, ensuite bedrooms, with shared   n   On-site computer room.
    kitchen/dining rooms.
                                                  n   £139.95 per week for 38 weeks
n   792 single study bedrooms, plus 12 two            (includes heating and lighting).
    bedroom self-contained flats.
                                                  n   The Hall Office is available as a source of
n   2.70m x 4.50m (typical single occupancy           advice and information.
    room size shower room).



There are a limited number of two bedroom self-contained flats in Clive Booth Student
Village where we can take applications from a couples or individuals with a child. These
cost £224.00 per week and include bills, internet, bus pass and basic insurance. If you are
interested in Clive Booth Student Village Family Flats please email
accomm@brookes.ac.uk with the subject title – Family Flat.
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CLIVE BOOTH STUDENT VILLAGE
SELF-CATERED
John Garne Way, Oxford OX3 0FN
Situated on Headington Campus




n   Self-catering, kitchens and bathrooms          n   £117.87 per week (with sinks) for
    allocated to groups of 5/6 in self-contained       38 weeks (includes heating and lighting).
    flats.                                         n   £112.46 per week (without sinks) for
n   455 single-study bedrooms.                         38 weeks (includes heating and lighting).
n   3.20 x 2.40m (typical room size).              n   The Hall Office is available as a source of
n   On-site launderette.                               advice and information.

n   On-site computer room.




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CLIVE BOOTH STUDENT VILLAGE
POSTGRADUATE CENTRE
SELF-CATERED ENSUITE
John Garne Way, Oxford OX3 0FN
Situated on Headington Campus

Dedicated Postgraduate Centre which is also open to all mature
students. 2-6 bedroom apartments, all with ensuite shower rooms.
It is a sustainably designed innovative and modern space. All
apartments include a shared kitchen/dining room area and the site
incorporates a social building and an attractive central courtyard.

n   Self-catering, kitchens and shower rooms      n   On-site computer room.
    allocated to groups of 3-6 students.          n   The Hall Office is available as a source of
n   Pots, pans and cutlery included.                  advice and information.
n   249 single study bedrooms.                    n   From £142.00 per week for cluster flats
n   2.70m x 4.50m (typical single occupancy           for 38 weeks or 50 weeks contract
    room size shower room).                           (includes heating and lighting).

n   On-site launderette.


This hall offers both 38 and 50 week contracts (subject to availability) and is ideally situated
close to Headington Campus and full SU facilities.




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 CRESCENT HALL
 SELF-CATERED
 Crescent Road, Temple Cowley, Oxford OX4 2NS

 Approximately two miles from Headington Campus on a
 University bus route serving Oxford City Centre and the vibrant
 Cowley Road known for its lively and diverse café culture.




 n   Self-catering, kitchens and bathrooms        n   Computer room.
     allocated to groups of 6/7.                  n   A University bus service links the hall with
 n   306 single study bedrooms each                   Headington Campus, Wheatley Campus
     with a hand basin.                               and Oxford City Centre.
 n   2.30 x 3.65m (typical room size).            n   The Hall Office is available as a source of
 n   On-site launderette.                             advice and information.

 n   £97.48 per week for 38 weeks
     (includes heating and lighting).


 For the courses such as Art Foundation, Nursing, LPC and GDL which require an extended
 contract length appropriate to the course, please refer to page19 and 20 for further information.



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WESTMINSTER HALL
SELF-CATERED
Oxford Brookes University, Harcourt Hill Campus, Botley, Oxford

Located in the grounds of the Oxford Brookes Harcourt Hill
Campus in the Botley area of Oxford, approximately 5 miles
from the Headington campus. There is a recently refurbished
Sports Centre on this site.




n   Self-catered, ensuite rooms in flats of 3-6       bus service during vacations).
    people sharing a kitchen/lounge. There                                                          PGCE and BA Primary courses
                                                  n   On-site Sports Centre, common room,
    are also self-contained studio apartments                                                       requiring additional weeks; the total cost
                                                      chapel, library, 24 hour communal             is increased accordingly in relation to the
    for individuals/couples.                          computer rooms and a bar.                     contract length. Please refer to Applying
n   262 single study bedrooms and 50              n   Westminster Hall is a non-smoking hall.       for halls.
    studio apartments.
                                                  n   The Hall Office is available as a source of   PGCE students who request
n   4.5m x 2.7m (including shower room).              advice and information.                       Westminster Halls are exempt from the
n   On-site launderette.                                                                            no-cars rule. For all other students, it is
                                                  n   £139.95 (approx) per week for 38 weeks        a condition of residency whilst living in
n   A direct university bus service links the         (includes heating, lighting, and block        halls that you do not keep or use a car
    campus with Headington and Wheatley               insurance), Studio flats are £180 per week.   in Oxford.
    Campus and Oxford City Centre (reduced

If you are interested in Westminster Hall Studios please email accomm@brookes.ac.uk
with the subject title – Studio flat. Offers will only be made once you have an unconditional
offer. There are a limited number of 50 week contracts available in Studio flats.
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 LADY SPENCER CHURCHILL HALL
 CATERED
 Wheatley, Oxford OX33 1HX
 Situated in the grounds of Wheatley Campus

 Set in leafy, greenbelt, 70 acre campus with excellent outdoor
 sports facilities including tennis courts and all weather football
 pitches. Although set on the outskirts of Oxford it has excellent
 transport links to Oxford City Centre.



 n   Catered during semesters – breakfast and     n   Library has a 24-hour access
     dinner weekdays, breakfast Saturdays             computer room.
     and breakfast and lunch Sundays (no          n   The Hall Office is available as a source of
     refunds will be made for meals not taken).       advice and information.
     There is provision on each floor for
                                                  n   A direct university bus service links the
     preparing snacks.
                                                      campus with Headington and Harcourt
 n   162 single study bedrooms accommodated           Hill campus and Oxford City centre
     in four blocks.                                  (reduced bus service during vacations).
 n   2.74 x 3.96m (typical room size).            n   £132.46 (approximately) per week for
 n   On-site launderette.                             38 weeks (includes heating and lighting
 n   On-site common room.                             and meals during semester time).




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PAUL KENT HALL
SELF-CATERED MOSTLY ENSUITE
James Wolfe Road, Headington, Oxford OX3 2WA
Approximately 1.5 miles from Headington Campus, on a direct
university bus route serving Oxford City Centre and the vibrant
Cowley Road known for its lively and diverse café culture.




n   Self-catering, mostly ensuite, kitchens      n   A University bus service links the hall with
    allocated to groups of 6/9.                      Headington campuses, Wheatley Campus
n   242 single study bedrooms.                       and Oxford City Centre.
                                                 n   £122.61 per week for 38 weeks (for ensuite
n   5.00 x 2.00m (typical room size
    including shower room).                          room) includes heating and lighting.
                                                 n   £112.46 per week for 38 weeks (for non
n   On-site launderette.
                                                     ensuite room) includes heating and lighting.
n   On-site computer room.
n   On-site common room.
n   The Hall Office is available as a source
    of advice and information.

For the courses such as Art Foundation, Nursing, LPC and GDL which require an extended
contract length appropriate to the course, please refer to page19 and 20 for further information.

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 WARNEFORD HALL
 SELF-CATERED
 Roosevelt Drive, Headington, Oxford OX3 7XA
 Approximately 0.25 miles from Headington Campus.

 Ideally located with a 5 minute walk to Headington Campus,
 Gipsy Lane with leisure and sports facilities close by and on a
 direct university bus route serving Oxford City Centre and the
 vibrant Cowley Road known for its lively and diverse café culture.



 n   Self-catering kitchens and showers       n   £117.87 per week for 38 weeks
     allocated to groups of 6 (occasionally       (includes heating and lighting).
     3 or 5).                                 n   The Hall Office is available as a source of
 n   252 single study bedrooms each with a        advice and information.
     hand basin.                              n   This is a mixed hall with first year and
 n   2.43 x 3.35m (typical room size).            continuing students in different blocks.
 n   On-site launderette.




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DORSET HOUSE
SELF-CATERED
London Road, Headington, Oxford OX3 7FT




n   Self-catered, ensuite rooms in flats of          n   The Hall Office is available as a source of
    4, 5 or 6 people sharing a kitchen/lounge.           advice and information.                       Dorset House is a partnership between
    There are also studio flats which are suitable                                                     Oxford Brookes University and CRM
                                                     n   £147.50 (approximately) per week for
    for individuals.                                                                                   Student Accommodation Management.
                                                         42 weeks (includes heating, lighting).
n   This is a mixed hall with first year students                                                      More information
                                                     n   Internet connection is available for an
    and continuing students in different blocks.                                                       If you are interested in a studio flat you
                                                         additional £160.                              would need to apply via their website.
n   259 single study bedrooms and                    n   There is a booking fee/deposit of £250.
    54 studio apartments.                                                                              For standard rooms, you do not need
                                                                                                       to book your accommodation on their
n   On-site Laundrette.                                                                                website unless you want to as it can be
n   A direct university bus service links                                                              one of your five choices on the on-line
    Dorset house with the other campuses                                                               application form.
    and Oxford City Centre (reduced bus
    service during vacations).


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 SLADE PARK APARTMENTS
 SELF-CATERED
 Horspath Driftway, Oxford OX3 7JJ




 n   Self-catered, ensuite rooms in flats of 4, 5    n   The Hall Office is available as a source of
     or 6 people sharing a kitchen/lounge.               advice and information.                       Slade Park Apartments is a partnership
                                                                                                       between Oxford Brookes University and
 n   This is a mixed hall with first year students   n   £137.75 (approximately) per week for          CRM Student Accommodation
     and continuing students in different blocks.        42 weeks (includes heating, lighting).        Management.
 n   350 single study bedrooms and 24 studio         n   Internet connection is available for an       More information
     apartments.                                         additional £160.                              You do not need to book your
 n   On-site Laundrette.                             n   There is a booking fee/deposit of £250.       accommodation on their website unless
 n
                                                                                                       you want to as it can be one of your five
     A direct university bus service links Slade
                                                                                                       choices on the on-line application form.
     Park with Headington campuses, Wheatley
     Campus and Oxford City Centre.




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HALL FACILITIES
                   Cheney   Clive   Clive   Clive     Crescent   Westminster   Lady        Paul      Warneford   Dorset   Slade   Sinnet   Windmill
                            Booth   Booth   Booth                              Spencer     Kent                  House    Park    Court    Road
                                    PG      non en                             Churchill
                                            suite
Number of
Rooms              750      792     388     455       306        268           162         242       25          259      350     200      49
Number of
studio rooms                                                     50                                              54       24
Ensuite            ✓        ✓       ✓                            ✓                         ✓(most)               ✓        ✓       ✓        ✓
Hand wash
basins                                      ✓(most)   ✓                        ✓                     ✓
Internet access    ✓        ✓       ✓       ✓         ✓          ✓             ✓           ✓         ✓           ✓        ✓       ✓        ✓
Catered                                                                        ✓
50 week
contract           ✓                ✓
38 week
contract                    ✓       ✓       ✓         ✓          ✓             ✓           ✓         ✓                            ✓        ✓
42 week
contract                                                                                                         ✓        ✓
46 week
contract
(health care)                                         ✓                                    ✓
Early start
(Art foundation)                                      ✓                                    ✓
39 week
contract
(Legal Practice
and Graduate
Diploma in Law)                                       ✓                                    ✓
Extended
contracts for
PGCE students                                                    ✓
Includes blocks
for postgraduate
and mature
students only      ✓                ✓                 ✓          ✓             ✓


                                                                                                                                                      17
 Where you’ll live
                                                1    Clive Booth Student Village
                                                2    Clive Booth Student Village non-ensuite
                                                3    Clive Booth Postgraduate Centre
                                                4    Dorset House
                                                5    Lady Spencer Churchill Hall
                                                6    Crescent Hall




                                                         5
                     3 2
                      1         4

                       10
                            9


                                            8
                                                7    Paul Kent Hall
                                        7
                                                8    Slade Park
        11                          6           9    Warneford Hall
                                                10   Cheney Student Village
                                                11   Westminster Hall




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Hall Allocation Policy
Hall places will be guaranteed if you make          Exceptions to the Allocation Policy include:            practitioner; it is insufficient for this letter to
Oxford Brookes University your firm choice          n   Students with certain disabilities;                 simply state your condition. It must also
and select a minimum of 5 halls* subject to                                                                 support your need to be accommodated
                                                    n   Students who will be under the age of 18
you holding an unconditional offer. The                                                                     in any or a specific type of residence. If you
guarantee only applies for students whose               on 30 September 2012.                               do not provide this information with your
application to the University and hall have         If you fall into either of the categories above         initial application it will not be possible to
been duly processed by the Admissions               you will be offered a room in one of the hall           consider any information supplied at a later
Office and are unconditional at the closing         types of your choice. If your place at the              date. If you are unsure please call or email
date for hall applications.                         university is conditional at the time of the            us at the Accommodation Office.
If you do not select Oxford Brookes University      June allocation your hall application will be
                                                    entered into the allocation process that            Health Care students
as your firm choice you should still apply for
accommodation by the agreed deadline and            takes place towards the end of August and           Please be aware some Nursing courses
in the event that you accept your offer may         will be subject to the allocation criteria set      have different semester dates to other
still be offered accommodation. However, we         out in this handbook.                               programmes of study and therefore require
can give no guarantee that this will be in a hall                                                       extended contract lengths. These courses
of your preferred choice and there may be a
                                                    Medical conditions                                  are shown below:
short delay at the beginning of the semester        If you wish to have a medical condition taken       n   Adult Nursing Degree and Diploma;
before moving into halls.                           into account for hall allocation purposes
                                                                                                        n   Childrens Nursing Degree
                                                    please supply the following with your paper
*Exceptions to the 5 halls minimum choice:          application (do not use the on-line process).           (pre-registration only);
PGCE/Nursing/Art Foundation/Legal                   Please contact the Accommodation                    n   Mental Health Nursing Degree
Practice Course and Graduate Diploma in             Office on 01865 484660 or email                         (pre-registration only) and Diploma;
Law Student (see application process)               medicalhallapplications@brookes.ac.uk               n   Midwifery (pre-registration only).
                                                    to request a form.
                                                    n   A letter confirming your condition written in
                                                        English from a certified medical




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 The prices and dates for these courses are      Art Foundation Students                         n   PGCE Primary starts Saturday 1
 shown below:                                    Please be aware the Art Foundation course           September 2012 to 5 July 2013 at a cost
 n   Crescent Hall from Saturday 15 September    has different semester dates to other               of £6,137.81;
     2012 to 18 July 2013 at a cost of           courses and therefore extended contract         n   PGCE Secondary (one year) starts
     £4,261.27;                                  lengths and costs as shown below:                   Saturday 8 September 2012 to 27 June
 n   Paul Kent Hall from Saturday 15 September   n   Crescent Hall from Saturday 1 September         2013 at a cost of £5,837.91;
     2012 to 18 July 2013 at a cost of               2012 to 13 June 2013 at a cost of           n   PGCE Post Compulsory starts Saturday
     £5,359.18;                                      £3,968.83;                                      15 September 2012 to 27 June 2013 at a
 n   Alternatively you may prefer Cheney         n   Paul Kent Hall from Saturday 1 September        cost of £5,697.96;
     Student Village from Saturday 15                2012 to 13 June 2013 at a cost of           n   BA Primary starts Saturday 15 September
     September 2012 to the 30 August 2013            £4,991.98.                                      2012 to 28 June 2013 at a cost of
     at a cost of £6,321.50 plus £200 deposit.   You may also wish to consider taking a room         £5,717.96.
 The above arrangements are not intended for     in Oxford Brookes University Shared
                                                                                                 LPC and GDL Students
 those nursing students based at Swindon.        Housing. These contracts begin on Saturday
                                                 1 September 2012.                               (Legal Practice Course and
 Any students who require the use of a car
                                                                                                 Graduate in Diploma Law)
 for placements such as paramedic/nursing        PGCE and BA Primary Students
 students may wish to consider Shared                                                            Please be aware the LPC and GDL courses
                                                 Please be aware that the PGCE and BA            have different semester dates to other
 Housing as an option. You can apply as a
                                                 Primary courses have different semester         courses and therefore extended contract
 group or individual. If you choose to live in
                                                 dates to other courses and provision in halls   lengths and costs as shown below:
 halls keeping or using a car within Oxford
                                                 for these different dates is ONLY made at
 city is NOT permitted. Please contact                                                           n   Crescent Hall from Saturday 15
                                                 Westminster Hall. The extended contract
 Shared Housing on 01865 484617.                                                                     September 2012 to 17 June 2013 at a
                                                 lengths and costs are shown here:
                                                                                                     cost of £3,829.57;




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n   Paul Kent Hall from Saturday 15            Westminster Hall and                                 When accepting an offer of a hall place, in
    September 2012 to 18 June 2013 at          Wheatley Students                                    most cases you enter into a Licence to
    a cost of £4,816.82;                                                                            Occupy to take place from 15 September
                                               If you are following a course taught at either
n   Alternatively you may prefer Clive Booth                                                        2012 to 6 June 2013 inclusive. This means
                                               the Harcourt Hill Campus or the Wheatley
    Student Village Postgraduate Centre                                                             that you have full use of your room during the
                                               Campus the accommodation at these sites
    Ensuite (50 weeks) from Saturday 15                                                             Christmas and Easter vacations (no meals are
                                               may be of particular interest.
    September 2012 to 30 August 2013 at a                                                           provided during vacations in catered halls).
    cost of £7,100.00.                         If you don’t get a place                             The exceptions are Cheney Student Village
                                                                                                    and Clive Booth Student Village Postgraduate
                                               Ideally we would wish to accommodate                 Centre where Licence to Occupy are for 50
Mature first year students                     all our new students (who want a place)
If you wish to share hall accommodation                                                             weeks (Occupation dates for these halls are
                                               in halls. Inevitably some people will be             15 September 2012 to 30 August 2013
with other mature first year students you      disappointed. The Accommodation Office
can apply for a room in Crescent Hall, the                                                          inclusive) and those Nursing, Art Foundation,
                                               will do all it can to support students through       PGCE and Law students who live in the halls
Postgraduate Centre (Clive Booth Student       this process.
Village), Lady Spencer Churchill Hall,                                                              specified. The partnership halls at Slade Park
                                               If we are unable to assist you with a hall           and Dorset House have their own Licence to
Westminster Hall or Cheney Student Village.
                                               place initially, you will be invited to join the     Occupy dates.
A number of rooms in these halls will be
                                               hall waiting list. Details about the waiting list,   The Licence to Occupy for your room is
provisionally set aside for those seeking to
                                               as well as alternative accommodation will be         binding for the period stated on your
share with other mature or postgraduate
                                               mailed to hall applicants who were not               Licence to Occupy. If you wish to leave it is
students. All deadlines published in this
                                               allocated a hall place of their choice in the        essential that you notify the Accommodation
handbook apply.
                                               main August allocation.                              Office. You will remain liable for the payment
You may apply to halls other than those
listed above but there is no guarantee that    Your contract                                        of this room until it has been re-let. Slade
you will be sharing with other mature or                                                            Park and Dorset House have their own
                                               All contracts will commence on the date              contract terms and conditions.
postgraduate students.                         printed on your agreement. Please do not
                                               arrive before the date shown as you will not
                                               be allowed access to the accommodation.
                                               Details of arrival times will be sent to you
                                               with your Licence to Occupy.

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     ‘
     I like living in halls – my
     flatmates are amazing, I love
     my flatmates! I’m living with
     people doing publishing,
     international business and
     nutrition. I don’t think I would
     have met these people if I
     wasn’t living in the halls.

     Annabel Chung,
     studying Business Management
     and Law




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Please note: if you choose Cheney Student        period only.                                       Hall Regulations
Village as one of your options and are offered   If you require a 50 week letting period you        Regulations are in place to help establish
a place it will not be possible to alter your    will need to apply to Cheney Student Village,      and maintain a satisfactory quality of
offer on the grounds of expense. Remember        or Postgraduate Centre (Clive Booth Student        community life and residents are expected
a Cheney Student Village contract is for 50      Village) which have a limited number of 50         to abide by them. They can be viewed on-
weeks: Please be sure before you apply.          week contracts available. Please note: the         line by going to: www.brookes.ac.uk/
We would like to point out that any              normal allocation criteria will also apply to      studying/accommodation/regulations.
accommodation contract for halls is made         postgraduate students.                             Responsibility for the welfare and behaviour
between the University and the student                                                              of residents rests with the Hall Manager. This
                                                 Cars
occupier. While we understand that parents                                                          is not applicable to Slade Park and Dorset
or other representatives of the student will     It is a requirement of Oxford City Council         House.
be concerned for their wellbeing, due to the     and a condition of your residency at all halls
Data Protection Act our dealings need to be      that you do not keep a car with you in             Accommodation after
with the residents. Past experience strongly     Oxford. You will find that a car is really not     your first year
suggests this is the most efficient way of       necessary as Oxford has excellent transport
                                                                                                    We are able to offer ‘continuing’ students
resolving any problems that may arise.           links to the rest of the country, especially
                                                                                                    accommodation after their first year. The
                                                 London, and very good public transport
                                                                                                    Accommodation Office have a variety of
Postgraduate accommodation                       within the city.
                                                                                                    options available which include Halls and
A proportion of accommodation in halls will      Data lines                                         Shared Housing with a range of contract
be allocated to postgraduate and mature                                                             lengths and costs.
students. Self-catered rooms will be             Data lines are installed in all student rooms
available at Crescent Hall, Clive Booth          in the halls of residence. Residents will be
Student Village Postgraduate Centre,             able to use their own PCs to access email,
Cheney Student Village and Westminster           internet and intranet. Internet is included
Hall. Catered accommodation for                  within the cost of the rent. Telephone
postgraduate students will be available at       services in halls are provided by the
Lady Spencer Churchill Hall. These halls,        University for internal phone calls. This is not
with the exception of Cheney Student             applicable to Slade Park and Dorset House.
Village, and the Postgraduate Centre are
available as a 38 week standard letting
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How to apply
On-line application                               Students holding                                  Decision on your application
You will be sent a letter and personal            unconditional offers                              You will be informed of the outcome of your
password for On-line application. You can         If you have firmly accepted an unconditional      application during July 2012 if we receive
make your accommodation choices directly          offer (ie you are not awaiting any exam           your application and your status is
if you use this method. Please enter the          results, CRB/medical checks etc) you may          unconditional on or before 2 July 2012.
password exactly as seen (mix of lower and        apply to Oxford Brookes University for an         All other offers will be notified by early
upper case) using applicant number                early decision on your hall application.          September 2012.
(9 digits)/UCAS ukpass Personal ID Number                                                           You will receive the Accommodation
(10 digits) (without breaks or dashes)            Please note: It is normal for unconditional
                                                  offers to be made after the 2 July 2012           Information from the Admissions Office
IMPORTANT Please keep your password in            deadline. If you have not received your offer     between May and July.
a safe place. If you lose this password it will   or brochure by the deadline your application      Students receiving unconditional offers
not be possible to provide you with another.      will be entered into the main allocation at the   before 2 July 2012 must apply on-line by
You will need your password to be able to         end of August.                                    2 July 2012.
accept your offer after allocation.
                                                                                                    Your contract will be available online and you
If you require a medical condition to be                                                            will need to login from 6 July and must be
considered it must submit a paper                                                                   accepted by 10 August 2012.
application. To request an Accommodation
Handbook and application form please
contact the Office on 01865 484660 or email
medicalhallapplications@brookes.ac.uk




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                                                  ‘
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 Students holding
 conditional offers
 If you are awaiting exam results in order
 to transform a conditional offer to an
 unconditional one you can apply for a            Halls are a great way to get
 hall place by the following steps:               to know people in first year.
 n   You will receive the accommodation           I was in a flat with six other
     information from May 2012.
                                                  people with a communal
 n   Decisions on the allocation of hall places
     are communicated to students in early        kitchen. You can also meet
     September 2012.                              other people in different
                                                  flats. First year is all about
 Please read the following paragraph very         getting to know as many
 carefully:                                       people as you can.
 Decision on your application
 Your contract will be available online and you   Nick Wyke
 will need to login from 31 August and must       studying City and Regional Planning
 be accepted by 12 September.
 IMPORTANT: If you do not wish to accept
 the offer made for accommodation YOU
 MUST advise the Accommodation Office
 immediately in order for us to maximise use
 of rooms. Please note we are unable to
 make a change to the offer made. From the
 end of October, a process will be in place to
 facilitate possible room transfers.

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Application and decision process

   Students holding unconditional              Students holding conditional offers
      offers before 2 July 2012                 or offers becoming unconditional
            ·                                            after 2 July 2012




                                                          ·
      Complete and return hall                      Complete and return hall
    application or apply online by              application or apply online before
             2 July 2012                                 27 August 2012
            ·



                                                          ·
     Your contract will be available             Your contract will be available
    online and you will need to login           online and you will need to login
  from 6 July and must be accepted                from 31 August and must be
            ·



           by 10 August 2012                    accepted by 12 September 2012



 Any contracts not accepted will be
  terminated after 10 August 2012




Please note that all of the above is dependent on your status being unconditional as processed by the
Admissions Office at the time of the relevant allocation.
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Other types of accommodation
Living in the private sector:                  Oxford Brookes University
Information relating to other possible         Managed Housing
sources of private rented accommodation is     If you are interested in living in other kinds
available from the Accommodation Office,       of off-campus accommodation, the
please email or telephone to request details   university managed housing scheme offers
or go to www.brookes.ac.uk/                    about 450 places in shared houses leased
students/accommodation.                        from private landlords.
                                               The houses are fully-furnished but you
                                               provide your own bed linen, utensils and
                                               cutlery. A typical average weekly rent is
                                               about £88 per week, heating and lighting
                                               charges are additional to this figure. A non-
                                               refundable booking fee of £226 will be
                                               required before contracts will be issued.
                                               No other deposits are required.
                                               Application forms are available from the
                                               Accommodation Office in the spring.
                                               First allocations are made during Semester 2
                                               to groups of students who wish to share
                                               accommodation but later applications can
                                               be considered, especially from mature
                                               freshers who are prepared to live in groups
                                               which function as single households.
                                               Agreements are for 46 or 50 weeks
                                               beginning on 3 September 2012.
 These properties are popular with students     consist of a bedroom/lounge area with a            Private flats
 who wish to live as a group constituting a     4ft double bed, kitchenette and bathroom.          Most leases for private rentals begin in the
 household. If you are interested, you should   These cost £180 per week. Price includes           summer vacation and a damage deposit
 apply as soon as you have a firm place on a    bills, internet, bus pass and basic insurance.     and one month’s rent in advance is usually
 course. If you wish to view properties you     The standard contract length is for a 38           required. Visits to Oxford will be necessary
 should telephone first: call 01865 484617 to   week contract, but there are now a limited         to secure this type of accommodation.
 obtain a list of available properties.         number of 50 week contracts available at
 There is limited amount of accommodation       Westminster Hall Studios.                          Advice
 in these properties for couples or for those   There are also studio flats at Dorset House for    Before signing any agreement, please make
 who are single parents, but not for larger     individuals which cost £180 for a 50 week          sure you are certain of its implications.
 families. If you are coming to Oxford with     contract. Please refer to Dorset House             Information on tenancy agreements, landlord
 your family it is essential that you make      website for their conditions and how to apply.     problems or any other housing matters is
 arrangements in advance.                                                                          available from the Students’ Union Advice
                                                If you are interested in Westminster Hall
                                                                                                   Centre, Helena Kennedy Student Centre,
 Family Accommodation                           Studios or the Clive Booth Student
                                                                                                   Headington Campus. Telephone 01865
                                                Village Family Flats please email
 and Studio Flats                               accomm@brookes.ac.uk with the
                                                                                                   484770 or email: suadvice@brookes.ac.uk
 There are a limited number of two bedroom      subject title (Studio flat or Family Flat).        Advice is also offered by your local Citizens
 self contained flats in Clive Booth Student                                                       Advice Bureau.
                                                Please note that the no car policy still applies
 Village where we can take applications from
                                                to these options and offers will only be made
 a couples or individuals with a child. These
                                                once you have an unconditional offer.
 cost £224.00 per week and include bills,
 internet, bus pass and basic insurance.        A booking fee is required when securing
                                                this type of accommodation. Please refer
 There are studio flats at Westminster Hall
                                                to our website: www.brookes.ac.uk/
 which are available to couples or individual
                                                accommodation for further details.
 (no children). These self-contained flats




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Accommodation/                                  Car parking
Letting Agencies                                There is no parking for cars on either the
Please note that the letting agencies operate   Oxford Brookes University campuses or at
independently of the University and their       the halls of residence and very little parking
accommodation has not been inspected or         in the city of Oxford. We therefore advise         I’m mid-30’s and don’t really
approved. The services provided by              you not to bring a car. If you have a place in     want to go out partying
agencies are by no means uniform. While         a university hall of residence it is a condition
                                                of your licence that you do not keep a car in
                                                                                                   every night – I want to focus
some provide a very limited service merely
introducing prospective tenants to landlords,   Oxford.                                            on my studying. For the
others have a property management role          If you live in off-campus accommodation,           last 2 years I have been
which continues throughout the tenancy.         you will find that a car is really not necessary
This means that it is they who are
                                                                                                   with postgraduates and
                                                as Oxford has very good public transport
responsible for repairs, inspections etc,       within the city and excellent transport links      they are more focused on
rather than the landlord. Make sure you         to the rest of the country, especially London.     what they want, so parties
know who you will be dealing with before        We run a fleet of Brookes buses and an
you sign a contract.                            annual pass can be purchased upon arrival
                                                                                                   are a lot less.
                                                (this is included, at no extra cost, to
                                                students living in halls) allowing you unlimited   Jason James Bradford,
                                                travel between the campuses, halls of              studying Osteopathy
                                                residence, local supermarkets and The City
                                                Centre. We also run a weekly bicycle clinics
                                                offering you free bike repairs – you only pay
                                                for parts.




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 Students’ Union advice about
 off-campus accommodation
 The Students’ Union Advice Centre offers
 free, independent confidential advice and
 information to all students and prospective
 students of Oxford Brookes University.

 Contact details
 Oxford Brookes Students’ Union
 Advice Centre
 Helena Kennedy Student Centre
 Headington Campus
 Oxford OX3 0BP

 Opening times
 Monday – Thursday, 10.00am – 4.00pm and
 Friday 10.00am – 3.30pm semester-time
 (reduced opening times during vacations)
 Tel: 01865 484770
 Fax: 01865 484773
 email: suadvice@brookes.ac.uk or for more
 information go to www.thesu.com/advice




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‘Living in halls is a great way to meet other students and make friends.
When you move in you’ll have the support of our dedicated hall staff to
help you settle in and make sure your new home is safe and secure.’
Emma Rosentall, Accommodation Officer (Halls)
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To obtain a large-print copy of this
publication, or to enquire about other
formats, please call +44 (0) 1865 484848
or email query@brookes.ac.uk

Oxford Brookes is committed to the principle of equality. Our
policies and practices promote equality of opportunity for all who
study, work and visit our community. We seek to make the
university an inclusive place to work and study and welcome
applications from all sections of the community and from people at
all stages of their life. To find out more see www.brookes.ac.uk/
services/hr/eod or contact the HR Team & Business Partnership
Manager (Equal Opportunity and Diversity) +44 (0) 1865 485929.


UUK/Guild HE Code of Practice for the
Management of Student Housing
Oxford Brookes University Halls of Residence and Accommodation
Services comply with the Code of Practice; every Hall Office holds
a compliance folder which is available for you to look at if you wish.
Further information on the Code can be found at:
www.universitiesuk.ac.uk/PolicyAndResearch/Guidance/
AccommodationCodeofPractice/Pages/default.aspx                           www.brookes.ac.uk/accommodation

								
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