St Chad’s College,18 North Bailey, Durham, DH1 3RH

 

STANDARD LICENCE AGREEMENT FOR STUDENT ACCOMMODATION

 

1    THE COLLEGE AGREES in exchange for the obligations undertaken by you contained within this Agreement, to provide, during the Basic Periods of Occupation:

1)       the Room for occupation by you and during that occupation to allow you use of the furniture and equipment supplied within it and set out in the Inventory; the Room shall be heated (except where there is equipment or supply failure which cannot reasonably be foreseen), maintained and cleaned, in accordance with publicly displayed notices, by the College;

2)       access to any Associated Living Spaces or to other parts of the College property which you are entitled to use, in common with other resident students, by virtue of your occupation of the Room;

3)       to provide the selected catered option if available (except by mutual agreement between the College and the Senior Student Representative for the time being), to be taken in the Dining Hall or as otherwise arranged at the times advertised on notices prominently displayed in the College.

2    YOU AGREE:

General

1)       To pay in full the Residence Charge for your Room in three termly instalments payable in advance of each term commencement date or as agreed between the parties;

2)       Throughout the Basic Periods of Occupation or any Supplemental Periods of Accommodation to comply with the terms of this Agreement, the College Handbook & Regulations, and the University General Regulations;

3)       That the insurance of your personal possessions is your own responsibility and that the College will not accept responsibility for loss of, or damage to, any of your property; howsoever caused, unless it can be proved to the satisfaction of the Bursar in the first instance that the damage or loss is directly attributable to the negligence of College Staff;

4)       To accept that any electrical or other equipment which does not comply with the requirements as stipulated in the College Handbook & Regulations may be removed from your Room by the College and returned to you within a reasonable period of time on the condition that you will not use it again on College property;

5)       At the reasonable requirement of the College to move to an alternative Room provided by the College, whether on a temporary or permanent basis, to permit essential repairs, maintenance, redecoration, or if staffing levels or under-occupancy is affecting efficient running of the College, for  health and safety reasons or for other good reason PROVIDED ALWAYS that where the College requires you to move to an alternative Room on a permanent basis, then within 5 Working Days of receiving notification of the requirement to move you shall be entitled to terminate this Agreement immediately by notifying the College that you wish to do so;

6)       To promptly send to the College a copy of any communication you receive concerning your Room or any Associated Living Spaces which is likely to affect the College or the accommodation or which should reasonably be brought to the attention of the College.

7)       Not to sub-let your Room or allow other people to stay in your Room or leave their belongings in it while you are not using it, nor to use it as a double room when it has been let as a single room, or share your single room with any other person, whether or not that person is a member of the College or the wider University.

8)       Not to carry out any inappropriate personal business, trade or other commercial activity from your Room, or use the College address for any such purposes.

 

Room Maintenance & Cleanliness

9)       To keep your Room, including where provided en-suite facilities, carpets and any items referred to in the Inventory, in a reasonable state of cleanliness and tidiness, and maintain them in no worse state of repair than at the start of the Agreement (fair wear and tear excepted), and so as to allow (where it is reasonably necessary) full and free access to your Room and any Associated Living Spaces to College staff.

10)   In conjunction with other resident students, to keep any Associated Living Spaces and any other buildings or property which you are entitled to use in common with others reasonably clean and tidy and not to allow the accumulation of rubbish;

11)   Not to alter or damage your Room or any of the items referred to in the Inventory and to give up your Room and any of the items referred to in the Inventory at the end of your occupation in no worse state of repair than at the start of the Agreement  (fair wear and tear excepted); and to meet the reasonable cost, reasonably incurred, by the College as a result of it having to make good any damage or loss to your Room or its furniture, fixtures and fittings caused by you.

12)   To ensure that your mattress remains on the bed-base at all times, covered with mattress covers, and that curtains are left in position and not replaced by your own curtains.

13)   Not to use socket adapters; although gang sockets are permitted provided that they are fitted with a 5-amp fuse. 

14)   Not to keep any additional fittings or fixtures, or articles of furniture in your Room, or hang posters, decorations or other items in any common area (including landings, stairwells and corridors) without the written consent of the Head of House.

15)   Not to bring in or keep livestock or pets in any Room.

16)   Not to produce or grow illegal substances (including illegal drugs) within your Room or the College property.

17)   To check the Inventory and report any discrepancy to the College Office within 5 Working Days of commencing occupation and thereafter to check regularly the contents of your Room and report shortages, losses or damage to the College Office as soon as reasonably practicable to do so;

18)   To allow College staff or anyone authorised by the College access to your Room for all reasonable purposes including cleaning, (in accordance with a timetable displayed at the College), maintenance or emergency, as required, and otherwise on the College giving you at least 24 hours notice;

Guests and Visitors

19)   To accept in full, personal responsibility for the behaviour of your guests and to ensure that you comply with the terms of this Agreement and the College Handbook & Regulations; to meet the reasonable cost, reasonably incurred, by the College as a result of it having to make good any damage or loss to your Room or its furniture, fixtures and fittings caused by you or by your guests.

20)   Not to allow guests to stay overnight in your Room without informing the College Office (for fire safety purposes), giving the name of the guest and the length of their intended stay.  The College Officers reserve the right, (acting reasonably), to charge you a fixed sum per night for each guest who stays for more than 3 consecutive nights or to prohibit any such stays (details of applicable charges may be obtained from the College Office on request). 

Community & Social Responsibility

21)   To meet a reasonable share of the cost of any damage or loss to a Room or any Associated Living Spaces occupation of which you share with any other student(s) including loss or damage to furniture, fixtures and fittings where that damage or loss cannot be attributed to an individual student(s).  You have a right to refer the matter to the Accommodation Dispute Procedure where you believe the College has acted unreasonably in asking you to pay for anonymous damage;

22)   To meet a reasonable share of the cost, (reasonably incurred by the College) as a result of remedying any damage to buildings, equipment, unoccupied rooms or any other property owned or managed by the College which you are entitled to use in common with other residents as part of your occupancy, where the College, acting reasonably and after consultation with the Senior Student Representative, believes that such damage has been caused by the act or default of any student or students.  You have a right to refer the matter to the Accommodation Dispute Procedure where you believe the College has acted unreasonably in asking you to pay for anonymous damage;

23)   Not to allow to be done in your Room, in any Association Living Space or, in property owned or managed by the College any act or thing which is or may invalidate the College’s insurance, or be a nuisance or cause any damage to the property or annoyance to the staff, students or other residents of the College, or to any occupiers of neighbouring property;

24)   To use reasonable efforts not to allow any sound from within your room (either music or other sounds) to disturb other residents, staff and students.

25)   Not to share, loan, part with, or exchange any keys, fobs or access codes allowing access to your Room or any property in which your Room is situated;  

26)   To close and were appropriate lock all external doors & windows on entering or leaving property owned or managed by the College, and not to prop open any doors which can be used by the public, or that are clearly marked as fire doors.

27)   To return all Room keys back to the College as directed at the end of each of the Basic Periods of Occupation except where the College has agreed to you occupying the Room for any Supplemental Periods of Occupation;

28)   Not to smoke in your room or in any other indoor College location, or within the designated published distance to the exterior of any college property.

29)   Not to enter prohibited areas such as boiler rooms, rooms containing electrical equipment or any prohibited areas such as void spaces or roofs.

30)   Not to tamper with fire alarms, fire detectors and fire safety equipment.  If you set off a fire alarm without good cause you commit a serious disciplinary offence, and you may have to pay a fine and any costs reasonably incurred by the College and the Emergency Services. Misuse or disablement of the fire alarms and fire safety equipment is a major disciplinary offence under the University’s General Regulations that may lead to disciplinary proceedings and may also constitute an offence under Section 8 of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, which the College is obliged to investigate/report and which may result in subsequent prosecution.

31)   Not without the written consent of the Head of House to keep or use in your Room any supplementary heater of any kind

32)   Not to use or keep in your Room or any Associated Living Space or common area any inflammable, incandescent or explosive items or substances, e.g. fireworks, candles, joss sticks, incense or car batteries.

33)   Not to bring in or keep in your Room or any College or University premises firearms (including replicas), airguns or any kind of dangerous weapon.

34)   Not to display material that may be considered obscene or offensive in any Associated Living Space or common area

35)   Not within College property to conduct door to door campaigning, political canvassing, leafleting, collections or evangelising without having first sought and obtained the written permission of the Head of House

Access

36)   Except where the College has agreed to you either occupying your Room for any Supplemental Periods of Occupation, (or agreed to you leaving your belongings in the room), at the end of each Basic Period of Occupation to vacate your Room and remove all personal belongings. You should note that where you have been allowed to leave your belongings in the Room, the College and University will not accept any responsibility for their safe keeping and that insuring any belongings is your responsibility;

37)   That the Head of House may, acting reasonably, deny access to any or all parts of property owned or managed by the College to you if you are accused of a major disciplinary offence under the University's General Regulations, or of a serious breach of this Agreement, when this is considered necessary to prevent repetition or continuance of the alleged offence or for other good reason, subject to any right to appeal under the University's General Regulations;

38)   To tell the College if you have been in contact with a serious or notifiable infectious disease, and if reasonably requested by the College Officer, to vacate your Room until such time as the College Officer (acting reasonably) considers it safe for you to return;

39)   That should you wish to reside at the College for any Supplemental Period of Occupation you will:-

i)             make an application to the College Office in advance, setting out the period you wish to reside outside the Basic Period of Occupation;

ii)           following receipt of such advance application the College Office will notify you of whether you will be allowed to reside at the College for a Supplemental Period of Occupation and the terms attaching to such occupation and any Supplemental Residence Charge you must pay; and

iii)          where any Supplemental Period of Occupation is granted you may be requested to occupy an alternative room within the College but unless otherwise notified your obligations under this Agreement will continue for such Supplemental Period of Occupation as they would for any Basic Periods of Occupation

Suspension and Temporary Exclusion of this Agreement

40)   Without prejudice to the College’s right to terminate this Agreement:-

i)             where in the reasonable opinion of a College Officer, you present a significant risk to the health and/or safety of the community (including other students, other residents, staff, or other authorised users of the College premises), the College may suspend your right to occupy your Room whereupon you will vacate your Room.

ii)           Except in the case of a suspension on grounds of infectious disease, any suspension will be made in accordance with the procedures set out in General Regulation VI Suspension.

iii)          the suspension will last until such time as is stipulated within General Regulation VI Suspension or in the case of a suspension on grounds of infectious disease,  the College Officer (acting reasonably) considers it reasonable for you to return

iv)         during any suspension the University is under no obligation to provide you with any accommodation, however, there may be circumstances when it is both beneficial and expedient for all concerned if the College arranges temporary (short term) suitable alternative accommodation;

v)            the obligation on you to pay the Residence Charge continues during the period of suspension;

vi)            if you are found guilty of any offences under the University’s General Regulation Discipline IV, the College may terminate this Agreement.  Nothing in this clause shall prejudice your statutory right to protection from eviction and if the College wants to take possession of your Room, and you do not vacate when requested to do so, then the College may have to serve a “Notice to Quit” on you, or take legal action and obtain a court order.  The College will also seek to recover any reasonably incurred costs associated with taking such possession from you.

vii)         where the College seek to terminate this Agreement the provisions of clause [46] will apply

 

Termination of this Agreement

41)    Upon termination of this Agreement, for whatever reason:

i)             to vacate your Room, removing all personal belongings and leaving your Room and all the items referred to in the Inventory in a reasonable state of cleanliness, tidiness and repair (except for fair wear and tear);

ii)           that if any belongings or items are left either in your Room or within property owned or managed by the College after the termination of this Agreement the College shall deem it to be abandoned and in accordance with the College’s published lost and found property policy, it will be disposed of without further notice;

42)   Upon early termination of this Agreement (that is, before the end of the final Basic Period of Occupation), for any reason except where you have given notice to terminate in accordance with Clause 5 of Part 2 above, either:

i)             to find a replacement full time student who is pursuing a course of study at the University and who meets with the prior written approval of the College (such approval not to be unreasonably withheld) and is willing to take over occupation of your Room and assume all the obligations under this Agreement for the outstanding duration of the Basic Periods of Occupation; or:

ii)           to accept liability to pay any Residence Charge outstanding or the Early Termination Charge as reasonably directed by the College . 

43)   That in any of the following circumstances and upon service on you of a written notice specifying the grounds for such termination this Agreement will be immediately terminated:

i)             Where you have materially, seriously, substantially or persistently breached the conditions of this agreement by, for example engaging in behaviour constituting a serious nuisance or annoyance to the community (including other students, other residents, staff, or other authorised users of the College premises), or of neighbouring property, and having followed the Breaches Procedure, we have decided to terminate your agreement.

ii)           if you cease to be a registered full-time student of the University, the parties agree a deferment of studies or to a concession, or are expelled, excluded or withdrawn from the University in accordance with the University’s General Regulations;

iii)          if any sums due under this Agreement remain outstanding 20 Working Days after being demanded from you by the College.

44)   Notwithstanding clause 42 above, if you are in breach of any of the conditions of this Agreement, the College may choose to deal with such breaches under the local procedures set out in the College Handbook and Regulations

45)   That in the event of termination of this Agreement for any reason or in the event of any other dispute connected with this Agreement you have a right to appeal under the Accommodation Disputes Procedure;

46)   That termination of this Agreement does not cancel or otherwise affect any outstanding rights or obligations which you or the College may have in connection with this Agreement.

47)   If the College wants to take possession of your Room and you do not vacate when requested to do so, then the College may have to serve a “Notice to Quit” on you, take legal action and obtain a court order.  The College will also seek to recover any reasonably incurred costs associated with taking such possession from you.

48)   Any notice to be served under this Agreement must be in writing (which includes e-mail) and the College’s address for service is given on the first page of this Agreement.

 

3.    DEFINITIONS

The phrases set out below are all commonly used in this Agreement and have the following meanings:-

“Associated Living Spaces”

means any specific communal living spaces linked to the Room which the student has use of (such as communal kitchens and living rooms) and which are identified to the student prior to the commencement of this Agreement;

“Basic Periods of Occupation”

means the term time periods set out on page 1 of this Agreement;

“Bursar”

means the person appointed as the Bursar of the College from time to time and identified to you at the start of this Agreement;

“College”

means the College referred to on page 1 of this Agreement;

“College Handbook & Regulations”

means the handbook containing important University and College information and which was provided to you prior to signing this Agreement and which is available to be viewed on the College website;

“College Office”

means the location within the College where students may provide and receive notification in relation to this Agreement and which will be identified to the student prior to commencement of this Agreement;

“College Officer”

means the Bursar, the Head of House or the Senior Tutor;

“Disciplinary Offence”

means an offence that may result in a fine or other penalty as provided for by the College Handbook & Regulations and/or the University’s General Regulations 

“Dispute Procedure”

means the dispute procedure referred to in part 5 of this Agreement and which may be activated by either the College or you in the event of any dispute or where you wish to appeal any decision of the College;

“Early Termination Charge”

means the sum calculated by the Bursar as being the reasonable sum for compensating the College where a student terminates this Agreement early, (and prior to the end of the Basic Periods of Occupation).  Such sum will represent a fraction of the Residence Charge depending on when early termination takes place and will be set in accordance with the University’s published Policy on Early Termination which is available on request from the Bursar;

“Head of House”

means the person appointed as the Head of House of the College from time to time and identified to you at the start of this Agreement;

“Inventory”

means the list of fixtures fittings and equipment provided at the Room and set out in Section 4 of this Agreement below

“Residence Charge”

means the charge for your use and occupation of the Room during the Basic Periods of Occupation as set out on page 1 of this Agreement;

“the Room”

means the room which the College has agreed to allow you to occupy for the Basic Periods of Occupation and which is referred to on page 1 of this Agreement such room to be identified on or before the commencement of this Agreement;

“Senior Student Representative”

means the elected senior student representative appointed as the JCR or SRC President of the College from time to time and identified to you at the start of this Agreement;

“Senior Tutor”

means the person/s appointed as a senior tutor of the College from time to time and identified to you at the start of this Agreement;

“Supplemental Periods of Occupation”

means any period of occupation outside of the Basic Periods of Occupation during which you have been permitted to reside at the College;

“Supplemental Residence Charge”

means the reasonable charge made by the College for any Supplemental Period of Occupation by you which will be notified to you when you request any Supplemental Periods of Occupation;

“University General Regulations”

means the General Regulations of the Durham University which can be provided on request or which can be viewed in the University library or on the University’s website at (enter address);

“Working Day”

Means Monday to Friday, excluding the College’s published holidays and customary days

“you”

means the student referred to on page 1 of this Agreement;

 

4.      INVENTORY

    1. Bed
    2. Desk
    3. Desk Chair
    4. Sink
    5. Curtains & carpet
    6. Wardrobe & Drawers
    7. Desk / Reading Lamp
    8. Mirror
    9. Coat Hook
    10. Towel / Drying Rail
    11. Internet Access
    12. Adequate Electrical Sockets
    13. Shaver Socket
    14. Security “locks” on all ground floor windows

 

5.           ACCOMODATION DISPUTES PROCEDURE

In the event of a dispute between the College and you as to the terms or interpretation of the terms of this Agreement you should normally use this Disputes Procedure.  We hope that most disputes can be settled informally between students and College Officers and staff. 

However, if you are disputing a decision under certain University General Regulations, including (iv) Discipline, (v) Academic Progress, (vi) Suspension, (vii) Academic Appeals or the Notification of Academic or Personal Details for Admission, Matriculation and Registration Purposes that results in you being excluded from the Room, either temporarily or permanently, you must use the appeals procedure under the aforementioned regulations and not the Accommodation Disputes Procedure. 

Stage 1.  Notice of any formal dispute should be made in writing to the Bursar, who will investigate the matter and give his or her decision within 10 Working Days of receiving the notice.

Stage 2.  If either party remains aggrieved at the decision or outcome of Stage 1 of the Accommodation Disputes Procedure, they may appeal in writing to the Principal who will investigate the matter and give his or her decision within 15 Working Days of receiving the appeal.

Stage 3.  If you remain aggrieved at the decision or outcome of Stage 2 you may choose to utilise the full Complaints Procedure for Students set out in the University General Regulations.

6.         BREACHES PROCEDURE

1.         If you, or your guests, breach any of the conditions of this Agreement then, depending upon the nature of the breach and/or its seriousness, the University may take action under this procedure, or under an appropriate section of College regulations or General Regulation IV Discipline.

 

2.       When a , a College Officer (irrespective of which College) becomes aware of any alleged breach by you of this agreement, the  College Officer  will decide whether to:

a.       take no action; or

b.       inform a College Officer in your College of the allegation or

c.       if the College Officer is from your College to discuss the allegation with you informally, following which he or she may:          

                                                               i.      take no further action or

                                                             ii.      treat the matter as an alleged breach of  College regulations, or

                                                            iii.      treat the matter as a major or “other” offence under General Regulation IV Discipline, or,

                                                           iv.      where, on the face of it  the breach amounts to a criminal offence, refer the matter to the Police and notify the Registrar under the Terms of the University’s Code of Practice on Notification of Misconduct to the Police and Internal Action;

 

3.       In addition to any of the penalties under General Regulation IV Discipline or any fines under College Regulations, if misconduct on your part or the part of any of your guests results in damage to the University’s property or if the College suffers other losses, you will be issued with a demand for the reasonable cost of repairing the damage caused by your breach and, as appropriate, with a demand to make good other losses.  You will need to pay the fine and charges within 14 days and if you fail to do so this will constitute an “other offence” under General IV Discipline and may result in further disciplinary action.  If you are unhappy with the amount of the invoice issued to you under this procedure you may complain under the Disputes Procedure. 

 

 

Schedule 1:  Schedule of Rates

 

The standard charges for student accommodation are:

 

Undergraduates - 2012-2013

 

St Chad’s College offers accommodation to undergraduate students. Accommodation comprises: No1 North Bailey, Epiphany House, Main College, Lightfoot, Langford, Grads and Ramsey Houses, all are located on North Bailey within 150 yards of the Main College building at No 18 North Bailey. 

 

All undergraduate students are resident on a package which is fully catered during term and which includes residence over the Christmas Vacation on a self catered basis.  This is classed as a short let.

 

This short let does not include any storage or occupancy in bedrooms during Easter Vacation periods as these rooms will be used for commercial activities.  However, it may be possible to purchase an extended let should a student wish to have occupancy.  NB alternatively, there are trunk rooms available in which students can store goods (at their own risk).

 

New students (Freshers) arrive, and are resident, a week earlier than current students for an induction week.

 

Graduating students can remain in residence until the end of Graduation Week which in 2013 is until Saturday 29th June 2013.

 

2012/13 - Term-Time Catered Short Lets

 

The residence charge for undergraduate students on a term time fully-catered accommodation package that includes self catered residence over the Christmas vacation but no residence over the Easter vacation is £5,476

This charge includes all meals during term, energy costs and IT connection.

For First Year students this charge also includes catering during Freshers / Induction week

For graduating students this charge includes self catering accommodation during graduation week.

 

NOTE: Residence charges will be invoiced in three termly instalments - bills are usually sent out in the first couple of weeks of each term (so payments of £1825.33 are due in October, January and May). For payment options see:

 How to Pay Your Residence Charge

 

NOTE:  All undergraduate students, whether resident or not, are charged £50 Caution Money when they register with the College in their first year.  This is not to be confused with security deposits on rooms.  Caution money is pooled as a collective fund to pay for repairs to public areas of the College where the damage has been caused by St Chad's students (or their guests) and is not otherwise recoverable from individual students.  Upon graduation or leaving the College, a partial refund is made to each student reflecting the balance after deducting annual charges.

 

Academic Term dates are different to occupancy dates and can be found on the University website at http://www.dur.ac.uk/dates/

 

The basic periods of occupancy are:

 

For First Year Students (Freshers)

 

Occupancy starts on Sunday 30th September 2012 and whilst Michaelmas Term ends on Friday 14th December 2012 and Epiphany Term starts on the 14th January 2013, occupancy continues through the Christmas Vacation and until the end of Epiphany Term, room vacated by 10.00 on Saturday 16th March 2013.  Students do not need to vacate their rooms over the Christmas Vacation but can remain resident on a self catered basis.

 

Students cannot be resident over the Easter Vacation.  Occupancy re-commences on Sunday 21st April 2013 and ends with rooms vacated by 10.00 on Saturday 22nd June 2013 for non-graduating students.

 

For Returning Graduating Students

 

Occupancy starts on Sunday 7th October 2012 and whilst Michaelmas Term ends on Friday 14th December 2012 and Epiphany Term starts on the 14th January 2013, occupancy continues through the Christmas Vacation and until the end of Epiphany Term, room vacated by 10.00 on Saturday 16th March 2013.  Students do not need to vacate their rooms over the Christmas Vacation but can remain resident on a self catered basis.

 

Students cannot be resident over the Easter Vacation.  Occupancy re-commences on Sunday 21st April 2013 and ends with rooms vacated by 10.00 on Saturday 29th June 2013 for graduating students.

 

For Returning Non Graduating Students:

 

Occupancy starts on Sunday 7th October 2012 and whilst Michaelmas Term ends on Friday 14th December 2012 and Epiphany Term starts on the 14th January 2013, occupancy continues through the Christmas Vacation and until the end of Epiphany Term, room vacated by 10.00 on Saturday 16th March 2013.  Students do not need to vacate their rooms over the Christmas Vacation but can remain resident on a self catered basis.

 

Students cannot be resident over the Easter Vacation.  Occupancy re-commences on Sunday 21st April 2013 and ends with rooms vacated by 10.00 on Saturday 22nd June 2013 for non-graduating students.

 

It should be noted that College has a two week closedown during the Christmas Vacation (covering Christmas and New Year holidays) during which there will be limited staff presence.

 

   

Main College provides numerous sporting, social, exercise, musical, welfare, administrative, computing and library facilities open to all students regardless of where they live.

 

You are strongly encouraged to visit the College’s website to find out more about the facilities the College provides: www.dur.ac.uk/chads

 

 

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Postgraduate Accommodation 2012-2013:

 

St Chad’s College offers accommodation to postgraduate students engaged in full-time (taught or research) degrees. Accommodation comprises: some rooms in Main College, Epiphany House, Hallgarth Street and Trinity Hall, a self-contained property on the south side of the River Wear and within easy walking distance of Main College. 

 

All rooms are offered for 50 weeks of the year. The basic period of occupancy is from Wednesday 26th September 2012 until Tuesday 10th September 2013 (except in the case of PGCE students whose basic period of occupancy will run Wednesday 26th September 2012 until Tuesday 3rd July 2013).

 

Students for whom their course does not tie in directly to these dates should contact the Postgraduate Director for advice on the availability of rooms. It may be, for example, that an early arrival can be accommodated in a different room to that designated for the full term of the let.

 

Main College provides numerous sporting, social, exercise, musical, welfare, administrative, computing and library facilities open to all postgraduates regardless of where they live. Trinity Hall mirrors several of these facilities for Trinity Hall residents only. You are strongly encouraged to visit the College’s website to find out more about the facilities the College provides to its postgraduates: www.dur.ac.uk/chads

 

Please note: there is an annual fee of £50 for postgraduate membership of St Chad's College. 

 

Main College

Rooms in Main College are located on a dedicated postgraduate corridor and are offered on a part-catered let during undergraduate terms. During vacations, postgraduate students in these rooms cater for themselves. These rooms have shared bath/shower and toilet facilities.

 

Epiphany House, No 5 North Bailey

Opened for business in October 2007 after undergoing a major refurbishment programme, this grade II listed building extends the College's Postgraduate provision.  In 2012/2013 a small number of rooms may be available in this building, on a part-catered let.    A number of double en suite rooms for undergraduates are also located there

 

Hallgarth Street

This house is a four/five minute walk from the College's main site and houses five postgraduate students on a self-catered basis.

 

Trinity Hall

Rooms in Trinity Hall are offered on a self-catering basis with excellent shared kitchen and dining facilities on site. Virtually all rooms are en suite with shower, washbasin and toilet in each case. Shared laundry facilities are provided. There are three price bands for the en suite rooms according to the size of the rooms. In all cases, the rooms are well-proportioned with excellent character. 

 

Meal Deals

Postgraduates who live out and who live in the College residences at Trinity Hall and Hallgarth Street are encouraged to consider buying into meals in Main College during undergraduate term time. Meal tickets for individual lunches are priced at £3.00 per meal and for an evening meal at £4.00 per meal (2010 prices). These can be purchased individually at any time. However, postgraduates may consider buying a special meal deal which provides lunch and an evening meal five days a week for the 28 weeks of undergraduate term for £700 per annum (2009 price). NB: 2009 prices included by way of example only. 2011 prices will be posted as soon as they are confirmed.

 

Postgraduates 2012/13
     
i) 50 week let - fully self-catered  
  The residence charges for a 50-week let including utilities charge and internet connection are shown in the banding rates below:  
     
Band Building / Room Description  
A Single Standard - Trinity  £    4,703
B Single En-Suite - Trinity medium  £    5,317
C Single En-Suite - Trinity large  £    5,521
D Single En-Suite - Trinity Extra Large  £    5,727
E Single Standard - Hallgarth  £    4,703
     
ii) 50 week let - part catered (catered during term-time, self catered in vacation)   
  Residence charges for postgraduate occupation within a catered undergraduate college on a 50 week let, which includes meals during term, all utilities and IT connectivity, and self-catering during vacation periods.  
  Single Standard Room   £    6,446
  Single En Suite Room  £    7,088
     
iii) St Chad’s College PGCE Residency**  
  a)  The residence charges for a nominal 40 week PGCE let in part catered accommodation are:   
  PGCE Part Catered Ensuite Room  £    6,529
  PGCE Part Catered Standard Room  £    5,937
     
  NB: It is acknowledged that there will be different starting dates for PGCE students which result in slightly different let periods.  However, the residence package is based upon a nominal 40 week period and consequently lets within one week either side of this, to PGCE students, should be charged at the above rates without any adjustments for individual or group circumstances.  

 

 

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NOTE: There are a limited number of rooms available for 40-week lets and availability cannot be guaranteed. PGCE students who wish to stay in Trinity Hall should be aware that lets are only available on a 50 week basis.

  

NOTE: Residence charges will be invoiced in three termly instalments - bills are usually sent out in the first couple of weeks of each term (so payments are due in October, January and May).

 

 

 

 

Schedule 2:  St Chad’s College Regulations

 

Please see the College Handbook at: http://www.dur.ac.uk/StChads/handbook.html

 

 

NB:

Smoking is prohibited in all College rooms.

Bicycles may not be kept in any part of the College (including College rooms and corridors) except in the locked bicycle shed at the rear of Grads House and in the back entrance of Trinity Hall. If students believe that these provisions are insufficiently secure for the purpose, they should not bring their bicycles to Durham.

 

 

Schedule 3:  Major Offences

 

A Major Offence shall be defined as conduct by a student:

(i) which is calculated to interfere or which interferes with the right of members of the College and/or University to engage in the pursuit of knowledge by way of tutorials, seminars, lectures or other forms of study or research on property controlled by the College and/or University, or in any other context provided by or on behalf of the University or any College for a clearly defined academic purpose including approved fieldwork; or

(ii) which is calculated to interfere or which interferes with the right of members of the College and/or University to examine or to be examined; or

(iii) which is calculated to interfere or which interferes with the right of members of the College and/or University to have degrees or other qualifications conferred upon them; or

(iv) which is calculated to interfere or which interferes with such University or College administrative processes or personnel as are necessary to ensure the uninterrupted continuance of the activities described in (i), (ii) and (iii) above; or

(v) which is calculated to cause or causes serious damage to property or equipment or stored information managed by the University or any College, or which endangers safety; or

(vi) which includes the occupation or use of any property in the College and/or University where such occupation or use jeopardises the uninterrupted continuance of the activities described in (i), (ii) and (iii) above; or

(vii) which brings the College and/or University into serious disrepute because of its immoral, scandalous or disgraceful nature, including conduct in respect of which the student has been convicted of a criminal offence for which a sentence of five years imprisonment or more can be imposed; or

(viii) which constitutes a dishonest practice of any kind including misconduct in research in connection with University degree, diploma or certificate examinations, or which constitutes false representation, or personation of others within or without the College and/or University, in connection with academic attainments; or

(ix) which is calculated to interfere with the fundamental policy of the College and/or University as an academic institution, that on its property and in its activities there should be freedom of speech, and that the pursuit of knowledge and the exchange of ideas should be conducted within the College and/or University in a tolerant manner, and without interference.

(x) which involves the harassment of another member of the College and/or University community.

 

Schedule 4:  Maintenance

Maintenance is carried out either by College staff or by nominated contractors. In both instances they can be clearly identified as maintenance personnel. Requests for work are made through forms available from Reception or from housekeeping staff.  Maintenance works are prioritised by the Clerk of Works to ensure that all works are completed to minimise inconvenience and damage.

 

Works fall into four categories - response times are classified as follows:

 

Priority One

This is an emergency situation, and we try to respond within 2 hours.
 

Priority Two
This is urgent work, and we try to respond within 24 hours.

 

Priority Three
This work is scheduled for the next 7 days.

 

Priority Four

These works are planned ahead of time and advance notice will be given.

 

Every effort will be made to rectify your problem within one visit and within the above timescales. However if this is not possible an email will be sent or a  card will be left in your room to inform you when the issue will be resolved.  Obviously, some problems cannot be rectified without sourcing replacement parts, and this can upset the response times above.

 

If the issue has not been resolved within 24 hours of the dates given above, please email the bursar at chads.bursar@dur.ac.uk.

 

If a serious maintenance fault cannot be rectified within a reasonable period of time  alternative accommodation/facilities will be offered when needed and where possible.