Accommodation for Students

We offer homestay accommodation to our students. Some of our homestay providers have worked with us for many years and there are benefits to staying in homestay accommodation, one of which is the total immersion in English life. If you want to book your own accommodation while you are here there are many hotels and B&Bs within walking distance of the school. You may want to find long stay accommodation if you are studying with us for a longer period. To help you with some of the questions you may have when looking for rented accommodation we have put together some information below.

FREE bus pass to students staying with homestay accommodation

Homestay Accommodation

Most of our students live in an English home during their course, where they are given a warm welcome. If the student chooses to do this, it provides an opportunity to practise their English and experience our country and culture.

Full board accommodation will be provided and will include a packed lunch and evening meal with your host during the week.

Adults are allocated a single room, whilst all juniors are offered single or twin bed accommodation. There will be no more than 4 students staying with a homestay provider at the same time.

We provide free bus passes to all our individual students staying with our homestay providers.

Our hosts offer a laundry service and will do their best to ensure you have a home from home environment.

Before you travel we will give you details of your accommodation and we will also meet you on arrival in Plymouth and introduce you to your homestay provider.

Accommodation is £25 per night.

Private Rented Accommodation

Many students rent accommodation from private landlords which they find independently or through a letting agent. If you’re planning to rent a house, flat or room, make sure you understand what’s involved.

These links provide information and advice on renting accommodation from a private landlord whether you’re living on your own or sharing with friends.

Using a guarantor
Explains the responsibilities of someone who acts as a guarantor for rent, for a student renting housing privately.

Deposits
Explains how to protect a deposit paid as security in private rented student housing. Covers making an inventory, deductions at the end of a tenancy and withholding rent.

Sharing accommodation
Explains how the rights and responsibilities of students sharing accommodation vary, according to the type of tenancy agreement they have (whether they are joint tenants, sole tenants or lodgers).

Council tax
Explains the rules about students and council tax. Covers proving you are exempt, sharing accommodation with people who aren’t students, time off between courses and problems affecting postgraduate students.

For more information on renting private accommodation as a student visit https://www.citizensadvice.org.uk/housing/renting-a-home/student-housing/

 

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