If you are a current student please be aware of the following whilst staying in our accommodation:
If you are studying a Further Education course you may be required to completely clear your room during half terms, Christmas and Easter vacation periods. if you do need to vacate completely we endeavour to give you 2 weeks’ notice of this; you will need to leave on the last day of each term. All students at Newton Rigg WILL be required to completely vacate their rooms for the Easter break 2018.
Holiday periods for 2017/2018 for FE students are as follows:
OCTOBER HALF TERM: 20 October 2017 – 5 November 2017
CHRISTMAS: 15 December 2017 – 7 January 2018
FEBRUARY HALF TERM: 9 February 2018 – 18 February 2018
EASTER: 30 March 2018 – 15 April 2018
MAY BANK HOLIDAY: 4 May 2018 – 7 May 2018
MAY HALF TERM: 25 May 2018 – 3 June 2018
END OF THE ACADEMIC YEAR: 4 July 2018
You may return to your room the day before the start of a new term after 3pm.
Keys must be handed in at the end of the year or the cost of replacing the keys will be taken out of your deposit.
What if I want to leave accommodation early, what do I have to do and what do I need to pay?
If you wish to leave accommodation before the end of the contract period you must give 6 calendar weeks’ notice in writing to the Accommodation Office. Notice will be taken from the date the form is received in the office and run for 6 consecutive weeks; at the end of the six weeks you must return your keys to the Accommodation Office and complete the necessary paper work to confirm the room has been cleared and to agree that any remaining belongings may be disposed of. If the keys are returned before the end of the 6 week period you will still be charged until the end of the notice period.
All repairs should be reported to either the Premises Department via the yellow slip system or the Accommodation Office. All repairs will be dealt with as quickly as possible but some issues cannot be repaired by our own maintenance staff and we have to rely upon contractors to attend which can take longer to arrange.
What happens if I can’t pay for my accommodation?
If you are struggling to pay then speak to Student Support Services and Finance as soon as possible.
What happens if I stop paying for my accommodation?
If you default on payments or fail to comply with any arrangements made for paying your accommodation fees, we may bar access to your accommodation until either payment is received in full, or an acceptable alternative payment schedule is agreed with the Finance department.
What should I do if I lose my keys or fobs?
If you lose your keys or fobs you need to come to the Accommodation Office as soon as possible for them to be replaced and the fobs cancelled. The cost of a new set of keys or fobs is £30 and you will be sent an invoice for this amount. If you have left your fob at home we will lend you a set of keys to be returned when you have brought your own set.
If you have issues with your fob not working correctly, also come to the Accommodation Office as soon as possible so we can resolve the issue for you.