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Loughborough University

Student Advice and Support Service

Housing

Key messages from the Roadshows:

The Housing Roadshows are held in November every year in halls. The key messgaes from the roadshows are shown below. You can also pick up a copy of the Big Guide to Living Off Campus from Student Services (Bridgeman Building) or access online.

The Housing Bazaar is usually held in Febraury every year in the Students' Unionand gives you an opportunity to meet landlords and letting agents to get an idea of what is available so you can start making informed choices. 

Key messages:

1. Don't rush into renting- There is always a rumour that you have to rent now to get the best houses. This is not true and our statistics show that students who rent early have more problems with their properties and housemates than those who wait.

2. You can apply to go back into halls- You can find out more about this on the Student Accomodation Centre website.

3. Having a contract for a University hall is by far the safest option especially if you are:

  • Considering a placement but are not totally sure
  • Change your mind about studying at Loughborough (or are asked to leave). 

4. Wait until you have the results of your January assessments- if they are not as good as you had hoped you may have to consider what you will do next. Sometimes students leave at the end of their first year and if they have signed a housing contract they remain financially liable for the term of the contract irrespective of whether they move in or not, unless their is a break clause, the landlord releases them or they find a replacement tenant.

5. Choose your housemates carefully- For two reasons:

  • You have not known them for very long and you may not be friends with them in a few month's time.
  • They may have a different level of income to you and be able to afford a higher rent.

6. Work out your budget before you look at properties- you need to know what YOU can afford! If you cannot afford the same rent as your friends, you need to look for a different set of people to live with so you are not overstretching and causing yourself financial problems. 

7. Visit the only website with University Approved accommodation before you look anywhere else: Loughborough StudentPad.

Housing Fair

The Housing Fair will be your opportunity to meet with a wide selection of landlords and letting agents on campus.

The date is usually in Febrary of each year.

The individual landlords all have to be accredited with DASH- Decent and Safe Homes.

The letting agents all have to comply with the law regarding membership of redress schemes and compliance with the law as to posting their charges and redress scheme membership on their websites.

The ONLY University approved (off-campus) properties are available on Loughborough StudentPad

By having these people/businesses on campus does not imply that the University or any of it's departments  endorses these organisations, and students are always advised to seek advice from the Student Advice and Support Service for a contract check before signing or paying anything.

Housing Roadshows Catered Halls

The housing roadshows take place every November and are designed to give you enough information to help you make good decisions before renting. 

Keep checking your university email closer to the time for more information.

Date Catered Hall Venue
TBA Rutherford Dining Hall 
TBA Faraday Dining Hall
TBA Royce Dining Hall
TBA David Collett Dining Hall
TBA Towers Dining Hall
TBA Cayley Dining Hall
TBA Elvyn Richards Dining Hall

Housing Roadshows - Self-catered halls

The housing roadshows take place every November and are designed to give you enough information to help you make good decisions before renting. 

Keep checking your university email closer to the time for more information.

Date & time Self- catered Hall  Venue
TBA Hazelrigg-Rutland Village Restaurant
TBA Falk-Egg EHB
TBA Telford Royce dining hall
TBA Robert Bakewell Village restaurant
TBA Butler Court Towers dining or MH café
TBA Harry French Common Room 
TBA William Morris  Training room
TBA The Holt Common Room