Useful Information for 2014/15 residents (Freshers & Returners)

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Hello, if you’re reading this then you’re one of the lucky individuals who has been accepted into Bill Mo Hall or hoping to be (Hall of the Year 2014).

This post is just so you can get a rough idea of what costs you might want to know more about. Upon agreeing a contract to live in William Morris, you agree to all the terms and conditions stated in your contract. One which is vitally important to us as a hall. Hall Subscriptions, unlike other Universities, Loughborough student accommodation is usually the foundations of your friendship groups, nights out, activity and pretty much your whole 3 years at Uni (even when you no longer live within the hall)! However the reason so many activities and social events happen is because of this fee.

The upcoming fee for 2014/15 is as follows:

– Freshers: £85 (First years who live in the hall).

– Returners: £30 (Second, third and fourth years who live in the hall).

Team Freshers: £60 (Fresher Helpers & Freshers who do not live in the hall but wish to take part in Freshers Week)

Affiliates: £5 (People who wish to affiliate to the hall).

FRESHER’S FEE: YOUR FEE COVERS YOUR WHOLE FRESHER’S WEEK! BY PAYING YOUR £85, ALL ENTRIES, SOME ALCOHOL, EVERYTHING AT THE FUNDAYS, PRE DRINK VENUES, SOME COACHES, HOG ROASTS & MORE IS ALL COVERED. 

This payment is now due!

What are these costs & when do I pay?

The money received from ALL hall residents covers the costs of the day to day running of the hall and activities the Hall Committee put in place such as Winter/Summer Balls, Hall Fundays, BBQ’s, Punch Parties, sports equipment, coaches & away days. We can assure you it’s money very well spent! This is a compulsory payment, involvement and activity levels within the hall do not come into affect, so please make sure you’re all paid up before you move in via the LSU website. Pay your fee now at http://www.lsu.co.uk/hall/billmo/ – YOU WILL NOT RECEIVE YOUR KEYS UNTIL THIS PAYMENT IS CONFIRMED.

How much does the Students Union cost for a night out?

Unlike other Universities, our SU is the core of Loughborough for nights out offering a variety of nights weekly and through the year. Something we would like to strongly recommend as a Hall and Committee is that you purchase Platinum/Platinum extra for your first year! Individual nights can range from £1.99-4.00.

Platinum – Entry every night for FREE in the first term.

Platinum Extra – Entry every night for FREE ALL YEAR.

The costs have now been finalised for next academic year, they are £89 for the former and £149 for the latter. I know this seems like a lot of money but we can guarantee you its worth it. You save so much money throughout the year, you may not think you’ll go to the Union much or get your moneys worth, BUT we can assure you it’s definitely worth it even if you enjoy going out even once a week.

These can be paid at http://www.lsu.co.uk/platinum/ – Please get yours asap to avoid disappointment.

Town nights?

During the year the standard price for a night in town is £4.

Room Bond?

This payment is nothing to do with the Hall Committee or any of the two payments above. This is in it’s most simplistic form a deposit for your room owed to Unite (owner of the hall). This must be paid before you move in to your room. For 2014/15 I believe the payment is £150.

Freshers Week Fee (Accommodation)?

This is a fee added on to the invoice student accommodation send you when your first instalment of rent is due. This is for the time you’ll be living in your room before your actual contract starts (Tuesday 23rd-Morning of Saturday 28th). For standard rooms the fee is approximately £74.10 and for ensuite rooms the fee is approximately £89.60. REMEMBER this will be payable once student accommodation invoice you for the FIRST instalment, usually around the end of October/start of November.