January in London Housing

Here are some general rules, tips, and expectations to help you become accustomed to your new home!

All rooms have internet access and all fees are inclusive of utilities bills and contents insurance. Bedrooms are private with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities as well as communal living spaces. You will be living both with other study abroad students and with local Roehampton students, so this is a great opportunity to make new friends from all over the world!

Security are on campus 24 hours a day, 7 days a week..

You will be staying here, in Bede House!

What is provided?

Bedrooms contain a bed, mattress, and mattress cover, pillow, desk, desk chair, curtains, wardrobe, shelving and a waste bin.  You will have sheets provided, but please bring a shower towel.

You will have access to a full kitchen in your residence hall, and you will also have a partial meal plan included. For your meal plan, credit will be loaded onto your Roehampton ID card, which you can use to get food in outlets around campus through Roehampton’s new card swipe system. You will also receive a kitchen pack full of useful utensils to help you make the most of your culinary skills!

Telephone and internet services:

There are internal phones in each flat / hall of residence and a public pay phone available on Froebel campus. Internet service is provided in all halls of residence, the majority through a data port and some via wireless connection. Wireless is also available in all kitchens and communal areas as well as in the catering areas at each College.

On arrival, you will be provided with the relevant connections and information on how to connect.

Please bring an ethernet cord with you, as it can be easier to connect to wifi from your bedroom with an ethernet cord.  If you have an Apple computer, you may need to get an ethernet adapter to be able to use an ethernet cord.


Remember pollution can be caused by noise as well as litter, so please try to be responsible for your actions at all times.

Students are expected to be mindful of the proximity of neighbours both within the properties and in the wider community. The University takes a particularly serious view of student misbehaviour which inconveniences other members of the University or its neighbours.

Be considerate to your neighbours and avoid undue noise after 11 pm.

Utilities and use:

  • Heating and air conditioning should be used sparingly. NEVER leave heating or air conditioning units while you are not home. If you must have them on when you are sleeping, keep them low.
  • Always turn off the lights when you leave the apartment and when you are not in the room.

 The following electrical items are not allowed in bedrooms

  • Fridges (including mini coolers)
  • Electric fires and fan heaters
  • Microwave ovens
  • Electric or gas ovens
  • Kettles
  • Toasters
  • Toasted sandwich makers
  • Rice cookers
  • Any other cooking appliance
  • Fairy lights – in any part of the residence


There are coin-operated laundries with washers and dryers located as follows:

Whitelands: basement of Beverley
Southlands: ground floors of Blocks B and D
Digby: basement of Lee House and in the Hirst Building
Froebel: ground floor of Lawrence and Aspen
Mount Clare: ground floor of Picasso


  • You should lock the apartment door at all times. Also, when leaving the apartment, make sure the windows are closed and locked. Neither the study abroad company nor the housing company will not be responsible for any stolen items.
  • If the keys to the apartment are stolen, lost or misplaced, all locks to the apartment will have to be replaced at the student’s expense, including key copies for all apartment members.
  • If the keys are left inside the apartment/bedroom and the locksmith has to open the door for you, you will have to pay for this service.
  • It is strictly forbidden to throw any object or substance from windows, balconies, terraces or roofs. This includes keys, cigarette butts or anything else big or small.

Guests and Alcohol Policies:

  • Disrespectful behavior related to alcohol consumption will end up in dismissal from the housing and you will have to find your own housing at your own expense.
  • Smoking is not allowed anywhere inside the apartment.
  • The consumption of drugs, as well as keeping or dealing with them, is absolutely prohibited

Financial Liability:

  • You will have to pay for any damage done to the apartment (doors, walls, floors, furniture, kitchen supplies, washing machine, etc.).
  • If extra time is needed to clean the apartment, or if items are damaged or missing, you will be charged and those charges will be deducted from your housing deposit. Housing deposits will be returned 8-12 weeks after the program has ended

Helpful tips for living with other people:

  • Respect your hosts and the other people that live in the building.
  • Remember that you are not on a college campus and not in your own home. Respect the property and get out of the “college campus” mentality.
  • Talk to your roommates if they do something that bothers you. Talking it through is the easiest way to solve a small problem before it gets bigger.
  • Talk to the staff if a problem arises and you cannot work it out with your roommates.

Warning process:

  • If any of the above rules are broken, you will receive a first verbal warning. This warning will also be written and sent to your sending study abroad program and your home school.
  • The second infraction of any of the above rules will result in you being evicted from your apartment. You will need to find a new place to live at your own expense.
  • Please read through all of our behavior policies noted in the CISabroad Policy Handbook, linked inside of the attachment to your acceptance email