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Arrivals day key collection

First you need to print off your Arrivals pass, as you will need this to collect your key. When you arrive, take your Arrivals pass to one of our key collection offices:

North Campus (North Towers, Wolfson Court and The Houses) 

If you will be living on the North of campus, please go to the North Teaching Centre, midway along the North Causeway from the North car park, opposite Tawney Tower. Opening hours are 9am to 7pm.

After 7pm please collect your key from the Silberrad Student Centre on Square 5, which will be manned overnight by security staff.

Please follow the green arrow signage for North Parking.

South Towers (Bertrand Russell and Eddington)

If you will be living in South Towers, please go to the Sports Hall, within the Sports Centre (next to the South Towers). Opening hours are 9am to 7pm.

If you arrive after 7pm, please collect your key from the Silberrad Student Centre on Square 5, which will be manned overnight by security staff. Follow the black signage for South parking.

Please follow the black arrow signage for South Towers.

South Courts

If you will be living in South Courts, please go to Sports Hall, within the Sports Centre (next to the South Towers). Opening hours will be 9am to 7pm.

If you arrive after 7pm, please collect your key from the Silberrad Student Centre on Square 5, which will be manned overnight by security staff.

Please follow the purple arrow signage for South Courts parking.

The Quays

If you will be living in Matthews Quay or Sainty Quay 4 or 5, your keys will be available from the University Quays accommodation office in Matthews Quay 1. For Hawkins Quay and Sainty Quay 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10, your keys will be available at the Security Office in Hawkins Quay 2.

If the office is temporarily unmanned please call Security on 07460373172 and they will come and assist you.

The Meadows

If you are living in Godwin, Cole, Arber, Conway or Tansley, your keys will be available in the Meadows accommodation office in the Arber building. The office is open 24 hours.

If the office is temporarily unmanned, please call Security on 07460373172 and they will come and assist you. Please turn at the traffic lights in to the north side of Campus (Knowledge Gateway) and take the third exit on the first roundabout onto Capon Road where you will be guided by security staff on where the best place is to park.

Please follow the blue arrow signage for The Meadows parking.

The Copse

If you are living in The Oaks and The Poplars, your keys will be available in The Copse office in The Poplars building. The office is open 24 hours. If the office is temporarily unmanned, please call Security on 07460373172 and they will come and assist you.

Please turn at the traffic lights into the north side of Campus (Knowledge Gateway) where you will be directed by Security staff.

Please follow the blue arrow signage for The Copse parking.

Important information
  • Where possible bring your belongings in suitcases with wheels so you're easily able to transport it to your accommodation
  • You're not permitted to have anyone stay with you for the first two weeks of your autumn term contract¬†
  • Please make sure you've booked suitable accommodation in the local area for parents, friends, partners or siblings that have accompanied you to campus during the first two weeks
    

Key collection after arrivals day

North and South Campus

If you will be living on the North or South of campus (South Courts, South Towers, North Towers, Houses, and Wolfson Court) you will need to collect your key from the first floor of the Silberrad Student Centre on Square 5, open Monday to Friday 9am to 5 pm.

If you are arriving outside of these hours, including overnight, please collect your key from Security at the Information Centre on Square 3.

The Quays

If you will be living in Matthews Quay, Sainty Quay or Hawkins Quay, your keys will be available from the University Quays accommodation office in Matthews Quay 1 between the hours of 8.30am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Outside of these hours your keys will be available at the Security Office in Hawkins Quay 2.

If the office is temporarily unmanned please call Security on 07460373172 and they will come and assist you.

The Meadows

If you are living in Godwin, Cole, Arber, Conway or Tansley, your keys will be available from The Copse accommodation office in The Poplars building. The office is open 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

If the office is temporarily unmanned, or it is outside of these hours, please call Security on 07460373172 and they will come and assist you.

The Copse

If you are living in The Oaks and The Poplars, your keys will be available in The Copse office in The Poplars building. The office is open 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. If the office is temporarily unmanned, or it is outside of these hours, please call Security on 07460373172 and they will come and assist you.

To get to the Meadows and The Copse, please go up Clingoe Hill (A133) and turn right at the first set of traffic lights into the north side of Campus (Knowledge Gateway) and take the third exit on the first roundabout.

     

Arrivals after Welcome Week

North and South Campus

If you will be living on the North or South of campus (South Courts, South Towers, North Towers, Houses, and Wolfson Court) you will need to collect your key from the first floor of the Silberrad Student Centre on Square 5, open Monday to Friday 9am to 5 pm.

If you are arriving outside of these hours, including overnight, please collect your key from Security at the Information Centre on Square 3.

University Quays

If you will be living in Matthews Quay, Sainty Quay or Hawkins Quay, your keys will be available from the University Quays accommodation office in Matthews Quay 1 between the hours of 8.30am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Outside of these hours, your keys will be available at the Security Office in Hawkins Quay 2. If the office is temporarily unmanned please call Security on 07460373172 and they will come and assist you.

The Meadows

If you are living in Godwin, Cole, Arber, Conway or Tansley, your keys will be available from The Copse accommodation office in The Poplars building.

The office is open 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. If the office is temporarily unmanned, or it is outside of these hours, please call Security on 07460373172 and they will come and assist you.

The Copse

If you are living in The Oaks and The Poplars, your keys will be available in The Copse office in The Poplars building. The office is open 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. If the office is temporarily unmanned, or it is outside of these hours, please call Security on 07460373172 and they will come and assist you.

To get to the Meadows and The Copse, please go up Clingoe Hill (A133) and turn right at the first set of traffic lights in to the north side of Campus (Knowledge Gateway) and take the third exit on the first roundabout.

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Main campus accommodation

 (North Towers, Wolfson Court, The Houses, South Towers, and South Courts)

If you are living in main campus accommodation please collect your key from the first floor of the Silberrad Student Centre on Square 5, open Monday to Friday 9am to 5 pm.

After 5pm please collect your keys from the Information Centre on Square 3, which will be manned overnight by security staff.

University Quays

If you will be living in Matthews Quay, Sainty Quay or Hawkins Quay, your keys will be available from the University Quays accommodation office in Matthews Quay 1 between the hours of 8.30am and 5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

Outside of these hours, your keys will be available at the Security Office in Hawkins Quay 2. If the office is temporarily unmanned please call Security on 07460373172 and they will come and assist you.

The Meadows

If you are living in Godwin, Cole, Arber, Conway or Tansley, your keys will be available from The Copse accommodation office in The Poplars building.

The office is open 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. If the office is temporarily unmanned, or it is outside of these hours, please call Security on 07460373172 and they will come and assist you.

The Copse

If you are living in The Oaks and The Poplars, your keys will be available in The Copse office in The Poplars building. The office is open 8.30am to 5.00pm, Monday to Friday. If the office is temporarily unmanned, or it is outside of these hours, please call Security on 07460373172 and they will come and assist you.

To get to the Meadows and The Copse, please go up Clingoe Hill (A133) and turn right at the first set of traffic lights in to the north side of Campus (Knowledge Gateway) and take the third exit on the first roundabout.

    
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