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Ensuite On-Campus Accommodation Subsidy

The University offers support to current disabled students who incur additional costs as a result of a disability due to a requirement for ensuite accommodation. The support is in the form of a subsidy that contributes towards ensuite costs for students who require ensuite on-campus accommodation on disability grounds. You can find further details and an application form on this page. Please note that applicants can apply for the subsidy after they have completed their enrolment in Term 1.

Eligibility Criteria

All students, undergraduate, postgraduate Home, EU and International, are eligible to apply as long as their requirement for ensuite on-campus accommodation is disability related, based on the criteria below. Students who have resident carers on campus for personal care assistance will be able to apply for the subsidy for their ensuite room as well as any ensuite carer accommodation.

Personal convenience or preference do not form part of the eligibility criteria and will not be considered. Students will only be eligible if they meet one or more of the following criteria:

1. A requirement for ensuite on-campus accommodation as a result of a physical disability i.e. mobility difficulty/wheelchair user, where specific accessibility requirements prevent the student from sharing bathroom facilities with others.

2. A requirement for ensuite on-campus accommodation as a result of a sensory disability e.g. blind, visual conditions, D/Deaf, that prevents the student from sharing bathroom facilities because others may impact on the accessibility or usability of the shared space.

3. A requirement for ensuite on-campus accommodation as a result of an unseen condition such as a mental health disability, ASD or a medical condition that prevents the student from using shared bathroom facilities without a substantial impact on their wellbeing and ability to carry out self-care activities.

4. Exceptional cases where a requirement for ensuite accommodation is considered appropriate by Wellbeing and Student Support staff, based on independent evidence of ongoing difficulties that substantially impact on the student’s ability to use shared bathroom facilities.

Application Process

  • Students can apply online hereLink opens in a new window and are asked to provide relevant evidence that explicitly references the requirement for an ensuite on disability grounds and outlines the reasons for it
  • Students who are supported for on-campus ensuite accommodation will not be automatically eligible for the subsidy and will still be required to apply with the relevant evidence
  • Applications will be considered monthly through the course of the academic year and students are notified through the Wellbeing portal Wellbeing and Student Support (warwick.ac.uk)
  • Students can apply at any stage during the academic year and if successful the subsidy will be awarded pro rata to the length of their accommodation contract for that particular room in that academic year. We can not accept retrospective applications or back date payments for previous academic years.
  • If you have been unsuccessful in your application and you have additional supporting evidence that has not been previously considered you can reapply for the subsidy

Subsidy Information

  • The subsidy is calculated based on the difference between a standard room with shared facilities on campus and a standard room with ensuite facilities, that doesn't mean the cheapest and more expensive blocks, therefore the subsidy is only a contribution towards ensuite costs. Please note that for certain blocks, such as Claycroft, that are not ensuite blocks as such but only offer a small number of ensuite accessible rooms the subsidy is calculated based on a comparable shared facilities block
  • The subsidy is awarded termly, and it is credited on student accounts post application
  • If students move into ensuite on-campus accommodation later in the year the subsidy will be awarded pro rata to the number of weeks they have been occupying the ensuite room
  • If students are experiencing any financial hardship due to the retrospective nature of the subsidy and are unable to cover their accommodation fees whilst they are applying for the subsidy, they are encouraged to contact the Disability Team through https://wellbeing.warwick.ac.uk/ who can liaise with student finance to discuss how to best support them

If you require assistance with your application please contact the Disability Team through the Wellbeing portal Wellbeing and Student Support (warwick.ac.uk)

The information and evidence submitted during the application stage will only be used for the purposes of the subsidy and will be treated confidentially.

The Ensuite On-Campus Accommodation Subsidy process and policy operate in line with the University's Student Feedback and Complaints Procedure.