Accommodation Update: January 2021

We’ve been in conversation with the University to represent students in UCB accommodation. Students in the Maltings have been contacted regarding their payments for January and February, and those not in their rooms will not have to pay for this period.

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We’ve been in conversation with the University to represent students in UCB accommodation. Students in the Maltings have been contacted regarding their payments for January and February, and those not in their rooms will not have to pay for this period. This agreement will run until the 21st February where it’ll be reassessed and potentially extended in line with government restrictions on teaching.


“It’s great that the University has proactively supported students and offered this rent break. The next step for us is to ensure that the students at UCB still have all the tools to not just complete their work, but to succeed. This means finishing their degree with the fantastic practical experience we know UCB can deliver. We’re working on a campaign to understand what students on all courses need – if your course has specific needs, please let us know on guildinfo@ucb.ac.uk” Alpha Jallow (UCB President) on the accommodation fees.

The University has also announced a hardship fund available to students. 

“I encourage those who need support to apply to this hardship fund, as there is additional funding to support students for this pandemic, be that covering rent in private accommodation, child support, buying necessary digital supplies or for those who usually rely on income from jobs that are no longer there” – Alpha Jallow (UCB Guild President).


We know that this time can have a negative effect on your Mental Health. The University Wellbeing team is working remotely to support you by phone or via online. You can request an appointment in the UCB portal. You can also access support in the community, with information available via the NHS and on our support pages.

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