Newcastle University Accommodation Tour Handbook Richardson

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					Newcastle
University

   Accommodation Tour
       Handbook


  Richardson Road/ Castle
  Leazes/ Claremont Sports
            Hall




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Contents


Title……………………………………Page number

1. Tour route………………………………….…3

2. Accommodation Prices…………………......6

3. Amenities and Travel Information....….…...7

4. Frequently Asked Questions………………14

5. Feedback………………………………….…17




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                       1. Tour Route


1. Starting Point Medical Building Foyer
      Meet your group
      Welcome them to Newcastle
      Introduce yourself giving your name, course and year of
   study
      Briefly explain the tour
      Encourage them to ask questions during the tour
      Explain that you will be visiting one catered and one
   catered site, and also the sports facility.
      Explain that you will be talking about all accommodation
   sites throughout the tour
      Set off walking towards Richardson Road.

   Explain as you walk that many of the students who live in
   Richardson Road use this route as the fastest way to and
   from the University.

2. Claremont Sports Hall
     Report to reception
     Wait in lobby while Sports Centre staff show students
   round.

   Point out Marris House behind Richardson Road; explain
   that it is one of many other self catering options. Mention
   other options such as Windsor Terrace who have the option
   of en-suite facilities and encourage people to ask questions
   about these other sites.


3. Richardson Road Self Catered Flats
    All prices are for current students
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      Rents are £64.75 per week and £112 per week for
    couple flats
      31 self contained flats.
      894 standard study bedrooms without washbasins
      Room are grouped into flats of six bedrooms with a
    shared living space, kitchen and bathroom.
      Very close to campus
      Standard flats have microwaves, data connection and
    entry phone system
      CCTV on site for extra security
      On site laundrette
      Limited car parking and bicycle storage
      Very lively site
      10 minute walk to uni/ town
      £3.00 taxi fair approximately from town.


4. Castle Leazes Catered Halls

    Explain the features of Castle Leazes – Rent £97.65.

       1,050 study bedrooms with washbasins (but over 1600
    applications for rooms last year)
       Close to campus
       Breakfast and evening meals during the week
       24 hour reception
       laundrette, shop, bar with satellite TV, snooker room, TV
    room and table tennis room
       Cluster of over 30 PCs linked to the University System
    with internet
       Data connection in all rooms
       Offers social events such as Christmas dinner, summer
    ball, quiz and comedy nights, inter-hall sports such as pool
    and table tennis.

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    Walk the group into Castle Leazes, past reception and take
    the first right down the Eustace Percy corridor. Point out
    the shop (right) and the TV room (left). Go up the stairs into
    the bar – Point out the dining room. Walk through the bar
    and down the other staircase into Havelock Hall. At the
    bottom of the stairs point out the computer cluster. Show
    students allocated study bedroom.

    On way out explain that the Castle Leazes site is very
    popular and is heavily over subscribed. Say that our other
    catered site Henderson Hall has excellent features and also
    en-suite is available.

5. Walk group back towards Medical School.

      Ask the group if they have any final questions and thank
    them for their time
      Ask them if they would like to fill out a comments form.




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             2. Accommodation Prices


Name of Hall      Price per week         Annual Price


Castle Leazes     £97.65                 £3,539.20

                                         £2,460.50 Single
                  £64.75 Single
                                         standard
                  standard
Richardson Road
                                         £4,256.00 Couples
                  £112.00 Couples flat
                                         flat
                  £89.60                 £3,233.30
Henderson Hall
                  £102.90 with        £3,738.70 with
                  internet connection internet connection

Marris House      £71.40                 £2,713.20

                                         £2,713.20
                  £71.40
Windsor Terrace
                                         £3,258.50 with en-
                  £85.75 with en-suite
                                         suite

St. Mary’s        £61.60                 £2,340.80


Bowsden Court     £77.00                 £2,926.00

                  £64.75 without         £2,460.50 without
                  washbasin              washbasin
Jesmond Road
                  £71.40 with          £2,713.20 with
                  washbasin            washbasin
                                       £3,477.60 with en-
                  £82.80 with en-suite
                                       suite
Magnet Court
                  £103.85 Couples
                                         £4,361.70 Couples
                  flat
                                         flat

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                         3. Amenities and Travel Information


 Name of Hall                            Amenities                              Travel Information

                   1,050 single study bedrooms with washbasins and            Within walking
                    internet connection                                         distance of University
                   24-hour reception                                           (15 minutes)
                   laundrette, shop, bar with satellite TV and large          Taxi – approximately
                    screen, snooker rooms, TV rooms and table tennis            £4.50
                    room
                   cluster of over 30 PCs linked to the internet via the
                    University's Information Systems and Services.
                   bicycle storage
Castle Leazes
                   limited car parking at an additional charge
                   Breakfast and evening meals are served Monday to
                   Snacks and sandwiches can be bought from bar and
                    shop.
                   Vending machines provide a 24-hour service
                   Social events: Christmas dinner, summer ball, quiz
                    and comedy nights, inter-hall sports such as pool and
                    table tennis.
                   Resident wardening team offer support
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                University Officers patrol accommodation



                894 single study-bedrooms                                  Walking Distance to
                31 self-contained couple flats                              University and City
                Internet connection in all study bedrooms                   Centre (10 minutes)
                bicycle storage                                            Taxi from University
                limited car parking at an additional charge                 – approximately £4
                on-site CCTV and
                on-site launderette
                lively atmosphere
                Flats have six bedrooms sharing a communal
Richardson
                 lounge/kitchen and shower/toilet.
Road
                A site manager is responsible for the services and
                 facilities as well as welfare and discipline.
                Officers patrol accommodation to ensure your peace of
                 mind.
                Grocery store nearby (Londis)
                Nearest supermarket in City Centre
                Nearby takeaway




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                    361 single study bedrooms with washbasins                  Bus:
                    88 single study bedrooms with en-suite facilities and       From the City:
                     internet connection
                    adjacent to University sports ground and tennis courts           Direct from
                    launderette, shop, bar with satellite TV, TV lounge with          Haymarket (305,
                     large-screen satellite TV, snooker club, music practice           306, 308) and
                     room and games facilities                                         Central Station
                    Cluster of 18 PCs linked to the internet via the                  (1), approximately
                     University's Information Systems and Services.                    15 – 20 mins.
                     Wireless internet connection available in some areas             From Henderson
                    ample, free car parking                                           Hall: Coast Road
Henderson Hall
                    secure bicycle storage                                            (305,306,307,
                    provides a fully catered option Monday to Friday                   309)
                    Sacks and sandwiches can be bought from the shop,          Taxi:
                     bar and vending machines.                                   Approx £7 from the
                    Events including film nights, quizzes, pool leagues.          University
                    Playstation
                    Christmas party
                    Large screen TV in the bar allows sporting events to
                     be televised.




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                   192 single study-bedrooms with washbasin                Walking Distance to
                   Internet connection in all study bedrooms                University and City
                   close to city centre and University sports hall          Centre (10 minutes)
                   entry phone system                                      Taxi from University
                   limited car parking at an additional charge              – approximately £4
                   on-site launderette
                   Freeview TV connection in all flats
                   Bicycle storage
                   All flats have six single study-bedrooms with
Marris House        communal lounge/kitchen and two showers/toilets.
                   A site manager is responsible for the services and
                    facilities as well as welfare and discipline.
                   Officers patrol our accommodation to ensure your
                    peace of mind
                   Grocery store nearby (Londis)
                   Nearest supermarket in City Centre
                   Nearby takeaway


                   190 single study-bedrooms with washbasins               Walking distance to
                   48 single study-bedrooms with en suite bathroom          University and City
Windsor Terrace    Internet connection in all study bedrooms                Centre (5 minutes)
                   entry-phone system                                      Adjacent to Robinson
                   limited car parking at an additional charge

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                on-site launderette                                            Library



                                                                            Bus
                361 single study-bedrooms with washbasins
                Internet connection in all study bedrooms                     Central Station,
                ample free car parking                                         Bewick Street
                shops nearby – Morrisons, Westgate Road                        (36/36a), Gallowgate
                Fenham Pool is nearby                                          (61) and St. Thomas
                on site CCTV and entry-phone system                            Street (32)
                on-site launderette                                            approximately 25-
                bicycle storage facilities                                     30mins
                Mix of three-, four-, five-, and six-bedroom flats, each
                                                                               From St Mary’s Halls:
St. Mary’s       having communal kitchen/lounge. The majority of flats
                                                                                Fenham Hall Drive
                 have two showers and two toilets. Many flats on this
                                                                                (13,36,63)
                 site are larger than average.
                                                                                approximately 25-
                Communal lounge where you can get together with
                                                                                30mins
                 other residents to chat or watch TV.
                Vending machines offer cold drinks, sandwiches and
                 snacks. Snooker and table tennis are on offer in the       Taxi
                 communal hall along with large screen TV.
                Site manager is responsible for the services and              Approximately £5
                 facilities as well as welfare and discipline                   from University


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                   Officers patrol accommodation



                   136 single study-bedrooms with en suite bathroom           Located near South
                   internet connection in all study-bedrooms                   Gosforth Metro
                   on-site entry-phone systems/CCTV                            Station
                   Freeview TV connection in each flat                        Day return on metro is
                   ample free parking                                          £1.70 (£2.10 before
                   secure bicycle storage                                      9am)
                   on-site launderette                                        Student metro passes
                   high quality en suite accommodation at affordable           are available from £28
Bowsden Court
                    rents. Flats allow groups of five and six students to       for 4 weeks or £250
                    share a communal lounge/kitchen.                            annual.
                   Site manager is responsible for the services and           Taxi – approximately
                    facilities as well as welfare and discipline.               £6.00 from University
                   Officers patrol our accommodation to ensure your
                    peace of mind


                   27 single study-bedrooms with washbasins                   Walking distance
                   54 single study-bedrooms without washbasins                 from University (10
Jesmond Road
                   Internet connection in all study bedrooms                   minutes).
                   shared laundry facilities with Windsor Terrace             Taxi from University

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                  limited car parking at an additional charge                 – approximately £3.
                  Site manager
                  Officers patrol accommodation


                  70 en suite single study-bedrooms                          In the heart of the
                  20 studios for couples                                      City Centre
                  Internet connection (additional charge) in all study-      Close to Metros,
                   bedrooms                                                    busses and trains.
                  entry-phone system
                  microwaves, kettles and toasters provided
Magnet Court
                  on-site launderette
                  42-week contract
                  Site manager
                  Officers patrol accommodation




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              4. Frequently Asked Questions

I have not booked, can I still come along?

Newcastle University welcomes any visitors to our campus and
we will do our utmost to ensure you get the most from your time
with us. Please visit us at the designated meeting point and,
pending space, we will endeavour to get you on a campus tour.

Where can we park?

Please refer to http://www.ncl.ac.uk/travel/info/car/parking.php
for information on parking within Newcastle. Parking on
Campus is very limited.

How do I get to Newcastle University from the train station/
airport?

The campus has the advantage of being located in the city
centre and therefore supported by Newcastle’s Metro system.
The Metro has stations at both the airport and train station. We
advise all visitors to disembark at Haymarket Metro Station as it
is the closest to the University campus.

From the Haymarket Metro Station you will need to cross the
pedestrian crossing facing the Church and stay to the left before
crossing the road opposite Campus Coffee and Blackwells.
The Student Union is to the right of Campus Coffee and up the
steps in front of you.

For those who wish to walk from Central Station there is
adequate signage to the University and you should allow 20 -
30 minutes. The walk is not recommended for those with
limited      mobility.              Please       refer     to
http://www.ncl.ac.uk/travel/maps/navigator_custom.php?t=3&b=
11&l=5&r=9 for a detailed map.



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Please refer to http://www.ncl.ac.uk/travel/info/     for more
information, including links to the Metro website.


Is there anywhere we can stay overnight?

You can obtain accommodation guides from the Newcastle
Tourist Information Office:

The Guildhall, Quayside, Newcastle upon Tyne
Open:       Monday      -     Friday   9.30am         -     5pm
Saturday                9am              -                  5pm
Sunday 9am - 4pm.
Phone: 0191 277 8000
E-mail: tourist.info@newcastle.gov.uk

Castle Leazes Halls of Residence offers limited places for Bed
and Breakfast, please ring 0191 222 8368/8362 for availability
and more information.

What is the weather like? What should we wear?

We advise all visitors to wear comfortable footwear and check
www.bbc.co.uk/weather before visiting.


How much walking will be involved?

Campus Tours last approximately 1 hour and do not involve any
form of transportation. The starting and meeting point is within
a 5 minute walk from Haymarket Metro station and the City
Centre.

From the Haymarket Metro Station you will need to cross the
pedestrian crossing facing the Church and stay to the left before
crossing the road opposite Campus Coffee and Blackwells.
The Student Union is to the right of Campus Coffee and up the
steps in front of you.


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Is there anywhere to eat on campus?

The campus provides a good selection of places where you can
get a bite to eat, whether it’s a snack or meal. The university
and Students’ Union have been granted Fairtrade status
meaning an increasing number of Fairtrade products are
available. For more information on where to eat please visit
http://www.ncl.ac.uk/undergraduate/food.phtml. Please note
that opening times for venues within The Union building are
subject to change during University holidays.

Is it usual for students to bring their parents along and how
many people can I bring?

We are more than happy to accommodate parents as well
as students on campus, but we do ask for students to limit the
number of guests to one if possible on the Campus Tour. We
like to ensure as many students can enjoy the tour as possible
but guest numbers can be reviewed on the day.

If I am running late is it still ok to come?

The city and campus is still a fantastic place to visit without a
campus tour! However, we will always try and find a place for
you on the next available tour. We do provide a ‘Walk without
the talk’ guide if you wish to tour the campus in your own time.
To view this guide please follow the link
http://www.ncl.ac.uk/undergraduate/further/resources/walkwi
thouttalk.pdf




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