University residence rent rebate

The University has reacted to Government announcements affecting students throughout the 2020/21 academic year and have offered a number of different rent rebates. 

All our student tenants will automatically receive our first two rebates, detailed below. The first was introduced when the UK Government asked students to return home before the Winter break, and the University moved to online teaching in order to facilitate that. We then reduced rent again with our second rebate, for 30% of the amount due from the end of this period for seven weeks until early February to support our students with the phased return to University that was initially planned for the January period. If you did not apply/qualify for the third rebate, your rebate credit is made up of:   

  • Rebate 1: 10 day (9 nights) 100% rebate from 10 Dec to 19 Dec
  • Rebate 2: 50 day (49 nights) 30% rebate from 19 Dec to 6 Feb.

The sum of these rebates will appear as one total amount in your Financial Statement in the MyBristol portal  and are labelled 'Accommodation Credit Note', dated 5 February.  

Further rebate for students not in room

As a result of the national lockdown in January we offered third rebate of a 100% rent reduction for the period 1 February to 26 March for students not currently living in their University-allocated accommodation and who applied for the rebate by the deadline. If you did apply for the third rebate, your rebate credit is made up of: 

  • Rebate 1: 10 day (9 nights) 100% rebate from 10 Dec to 19 Dec
  • Rebate 2: 50 day (49 nights) 30% rebate from 19 Dec to 1 Feb
  • Rebate 3: 55 day (54 nights) 100% rebate from 1 Feb to 26 March

The sum of these rebates will appear as one total amount in your Financial Statement in the MyBristol portal  and are labelled 'Accommodation Credit Note', dated 5 February.  

The three rebates together represent approximately a 25% rebate for the entire 2020-21 year for students in University-allocated accommodation. We believe this is one of the most significant rebates across the university sector.

Rent Rebate FAQs

For more information about your accommodation account and to see full terms and conditions of the rent rebate please log in to your Accommodation Portal

Financial help

If you’re experiencing financial hardship we have some emergency funding options that may be able to help.

If you want to talk to someone, contact our Info Point team for advice at info-point@bristol.ac.uk.

Wellbeing and support

We have a range of free support and wellbeing services available.

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