University College offers a warm and friendly home away from home. Students are provided with a centrally-heated, comfortable single study bedroom. Each room contains a king-single bed, desk, chair, bookshelves, wardrobe, curtains and rubbish bin.
Sheets and pillow slips are provided and there is a weekly linen change. You will need to bring your own duvet, duvet cover and towels. You are encouraged to make your room as homely as you can. This is your home for the year.
Internet access within University College is provided at no additional charge. Connectivity is provided as an extension of the University’s Internet services. Where practicable, wireless access is available in bedrooms but connectivity cannot be guaranteed.
Since 2007 University College has offered students the option of living on an alcohol-free floor. We make every attempt to provide any student with this option if they wish.
Residents can personalise their room with items from home. Personal items could include a duvet and duvet cover, rugs, prints, plants, computer, stereo, television, photos, desk lamp, etc.
In order to comply with fire regulations, electrical appliances such as fridges, hair straighteners, irons, electric jugs and heaters are not permitted in study bedrooms. Cooking is also prohibited in study bedrooms.
The UniCol Houses complex consists of 60 rooms and provides an alternative insight into community life. Here, residents live in groups of five per unit. This arrangement is sometimes more suitable for students who are slightly older, having had a break between school and coming to University. Students in the UniCol Houses are fully fledged members of the College community with access to all facilities. UniCol Houses residents also have access to Te Whare Iti, “The Little House” which is University College's newest common room situated within the UniCol Houses accommodation block. Residents can cook and bake in the fully functioning kitchen downstairs, or study in one of three dedicated study rooms upstairs. A full Home Theatre system can be used to practice presentations or watch the latest movie or TV show. Jess Gould, a Resident Tutor here at UniCol, has an office there and runs tutorial workshops for several first year Health Science papers. Te Whare Iti is 100% alcohol free and is the venue of choice for our many non-alcoholic events including: board games, movie and pizza nights as well as cooking competitions and barbecues.
"The people made it! Warm rooms and the friendliest staff."
" I think UniCol is a fantastic transition from moving out of home and going out into the real world. I love living here."