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Evelyn Gardens FAQs
How can I apply to Evelyn Gardens?
You will be able to apply for accommodation at Evelyn Gardens by completing the application form when it becomes available on the 26 April 2021. All applications will be treated on a first come first served basis.
Is Evelyn Gardens available for first year students?
No, to stay at Evelyn Gardens you must be a continuing undergraduate student. We cannot offer rooms to first year students at Evelyn Gardens. If you are an incoming first year student you can apply for College accommodation at our other Undergraduate halls of residences. For further details on first year undergraduate halls and the application process please visit our prospective undergraduate pages.
Does Evelyn Gardens have Wardens to support students?
As Evelyn Gardens is only offered to continuing undergraduate students and run similarly to private accommodation, there will not be wardens at the halls of residence.
The first point of contact for students will be a 24-hour reception, staffed by a small team during the day and concierge staff linked to the College’s Security team out of hours. In addition, a team of Resident Assistants will live on site and be available to assist with any urgent issues overnight.
What are the licence lengths available for Evelyn Gardens?
The licence for Evelyn Gardens is 39 weeks. Students will have the option in Spring of their residency to request a 10-week extension to stay over summer (this extension is not available to final year students).
How many students share the toilets/showers and are they single gender?
Toilet/showers sharing depends on room allocation which ranges from 4 residents sharing 2 toilets/showers to 13 students sharing 3 toilets/showers. Please note there may be changes to this ratio due to COVID restrictions and households. No toilets/showers are single gender.
Is there any wi-fi connection in bedrooms?
Yes, wi-fi is available in all bedrooms at Evelyn Gardens.
Is there any bike shed/ secure bike storage?
No, bikes/bicycles should be kept it and locked outside the building.
I have been offered a room on 3 or 4 floor, do you have lift?
There is no lift in Evelyn Gardens, so please take this into consideration when planning your arrival.
I have received an offer but not for one of my preferred choices can I swap to an option higher on my preference ranking?
As we offer rooms on a first come first served basis, the room you have been offered is your most preferred option out of the rooms we have available. Therefore, we are unable to offer a change to a room type higher on your preference list as these have all been offered to students.
Please note we do not hold a waiting list for any rooms.
I was not offered an en-suite room, please can I change to one?
There are very few en-suite rooms available at Evelyn Gardens. Due to the high number of applicants we have each year for rooms it is always very unlikely you will be offered one of these en-suite rooms. If we have not offered you one and it was higher on your preferences we do not have any available.
Please note we do not hold a waiting list for en-suite rooms.
If I have not received an offer, will I be notified when all rooms have been let?
Yes, we will contact all students who were not successful in their applications once we have completed the offer process. Please note, as this is a manual process, it can take weeks to provide all offers while we receive acceptance/declines for offers and resend them to other students.