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Frequently Asked Questions

University Accommodation

When do I need to apply for accommodation?

You can apply for accommodation as soon as you have accepted a Conditional or Unconditional offer from the University. There is no specific deadline to apply for accommodation in The Green, we welcome applications throughout the year.

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What's the difference between a townhouse and an apartment?

Apartments have six en-suite bedrooms and townhouses have 12 bedrooms with a shared bathroom. Find out more about the two different types of accommodation.

How much does it cost and when do I need to pay?

Typical weekly charges for The Green are:

  • Townhouse - £94.78
  • Apartment - £106.05

View a full price breakdown »

You need to make your first payment when you accept your accommodation offer and sign the tenancy agreement. The remaining rent can be paid in full on arrival or in three instalments.
Visit our payments information page for further details.

Do I need to insure my belongings?

Contents insurance is included as part of your residency at The Green which covers in room theft, fire and flood damage. However, it is important you find out exactly what this insurance policy covers as you may want to consider extending your cover.

What equipment is included?

Kitchen in The Green.

All accommodation is supplied with:

  • Cooker
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Kettle
  • Fridge/freezer
  • Storage cupboards
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Dustpan and brush
  • Mop and bucket
  • General waste and recycling bins
  • Fire safety equipment

Where can I do my laundry?

There is a coin-operated laundrette facility (washers and dryers) located on the first floor of The Orchard Building in the village.

Where are the nearest shops and supermarkets?

Student in Student Central shop.

Student shops are located in the Richmond Building Atrium and Student Central – selling everything from bread and milk to stationery and toiletries.

There are also a good range of shops, restaurants, bars, supermarket and a pharmacist within 10 minutes' walk of the city campus.

What if I have a disability?

We have a number of adapted rooms available in The Green including; mobility rooms, ambulatory rooms and adjoining rooms designed for carers. A dedicated car parking provision is also provided.

If you are disabled, or have a medical condition or sensory impairment, please provide an additional information sheet detailing your requirements and send this with your accommodation application.

The details you provide will be discussed with the staff in the Disability Service to ensure we provide the correct facility for you.

If you choose not to disclose a disability or special requirements, we may not be able to offer alternative adapted accommodation at a later date.

Any adapted rooms not allocated to disabled students will be allocated in accordance with the normal University allocation procedure.

The University of Bradford is committed to the principles of inclusion, diversity and equal opportunities. Staff in the Disability Service offer advice, information and support.

Where's the nearest health centre?

A Student Health Centre is available on Laisteridge Lane, just five minutes' walk away from city campus. The Centre provides a confidential comprehensive healthcare service. Please register with the service as soon as possible after arrival.

Is smoking allowed?

Smoking is not permitted in internal and external areas of the university campus and all accommodation. However, there is a designated smoking area in The Green and on the Amphitheatre by Student Central.

Are there any wardens to support student residents?

A team of resident wardens live in The Green and are on duty every weeknight and all weekend. The team is made up of  two Senior Wardens and four Student Wardens. Their role is to help students settle into University life and provide advice and information.

Our Green Ambassadors are also on hand to help you settle into your new home, they're a group of students living in The Green who organise social events throughout the year.

Can I have guests in my room?

Yes, between 8am and 11pm.

 

Pre Arrival FAQ

When should I arrive?

Everything you need to know is on our arrival information page.

What will I need to bring with me?

Bring with you things to help turn your room into your home from home. You’ll need your own bedding, towels, crockery, cutlery, pans, cooking utensils and cleaning materials.

If you can't bring all of this with you – don't worry. You can buy essentials from Just Shop in the Richmond Building Atrium and Student Central. The Students' Union also arrange shopping trips to IKEA during the year.

Can I bring my car?

If you want to bring a car with you, you must first book a car parking space, there is a charge for this. Places are limited and allocated on a first come basis.

Visit the car parking page for more information.

Can I bring my bike?

Bike Yes. There are secure bike stores around The Green, Reception supply the security codes.

If you are bringing your bike it is worth considering adding this to your insurance policy.

Do I need a TV licence?

Yes. You will need a licence for all live TV viewing and recording, no matter which channel you are watching and what device you are watching it on. This also includes on demand services such as BBC iPlayer.

For more information visit the Official TV Licensing website,

Where do I collect my mail?

Post box General letters are placed in an allocated post box for you.

All other mail and parcels can be collected from Reception, you will receive an e-mail from us to tell you that mail is awaiting collection.