We have 4 campuses, with a vibrant Student Association and social activities. Over 2000 networked computers give free access to email and internet. Accommodation options include Halls of residence at St Mary's House in Salisbury or, our purpose-built hall of residence at our Lackham campus. We also offer, assistance with finding rented housing or family homestay.
We have been looking after international students for many years. Our experienced Information and Advice staff are ready to help you with any enquiry, and will guide you through application and enrolment. Our dedicated International Officer is on hand daily to help you settle into student life, ensuring that your stay with us is an enjoyable experience both academically and socially.
It is very important for new students to be happy with their temporary home and the College takes great care in making sure that suitable accommodation is arranged before arrival.
Many students live with a host family and the friendly support this provides is a good way of getting used to a new country, new customs and a new language. Parents should also feel confident that their children are being well looked after in another family.
This is one of the 3 types of accommodation we can arrange and all 3 options are described below.
If you have accepted a place at Wiltshire College Salisbury and wish to apply for either St Marys Halls of Residence or College arranged Host Family Accommodation, please click here to apply.
If you intend to study on either the Lackham or Chippenham campus, you will automatically be sent an Accommodation Application form when you accept a place on a course. If you have not received an application form, please email Philip Duggleby (Head of Residential Accommodation Services) at Philip.Duggleby@wiltshire.ac.uk
If you would like assistance in arranging accommodation external to the Halls of Residence, please email Philip.Duggleby@wiltshire.ac.uk with details of your preferences.
If you intend to arrange your own accommodation, please confirm your UK address via email at Philip.Duggleby@wiltshire.ac.uk
Further information can be found on the Findaproperty.com website.
The recently restored St Maryâ€™s building provides high quality, secure and comfortable halls of residence which comprise 80 single study bedrooms. Situated on campus but within its own grounds it is only two minutes from lecture and five minutes from the city The accommodation is arranged in clusters of 6-9 rooms per block, with each room including an en-suite shower and WC.
Each room will be furnished with a single bed; wardrobe; drawer unit; desk; chair and internet point. For disabled students, rooms with wheelchair access are available and all areas of the building are easily accessible.
St Maryâ€™s House offers self- catered accommodation. Each cluster of rooms has its own kitchen/dining area which include lockable cupboards, combi oven, hob, fridge-freezer, microwave, and table and chairs.
St Maryâ€™s includes a communal Higher Education Centre, complete with PC workstations where you can work, send and receive emails, or simply relax. There is also a social room with a TV/Video and pool table. In addition, St Maryâ€™s Chapel has been converted into a new multi-use centre especially for our HE students.
These Halls are located on our Lackham campus, set in the grounds of Lackham House, its farm and country estate. There are 145 single rooms and international students will be given priority in the new hall where all rooms are en-suite with self-catering facilities, including microwave oven, kettle, toaster and fridge. Students can choose to self cater or have meals provided in the College restaurant.
The Campus is 3 miles from Chippenham. A public bus service passes the end of the drive to take students into town. A shop, coffee shop, common room, bar and restaurant are on campus, next to the Halls of Residence.
Students wanting to live at Lackham and travel to study at Chippenham should be aware that:
This is a good way of learning a lot about life in a new country very quickly and is usually good value for money. Families will offer a variety of catering provision and the International Officer will ensure that your contract is clear about what is included and what is not. Costs: This varies but might be approximately Â£70 per week without food and Â£90 - Â£100 with food.
Deposits: The College charges an arrangement fee for this service and normally expects a deposit to cover the first month's rent. Please see the fees brochure for details.
If you do not wish to reside in the Halls of Residence, Wiltshire College will act as a liaison between students and accommodation providers external to the College. These could be large houses that have been divided into rented rooms or flats or a room within a family home. You may be sharing the building with other students or others who are not students. Facilities for cooking may vary and you may be sharing bathroom and toilet facilities.
The Assistant Warden will co-ordinate efforts by individual students to organise suitable accommodation for groups of students.
Costs: These vary according to how many people are sharing and the facilities and catering options offered, but generally fall into the range Â£65 - Â£120 per week.
This is only advised when you have family or good friends who you can trust to arrange accommodation for you.
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