30th-31st January, 10am-3pm, The Pear Tree
Did you get President Jade Haley’s Don’t Rent Yet message? The Housing Fair, at the start of Refreshers week is here to connect you with City Council accredited landlords you know you can trust.
There will be up to 50 landlords in attendance each day giving you the opportunity to organise your housing for the next academic year. Bring your future housemates, get to know the landlords and their properties and find the right place for you.
Services available at the Housing Fair
Help & Advice Service
Housing issues can affect every single student of the University of Worcester whether you're living in halls, private rented accommodation or own your own home.
The Advice Service can help you with any issues you may have with your housing. We regularly check over housing contracts, advise students their rights regarding deposit schemes and help solve landlord disputes.
We can advise regarding problems with utility companies and household bills and even how to manage your money.
Friendly advice from our University of Worcester Police Community Support Officers. They will be sharing tips on keeping your student home safe and secure and offering many useful freebies.
Worcester City Council Housing Team
Providing a wide range of advice and information. The Worcester City Council Housing Team
are the people to ask about council tax, saving energy in your home, housing grants and more.
Intergenerations Worcester (IGW)
IGW is part of the Homeshare UK Network and was developed as part of the reducing loneliness campaign in Worcestershire. The initiative brings together students and socially isolated older people (age 55+) providing affordable accomodation for the former in return for household help such as gardening or cooking or purely companisonship for the latter. Students are not expected to provide more than 10 hours help per week. Pairs are matched based on shared interests and similar levels of expectations from the scheme. To find out more, come along to the fair or check out the IGW webpage here.