Accommodation at Lackham Campus
Residential Accommodation is inspected by OfSTED who measure the quality of our residential provision against ‘national minimum standards’ and the OfSTED 2016 inspection has awarded Wiltshire College as ‘Good’.
Applying for Halls of Residence Accommodation
All students who have received an offer of a place to study at Wiltshire College, Lackham via the Admissions Team/UCAS can apply for a room in Halls of Residence accommodation. You can apply online below:
For further information please contact:
- Debz Davies – Residential Accommodation Manager
- Email: AccommodationLA@wiltshire.ac.uk
- Tel: 01249 466876/466896
Ridgeway Hall of Residence for over 18s
Ridgeway Hall of Residence contains 45 En-suite rooms, including designated adapted units. Each room has a single bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, desk and a bathroom containing a shower, toilet and wash basin. The small kitchenette includes a sink, fridge/freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle and generous storage space for food. Ridgeway now has a brand new communal kitchen and dining area to be shared by residents. The accommodation includes heating, lighting, unlimited wired and wireless internet access, 7 days a week accommodation (term time only) and limited cleaning.
- Self-catered Accommodation Fees: £105.00 per week.
- Half board Accommodation Fees: £147.00 per week , this fee includes 10 meals per week.
Kennet, Stonehenge, Avebury Halls of Residence Refurbished Rooms
Kennet, Stonehenge and Avebury Halls of Residence comprise 8 refurbished rooms in each Hall. In addition to a complete re-decoration and new furniture in the bedrooms, communal facilities have been upgraded to include a new fully fitted kitchen and communal area. The accommodation includes heating, lighting, unlimited wireless internet access, 7 days a week accommodation (term time only) and limited cleaning.
- Half board Accommodation Fees: £144.00 per week, this fee includes 10 meals per week
Standard Halls of Residence
Standard Halls of Residence comprise 76 rooms , each room has a wash basin, single bed, bedside cabinet, wardrobe, desk and chair. Communal baths, showers, toilets and additional wash basins are shared between rooms on each floor. Each Hall has a kitchen and communal area furbished with sink, fridge/freezer, microwave, kettle, toaster and limited food storage facilities. The accommodation includes heating, lighting, unlimited wireless internet access, 7 days a week accommodation (term time only) and limited cleaning.
- Half board Accommodation Fees : £133.00 per week, this fee includes 10 meals per week.
Accommodation Off Campus
Students over the age of 18 that require accommodation off campus can contact the Accommodation Team for details of accommodation in the local area. It is the responsibility of parents of under 18s to find suitable accommodation off campus and the College cannot take responsibility.
Deposits and Damages
All residential students in Halls are required to pay a £250.00 deposit through the Wiltshire College ‘Online Shop’ to confirm their acceptance of the accommodation offer of a place in Halls of Residence. This includes £220.00 against damages and £30.00 for keys/fobs. Both deposits are returnable at the end of the accommodation contract if there are no attributable damage charges. Deposits are also returnable if a student does not accept the offer of accommodation. Please note if an offer is accepted and confirmed with the payment of the £250.00 deposit, any notification to decline the offer must be in writing to the Residential Accommodation Manager to enable the deposit to be refunded.
An inventory of the condition of the room and communal areas is agreed at the beginning of occupancy and this is inspected and agreed by the Accommodation Team at the end of the accommodation contract when the resident vacates the accommodation. If there is no damage the deposit is returned in full. The key deposit is refunded with the room deposit unless the keys have been lost or damaged, resulting in a charge of £15.00 per key/fob.
Students are encouraged to report damages to their rooms and communal areas to a member of the Accommodation Team. The College reserves the right to levy a reasonable cost of repair or replacement of goods in circumstances where the damage is not attributable to normal wear and tear.
Accommodation fees will be invoiced to residents at their home address at he beginning of their occupancy. The accommodation statement will include details of the termly payment dates in October, January and April, minus any residential bursary awarded. Payments should be made to the Finance Department by the due date each term. Failure to pay accommodation fees may result in a student being asked to leave Halls of Residence. Students and parents who find it difficult to meet the accommodation payment deadlines are encouraged to discuss a payment plan with the Residential Accommodation Manager.
The College hold funds each year to provide Residential Bursaries and discretionary financial support for students from low income households. To apply for the Residential Bursary please complete a bursary assessment form and return it to Debz Davies – Residential Accommodational Manager at Lackham.
This form will ask you questions that will help us calculate your annual household income. This is based on the combined income of all parent/guardians (including step parents, parent’s partners and grandparents). If the student is living with a partner or spouse independently we need to know about this person’s income too. You must provide us with evidence to demonstrate your household income. We will not accept your application without this evidence. Please send photocopies only – we cannot take responsibility for originals sent by post.
PLEASE NOTE – Residential Bursaries can only be paid to a student who is enrolled on a full time (10 weeks or more) course of further education and is 16 years of age or over and living on campus or in private external accommodation in order to attend their course. Applications will only be considered if the student has been offered a place on a Wiltshire College course. The Residential Bursary Scheme can only be applied to accommodation fees.
Priority will be given to students who are unable to access the College within reasonable daily travel time or where the cost of this would be prohibitively expensive.
Completed applications should be received before 26th August 2016. Late applications will only be considered if funds permit. For applications received before 26th August 2016, the College will notify students of their allocation before 1st September 2016.
The College Year
Residential students will be charged for the 2016 to 2017 academic year. For Further Education students this will be a 36 week contract and for Higher Education student this will be a 32 week contract. There will not be a reduction for weeks when a room is vacant by a residential student for holidays, study tours, work experience or illness.
Holidays and Half Terms
All accommodation must be vacated during Christmas, Easter and Summer vacations, and all Half Terms. Rooms should be emptied of personal possessions and left in a clean and tidy state. All accommodation needs to be vacated during half terms. Students may at their own risk, leave possessions in halls during the half terms unless essential cleaning, letting or refurbishment is planned. Occupation of rooms during vacations or half terms is strictly prohibited.
The Accommodation Team make every effort to offer residential students their first choice of accommodation. We are however, constrained in what we can do as we are governed by legislation that requires the College to separate under 18s from over 18s, as well as separating male and female residents. Room transfer requests will normally be considered at half terms and end of terms.
If an under 18 residential student becomes 18 during the academic year, we will make every effort to transfer them to an over 18 Hall of Residence if rooms are available. Please note that this is not always possible and therefore it may be necessary for the resident to remain in under 18 accommodation and adhere to the rules and regulations relevant to the under 18 Hall.
All rooms in the Halls of Residence are single occupancy. In exceptional circumstances, students requiring temporary ‘duty rooms’ may be asked to share but only when both students are under or over 18 and of the same gender.
Accommodation Team Supervision of Residential Students in Halls
The comprehensive Accommodation Team provide pastoral support and supervision 24 hours a day, 7 days a week (term time only). The staff are dedicated to safeguarding and the welfare and safety of all residential students. The Accommodation Office is open and the Accommodation Officers are on duty from 08:30am to 01:30am. The Accommodation Officers are on call from 01:30am until 08:30am for emergencies.
All residential students are required to sign their Licence to Occupy which is the residential accommodation contract which is distributed with the formal offer of accommodation. All residential students are subject to the College’s Code of Conduct. Any breaches of the Code of Conduct or Licence to Occupy will be dealt with according to the College Disciplinary Procedure. A summary of which is available in the Student Information Booklet and on the College website.
Safeguarding Under 18s and Curfew
Residents under the age of 18 are required to ‘sign in’ at the Accommodation Office each evening between 21:00 and the residential curfew at 23:30. Students will be signing in to confirm that they are going back to their Hall of Residence, not that they are simply ‘on campus’. If students wish to stay off campus overnight, parents/guardians must contact a member of the Accommodation Team and give parental permission before the student leaves campus.
Liaison between parents/guardians of residents under the age of 18 and the Accommodation Team is encouraged and parents/guardians will be given a 24 hour telephone contact number they can use. Parents/guardians collecting and leaving their son or daughter in Halls during the year are required to report, in the first instance, to the Accommodation Office, and do so at times specified so as to cause minimum disruption to others.
The Lackham Restaurant is located next to Reception and the opening times are:
- Breakfast:08:00am to 10:30am
- Mid Morning Snack: 10:30am to 12 midday
- Lunch: 12:00 midday to 14:00pm
- Mid Afternoon Snack: 14:00pm to 16:30pm
- Evening Meal: 17:00pm to 18:00pm
The Avon Centre, Lounge and Student Bar
The Avon Centre is the focal point for students during the day and houses The Venue Café. There are snack machines, wireless internet, jukebox, table football, xbox, large projection screen and pool tables. There is also a Lounge for Residential students to use during the day and evenings.
The Student Bar is central to student social life and the Accommodation Team organise social events and activities in the evenings. All students are encouraged to use the bar area, but students are only served alcohol if they are over the age of 18. The bar is open:
- Monday to Saturday 20:00 to 23:00 and Sunday 20:00 to 22:30
The Gym and Sports Hall
A newly refurbished gym is available to residential students for 3 evenings per week. Days and times will be published on the Weekly Events Planner. Residents must be supervised in the gym at all times. The sports hall is located next to the gym and is used for a variety of activities in the evenings