Before making your final preparations to come to Hall you need to be sure you have completed every administrative task required of you. It is vital a jpg head and shoulders picture of yourself, taken in the last few months, is uploaded on the University website. Without this in place your identity cards cannot be made up. The list of tasks you need to cover are set out on the New Students web page.
All students will receive their accommodation offer direct from the central Accommodation Office. The Hall has no part in the selection of residents or despatch of offers. It is expected that this process will commence in the last week of August 2013 and offers will be emailed to all Freshers during week commencing 1st September 2013.
Shortly after you have accepted your offer - all on line - a further email will be issued by your Hall of Residence giving arrival day information. All new Freshers need to plan to travel to Badock Hall on Sunday 22 September 2013. You will be given an arrival slot and we ask you keep as close to this as possible. Your room number will not be confirmed until you arrive in Hall - this because there may be last minute changes. However, a bit of sleuthing will assist in establishing which area of Hall you are to be housed in. Look at the Fresher Week Calendar on the JCR page; compare your fancy dress code with the Unit list for the Fancy Dress evening - and you will be able to pin down which Unit you may expect to live in.
When packing make sure you have small easily carried containers - there are dozens of steps to climb in Badock Hall and no lifts - heavy boxes and suitcases will make your life difficult and your arrival stressful. Pack economically - it is always possible to bring in more items later, but not possible to decide what to send back home if you bring too much.
All new students should read this section of the web site carefully - the information available will address most of your questions about preparing for Hall life, indicating what you should be doing to cover administrative requirements and the things you need to do to make your arrival as smooth as possible.
The section headed 'Daily Life in Hall' will give a basic overall view of what is expected and information on facilities and services you can use at Badock Hall. In addition you need to be aware of the University rules under which the Hall is governed.
Please note that no room allocations will be advised by the Hall Office prior to arrival.
Should you need any advice or clarification of any point, please email email@example.com up to 20 September.