There is no closing date for students to apply. Allocations are made based on date of application so the earlier you apply the more chance you have of securing one of your room or location preferences.
Check-in for all students staying in Elms BT9 and Queen's Houses is at Elms BT9. If you are staying in Elms BT1 or Elms BT2 then you should arrive to check-in at these accommodation buildings.
Check-in for students on a 38 week and 51 week contract is Saturday 19 and Sunday 20 September 2020.
Check-in for students on a 39 week contract is on 14 September 2020.
There will be staff available during check-in weekends to help you find your room and guide you around the accommodation.
If you are travelling by car there is free parking available on the Elms BT9 site. In order to minimise traffic congestion you have approximately 30 minutes to unload your vehicle.
If you are coming to Elms BT1, there is free parking available in the Royal Belfast Academical Institution school on 7 and 8 September and 14 and 15 September. If you are coming to Elms BT2 there is free parking available in the Invest NI carpark located opposite the student accommodation in McClintock Street.
In order to minimise traffic congestion you have 60 minutes to unload your vehicle and then leave the car park.
Telephones are not provided in Queen's Accommodation, however, there are data points in your room, and Wi-Fi service. If you require a data cable please ask at reception.
There is an emergency telephone in each block in Elms BT9 if you need to contact Reception or Security. In Elms BT1 and BT2 there is an intercom phone in each apartment and studio which is linked to reception.
We provide a TV in all kitchens, studios and communal areas, however, if you wish to watch live TV on a computer/tablet/phone or TV, you will need to purchase a TV licence.
If you have not been allocated a parking permit there is a Pay Per Use car park operating at the Elms BT9. Students can park in the two car parks located beside the Elms BT9 reception building on a pay per use basis – 70p per 24 hours. There is no car parking at Elms BT1 and BT2.
The University Safety team is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
The housekeeping staff provide a weekly clean during core teaching times of communal areas in all accommodation; this is hallways, stairways, landings and corridors and public spaces.
In Elms BT9, kitchens, communal toilets and showers will be cleaned weekly (excluding Willow Walk). You can choose to pay for additional cleaning for your room at any time.
Contents insurance is provided in all University accommodation through a block insurance scheme. You can see what level of cover is included >> https://www.endsleigh.co.uk/student/your-student-cover/?HHRef=HH1311
Your contents. Covered.
Queen’s University Belfast is working in partnership with Endsleigh to protect the contents inside your room. You don’t need to do anything to activate this cover, but it is important for you to check and ensure that you fully understand the protection provided and whether it is sufficient for your needs.
The policy number is: HH1311
Visit check your cover to:
Elms BT9 reception - the main campus is 1000m
Elms BT1 - the main campus is 1500m
Elms BT2 - the main campus is 1200m
The Accommodation team accept room move requests from the start of October each year.
We have a large team of staff including the Residential Life team and Residential Assistants who offer support to you throughout the year. They will also find appropriate help for you from experienced staff within other support units in Queen's University Belfast.
If students select a 38, 39 or 51 week contract for accommodation this includes both the Christmas and Easter holidays. This means that students do not have to move out their belongings if they return home for the holidays. All the accommodation is open during the holidays therefore students can come and go as they please.
You can sign in one guest at a time at your reception by completing the relevant form by 9pm on the day of arrival. Please note that guests under 18 years old are not permitted. Please see our Guest Policy in the Useful Information section for more details.
If you have accepted a room in a lifestyle block you are required to maintain the ethos of that accommodation:
No alcohol - consumption of alcohol is not permitted at any time.
Single-Sex - members of the opposite sex are not permitted at any time.
Quiet Living - you are living with students who have chosen a more study focused environment and noise must be kept to a minimum at all times, especially after 11.00pm.
The damage deposit is not a pre-payment and therefore is not included in the residential fees. This amount converts to a damage deposit and is held on your accommodation account for the length of your contract.
When you check out of your accommodation, your room will be inspected and if there are any damages, the charges will be agreed with you and deducted from this deposit.
If you have any financial difficulties or queries please call your reception between 9:00am-5:00pm Monday - Friday to arrange to speak with our finance advisors, Fiona Shaw, Michael O'Halloran and Lesley McIlwaine.
All maintenance faults should be reported online as soon as possible. Click here for details on how to report a maintenance fault.
All parcel post is kept at your reception. We will endeavour to inform students when a parcel arrives, however, due to the large volume of post during the first few weeks of term, we cannot guarantee this during this period.
If living in Elms BT9, it is important that you check for letter post on a regular basis. If living in Elms BT1 and BT2, you will be issued with a key for your apartment's post box which is located in reception.
Any post not collected after 4 weeks will be returned to sender.
The check out date for students living in accommodation in 2019/20 for students on a 38 and 39 week contract is Saturday 6 June 2020. You need to vacate your room and return your key or key fob to reception by 12noon on this date.
Is there cladding used on any of the Queen’s Accommodation student housing buildings?
There is no combustible cladding used on Queen’s Accommodation buildings.
How often are fire alarms tested?
Compulsory fire alarm system testing is carried out on a weekly basis throughout all student accommodation and across university buildings. If the alarm sounds for more than 10 seconds please treat this as an emergency and evacuate.
Where can I find out more information about fire safety in my accommodation?
For Willow Walk residents click HERE.
For Elms BT9 and Queen’s Houses click HERE.
Will there be fire drills so that students know what to do in case of fire?
Yes. Fire drills are carried out regularly in all student accommodation. In this context, it is important that all residents evacuate buildings on the sounding of any alarm. There is also a fire evacuation notice on the back of every student bedroom door which details what to do in the event of a fire and also where your assembly point is.
Queen's University Belfast is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.
For more information please read our Equality and Diversity Policy.
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