Quiet Zone 2018-2019
The Quiet Zone came about as a result of student feedback to Residential Services Management. Many students want to live on Campus for their final year or as a Post Graduate and share with room mates who are in a similar situation. The ethos of The Quiet Zone is study focused, low alcohol, and low noise among like minded students. the Zone has been very successful over the last three years and has grown from the initial 50 students to just under 100 students this year. The environmental ethos is mainly student driven and student preserved. Only those student who want such a living environment should apply.
For Continuing Students:The Expression of Interest applications for Quiet Zone is now closed.
To get a room in The Quiet Zone we operate a process of Expressions of Interest. Each expression of Interest will be time and date stamped automatically by the online system. No email, paper or drop in applications can be processed or accepted. If we receive more interest than rooms available the first 80 eligible candidates will be offered the opportunity to book the rooms first. If we can add a few more rooms, we will, depending on demand and allocation restrictions. We added 20 extra rooms to try to facilitate everybody in 2017-2018. We selected naturally quieter locations on the Campus for The Quiet Zone. This year the new Courtyard Halls in Birch (the tower) along with one other location will be designated to The Quiet Zone for 2018-2019. Allocation of the rooms to the eligible candidates is done via an online booking system on a first come first served basis on a published date each year in February, usually at 12 noon.
New Postgraduate Students (those who will be offered their postgraduate academic place during the summer 2017) may apply for a small number of rooms in the Quiet Zone by completing an application form in August annually on this web site. Postgrads who do not yet have a confirmed academic place should not apply in April.
Please be advised that all students who are offered a room in The Quiet Zone are expected to respect the ethos of the zone as set out in this information and to attend the Quiet Zone Orientation. (previous residents of the QZ are exempt from the orientation)