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Accommodation

There are a variety of University-managed accommodation options available to choose from:

1.
Elms Village Student Accommodation – Located at 78 Malone Road, Belfast BT9 5BW, this purpose-built accommodation is ideally suited to undergraduate students. The Village is made up of three-storey accommodation blocks housing a total of 1126 en suite bedrooms and 505 standard bedrooms (with wash-hand-basin and use of a shared bathroom). The Village includes the Treehouse bar and restaurant, an ideal place to meet other students, enjoy a drink and watch Sky Sports. Also located in the Treehouse is
the laundry, the convenience shop (MACE) and the Lounge – a no alcohol common room area equipped with big screen TV, a computer suite (including Skype) and printing facilities. The Residential Life team are based in the Elms Village and are on hand to help new students meet the challenges of living away from home for the first time. They can signpost you to further support for any problems which may arise and they also organise regular social events and trips to help you meet new friends.

2.
Willow Walk – this brand new contemporary style accommodation located within an enclosed development on the perimeter of the Elms Village site at 78 Malone Road, offers one, two, three and four bedroom apartments, as well as studio apartments, specifically designed with international and postgraduate students in mind. The high standard of decor in these apartments rivals comparable accommodation in the private sector.

3.
Queen’s Houses

  • Guthrie House (14 to 40 Fitzwilliam Street, Belfast BT9 6AW) – Single sex, purpose-built accommodation for undergraduate students, Guthrie House provides separate accommodation for male and female students. Located opposite the main University buildings, the accommodation is divided into six flats each accommodating 13 or 14 students.

  • Grant House (64 Malone Road, Belfast BT9 5BT) – situated close to the Elms Village, Grant House offers “no alcohol” accommodation. Large kitchens and common rooms are shared by 16 students, with bathrooms shared by 4 to 5 students.

  • Mount Charles (11 to 19 Mount Charles, Belfast BT7 1NY and 26 to 50 Mount Charles, Belfast BT7 1NZ) – these older properties offer students a more independent way of life. Each house accommodates 7 or 8 student residents with a choice of three room types - standard, premium and en suite.

  • 76 Malone Road, Belfast BT9 5BU – this large traditional property is located next door to the Elms Village site. There are standard rooms and larger premium rooms available. Residents share a kitchen, common room and two bathrooms.

  • College Gardens (7, 8, 9 and 12 College Gardens, Belfast BT9 6BQ) – situated opposite the main University buildings, these older properties offer a central location and a more independent style of living. Each house accommodates either 10 or 15 students in single study bedrooms. Bathrooms are shared by 3 or 4 residents.

If you would like to apply for a place in University accommodation or if you are a resident and have any queries, please contact us or visit our website:

Elms Village Reception Office
Elms Village
78 Malone Road
BT9 5BW
T: 028 9097 4403
E:
accommodation@qub.ac.uk
www.stayatqueens.com

Private Sector Accommodation
Advice is available in the Students’ Union regarding all aspects of renting accommodation in the private sector, however, the Students’ Union and the University recommend that students seek private sector accommodation through ‘SU Lets’, the letting agency in the Students’ Union (www.sulets.net)

Advice and information on tenancy rights and responsibilities is available and should be sought BEFORE signing a tenancy agreement. Help and support for checking a private sector contract before signing is available at the Students’ Union Advice Centre where an appointment can be made with an adviser. International and local students wishing to rent in the private sector can get advice by checking out the Students’ Union website www.qubsu.org/ advice.asp. Speak to the Education and Welfare adviser or the Vice-President Welfare for information about:

  • How to find accommodation which suits your needs
    ◦ The right questions to ask NOW to avoid problems LATER
    ◦ Your rights AND responsibilities as a tenant.

Students occupying flats and houses in the private sector must enter into a normal landlord-tenant contractual agreement. You can also have your contract checked with the Students’ Union Advice Centre.

SU Lets - private sector accommodation
The University encourages first year students to apply for accommodation owned and managed by Queen’s. For private sector accommodation, the University recommends ‘SU Lets’.

SU Lets is the ethical lettings agency, which the Students’ Union runs in association with local estate agent Morton Pinpoint. It provides high-quality accommodation from good landlords. It is the only place that the Students’ Union and the University recommend to students for housing in the private rental sector. The properties on offer have to meet a high-quality ‘Accommodation Code’ decided by the Union. Simple and fair tenancy agreements are provided and deposits are protected.

The SU Lets office is in the Students’ Union foyer. You can also contact SU Lets at:

T: 028 9023 1000
E: info@sulets.net
www.sulets.net