Two members of the Residential Life Team will be on duty each night, throughout term time. They will be available from 18.00 to 08.00 hours on weekdays and from 10.00 until 22.00 hours at weekends. The Duty Tutor should be called in the event of any problem that you cannot cope with when the local member of the Residential Life Team is unavailable. The names and telephone numbers of the Duty Tutors are available from Student Reception (Senate House) (next to Warwick Arts Centre - 024 7652 2280).
You can call on ANY member of the Residential Life Team or Campus Security (who are qualified first aiders) for help. Do not hesitate to contact them, even if in doubt on 22083 from an internal phone or 024 7652 2083 from a mobile.
In an emergency you should call 22222 from an internal phone or 024 7652 2222 from a mobile. Store these numbers in your phone.
Residential halls may have a Hall Committee - made up of the Residential Life Team and a student representative from each kitchen community. These groups meet at least once a term and are the main means of liaison between students, the Residential Life Team and the University. The Residential Life Team will action items as appropriate and also keep a formal record of meetings for the Warden of each area.
Booking vacation accommodation
University facilities (including accommodation) are used for conferences and events during vacations. This helps the University to maximise income and continue to keep students' rent as low as possible. Students who wish to remain on campus during a vacation period, that is not covered by their contract, may move to another room for that time (subject to availability). If you require vacation accommodation it must be booked in advance through the Student Reception website.
Trunk rooms and left luggage policy
If you have items that you want to store at the University during vacation periods (Christmas and Easter only), the University has a limited number of trunk rooms. Please label boxes and cases as follows:
- Name and address
- Contact phone number
- Student ID number
- Date that items will be collected
It is the individual's responsibility to label all belongings clearly. Trunk rooms are not guaranteed to be fully secure and it is advisable not to store valuable property in them, the University does not accept responsibility for the security of the trunk rooms. The Campus Cleaning Services Team have access to the trunk rooms. At the end of your accommodation contract, residents must remove ALL belongings. Any contents not collected from the trunk rooms will be disposed of, unless prior arrangements have been made.
Items left in rooms
At the end of each term, a large amount of food and other household items are left in kitchens and bedrooms. Please help us by:
- Placing any household items in the charity recycling banks that are positioned around campus
- Running down your stock of food before you leave
Any dry goods, tins and packets that are left behind will be donated to a charity - information about this will be shared with you at the end of each term.
Lost and found
Loss of personal property should be reported to Student Reception (Senate House). Although lost and found property will be held in Senate House, it is also advisable to check reception at the Students' Union if looking for something you have lost. Any unclaimed items will be donated to charity.
There is also a Warwick Lost and Found Facebook group, so it is advisable to check here in case another student has picked up your item.
You are strongly recommended to mark your academic books and files with your name and student ID number.
The University is required to provide local authorities with student addresses for the purpose of constructing the Electoral Roll. It is an individual's responsibility to register to vote. Further information is available on the GOV.UK website.
Next year - Warwick Accommodation
If you are starting to think about where you might live in your second year then Warwick Accommodation can help. The majority of students move off campus in their second year and live in student properties in the surrounding areas of Coventry, Leamington Spa and Kenilworth. Warwick Accommodation manage over 2,000 bedrooms in these areas and can assist you with finding the perfect place to live.
Take a look at just a few of the benefits of living off campus with Warwick Accommodation:
- No deposit, no hidden fees, no signing fees
- A wide range of property types and sizes
- Basic personal property insurance included
- Dedicated property manager
- 24 hour emergency line
- Office based on central campus
Warwick Accommodation take part in a housing day during Term 1 where students can chat to the staff and find out a little more information about their options. Off campus properties are available to book for the academic year 2018-19 from November 2017, but there is no rush to secure a house. It is important to consider your options before making a decision.
For more information on Warwick Accommodation and its services visit the Student Accommodation pages.
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