FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
WHAT IS A ROOM DEPOSIT?
This is a room bond on your accommodation for damages throughout the year. You will get this back in full at the end of the rental agreement if there are no damages to pay.
WHAT ARE FRESHER FEES?
This payment covers all of your entertainment for the fresher’s fortnight with the exception of the fresher’s ball. This includes; entry into town venues and the students union, punch, bus travel and your fresher’s t-shirt. This payment also contributes to life in the hall throughout the year
WHAT IS PLATINUM?
Platinum is not compulsory but we highly recommend getting it. Platinum entitles you to free entry throughout the year to all Union nights as well as special drinks offers. It will also include fresher ball ticket for the live act. More details available at:
MAY I BRING A BICYCLE TO HALLS?
Yes, we have some bike sheds in halls. You can collect a key for a £20 deposit which you can get back at the end of the year if you return your key.
MAY I BRING A CAR TO HALLS?
In most cases, freshers aren't allowed cars on campus, but if you have a good reason security may allow it. More information on car usage and parking in the student handbook
WHAT IS MY ROOM AND FLAT LIKE?
In Elvyn there are 6-8 students per flat with everyone having their own en-suite, and a kitchen per flat to share amongst everyone.
WHEN DO I FIND OUT WHERE I LIVE?
You usually find out what flat and room you are in a couple of days before arriving to Loughborough. The Student Accommodation Centre (SAC) will email your room code. For example, C-32-6 would mean that you're in C block, flat 32, room 6.
WHEN DO I MOVE IN?
Once you have completed your accommodation application through the university website and have been accepted by your chosen hall, you will be given a specific date to arrive, where you will then have to book an arrival time to move in. Exceptions can be made if you cannot arrive on the given date, but you will have to contact SAC.
HOW MANY MEALS DO WE GET?
Being catered, we are provided with lunch and dinner during weekdays. Lunch is available from 12:00-13:30. Light lunch is available from 13:30-15:00, and dinner is available from 17:00-19:30. During the weekends you will have to cook for yourself.
WHAT IS A STUDENT ID?
Your student ID is the proof that you are studying With this card you will be able to eat at the canteen, enter the Union on nights out, and identify yourself throughout the campus.While filling out your accommodation application, you will be asked to fill out information to request your student ID. Once you arrive to your hall, move in and get settled, you will be given your ID.