North Shropshire College offers residential accommodation on the Walford Campus. Priority for accommodation is given to students on courses for whom daily travel presents particular problems.
The Accommodation and Welfare Manager allocates rooms and requests should be made at application stage. Rooms are allocated to eligible students based on the allocation criteria set out in the Allocation of Residential Policy. You can request a copy of the policy.
Where possible, students under the age of 18 years are accommodated in separate halls of residence, on separate corridors or separate floors.
During term time Monday to Thursday there are two safeguarding activity officers on duty from 5:00pm until 8.30am the following morning. They are always contactable by mobile phone, whilst on duty the safeguarding officers are available and regularly check the campus and accommodation.
Accommodation is offered from Sunday night to Thursday night inclusive because students do not stay over the weekend. Students are expected to return home at weekends, during college half terms and holidays. Students must remove all belongings for the Easter vacation.
The campus has a Sports Hall that students can access at certain times. All residential students become members of Walford Social Centre which has a TV common room and several computers.
There is a varied range of activities offered throughout the year, including: Ice Skating, Cinema trips, Shopping trips, Sports matches, Paint Balling, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Firework displays, Theme nights, Film Nights, BBQ’s and Swimming. Students are invited to form a student association and encouraged to organise activities and events and the safeguarding activity officers will help to organise the activities and events that students request.
The safeguarding officers also offer workshops for students, these include: First Aid, Cooking, Craft and Up-cycling, Driving Theory Test Practice.
The Cost of Accommodation for the Academic Year 2020-21
The cost of accommodation for the academic year 2018-19 is:
- £4320 for an En-suite Single Study Bedroom or
- £3528 for a Standard Non En-suite Room
3 evening meals are included in the accommodation fees, all other meals are paid for separately using cash or card. Each residence has a kitchenette where students can make some of their own meals if they wish or they can cook in the large club kitchen and enhance their cooking skills under the supervision of the safeguarding activity officers.
If you need any further assistance with accommodation queries please contact the Accommodation and Welfare Manager Mel Wornell on 01939 262126
You may be eligible for assistance with accommodation costs through the Residential Bursary Fund – for more information click here.
Residential Student Arrival
All residential students (1st years and 2nd years) should arrive to check into their rooms on the day specified in their offer of accommodation.
On the arrival day we ask students to arrive from 10am - 4.00pm at Walford Social Centre to check in and move their belongings into their accommodation. There is a welcome programme for the evening.
There is a parent meeting at 5.00pm on the arrival day so parents can meet the residential team and ask any questions they may have. We like to work closely with parents to ensure all residential students get the support they need to be successful with their studies.
There is a Residential Induction Programme which will take place on the day after arrival. Attendance for the Induction Programme is mandatory for all residential students. Details of the programme will be given on arrival.