what you need to know
We know that one of the many important decisions each student has to make while at university is where to live. At Salford Student Village we also realise how important that decision is for you too.
We have put together this parents' page to help ease away any worries that you may have. If we miss anything out we also have a FAQ page which aims to answer most of the common questions asked by student and parents alike.
Staying at the Student Village means that students know upfront what they need to pay and when they need to pay it. The rent payment includes all utility bills, internet access and insurance – so they don’t need to worry about any surprise bills.
We split the accommodation payment into manageable monthly chunks to make it easier for residents to keep track and up to date with payments. All our accommodation is leased for a minimum of 40 weeks. The room is theirs from the day they move in until the end of the licence agreement, so there is no need to vacate the room for Christmas or Easter. They also don’t have to pay for a room during the summer break if they plan on going home or away for the holidays. If students want to stay longer, 52 week contracts are available, too. Please, click here to view our fees.
how to secure a room
After applying for accommodation, students will be offered a room as soon as they have met all the conditions on their University offer letter. To accept and secure their room they will need to pay the first rent payment and a £200 security deposit. We can’t guarantee the room until these payments have been made and therefore urge students to reply to our emails and make payments as quickly as possible. The deposit will be returned within 28 days of departure subject to any deductions for damage, charges or unpaid payments.
It is important to know that when a resident accepts and confirms their room at the Village they will be signing a Licence Agreement. This is a legally binding document, which commits residents to payment for the room for the life of the contract (a minimum of 40 weeks). If a resident chooses to leave the accommodation early they will still be liable to pay the rent for the life of the Agreement. It may be possible to release residents from the contract if we are able to find a suitable replacement for their room. For further information you can refer to our Cancelation Policy.
The Accommodation and V Plus teams will assist your daughter/son to get settled in the Village. Our friendly team will not only make the residents feel welcome and provide great service but also plan social events and activities throughout the year.
Freshers' (orientation week) is a busy time and can be very hectic, so we encourage all our residents to take part in all introductory and social events to get to know their flatmates, people on their course and meet new friends. For more information check out the V Plus page.
We also understand from our experience that occasionally some students may feel alone or have issues settling in with new flatmates, or just need to turn to someone for advice. Providing a safe and comfortable community is one of our main focuses at the Village. We work closely with the University's Student Support team and all support staff are trained in first aid and crisis management, and can ensure your son or daughter receives support on any welfare issues that may arise.