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Your home at Reaseheath
Coming to study with us may mean living away from home for the first time. By living in one of our on-site halls of residence, you will quickly settle into life at Reaseheath, and adjust to independent living in no time.
Make yourself at home in any one of our accommodation options on campus, ranging from townhouses to more traditional halls of residence.
Whether you opt for shared bathroom facilities or your own en-suite, you will have your own room with a work station, WiFi and 24-hour support from our Safeguarding Team.
Your room will also be within walking distance to your classes and you’ll be able to make lots of new friends from different subject areas. It’s a great way to live independently by being amongst others in the same position, and you’ll be sure to create life-long memories and truly experience student life.
You will have access to high-quality social facilities on campus to enjoy outside of lessons, including common rooms, a student bar with table tennis, a pool table and large screen TVs, and a state-of-the-art gym.
You’ll be well fed during your time here too. You can choose to be catered for if you want to while living at Reaseheath, and receive your meals on campus, or if you want to cook for yourself, you will be able to do so in your kitchen on a self-catered package. On the days you don’t fancy cooking, you will be able to buy meals and snacks from one of our cafés on-site.
All full-time higher education students can apply for residential accommodation, and all first-year students are guaranteed a place in halls. This applies if you live more than a reasonable daily travelling distance from Reaseheath and if you apply during the normal admissions cycle.
You will see a typical student room, and find out what it is like to live on campus if you attend our Higher Education Open Days and Offer Holder Days.
Before applying for accommodation, please read the Student Accommodation Licence Agreement Conditions.
Our residential accommodation will still be available and safe for students who wish to live on our beautiful campus in 2020/21, despite the current COIVD-19 pandemic. In the interest of safety, until we think it is safe to do so, students will not be able to access other students’ bedrooms, and we will ask all students to regularly use the handwashing facilities available in communal areas. We take the safety of our students very seriously, as demonstrated in our recent ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted Care Standards inspection, so during this time we want to take all the extra precautions we can. Because of this, regular cleaning will also be provided by our domestic team and face coverings will be worn by safeguarding and domestic staff when on duty in the halls of residence. Students will be able to talk to the accommodation team at any time with any questions or concerns.
|TYPE OF ROOM||SELF CATERING||COST PER WEEK INCLUDING 7 DAY A WEEK MEALS ALLOWANCE||COST PER WEEK INCLUDING 5 DAY A WEEK MEALS ALLOWANCE|
|Chetwood single en-suite||£122||£174||£164|
|Platt single en-suite||£122||£174||£164|
|Gawsworth, Capesthorne and Tatton Halls plus 1 house in Rode Hall (these are self-catered only)||£122||N/A||N/A|
|Tabley and 4 houses in Rode Halls (these are catered only)||N/A||£174||£164|
During the application you will be asked for key information and to state your preferred choice/s of halls. Applicants will receive acknowledgement of their application which will then be used to allocate appropriate accommodation later in the year. Please don’t worry if you don’t hear from us for a while following your initial application, be assured that we are working on things behind the scenes.
Once you have received confirmation of your allocated room you will be required to pay a retainer to secure your accommodation*. Those who are unsuccessful will be placed on a waiting list and advised of transport options. Accommodation contracts will be issued for signing by applicants/guardians/guarantors.
*For those applicants who are successful in securing accommodation the retainer will be converted into their accommodation deposit upon signing the accommodation contract.
Please read the Higher Education Student Accommodation Licence Conditions.
To apply you will need your student ID number, this can be found on any correspondence from us (email, letter).
As a University Centre Reaseheath student you are able to choose from catered or self-catered accommodation.
Where to eat:
The Catering Team at Reaseheath offer a wide range of food options across the site for our students, staff and visitors. We offer breakfast, lunch and evening meals along with snacks throughout the day. The Catering Team can accommodate a variety of diets and food allergies so if you have specific needs please speak to a member of the team and they will be pleased to assist.
Catering is offered across a range of outlets and each outlet is designed to offer a different experience. Please see individual opening times below, these opening times are for Monday-Friday, term time only.
The Main Dining Room
Open 8 – 11am, 12 – 2pm and 4.30 – 7pm
The Main Dining Room offers breakfast from 8am and serves light breakfasts to freshly cooked full breakfasts.
Lunch service in the Main Dining Room offers soup, a main course (including a vegetarian option), salad bar, meal deal, sandwiches, jacket potatoes and pasta.
Our evening meals are also served in the Main Dining Room and offer a choice of two main courses, vegetarian option, jacket potatoes, salad bar and dessert.
All residential students have the opportunity to purchase five or seven day meal packages which offers value for money and allows for planning of costs.
The Deli Bar, situated within the main dining room offers sandwiches made to order as well as jacket potatoes with a variety of fillings.
Open 10am – 4pm
Bootzone is open for snacks and light lunches and you are able to visit wearing overalls and boots without changing. As a grab and go lunch option Bootzone serves homemade pies and sausage rolls as well as hot meat baps and ready made sandwiches.
Open 8.30am – 3pm
Feast is a smaller café experience offering snacks, jacket potatoes and toasted sandwiches.
Open 9am – 2.30pm
The HE Café is situated within the HE Centre and is for University Centre Reaseheath students and Reaseheath staff only. The HE Café serves fresh coffee, snacks and sandwiches. From September 2019 the café will also serve a hot main meal for those who do not wish to eat in the main dining room.
Open 10am – 1.30pm
The Catering Van is situated at the Farm (near Agriculture) and offers hot snacks and drinks.
There are various vending machines across the site offering a variety of snacks and hot drinks.
All costs referenced below are correct for the 2019/20 academic year and are subject to change for 2020/21.
All students in catered accommodation will have the choice of a 5 or 7 day meal package.
A 5 day meal package is from Sunday dinner through to Friday lunch. As part of our safeguarding provision we endeavour to ensure that our students are eating healthily and regularly. We therefore encourage our students to eat a set 3 meals a day, all of which will be healthy and balanced.
Student ID cards will be set up with meal vouchers to purchase three balanced meals. This will mean 3 separate meal vouchers will be set up in order for you to purchase breakfast (up to the value of £2.40), lunch (up to the value of £3.60) and evening meal (up to the value of £3.60). This equates to meals to the total value of £9.60, for which you will pay £8 per day only. The use of these meal vouchers therefore is better value for money than purchasing food with cash or card in our outlets.
The 7 day meal package includes three meals per day Monday – Friday with the opportunity for two meals each day during the weekend. Each day comprising of three specific meals i.e. breakfast (to the value of £2.40), lunch (to the value of £3.60) and evening meal (to the value of £3.60). This is with exception of Saturday and Sunday which comprise of brunch and evening meal.
The meal vouchers supplied can only be used for the relevant meal and unfortunately cannot be saved to use another time.
If you wish to purchase items such as soft drinks, crisps and chocolate you would need to cover the cost yourself.
As a guide costs are:
- Breakfast (2 rashers bacon, 2 sausages, hash brown, tomatoes, beans, fried egg and toast) -£4.70
- A main meal deal includes a main course item with self service potatoes and vegetables – £3.60
- A pasta meal deal of a main pasta + a sauce +1 side dish – £2.50
- Salad bar boxes: large – £2, small – £1.20
- Freshly made sandwiches and wraps from the Deli Bar – £1.50 – £2.50
- Homemade pies from Bootzone – £2
Reaseheath uses the Way2Pay system where students and parents/guardians can load money onto student cards which can be used instead of cash or debit cards. The advantage of this system is that parents/guardians can see what purchases have been made at which outlets via the Way2Pay app.
Students who sign up to the five or seven day meal packages will have money on their student cards. Additional top-ups can be added for bottled drinks and snacks.
Students in receipt of free college meals have their allocation added to their cards.
Moving in to Reaseheath College and University Centre
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