In most University-owned accommodation, heating is regulated by an automatic central control system. This is to help avoid energy waste and minimise carbon dioxide emissions, as well as keep rising energy prices down, which is reflected in your accommodation charges.
Heating is usually on in residences between October and May, set at 21°C, and off during the summer months. For cost and health and safety reasons, you cannot bring your own heaters. The University or Third-Party Provider will confiscate them if found in accommodation.
Some residences have lifts although not giving access to all blocks. Every effort is made to keep lifts working at all times, but for repair and safety reasons, they may be occasionally out of use.
If you have concerns about the location of your room due to limited mobility, please contact the Wellbeing Services team to discuss your requirements so we can find the most suitable room to meet your needs, whether there is lift access or not.
A safe is provided in some (but not all) rooms at the following residences:
Birks Grange Village (Blocks A-E, en-suite rooms), Holland Hall, Pennsylvania Court and Rowancroft (en-suite and Studios only).
If you need help operating your safe, please contact the residence reception.