Frequently Asked Questions
No, Goldsmiths House accommodates women only.
No. But to secure your room you will need to pay an upfront payment of £300. This is a £75 admisitration fee and an upfront rent payment of £225.00.
You will need to make this payment upon receiving confirmation of the room booking. If the payment is not received within the agreed period, your booking will not be secured and the room will be allocated to the next person on the waiting list.
This paymemt will be credited to your final rent installment and is non refundable should you change your mind about staying with us or decide to leave the accommodation early without paying in full. For more information please refer to the terms and conditions in your contract.
A full time student status can vary from individual to individual, dependant on various factors such as their HEI or FE acceptance confirmation (e.g. number of courses/papers taken) and personal circumstances if applicable (e.g. number of hours they are working which may be restricted due any work permit requirements in place). Your HEI or FE institution should be able to confirm this for you.
Large Single Room: 4.50m x 3.10m
Standard Single Room: 3.10m x 2.20m
It is advisable to arrive during office hours (9am to 5pm)
Monday to Friday. If you are unable to arrive during those times you need to pay all your rent in advance.
Parking is not readily available in the surrounding streets so it is best not to bring your car. The building is very close to the tube station and on several major bus routes so getting around should not be a problem.
Your rent covers the cost of your room and all utilities (water, gas and electricity). Short stay residents pay a higher premium to cover the following items: bedding, crockery and cutlery. The fees do not include the cost of TV licence in your room, which all residents have to apply for and pay separately. All residents have to pay a key deposit which is refundable when they leave.
On arrival you will be asked to pay the first instalment of your rent and the following instalments will be due as per stated on your contract. You must make sure that your rent instalments are always paid on time.
We accept payment by debit card, credit card or BACS. We do not accept payment by cash.
There are several ways to pay your rent and the office staff will be happy to talk these through with you to help you find the one which suits you best.
If you are going away on holiday, you will still have to pay your rent to cover this period.
Yes, internet Wi-Fi access is available throughout the building and is provided free of charge. Our internet provider, StudentCom offers an up to 50Mbps base service with an option to upgrade to a 100Mbps service at an additional cost.
All long stay residents will need to bring their own bedding, crockery, cutlery, pots and pans. These items are available for short stay residents apart from towels.
All essential items can be purchased before your arrival through UniKitOut who offer a wide range of products especially for students. Your pack will then be delivered to your hall before you arrive. Quote OPTIVO10 to get 10% off your order!
Yes, all communal areas, i.e. kitchens, bathrooms, shower rooms, toilets and communal seating areas are cleaned daily. However, residents are expected to clean their own rooms and clean and tidy the communal areas after they use them.
All your cooking utensils, cutlery and crockery.
There are several shops including a Sainsbury’s and a Waitrose along Camden High Street which is about seven minutes walk from the residence.
Goldsmiths House is a non-smoking building.
No pets are allowed.
Your rent includes insurance with Endsleigh Insurance Services. It provides some cover for the contents inside your room. You don’t need to do anything to activate this cover, but it is important for you to check and ensure that you fully understand the protection provided and whether it is sufficient for your needs.
Enter this reference number HH1554 at http://bit.ly/2iE6fg8 to check your policy details.
A guest (female) can only stay as long as she has her own or a shared reservation. Residents who live in a large room could share with their female guest by paying a nominal fee towards their stay in the property.