Accommodation fees support for students who are away from halls during the current lockdown.
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This page is for residents of Chesterman House, Ewen Henderson Court, Loring Hall, Quantum Court, Raymont Hall, Surrey House and Town Hall Camberwell.
We understand this has been a difficult time for our students, and that those students paying for accommodation they may be currently unable to occupy due to Covid-19 restrictions may be concerned about the impact this is having on their finances.
The College has agreed to offer a good will credit of up to six weeks of accommodation fees to those students who have a place in our student halls accommodation managed by Goldsmiths or its nomination partners and who have been unable to return to their rooms after the Christmas closure because of Covid-19 restrictions.
Who is eligible
Residents of Chesterman House, Ewen Henderson Court, Loring Hall, Quantum Court, Raymont Hall, Surrey House and Town Hall Camberwell should have received an email with instructions on the process.
If you are a resident in one of the halls above and you have been away from your student accommodation for the period 4 January - 15 February 2021, you can make an application.
To be eligible, you will need to have remained away from your student accommodation for the whole period starting from 4 January 2021 and, if you are currently in halls or if you return to your accommodation before 15 February, you will not meet the criteria and won’t be eligible for a credit.
How the credit will be applied
Once you have made your application, if you are eligible for the good will credit, you will receive confirmation from Accommodation Services by 22 February 2021. Please allow 15 working days from the outcome of your application for the credit to be applied.
If you have already paid your rent for the current term, the credit will go towards your next rental payment. Alternatively, if you have already paid for the duration of your contract, you will have the opportunity to apply for a refund after the credit has been applied.
Update February 2021
Following the recent announcement that face-to-face teaching at Goldsmiths will not return until 8 March* at the earliest, the period included in the good will credit has been extended to 8 March 2021.
Eligible students who already applied for the initial 6-week credit will be automatically considered for a credit for a total period of 9 weeks, provided they have remained away from their student accommodation for the whole period between 4 January and 8 March 2021.
If you have applied for the initial 6-week credit, there is no need to contact us or make a new application and, if you are eligible for the extended good will credit, you will receive confirmation from Accommodation Services by 15 March 2021. Please allow 15 working days from this date for the total credit to be applied.
Please note that, if you are currently in halls, or if you return to your accommodation at any point before 8 March, you will not meet the criteria and won’t be eligible for a credit. For information on returning to campus, please visit our website.
Apply for the credit
The deadline to apply has now passed.
Contact accommodation (@gold.ac.uk) for help.
Support for students in halls
If you are currently in halls, you should remain in halls and not return home. Our halls remain open as normal and support is available for students who are currently living in halls.
Please contact Campus Support Officers and they will be happy to provide advice and assistance to any students experiencing difficulties during this time, including if you are experiencing financial difficulties. If you have any concerns regarding your wellbeing, our Wellbeing Advisors are also available to help.
If you haven’t already done so, please book a Covid-19 test on campus as soon as possible. You should not attend campus without a negative test.
Financial support for all students in halls
Additional financial support is available to all students in halls, regardless of whether they have remained in halls or are currently away. The Student Hardship Fund is currently open and later in the Spring term we will publish more information on how to apply for our Halls Fee Fund.
If you are struggling financially, or if your circumstances have changed, please contact Accommodation Services and we will be happy to advise on how to request a payment plan to support you in these difficult times.