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As an on-site help desk service that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, you can ring at any time with any issue relating to living in halls. We would advise this is always your first point of call.
Any letters that you receive ( that are not sent via 'recorded delivery' ) will be posted into your letter boxes When you move in, you are given a key to a letter box where letters are placed daily from Monday to Friday. Letter boxes are shared with other students. We recommend that any items of value such as bank cards, passports or tickets are sent by registered post. We also have Amazon lockers located around the halls which you are welcome to use. Explore the map to find out where your letter boxes and lockers are.
Communal living can be tough - especially when the mess piles up. Why not stay on top of it and organise yourselves by agreeing a cleaning rota with your flatmates? If you don't have one, why not download ours as a guide?
Each full month during term time, the housekeepers will nominate the cleanest flat in each halls group to receive a hamper stuffed with sweets, chocolates and goodies for the whole flat to enjoy.
Your laundry rooms are open 24 hours a day and are within walking distance to your halls. Washing machines are operated by smart cards that you can top-up either through the online shop or by the machines in the laundry rooms.
You simply pop your washing in the machine, shut the door, place your laundry card against the reader, select your cycle and pick it up once it's finished.
TIP! Why not set a timer for your washing on your phone so that it doesn't sit in the machine all damp and you won't stop other halls residents from using the machines.
Knowing which clothing is OK to wash on which cycle can begin to get confusing. Naturally, you'd check the label on your clothing but we know that understanding laundry symbols can get complicated too!
We've made a quick video to help you learn what the key symbols are and what they mean, but if you're still unsure, you can download our handy Laundry Symbols Guide below.
Cooking for yourself for the first time can feel daunting - but there is nothing better than a home-cooked meal! Not to mention it is actually cheaper than eating out....There are plenty of student recipe books and ideas online, but to help you on your way here are some of the staff's favourite recipes:
There are plenty of retail outlets on Whiteknights campus. Find out more here. Use the map below (courtesy of the International Student Food Project) to explore local supermarkets close to the University.
Whether that's by simply enjoying the comfort of your room, competing in campus sports, going for a meal or drink at one of the Campus outlets, joining societies with the Student's Union, or coming along to one of our events, we simply want you to enjoy yourself during your stay with us.