New Students

How To Apply

Applications are now being taken for University Accommodation 2017/18. You can apply online as soon as you have confirmed your offer of a place on a course with the University of Wolverhampton.

We've made it nice and easy for you with our e:vision system! Here you can select and apply for your accommodation all you need is your student number!  

Subject Allocations

Accommodation Services can give you the opportunity to live with students who are studying within the same subject areas.  If you would be interested in living with students who are undertaking similar courses to yourself, then do not hesitate to email us at accommodationservices@wlv.ac.uk

Living With Friends 

We are also giving you the opportunity to apply to live within a friendship group, if there are a number of you who wish to live together on the same corridor, then email accommodationservices@wlv.ac.uk and we will try to meet your requirements.  There are application forms for returning students available from Accommodation Services.

If you are unable to apply online, you will need to contact Accommodation Services and a manual application pack will be sent to you.

Having Trouble Applying?

If you're having difficulties applying for accommodation check out our step by step guide! 

How to Apply Step by Step (PDF 243K, Downloads file)

Accommodation Pre-payment

To make sure your name is down for the halls you want to live in you will need to make a pre-payment of £300, this works a little bit like a deposit and will be deducted from your final instalment of accommodation fees.

You can do this online via the login portal once you have accepted your Licence Agreement 

Accommodation Fees

Accommodation Services manage the student accommodation at all campuses across the University. We will assist you if you have any problems in the accommodation or if you are experiencing any difficulties with the people you live with. We will also help you if you want to change rooms or if you have any invoice queries

Due dates for your payments will be set out with your contract, so make sure you write them in your diary and better still budget for them!

Accommodation fees are due for payment either:

  • In advance of arrival
  • On arrival
  • On receipt of an invoice. (The dates for payments will be stated on the invoice)

If you require Financial Support during your stay there are a couple of ways you can get help; check out our webpages for more information. 

What's The Cost

2017/18 Prices

 

2017/18

37 Week Licence Cost

Lomas Street (City Standard)

£85.00

£3,145.00

North Road (City En-Suite)

£102.00

£3,774.00

Gorway (Walsall Standard)

£85.00

£3,145.00

Student Village (Walsall En-suite)

£102.00

£3,774.00

Telford En-Suite 

£87.00

£3,219.00

 

How To Pay

Direct Debit

If you have a UK bank account one of the easiest ways to pay is to set up a direct debit so your accommodation payments are pre-set and come out of your bank account on 3 specific dates: 

2017/18 Payment dates:

  • Instalment 1: October 2017
  • Instalment 2: January 2018
  • Instalment 3: April 2018

2017/2018 Instalment Breakdown 

 

Instalment 1

Instalment 2

Instalment 3

City & Walsall Standard

£1,258.00

£1,258.00

£629.00

City & Walsall Ensuite

£1,509.60

£1,509.60

£754.80

Telford Ensuite

£1,287.60

£1,287.60

£643.80

*Please note: These prices are an approximate ammont & if you move in before the start of the residency period these prices are subject to change

Click here to link to the Direct Debit Form (PDF 27K, Downloads file) you will need to fill in.

If you want to find out more about this method of payment please contact the Income Section of the Finance Department at IncomeSection@wlv.ac.uk or 01902 321256.

Online

Payments can be made online here

If you are feeling prepared and planning on paying in advance of your invoice, please type ADVANCE in the Invoice Number field.

This payment will be allocated to your account and matched against you accommodation invoice.

At a campus cashier

Payments can be made by cash, cheque or debit/credit card.

Cashiers' offices are located in MX Building for City Campus, and in Telford and Walsall campuses.

Bank transfer

This method is recommended for international students, in particular for the prepayment.

All payments to the University must be made in pounds sterling.

Might seem obvious but we have to mention that you will be required to meet any bank charges relating to the transfer.

Bank name: Barclays

Bank Account name: University of Wolverhampton

Bank account no: 80970905

Sort code: 20-97-78

IBAN: GB81BARC20977880970905

BIC(SWIFT): BARCGB22

Admin Fees

Here is all the legal information that you will need to know about your £300 pre-payment, it might seem a bit lengthy but have a read through as you don’t want to find yourself in a sticky situation…

In conjunction with the terms of the Accommodation Licence Agreement, deductions can be taken from the prepayment. 

This is with reference to clauses;

7.3          This Licence Agreement may be terminated by You if:

a) the University is in serious breach of its obligations under this Licence Agreement and/or Your student contract for study at the University;

b) You have medical welfare grounds for terminating (details of which can be found in the Student Guide To Accommodation 2016/2017 (PDF 586K, Downloads file);

c) You have academic grounds for termination (details of which can be found in the Student Guide To Accommodation 2016/2017 (PDF 586K, Downloads file) ;

d) You no longer wish to study at the University.

7.4          Where You wish to terminate as a result of an issue arising under clause 7.3 above, You will no longer be obliged to make further payments of the Licence Fee.  The provision of clause 8 apply to Your departure from the University Accommodation.

7.5          You may only otherwise terminate this Licence Agreement during the Residential Year having received the University’s written consent to do so.  To make an application to terminate under this clause 7.5, you will need to submit a completed Request for Cancellation of Accommodation form to the Accommodation Office which will then be considered by the University. 

7.6          If You are terminating because You are withdrawing / taking a leave of absence or transferring courses, then written confirmation of this from the appropriate school must be provided to Accommodation Services Office before the Accommodation Services Office can consider any refund or cancellation of payment obligations.  

7.7          In all cases, where You wish to exercise Your right to terminate, You acknowledge that, save where You are terminating for reasons specified in clause 7.3(a) and (b), You will continue to be liable for the full Licence Fee unless the University or You are/are able to find a replacement person to take on the outstanding liability for these amounts. 

7.8          You will remain responsible for complying with this Agreement until terminated.

With the exception of visa refusals or you not obtaining a place on a course at the University of Wolverhampton you will not receive a full refund of your Licence Fee. (Written confirmation of this refusal will be required from UCAS or the University of Wolverhampton.) 

There are a number of scenarios that can lead to amounts being deducted from the Accommodation prepayment;

What Happens If The University Does Not Offer You A Place On A Course?

If you apply for accommodation, and then accept a place within the University Accommodation, but then the University of Wolverhampton decide not to offer you a place on a course, the whole prepayment of £300.00 will be returned to you, as per clause 4.4. 

4.4          If You do not obtain a place on a course at the University of Wolverhampton, this Licence Agreement will automatically terminate, and You will receive a full refund of any Licence Fee and/or Pre-Payment fee You have paid.  (Written confirmation of this refusal will be required from UCAS or the University of Wolverhampton.).

Accommodation Services will only refund the prepayment upon written confirmation from the Admissions Unit that you have not been offered a place on a course. 

Month

Administration Fee Charge To be Deducted from the Accommodation Prepayment

September

£200.00

October

£200.00

November

£150.00

December

£150.00

January

£100.00

February

£75.00

March

£75.00

April

£50.00

May

£50.00

Students Who Have Signed A Standard Semester 1 Licence

Month

Administration Fee Charge To be Deducted from the Accommodation Prepayment

September

£200.00

October

£200.00

November

£150.00

December

£150.00

January

£100.00

Students Who Have Signed A Standard Semester 2 Licence

Month

Administration Fee Charge To be Deducted from the Accommodation Prepayment

January

£200.00

February

£200.00

March

£150.00

April

£150.00

May

£100.00

Students Who Have Signed A Standard 52 Week Licence

Month

Administration Fee Charge To be Deducted from the Accommodation Prepayment

September

£200.00

October

£200.00

November

£150.00

December

£150.00

January

£100.00

February

£75.00

March

£75.00

April

£50.00

May

£50.00

June

£50.00

July

£50.00

August

£25.00

September

£25.00

Cancellation Rights and Information

Once you have applied for your accommodation (via post, email or online) and your application has been approved, you enter into a licence agreement with the University. This means that a room has been reserved for you. 

The licence is now governed by the Consumer Regulations (June 2014), which states that the University accommodation contracts are not a contract to which the “cooling off” cancellation period applies.  Details of what this means to you, can be found with The Consumer Contracts Regulation link below:

The Consumer Contracts Regulations (PDF 240K, Downloads file)

With regards to what happens to your prepayment, please click on the link below and follow the flow which applies to you:

What happens to your prepayment (PDF 199K, Downloads file)

Arrival Information

We know that moving into halls can be emotional, exciting and probably pretty stressful for your folks, so to make things a little easier we have scheduled different moving in dates for different places. Best check your offer letter to find out yours…

Here's some of the key info to have a browse through before you arrive: 

Keys

The true right of passage! You can sign/collect your keys from 10am on your moving in date, this is when you will find out your room number.

Your moving in date will be announced soon 

City Campus: Saturday 16th September 2017 Key collection point will be in the MX building ground floor

Walsall Campus: Sunday 17th September 2017 Key collection point will be in the WA building refectory

Telford Campus: Sunday 17th September 2017 Key collection point will be in the SA building reception

Bringing a car?

Car parking is including in your contract but remember to bring your insurance documents so we can sort you out with a permit.

Don’t panic if you can’t find a permanent space on arrivals day it’s a lot busier than usual, but parents obviously won’t be staying all year – you hope!

Wireless Surgeries 2017/18

If you have any problems with your internet in halls, wireless surgeries are held on:-  City Campus & Walsall Campus (the first three weeks of Semester one & Two only)

Need to arrive earlier?

Please let accommodation services know if you need to move into uni halls before your contract start date.  

Just note that you will be charged for the extra nights, and unfortunately it will be unlikely that you would move into your actual allocated room early – so may mean shifting your stuff twice.

Room Inventory Forms

When you first get to your flat you will be given an inventory form, this is where you inspect your new place and note down any issues e.g. bad condition, faults.

If you find any repairs or faults within your room you can log them using the Fix IT! Reporting System. Details of how to do this are also attached to the inventory form.

The room inventory form needs to be completed and returned to the Accommodation Services Office at Wolverhampton and Walsall campus or Telford Reception if you are based at the Telford Campus.

Although it may be a drag it will benefit you in the long run, as you may be charged at the end of your contract for any damage/ware and tear you didn’t record on the inventory – you can’t add to it once you’ve handed it in.

Communal Inventory Form

This calls for a kitchen meeting! In your first week a residence advisor from your halls will get your flat together so you can record any faults/issue you have noticed in communal areas. These can then be reported to the Fix IT.

Departure Information

When you move out of your uni halls for over summer there’s a few things you need to remember:

  • It might seem obvious but make sure you take everything with you, otherwise it is likely to get chucked out.
  • Hand in your keys and sign them away.
  • Lock all the windows and doors.
  • Redirect your post, could miss some important stuff…..or some free samples.
  • If any bed linen packs are left in your room, they will be donated to a homeless shelter.
  • Give the place a clean, you don’t want any additional cost for dirt or damage. 

Forgotten something important?

If you left in a hurry or had to check facebook last minute and left your laptop on your bed, all expensive items (TV’s, phones, computer gear) will be kept and a letter will be sent to your last known address for you to come and collect it. Presumably you would notice, in which case contact the accommodation office as soon as you can to let them know when you are collecting your forgotten stuff. A second letter will be sent, and if no contact is made after a period of 10 days any items will be disposed of.

Please Note:

If you don't return your keys or if you leave your room with items left in, you may be charged up until the keys are returned or the room has been emptied.

Under 18s

If you are applying to live within University Accommodation and you will not be 18 when you arrive at Uni, there’s a couple of things you need to do to make sure you get a place in halls:

Firstly have a read through the Under 18's Policy (PDF 76K, Downloads file)

Then complete the Applying for halls under 18s guarantor form (PDF 66K, Downloads file)  before your accommodation can be secured.

The guarantor form covers the financial side of things and will need to be completed by a parent/guardian. 

The guarantor form/required documents will need to be returned to Accommodation Services asap so we can process your application, get all the admin side sorted and you can get set for life at uni.

If you are under 18 you automatically get allocated en suite accommodation – you might see this as a super bonus! But if you would prefer standard or economy to save some cash you can apply to move rooms once you’ve turned 18.

If you have any queries or questions please feel free to get in touch with Sharon Jones, the Halls Manager at Accommodation Services. 

Semester Only

You can still apply for accommodation with us even if you are studying at the University of Wolverhampton for only one semester.

Whether you are staying for Semester 1 or Semester 2, you will need to pay your accommodation fees in full either before or on the day you arrive.

Prices 2017/18

Type

Campus

Semester Only License 

(Sept 17-Jan 18 or Jan 18-June 18)

En-Suite

City

£1887.00

Standard

City

£1572.50

En-Suite

Walsall

£1887.00

Standard

Walsall

£1572.50

En-Suite

Telford

£1609.50

 

Top Tips For When You Arrive

Keys

You can sign/collect your keys from 10am on your moving in date, this is when you will find out your room number. Your collection point will be on your arrival letter.

Wireless Surgeries

If you have any problems with your internet in halls, wireless surgeries are held on:-  City Campus & Walsall Campus. Keep an eye out on Browzer for more details

Room Inventory Forms

When you first get to your flat you will be given an inventory form, this is where you inspect your new place and note down any issues e.g. bad condition, faults.

If you find any repairs or faults within your room you can log them using the Fix IT! Reporting System. Details of how to do this are also attached to the inventory form.

The room inventory form needs to be completed and returned to the Accommodation Services Office at Wolverhampton and Walsall campus or Telford Reception if you are based at the Telford Campus.

Although it may be a drag it will benefit you in the long run, as your may be charged at the end of your contract for any damage/wear and tear you didn’t record on the inventory – you can’t add to it once you’ve handed it in.

Got a question about your accommodation?

Log in to e:vision with your student number and password click the 'University Accommodation' button on your homepage, and log a call with us; and we'll get back to you as soon as we can!   

Living Off Campus

Rent with confidence is the City of Wolverhampton Council's  official accommodation search engine‌. This is a service that lets you search for private rented accommodation in Wolverhampton and across the Midlandsa

University of Wolverhampton Students' Union also has a private student accommodation section on its webpages here you'll be able to find a list of letting agencies that allow student lettings.

For more information & advice about living off campus check out the Student Union webpages  

What to bring to uni

What to bring to uni

  • Clothes
  • Toiletries 
  • Computer/ Laptop/ Games Consol 
  • TV (don't forget your TV Licence)
  • Crockery/Cutlery/Cooking Equipment 
  • Personal Items (home comforts i.e. photographs & knick knacks)
  • Clock
  • Lamp 
  • Iron & Ironing Board 
  • Bed Linen 
  • Power Adapter (if you are bringing electrical items from abroad)
  • Extension cable 
  • Some food to get you started (we have a 24 hour ASDA on our door step, so you'll never be short of food!) 
  • Stationary/Books/Note books
  • Passport
  • Driving Licence 
  • Any other important documents you may need. 

What is already there?

Kitchen 

  • Fridge
  • Freezer
  • Sink
  • Oven with Hob
  • Microwave
  • Kettle
  • Individually Lockable Cupboards
  • Furniture (i.e. Bar Stools)
  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Wardrobe
  • Wash Basin & mirror (Economy & Standard rooms)
  • Shower, toilet, sink & mirror (en-suite rooms)
  • Curtains
  • Bed & Matress
  • Drawer Unit
  • Radiator 
  • Basic contents insurance 
  • Wireless or plug in internet access

Bedroom

  • Desk
  • Chair
  • Wardrobe
  • Wash Basin & mirror (Economy & Standard rooms)
  • Shower, toilet, sink & mirror (en-suite rooms)
  • Curtains
  • Bed & Matress
  • Drawer Unit
  • Radiator 
  • Basic contents insurance 
  • Wireless or plug in internet access

Banned Items

We also have some banned items that are considered a risk to health, safety & welfare.

In bedrooms & kitchens these include:

  • Cooking appliances (such as toasters & rice cookers)
  • Kettles
  • Candles 
  • Joss Sticks
  • Oil Burners
  • Smoking Equipment (such as bongs, sheesha, ashtrays etc)
  • Electric & Halogen Heaters/Fans
  • Mini Fridges/Freezers
  • Ceremonial Knives
  • E-Cigarettes
  • Deep Fat Fryers
  • Chip Pans
  • Rice cookers

Online Shop

Not sure where to buy your student essentials? 

Looking to kit out your uni room? Check out our online shop for everything you need to make your new home, plus there's 10% your first order with the discount code WOLV17

Tips For Parents

Leaving home for University is a big step and, as the new term approaches, both parents and students will often experience a mixture of emotions. With this in mind we’ve put together some suggestions & tips on how to support your son/daughter whilst they’re living away from home.

Parents Checklist

  • Once your son/daughter has received an offer to University, and accepts this, whether conditional or unconditional, and has made the University of Wolverhampton their firm choice, make sure they apply for their accommodation via e:Vision
  • We would advise that you should look closely at our ‘Where Can I Live?’ webpages to make sure that you are aware of all the different types of accommodation we have to offer and how much they cost.
  • When completing a preference form please ensure that it is filled in correctly, with the preferred types of accommodation in order from 1-6.
  • Ensure that the student accepts their accommodation Licence Agreement and pays their Accommodation Pre-payment online – the link for this will be sent via an email (so make sure that your son/daughter checks their emails regularly!) – If they do not accept their Licence and pay their Pre-Payment within 5 days their offer may expire and they will need to re-apply as the offer will be cancelled.
  •  Decide the best payment method to pay for the accommodation fees via our how to pay section webpages
  • Visit our online shop to see whether you would like to purchase any items in advance of the students arrival and these will be placed in the bedroom for their arrival 

Keep calm and stay positive!

It is important to keep a positive attitude about all of the upcoming changes - your son or daughter may be feeling anxious about the new life they are about to start and you don't want to make it worse! Let them know that it is completely normal to feel nervous, but have confidence in them and there is a lot of support on hand once they arrive from the University.

Take a step back

Encourage your son or daughter to be more independent as September approaches. Build their self-confidence and help them to become more pro-active - they will soon need to organise themselves and make their own decisions.

Remember, the Licence Agreement is a legally binding contract between Accommodation Services and your son or daughter. Due to data protection and as they are 18 and classed as an adult in law, we can  only discuss contractual or personal issues with them directly, regardless of who is footing the bill! If you would like to speak on behalf of your son or daughter we will need their consent in writing to undertake this.

Prepare them for independent living

Make sure your son or daughter is able to use a washing machine, to budget for their weekly shop and to cook a few simple dishes, check out our communal living pages for more information. If your son or daughter requires any additional support for medical reasons then please advise them to contact Accommodation Services & the Student Enabling Centre at their earliest convenience to discuss their requirements.

Keep in touch

Leaving home is a big step and most students will feel homesick at some point. It is important that they know you are there for them and that they can contact you if they need support. Encourage your son or daughter to give it time, and remind them that they are unlikely to be the only ones feeling low. Encourage them to use the support services available at the University, including the Accommodation Services who offer in-house support and advice to our residents.

Some students will throw themselves into University life, and you may not hear from them as often as you would like. Try contacting them via email, social media or text message rather than phone calls - you may get an answer more often! 

Don't rush!

If you are already concerning yourself with where your son or daughter will live after their first year, then we advise you to not rush into making any decision as yet.  

There is no limit as to how long a student can live in the University accommodation; meaning that student can apply from December 2017 if they want to remain in halls and apply as a friendship group.

Student Travel Fund

The University of Wolverhampton offer an exclusive for students living in University accommodation; receive £250 off your accommodation fees in replacement of the Student Travel Fund.

For more information and to check your eligibility search: 'WLV Student Travel Fund' or visit this webpage.