Tag Archives: Accommodation
Gregor Smith speaks to Shelly Asquith, newly elected NUS Vice President Welfare, about how she plans to tackle the various emerging crises in student welfare under a majority Conservative government.
Local legislation that would see restrictions imposed on the number of properties converted to student homes still has an uncertain future.
Subsidiary landlords for one of Lincoln’s student accommodation giants, ClubEasy, have fallen into administration after going bankrupt, affecting more than 170 students.
The University of Lincoln Students’ Union held its housing fayre yesterday – just a day after the NUS had issued advice “not to rush into renting too early”.
Despite stating in January that restrictions on student housing and other multiple occupancy households were “unlikely to happen”, now SU President Brian Alcorn is having to deal with the issue of an Article Four direction again.
First year students allotted to Danesgate House ended up in hotels during Freshers’ Week, after new owners Mansion Property Management failed to have all the required rooms ready for the start of the semester.
88 students will be able to stay in the temporary student village on Sunday, with a total of 100 of the dual-occupancy cabins expected to be on site by next week – but the university is not apologising for the situation.
Work has begun installing temporary accommodation portacabins for students currently without permanent rooms, and we speak to a few of the students worried about where they will be living.
With a shortage of rooms in the city, some students may start university in ‘short stay accommodation’ as they wait to hear where they will live for the year only 6 days before term.
Students are often quick to complain about the standard of accomodation in the city, but with so many complaints, who is responsible for poor quality places still being recommended?