The Student Accommodation Code
The University has signed-up to the UUK Student Accommodation Code. The code outlines everything you should expect from University accommodation - as well as your responsibilities as a tenant. The code covers 6 key areas including:
- the formal, contractual relationship with your landlord
- a healthy safe environment
- a clean, pleasant living environment
- timely repairs and maintenance
- access to health and wellbeing services
- a living environment free from anti-social behaviour
Your room should be of a satisfactory standard when you arrive. Please take time to complete your room inventory online and draw attention to any defects, spillages, marks etc. that date back to before your arrival. Please note that you will be charged for any damages that occur after you have moved in.
Furniture and fittings
Please do not remove furniture or any other University property from your room or residence - you will be responsible and subsequently charged for loss or damage. Also, please do not bring additional furniture into campus residences. If bedroom furniture is rearranged, please allow access for cleaning of the window area and return the room to the original position at the end of the letting period.
Please do not place anything on ceiling lights; this will prevent heat from escaping, potentially causing a fire and the consequent damage. Please do not deactivate the safety restrictors on your windows and do not exit or enter your room from the windows. Burns, spillages and other damage to carpets or fittings will incur a charge for cleaning or replacement.
The University supplies duvets, pillows and bed linen but you will be responsible for making your own bed. Do not remove mattresses from the beds. If you prefer to use your own bedding, please place University bedding in clear bags (available from Domestic Assistants) and store in your cupboards. Please do not take University bedding and furniture outside of the residences e.g. for sunbathing.
Electrical equipment and voltage difference in the UK
All of the electrical equipment provided by the University is fitted with a plug that has a fuse. If you intend to use your own equipment, which was not originally designed for use in the UK, then you will need to use an adaptor with a fuse.
You need to check the labels on your electrical equipment to see how much power they use in watts. The label will have numbers followed by "w". For electrical equipment/appliances rated:
- up to 700w - you will need an adaptor with a 3 amp fuse
- between 700w and 1,000w - you will need an adaptor with a 5 amp fuse
- between 1,000w and 2,300w - you will need an adaptor with a 10 amp fuse
- over 2,300w - you will need an adaptor with a 13 amp fuse
Electrical safety is very important to the University. If an item is considered to be unsafe then the University will unplug and remove the equipment bringing the issue to your attention. This will enable you to make the equipment safe using an appropriately fused adaptor. It is important that you check that your plugs, equipment power ratings and your adaptors have the relevant fuses.
The heating systems are controlled centrally by the University to achieve a room temperature of 18°C to 21°C. Please do not use heating appliances other than those provided by the University. In many residences, you can use the numbered radiator valve to adjust the temperature. If you have a radiator valve, please turn these down before opening the window to cool your room. Due to the age and variety of our residential halls, the times when buildings are heated may vary. Not just throughout the day, but throughout the year in response to the changing seasons.
The hot water supply is heated to a minimum of 60°C. Please be careful when using hot water.
Please be sure you keep your room well ventilated to reduce the risk of damp, condensation and mould. To do this, open windows and do not dry clothes on radiators.
Household cooking and other domestic appliances that you purchase yourself - such as microwaves, toasters, kettles, beverage makers, humidifiers, heating units, washing machines, dishwashers, fridges and freezers are not allowed in halls. They are provided for you by the University. You may bring rice cookers and your own iron. You are not allowed to use any electrical items for cooking, heating your room or heating water in your study bedroom. If you need a fridge in your study bedroom for medical reasons then the University would need a supporting medical certificate. Please contact Warwick Accommodation prior to your arrival or, if already on campus, talk to a member of your Residential Life Team. If you are living in Felden then the University has provided you with a suitable kettle for your study bedroom and an iron and ironing board. Should these items become faulty then please report the issue through the usual fault channels.
In order to help the University to keep rents as low as possible and to help the environment, please turn off unwanted lights and other electrical appliances.
If you want to bring a television to University or watch live television on a laptop/computer, tablet or mobile phone you will need to purchase a TV licence. If you are a student in Felden then there is a television provided in your study bedroom. You do not need to purchase a television licence to watch this television however, you will need a licence if you wish to watch TV on your laptop or mobile device elsewhere on campus.
You will need to do your own laundry and provide your own washing powder. There are a number of launderettes provided for student use close to halls and around the campus. Large washes use less energy.
Access to your room
University staff may require access to your room for viewing, inspection, maintenance and repairs and emergencies. Additionally, Campus Security and the Residential Life Team may enter your room to search for illegal drugs and/or prohibited items. All holders of pass keys are authorised to enter a room if, having knocked on the door, there is no reply.
No person may occupy or share the occupation or live in any room or premises unless specifically authorised by the University. No residents may have extra people living in their rooms, nor may they sublet, or let someone stay overnight without explicit permission from a member of the Residential Life Team. You must not hand your keys over for someone to use your room in your absence. Guests can only stay for two nights at weekends. You must be present if you have invited guests to stay.
Parties and gatherings in halls of residence
Written permission must be obtained from a member of the Residential Life Team responsible for the area before any party or gathering is held. These events may only be held only at weekends and must end by midnight. The Residential Life Team will need a nominated student representative from the area to be responsible for the event. This ensures that some is present for health and safety reasons.
A student shall immediately report to both the Campus Cleaning Services Manager and the member of the Residential Life Team responsible for the area any damage to or loss of property, fixtures, fittings or furnishings. You are responsible for your study bedroom and the shared areas you use such as the kitchen and local corridor. Where such damage or loss is attributable to, or the responsibility of a student, they will be required to pay a fair and reasonable proportion of the cost of repairing the damage or reinstating the loss including an administration fee. Damage charges are included under Regulation 27, section 4.1.3 and are included as a clause in the campus accommodation contract (clause 1.10). If a significant amount of damage has been incurred then this may be referred through the University's disciplinary processes under Regulation 23. There wsa previously a limit to the total damage charge before referral for consideration under Regulation 23 of £300. This limit was removed at the end of the 2016-17 academic year. Where damage or loss occurs and cannot be attributed directly to an individual student the Warden may hold responsible the group of students living in the area. Each damage charge will include an administration fee for each student billed for damage or loss. The administration fee per student for the 2018-19 academic year is £25 (2017-18: £25 and 2016-17: £20). This additional administration fee reflects the cost of processing the damage charge and collection of payment.
Basic personal property insurance is included in your rent. Details of the insurance cover are available on the Student Accommodation website.
Below is an example of a student address on main campus: Mr A Smith
Residence name, block number, flat number, room number
University of Warwick
CV4 7ES If you have any post it will be delivered to your residences on the day that it arrives. Parcels are not delivered to residences, instead you will receive a notification email and will need to take the reference in the email to the Student Post Room (located on the Westwood campus) to collect your parcel. For further information regarding post at Warwick, please visit the Post Room website.