What to expect in your accommodation
This might be your first experience of living in the UK so we've provided some information to help you understand what to expect from living in shared accommodation, be that in University accommodation or in the private sector.
Most student bedrooms contain a single person bed, a desk and chair, a wardrobe, a bookshelf and a waste paper bin. If you are in an en suite room, you also have a shower cubicle, sink and toilet. Bedding is not provided (except in Ellerslie Global Residence) but if you are living in University accommodation, you can buy a Bedding Pack which consists of a duvet, duvet cover, pillow, pillow case and fitted sheet.
If you are not in an en suite room (so you are in a standard room), you will share shower and toilet facilities with other residents. Some of our standard rooms also have a washbasin in the room. Toilets are operated via a flush mechanism.
Kitchens are equipped with a fridge and freezer, cupboards, a cooker (this will usually have 4 hot plates,
a grill and an oven), a microwave and a sink (most sinks have two taps for hot and cold water). You will need to provide your own crockery, cutlery, cooking pans and utensils. If you live in University accommodation you can buy a Kitchen Essentials Pack from us.
Your common room/living room
In private accommodation and in many of our University residences, you will have a communal area to relax or socialise in. In private accommodation, this is called a living room, in University accommodation it's called a common room.
Not all residences have common rooms and for those that do, the size and facilities vary. Common rooms in University accommodation typically contain comfortable chairs or sofas and some also offer a TV, DVD player and pool table (see the specific information provided on the facilities overview page).
The common room is also sometimes used as a venue for social activities organised by the Hall Exec Committee.