Host students overnight during gap in tenancy

Anonymous submitted on

Friday 6th May 2022


Having asked around many of my peers, most tenancy contracts appear to end on the 30th of June and start on the 1st of July. However, this means that students don't have anywhere to stay the night of the 30th. While this isn't an issue for students who can return home, those that are unable to return home have to find accommodation. I have heard of students staying up throughout the night, sleeping in cars, and even sleeping on the common. This is unsafe and shouldn't be happening. SUSU should put on an event the night of the 30th that allows for students to stay somewhere safe and affordable. 


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Students' Union replied on

Friday 20th May 2022 10:17am

Savanna and I have met with the Residences team yesterday about university accommodation for students who have nowhere to stay after their tenancy ends. We discussed various options, including university accommodation, and a communications campaign about how we at SUSU can work with the University to ensure our students have a safe night between the 30th of June and the 1st of July. Please do get in touch with SUSU or the Wellbeing team to discuss if you are in need of emergency accommodation. We will be able to provide you with options depending on your situation, however, it is essential to note that these options will require payment. Our longer-term work will consist of surveying students regarding when their tenancy finishes and seeing how we can support more students during this period so keep an eye out for a survey!

If you would like to book halls for graduation, we have been told there will be up to 4000 rooms available, and all you will need to do is book a room on the accommodation webpage or contact halls directly at


Students' Union replied on

Friday 13th May 2022 3:20pm

Hello, I raised this with the university on Monday and it is something they are investigating. Last night, I was told there would be rooms available in halls and it would be a matter of identifying how many students would be affected. I have been told I will get a response early next week so I will update then. 


  • Forwarded to Vice President Education and Democracy

    Friday 13th May 2022 10:14am


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