Graduate College can accommodate over 900 postgraduate students with a variety of room types to choose from, many of the rooms have views of the surrounding countryside.
Most accommodation in the Graduate College is arranged in flats of between 5 and 9 students sharing a kitchen, you can choose to share the facilities in a standard flat or have a private bathroom in an ensuite flat. All students share a kitchen unless you stay in a self contained studio; facilities in the kitchen are oven, hob, fridge, freezer, toaster and kettle. You will need to provide your own cooking equipment.
If you live in Graduate College residences it is university managed accommodation as such your residence charges are inclusive of heating, lighting, electricity, a 24-hour security presence during term time and maintained of the room. Internet access is also included, giving you access to the University network and high speed Internet.
Study & Social Hub
Our newly refurbished space; with areas for quiet study, group study and socialising, and games such as pool,traditional darts, DartsLive (electronic darts), and table tennis (ping pong). There is also a college X-Box which you can borrow from the porter and use in the social area.
Photos of the refurbished space to follow!
PhD Study Room
This room contains a networked PC, and is intended to be used by off-campus PhD students who do not have access to quiet, private study space in their departments for whatever reason. Please contact the college to book the room.
Off-Campus Student Shower Room
This is a small room for students who live off campus; containing a shower, toilet, small storage lockers, a kettle and a microwave. To get a key for this room, you will need to see the College Administrator and leave a deposit of £10 which will be returned when you return the key.
The TV room is open 24 hours for postgraduates to use. It does not have any satellite channels – only domestic UK digital TV. Sporting events on Sky TV are available in the bar – speak to Gareth for more information. The TV room can also be used as a meeting area when the common room is full or more privacy is required.
Computer Room (a.k.a. PC Lab)
The Graduate College Computer Room, maintained by ISS, is available to all postgraduate students (resident and non resident). It is equipped with 25 networked PCs and is open 24hrs a day. One area is for quiet study and you should try and keep conversations to a minimum. The other room is for group collaboration. To gain access you will need your university library card. There are colour and mono printing facilities
Gradbar (a.k.a. The Herdwick)
Open every evening for most of the year. Specialising in Traditional Real Ale it has been listed in CAMRA’s Good Beer Guide since 2003. Gradbar (like all the other University bars) is only open to students and staff of the University and their bona fide guests. The live music in the bar every Thursday alternates between a band and an open mic night (except during the summer quiet period). Curry night is every Friday from 5-8pm.
Please note; Gradbar is open to over 18s only.
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