Update for Kent Students:
A few weeks ago during a PGR rep forum, students commented on the need for accommodation for those taking up a three month extension, especially with no chance of getting a tenancy agreement for only three months.
It is now confirmed! The University are happy to offer short term accommodation for Postgraduate Students both Medway and Campus:
• Accommodation in Darwin Houses for a 3 month period (Shared facilities).
• Accommodation at Pier Quays [better known as Liberty Quays], Medway campus, for a 3 month period (En-suite).
We will be sending an email out to ALL PGs as soon as we can (ie., this week).
https://kenthospitality.kent.ac.uk/MyAccommodation/ :check prices here, apply here, and when applying ensure you type "Accommodation Extension-3 months to your application" into the notes.
Thank you so much to our PGR reps for bringing this issue to our attention, and to the accommodation office for being so quick in responding to this need
Kent Univeristy and Greenwich University are taking a joint approach to private landlords charging rent to students during this period. Please see the information below:
We understand that on top of everything else that is happening at the moment, worries about your rent and accomodation are the last thing you need.
Kent University, Kent Union, Greenwich University, Greenwich Students' Union and Liberty Quays have information and help available.
Please follow the links to find out more.
The University of Kent web pages continue to be kept up to date and can be accessed here.
If you are living at Liberty Quays there is information here. There are closing dates to let your accommodation know by so please check the information carefully.
Greenwich University has information in their FAQs here and further support available in the student portal.
For further help navigating any of this advice, please contact your advice centre, details can be found here.
One of the main questions students have been asking is;
I live in the UK and would like to return home. Can I do so in light of the new restrictions on travel?
Yes, one journey home can be viewed as essential travel. Students are advised, wherever possible, to avoid using public transport for this journey.