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St Cuthbert's Society

FAQs

This section will answer questions you have about college accommodation at St Cuthbert's Society

Accommodation at Saint Cuthbert’s

Frequently Asked Questions
1. What do I have to do about accommodation?
Students who have requested College accommodation are sent an info pack in June, this includes those who have deferred a year.
2. What is in the pack?
The pack contains information about all the accommodation choices at Saint Cuthbert’s, including prices, type of meal packages and descriptions of the different properties. Also included is the accommodation preference form.
3. How do I choose my preferences?
Once you have read the form and decided what type of accommodation you prefer, you need to fill in the preference form.
You are asked to place your choices in order of preference and to give us any other information you think will help your allocation.
4. Will I get my first choice?
We try very hard to give first year students their first or second choice, but this can't be guaranteed. If you don’t get your first choice, we will try to match as many of your requests as possible, for example type of meal package, single room etc.
5. If I request a Bailey (full-board) room, will I have to share?
The Bailey accommodation is a mixture of twin and single rooms. If your first choice is for a Bailey room, then there is a strong possibility you will be allocated to a shared room.
If you do not wish to share, but would like the chance to be on the Bailey, then it is suggested that you put the Bailey as your first choice, but specify that if a single room is not available, then your second choice would be a single room at our Parson’s Field site.
6. Is the accommodation allocated on a first come, first served basis?
No – The allocation process takes place after the A Level results. The allocation is done by both staff and student representatives.
7. When will I hear about my allocation?
Once the allocation is complete you will receive a particulars of offer letter which includes the type of room you have been allocated, the price of the accommodation and term dates. Within the letter are links to the generic licence agreement and a further link to the online signature page for the licence agreement. The letter will also show your student ID no and a unique pin code, these are required to complete the signing process.
8. Can I use the facilites at both sites?
Yes. Although the facilities are located on both sites, all of these are available for use by members of the Society, so you can use the gyms, bars, library, music room, gardens and communal areas of both sites regardless of where you live.
9. Is the internet included in my residence package?
Yes, all student bedrooms have a 24 hour, always-on, high-speed connection to the campus network and the internet. Information on this service can be found via the following link,
10. What is provided in self-catered kitchens?
All kitchens have as standard a cooker(s), fridge, freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle, ironing board and iron. We do not provide cooking equipment (pans, tins etc), cutlery, crockery or utensils.
11. What bedding is provided?
We only provide a mattress cover. Students will need to provide their own duvet and cover, pillows, pillowcases and sheets. International students are able to purchase a bedding pack which includes a duvet, duvet cover, fitted sheet, pillow and pillow case.
12. What is provided in pantries (fully catered accommodation)
All pantries are provided with a fridge, microwave, kettle and toaster.

If you have any further questions about accommodation, please contact cuthberts.reception@dur.ac.uk