Coming to RGU and leaving home for the first time can be one of the most daunting yet exciting journeys that you will ever have to embark on. It is an amazing chance to meet like-minded people, to make friends for life and also to live, probably for the first time, independently. The tricky thing is, finding answers to your questions about accommodation:
What do I need to bring? What do I need to pay? What are my rights?
Whether you are living at home with your parent/guardian(s) or staying in halls or private accommodation – or even just searching for a new place - it is important to know what your rights and responsibilities are and to find answers to your questions.
You can find lots of information about accommodation on the RGU: Union website by clicking through the tabs. However, if you have any questions or problems not addressed on these pages, then there are a lot of services available to students which can provide you with compressive advice and support.
A few key contacts you want to become familiar with are: the RGU Accommodation Services Team, ResLife and Shelter. The RGU Accommodation Services Team can help you with any queries you may have before you arrive and during your stay, and in conjunction with ResLife, they support students currently (and after they leave) in student accommodation offering guidance and advice.
For more housing advice you can also check out Shelter or the NUS Housing Pages. In addition, NUS has the Ready to Rent pages which have been created to support students develop the knowledge and confidence they need to find high quality accommodation and to understand their rights as renters. Here is one of their house hunting videos to get you started:
Lastly, the Advice and Support department at RGU: Union will try to help you with any worries, concerns, and problems you have with your accommodation or at least point you in the right direction.
CONTACT & CONNECT
*The Advice and Support department at RGU: Union offers free, confidential and impartial advice on a range of issues. Contact the department via email (email@example.com), phone (01224 262266) or use the widget at the bottom right of the page.