Shannon Apartment for Visiting Staff
Campus in general is suited to students. However in order to assist with the accommodation needs of a small number of visiting academics we have set aside a one bedroom self contained apartment in the Campus Residences for visiting academic staff which can be licenced on a self catering and single occupancy basis with a minimum stay of one month (4 weeks). We are sorry but shorter occupancy periods will not be considered. For shorter stays please refer to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Booking: The Academic Department who is hosting the visitor should, in the first place make contact via email with email@example.com stating the name and occupation months requested and stating that the visitor is visiting staff. Thereafter we will provide an online link to complete the booking when the booking fee can be paid by bank card online.
The apartment is a small self contained (own entrance from ground/street) apartment with one bedroom containing double bed, wardrobe, chest of drawers, and bedside locker. Kitchen in open plan lounge area containing, oven, hob, fridge-freezer, toaster, kettle and microwave. Basic utensils, cutlery and crockery are also provided. The lounge area has 2 X two seater faux leather couches, coffee table, dining table and chairs and small desk and office chair. The bathroom is not en-suite but is beside the bedroom within the apartment with shower.Central heating is gas and water heating with booster in the hot press in the hall.
The apartment is not suitable for a family and in particular it is not suitable for yonger children - even for short visits. The accommodation is on the first floor and there is no lift so the occupant must be able to negotiate two short flights of stairs.
The occupant may make use of the campus laundries (charged separately at reception) or may wish to use the laundry machines contained within the apartment (included in utilities). Normally, Reception Services are available Mon to Fri 9am to 7pm for check-in and check-out and other routine enquiries during term time - mid September to end May annually. Occupants who use the apartment during the Summer will not have Reception Services available and should arrange with their hosting Academic Department for check-in. Any enquiries during occupancy during Summer months may be referred to firstname.lastname@example.org. Post should be directed to the Visitor's Academic Department address as there is no postal service for this apartment.
Costs: Please apply to email@example.com for a quote. Generally a one month stay will cost €100 for booking and utilities (non-refundable) and €1000 for 4 weeks and Licence to Reside. A full semester will cost €450 booking and utilities and €4500 (4.5 months Mid Sept toend January) licence fee. Linen is not provided and there is no cleaning service as the apartment is licensed on a self catering basis. However we can arrange for an arrival service where linen, duvet, pillow and towels are provided and the bed is made up in advance of your visitor's arrival (charged separately €70). Thereafter the occupation will be on a self service basis.
Payment for the apartment will be accepted online only - no cash, bank to bank or cheques can be processed. All payments to be made in advance in full by the due dates as set out in the booking confirmation letter which will be generated once the online booking has been made to the host Academic Department/Visitor. The link for this will be given once the initial contact has been made with Residence Office.
Licence to Reside: The occupation of the Shannon Apartment by visiting staff will be governed by the Licence to Reside which will be granted to the visitor for signing at check-in and will be available for inspection and printing in advance of their arrival once a confirmed booking has been received. Receipts and financial statements are self-service and are available to the occupant/Host Department online on the accommodation account. The booking confirmation email will provide a URL, Username and Password for the occupant/Host Department.
Conduct of Occupancy: It is expected that the occupant will use the apartment for their own living requirements on a self catering independant living basis. The responsibilities of the occupant are set out in the Licence to Reside and the occupant will respect the living and learning environment of the residence campus. The Residence Office on behalf of the University will support the occupant with "front of house" and maintenance services, and any other enquiries or complaints as may arise, on a best practice basis.