A guide to safety measures in student accommodation
It’s a new, very different world that we live in now. COVID19 has changed the way we live, socialise and shop. Universities across the globe are announcing their opening plans. From online lectures to smaller seminar groups, the preparation for the academic year of 2020/21 is in full swing. As we get used to the ‘new normal’ we wanted to see what student accommodation looks like with COVID19 safety measures. So we have taken a look behind the scenes of student accommodation:
Location, location, location
With many universities still committing to in person learning there’s still a need to be in your university city. Cities and university campuses across the UK have been transformed into social distanced environments, enabling students to enjoy the space in a safe way. If you can’t travel to view potential student accommodation properties, you can view a lot of locations via VR on the Student.com website – or video viewings are now available for some properties.
Keep it clean
Regular cleaning is key. In student accommodation the already high levels of cleanliness is now increased further to ensure all communal spaces are safe. Hand sanitiser stations and one-way systems for areas of the buildings where social distancing can’t happen are one way which helps keep residents safe.
Here for you
In these times it’s more important than ever to have a support network for you at university. Universities are providing additional counselling and support for students, and in student accommodation locations the site teams are there for you. From small social distanced events in the accommodation, to providing online support toolkits, and being that friendly face to chat to. Whilst things such as parcel pick-ups and self-service check-ins may look a bit different to before, having that community feel hasn’t changed.
If you are looking for student accommodation but worried about what the living experience may be like, or having to make booking changes due to COVID19, get in touch with us today. At Student.com we have various COVID cancellation/amendment policies* in place and our expert team of booking consultants can discuss and answer any questions you have. Sign-up on the website, call us, or use the 24/7 chat on the website.
Take a look at some of these student accommodation locations which could be your perfect home away from home at university.
Make the lush greenery of characterful, arty north London your home retreat – with just a short tube ride to the centre of London.
Live conveniently close to Sheffield’s universities at iQ Steel and enjoy being just a short hop from the city’s social scene.
Live minutes away from Liverpool uni at iQ Great Newton House, a bright, fresh residence close to the bustling city centre.
Find your own sanctuary in a thriving student community, with the buzz of Leeds city and Headingley nearby.
* On a property by property basis, please contact us for more details