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Terms and Conditions

Our Commitment To You

Coventry is well served with suitable student accommodation within the City, with a range of University-owned and managed accommodation, and privately rented houses and flats.

If you are an undergraduate or postgraduate student:

  • We will endeavour to offer University-owned, managed or approved accommodation, provided you have submitted an online application (subject to availability).
  • We will offer University-owned or managed accommodation, to all full-time (for all years) students demonstrating compassionate circumstances, providing the above conditions are satisfied.
  • We will accommodate all students who wish to remain or return to University accommodation on a first come first served basis (subject to availability). Details will be made available on the student portal during the spring term.
  • We will ensure that you are treated fairly and with respect. We endeavour to meet your accommodation needs in a timely and effective manner.

Allocation Policy

Student Accommodation allocates rooms within our accommodation on a first come first served basis (subject to availability). Allocation to rooms and properties will only be made once your academic place has been confirmed, which is generally when your academic conditions have been met. The allocated room/property is the best available on the day of allocation. Students are allocated into properties and areas with people that are at different stages of their degree. On application, students will be requested to either select their preferred property type i.e. catered or self-catered en suite or by property choice i.e. Priory Hall, Singer Hall etc.


Accommodation Contract

If you accept an offer of a room in University accommodation, you will be required to agree to the terms and conditions of the ‘Licence to Occupy’ (contract) online. This is a legally binding agreement and you will be required to tick the box to agree to the contract. Prior to you agreeing, you can view the ‘Licence to Occupy’ on the Student Accommodation website; please read it carefully and do not accept the accommodation unless you are prepared to agree to the conditions. Once you accept the offer, you are liable for the rent and occupancy of the room for the full contract period.

Please note: Academic courses do not coincide with the accommodation contract dates. If you accept an offer of accommodation, but the course finishes before the stated end date of your accommodation contract, you will remain liable for the associated costs as agreed at the time of acceptance. This is as per the Licence to Occupy, which forms part of the residence agreement.


Code of Practice

The University is committed to ensuring that you enjoy your accommodation experience. We are registered with the University UK Code of Practice which ensures compliance with the requirements of the Housing Act 2004. For further details refer to then University UK website.


Online Payment Terms & Conditions

Find out more about the terms and conditions for online payments through Coventry University web pages.


Terms and Conditions of Application for Student Accomodation 2015-2016

  1.  We commit to providing first year student accommodation to all Home and EU applicants who apply by the 15 January 2015 UCAS deadline AND, having received the offer of a place, make Coventry their FIRM CHOICE at UCAS. This commitment applies to Conditional Firm (CF) and Unconditional Firm (UF) offer holders. We cannot guarantee the first choice of accommodation for those that apply after this date.

    We also commit to the TYPE of accommodation you prefer.  This will be subject to meeting the university entry criteria if you hold a conditional offer.  All applications will be held and room offers will be made once your academic place has been confirmed, which is normally when all your academic conditions have been met.
  2. The allocated room/property is the best available on the day of allocation subject to availability on a first come, first served basis. 
  3. Once the accommodation has been offered we are unable to change or alter the received application for accommodation.
  4. Licence to Occupy Contracts of accommodation will be sent by e-mail and will expire if not responded to by the deadline detailed in the offer email.  Please check your email account regularly; particularly if you are on holiday around the time your results are being issues. 
  5. When accepting your offer of accommodation you will be required to pay an Advance Licence Fee Deposit (ALFD) of £300 to secure the accommodation offer.   This will be deducted from your total accommodation fee and therefore will be deducted from the total rent at the beginning of the contract and the instalment amounts will be calculated on the remainder of the fees.  This will not be used as a damage deposit.  At this point you are also required to commit to choosing a payment method for the remainder of your accommodation fees.
  6. If due to a disability we provide accommodation for your personal carer you will be responsible for ensuring payment of the additional accommodation charges for this room. Your contractual obligations extend to your carer who must behave in a manner consistent with the Licence to Occupy terms and conditions.
  7. The TYPES of Accommodation available are allocated into mixed gender areas with male and female students sharing the flats, common room areas and corridors. While the University will commit to the TYPE of accommodation you choose, subject to the conditions above, any requests made for single gender accommodation within a TYPE is subject to availability.   While the University will make reasonable endeavours  to satisfy your request for single gender accommodation we cannot guarantee it
  8. Students are allocated into properties and areas where other year students may be living and therefore you should be aware that you may be living in an area with students attending different years of study.
  9. Coventry University comply with all legislation relating with equality and diversity.
  10. Any personal information you provide to us will be processed and held securely by Coventry University in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
    The student consents to his / her / its details being held by the University for
    i. use in connection with the accommodation provision
    ii. maintaining proper accounts records
    iii. Coventry University’s marketing purposes.    
    iv   The Student consents to receive communications from Coventry University  electronically.
  11. Should you request any adaptations to a room on the basis of being a Compassion Student, your offer of adapted accommodation will be conditional on you providing the necessary medical evidence to support your application.  If such evidence is not provided by you within the specified timeframe, the University reserves the right to withdraw its offer of adapted accommodation.    

Website Terms and Conditions

  1. These terms apply to the entire content of this web site (the “Website”). If you do not accept these terms, please do not use this Website. Coventry University (the "University") updates these terms from time to time and any changes will be effective immediately on being set out here. Please ensure you are aware of the current terms. Your continued use of the Website indicates your agreement to all such revised Website Terms.
  2. Unless otherwise indicated, this Website and its contents are the property of the University whose administrative offices are at Alan Berry Building, Priory Street, Coventry, CV1 5FB. The copyright in the material contained on this Website belongs to the University or its licensors. The trademarks appearing on this Website are protected by the laws of England and by international trademark laws.
  3. All students will be required as a condition of enrolment to abide by, and to submit to, the applicable procedures of the University's Regulations as amended from time to time. A copy of the current regulations is available on request from the University.
    Conditions relating to Course Information
  4. The University will use all reasonable endeavours to deliver courses in accordance with the descriptions set out in the online Prospectus. However, the University reserves the right without notice to make variations to the contents and methods of delivery of the courses, to discontinue courses and to merge or combine courses if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University (in the context of its wider purposes), for example, for the purposes of up-dating and improvement in line with market and research developments, as a result of regular internal reviews, as well as external reviews by professional and regulatory bodies. Changes may also occur as a result of staff availability and personnel identified in relation to specific courses/programmes may change from time to time. If the University discontinues any course, it will use its reasonable endeavours to provide a suitable alternative course. Should industrial action or circumstances beyond the control of the University interfere with its ability to provide educational services, the University undertakes to use all reasonable steps to minimise the resultant disruption of those services.
  5. If you receive an offer of a place at the University, we suggest that before you accept such an offer, you write to the relevant Faculty at the University to request up-to-date information on the course content, teaching, examination, assessment and other educational services and facilities which will be provided in relation to your course at the University.
  6. Enrolment at the University is subject to your acceptance of the conditions of enrolment, which include (but are not limited to) your agreement to be bound by the University's regulations.
  7. For the University’s conditions of enrolment and the University's regulations please refer to our academic key information.
  8. The University welcomes comments on its courses from students' parents and sponsors. However the University's contracts with its students do not confer benefits on third parties for the purposes of the Contracts (Rights of Third Parties) Act 1999.
    Submitting information to the website
  9. Persons submitting material other than University Information to this Website are solely responsible for the material and for any claims relating to its content, whether made against the University or otherwise. Whilst the University does not exercise editorial control over any content posted to the Website by users, the University reserves the right at its sole discretion to remove any content which it has been notified is objectionable, whether or not the objection is substantiated, and otherwise to review, edit or delete any comments posted by users which it deems defamatory, unlawful, threatening or otherwise objectionable. Notwithstanding the foregoing, and to the extent permitted in law, the University accepts no responsibility or liability for any material communicated by third parties via the Website.
  10. Subject to the above, those gaining access to this Website are authorised to make use of the Website (and of any chat rooms and interactive facilities which are available through it) for any lawful purposes. The following is a non-exclusive list of uses which are expressly prohibited:
    a. using the Website to commit or encourage unlawful acts, including unlawful copying of copyright material;
    b. misrepresenting the user's identity or authority;
    c. distributing any type of virus, spyware or other device intended to cause nuisance, loss or corruption of any information on the Website or accessed through it, or of any systems used to operate the Website or any systems accessed through it;
    d. tampering with communications which are not the user's, or making any alteration to any information on the Website;
    e. accessing or attempting to access other parties' user accounts;
    f. hacking or attempting to hack any part of the Website, or any system used to run it, or any system accessed through the Website;
    g. disrupting the flow of communications in interactive areas;
    h. storing personal data derived from the Website;
    i. posting material which:
    i. infringes intellectual property rights;
    ii. defames or threatens other people or organisations;
    iii. is offensive, obscene or hateful, or which other users of the Website are likely to consider offensive, obscene or hateful.
  11. Use of this Website by members of the University is also subject to the Code of Conduct for use of ICT Facilities.
  12. The University reserves the right at its sole discretion to remove, or disable access to, any material which it deems to be potentially objectionable to or defamatory of any person, unlawful, threatening or in violation of any third-party rights or any other part of these Website Terms. Use of our site by staff or students of the University is also subject to the rules and provisions set out in the applicable University Disciplinary Procedure and Codes of Discipline.
  13. The University will not be responsible as author, editor or publisher of any material published, displayed or submitted to the Website by any third party and to the fullest extent permitted in law, expressly excludes its liability for any loss or damage arising from the communication of such material through the Website.
    By submitting any material to the Website, unless otherwise expressly agreed, you agree to grant the University an irrevocable, free of charge, non-exclusive, worldwide, perpetual licence to use such material for any purpose.
    Linking to our website
  14. You may link to material on our Website, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.  The University reserves the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
    Disclaimer
  15. Whilst every effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information on this Website, the University regularly reviews the contents of the site, which is subject to change from time to time. The University makes no representations about the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of the material or the Website and disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance by you on the Website and the Material. It is the responsibility of all students, prospective students and/or other visitors to this site to verify the accuracy of all relevant facts before entering into any financial or other commitment based upon them.
  16. Nothing on this Website constitutes any part of a contract unless otherwise expressly stated.
  17. This Website contains links to many external websites which are not affiliated with the University. The University is not responsible for and has no control over these sites, and links to external sites should not be taken as a recommendation or endorsement of the external site's information, products or services.
  18. Every effort is made to ensure downloadable content is free from viruses, spyware or other malware but the University accepts no liability for damages resulting from virus infection.
  19. While the University tries to make this website available 24 hours a day, it reserves the right to suspend or withdraw access, without notice, to either the whole or part of the web site, for any reason.
  20. Unless they are contained in University Information, or unless expressly stated otherwise, opinions given on this Website are those of the individuals making them, and not those of the University: the University is not responsible for such opinions or any claims resulting from them.
  21. In no circumstances, to the fullest extent permitted at law, shall Coventry University nor or any of its officers or employees be liable for any loss, additional costs or damage howsoever arising suffered as a result of any use of this website or the information, content, or products. Nothing will limit the University’s liability for death or personal injury caused by its negligence or for fraud.
    Governing law and Jurisdiction
  22. These terms are governed by English law, and the Courts of England have exclusive jurisdiction in relation to them.
    Miscellaneous
  23. Unless otherwise expressly provided elsewhere, these Website Terms and the Privacy Policy constitute the entire agreement between us with respect to your use of the Website and the Material.
  24. If any of these terms is found to be illegal or unenforceable by a court of competent jurisdiction, the term(s) in question will be severed; but the remaining terms will continue in force.
  25. No waiver of any term shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or any other term. Nothing in these Website Terms shall confer on any third party any benefit or the right to enforce any provision of these terms and conditions.