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Accommodation FAQs

To help you decide if staying on campus as a resident of Moulton is right for you we've compiled the following FAQs.

Fees can be paid via the College website or by calling the Finance Office on 01604 491131. You may also pay by cheque made payable to ‘Moulton College’. Fees are due before the start of each term and keys are not issued for the term until residency fees have been paid.

Yes. A non-refundable deposit of £200 secures your room application and this will become your caution money (damage deposit). This will be returned to you at the end of the academic year, less any damages that occur in halls of residence. Where damage is attributed to an individual or a block, the cost of rectifying this damage is invoiced as soon as possible after the damage has occurred and the reparation/replacement costs are known. This ensures that any discrepancies are handled immediately and also that a sufficient amount of Caution Money is in place for the remainder of the year and to insure the College against losses.

All our accommodation is en-suite and those in under-18 blocks have access to a common room / kitchen which has a refrigerator, microwave, kettle, iron and ironing board. Those in an over-18 block also have access to a fridge/freezer, oven and hob.

Residents in under-18 accommodation are provided with half-board accommodation with meals to be taken in the Chris Alderson-Smith Dining Suite on the Moulton site. You will automatically become a member of the onsite gym and have access to the Learning Resource Centre until 8.00pm Monday to Thursday and 5.30pm on Friday.

The residency fee includes the provision of water, gas and electricity. All residents will also have access to the College’s wireless network MC Residence. The password will be made available to you on the day you take up residence.

Rooms are cleaned once each week and bins are emptied daily. We ask that rooms are kept clean and tidy to allow cleaning staff in to hoover on your allocated day, failure to do so could result in disciplinary action. Your cleaner will let you know your allocated cleaning day.

All our accommodation is en-suite and all blocks have access to a kitchen which has a fridge/freezer, microwave, oven and hobs, kettle, iron and ironing board.
Holcot residents are permitted to remain in residence throughout the Christmas and Easter breaks.
If you have purchased a catering package you are entitled to breakfast and dinner seven days per week (during term time. Meals will be served in the Chris Alderson‑Smith Dining Suite.
All residents automatically become members of the onsite gym and have access to the Learning Resource Centre until 8.00pm Monday to Thursday and 5.30pm on a Friday.
The residency fee includes the provision of water, gas and electricity. All residents will also have access to the College’s wireless network MC Residence. The password will be made available to you on the day you take up residence.
Rooms are cleaned once each week and bins are emptied daily. We ask that rooms are kept clean and tidy to allow cleaning staff in to hoover on your allocated day, failure to do so could result in disciplinary action. Your cleaner will let you know your allocated cleaning day.

Missing home or feeling homesick is nothing to be ashamed about. Most of our students are living away from home for the first time so you will not be alone. If, however, you would like to talk to someone, pop into the office or talk with your Course Manager. Out of hours you can also call the Duty Warden.

Unfortunately, Moulton College is unable to allow new students to view their allocated accommodation prior to their arrival in September. However, you may look round an example room during a residential tour at any of our Open Events.

Rooms are allocated on a number of factors. Your room will be in an age appropriate block and you will be living with a variety of different people from different courses. This will give you the opportunity to build your social skills and have something other than your course to talk about! There will usually be someone from a similar course to you in your block.

When allocated shared accommodation, we will look at the age of the occupants and the course of study they have chosen. We endeavour to put you with someone on a similar course so you will have something in common. If occupants of a twin room do not get along together we will attempt to resolve any issues. Moving students to alternative accommodation is always a last resort and is not always possible.

If you and your friend request this on your application (i.e. you put each other’s names on the form) we will do our best to allocate you a shared room together, however if one of you is over 18 and the other under 18, we would not be able to permit this due to our safeguarding responsibilities.

You may put posters on the noticeboard provided in your room. Posters must not be put up elsewhere in your room as the adhesive can cause damage to paintwork etc. Any damage will be recharged to you. We reserve the right to remove any posters that we deem to be inappropriate or distasteful.

The residential warden team are on hand to ensure you are never bored. On site we have a gym that you are automatically a member of and we also book the Sports Hall for your use on a regular basis. We organise events in the Social Centre. Recent events include a Christmas Ball, bubble football, an X-Box competition and a scavenger hunt. These events are advertised on your block notice boards as well as on the Social Calendar which can be found in your room on arrival. If you have any ideas for events or clubs/societies please speak with the warden team.

If you are a Higher education student you will also have full access to the facilities at the University of Northampton, including their Student’s Union and the associated clubs and societies.

The College is only five miles from the centre of Northampton which has a wide variety of shops, bars, restaurants and theatres/cinemas. There are also regular train services from Northampton to Milton Keynes, Birmingham and London.

All further education students must vacate their rooms at the end of each term. This enables us to give your room a thorough clean and carry out routine maintenance. You will be provided with leaving and returning dates at the start of the year and will be sent details about the procedures for moving out at the end of each term during each term.

Although guests may visit your room during the day and the evenings, all guests must leave site by 10.30pm. Please note guests must be signed in and out at the Student Support Office and visitors must be on the approved visitors list (see page 18 for further information). For health and safety and safeguarding reasons it is imperative that staff know who is and is not on site at any one time. If staff discover that a resident has allowed a guest to stay overnight, the resident will face disciplinary action and they will also be charged a nightly room rate for their guest.

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