In line with Oxford Brookes’ policy, the University recently emailed (11 January 2021) all students in University-owned accommodation.
This emailed confirmed that for eligible students not living in their University-managed accommodation* during the current lockdown period, a 50% reduction will be applied to rent.
For eligible students, this will be retrospectively applied from Tuesday 5 January, when the national lockdown was introduced. This 50% reduction on rent will continue until students return to their room or the national lockdown ends, whichever is soonest.
Students in University-managed accommodation should read their emails for further information on this rent reduction and the £300 rent refund announced on 16 December 2020.
The University is unable to enforce a refund for third-party halls or private rental properties and this therefore only applies to students in University-managed accommodation. Students not in University-managed accommodation should contact their accommodation management company, landlord or letting agency directly with any questions or concerns they may have.
We appreciate that money concerns are very real for many students during these difficult times. If you find yourself in financial difficulty as a result of the current pandemic, please see the Financial Aid webpages for information about what support may be available.
* In addition to Brookes Lettings Properties, the Halls of Residence this refund credit applies to are: Cheney Student Village, Clive Booth Student Village, Paul Kent, Crescent, Friar Court, Harcourt Hill and N Block, Lady Spencer, Warneford and Westminster.
Wherever possible, you should remain at your vacation accommodation and should not travel to access your university facilities until the resumption of your face-to-face teaching.
You should avoid returning to university to collect any of your belongings which your may have left at your university accommodation over the winter break. However, you can travel back to collect any medical equipment or items required for online learning if it is essential.