Accommodation

Regardless of whether you choose Grove Farm or live at Avery Hill, our accommodation is modern and well equipped.

Avery Hill

For students studying the BSc (Hons) Equine Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation degree programme at our Greenwich campus, accommodation is available at the University of Greenwich's Avery Hill site.

Located just 3 miles away, these modern rooms are  set within 86 acres of beautiful parkland.  The campus boasts state-of-the-art buildings and the latest facilities, including a new sports centre.

All accommodation enquiries are dealt with directly by the Accommodation Office at Avery Hill on 020 8331 9671 or email ah.accommodation@gre.ac.uk

Grove Farm

Our Grove Farm complex, situated just over two and a half miles from the main campus, comprises 55 modern en-suite rooms with communal lounges, free Wi-Fi and fully equipped kitchens.

The rooms are located in four separate buildings each with its own security access system and kitchen. Surrounded by countryside, it is situated next to our fisheries complex and plays home to a variety of wildlife and habitats.

Accommodation within Grove Farm is offered on a half-board basis which includes breakfast and a choice of either lunch or an evening meal. At weekends breakfast is included and lunch is available to buy. All meals are served on-site in the College restaurant which promotes healthy eating, provides a variety of options for a healthy diet and caters for all dietary requirements.

For residents at Grove Farm, the College operates a limited free mini-bus service to and from the main site.  For students with their own transport, we offer free car parking on-site and at Grove Farm.  Students must display a valid car parking permit.

The cost of accommodation at Grove Farm is £135 per week on a half-board basis.

The Cost

All applications need to include an accommodation deposit of £250, which is fully refundable at the end of the year, in the event of no damages or costs being charged to the room.

The cost of accommodation at Grove Farm for 2017/18 is £135 per week on a half-board basis.

Contact Us for Further Information on Living on Site

Telephone 01732 850551
Freephone 0500 551434

Contact Sharon Lowen, Residential Manager for further information
Email: Sharon Lowen

 

 

Health and Fitness

Hadlow College is a Health Promoting College encouraging students to participate in physical activities and enjoy a healthy lifestyle.  Students may wish to join the football, rugby or netball teams or try one of the fitness classes. 

The Gym Manager of the The Wellness Centre will work with you to draw up an individual fitness programme and facilities in the gym include exercise bikes, rowing machines, cross trainer, weights and resistance machines as well as floor mats, equipment and exercise balls.

Social Activities

Situated in the middle of the Campus, Hadlow Union Bar (The HUB) is strictly for students aged 18+ and provides the perfect place to relax and meet your friends.  Throughout lunchtime, the bar operates as a café serving sandwiches, freshly made coffee and soft drinks and after 4pm, there is a full bar service with draught beers and cider alongside spirits and soft drinks.  Regular entertainment is also organised.

Each Wednesday afternoon, students are able to take part in a variety of different activities which may include learning a new skill, helping other people within the community or local area, attending a workshop or sampling offsite activities.  The programme is based on activities specifically requested by our students

Students are also encouraged to contribute to the work of the College's Student Union, with charitable and community work and other activities, including the Summer and Winter Balls.

How and When to Apply

Further details of accommodation are provided to students either when they attend their interview or at an Open Day. 

Once a place has been accepted via UCAS for your course, an Accommodation Application Form is sent to you in May for you to complete. 

Due to the limited number of places available, early application is advisable. Accommodation places are allocated from July onwards and successful applicants will then be sent a Contract and Handbook.

Insurance and Licences

Students living on site are required to make arrangements for their own insurance to cover all personal items which they may bring with them to College.   This should include or make special provision for any personal computers, laptops, tablets and other valuable items.  Items may not be covered by your home insurance, so it is worth checking with your insurance provider.

In addition, students who wish to have a television in their own room are required to make arrangements to purchase their own TV Licence. 

Transport 

For students travelling to College on a daily basis, Hadlow College is located on the main bus route between Tonbridge and Maidstone, with a good schedule of buses throughout the day. 

Tonbridge and Maidstone Railway Stations are conveniently located on main routes between London and the Kent Coast. 

For residents at Grove Farm, the College operates a limited, free mini-bus service to and from the main site. For students with their own transport, we offer free car parking on-site and at Grove Farm.

Pastoral Support

Our residential accommodation is supported and served 24/7 by our team of friendly wardening staff, who live on site.  Responsible for providing support and assistance to residential students at all times, our team are highly experienced and trained to provide advice, guidance and pastoral support as well as assisting with a schedule of events and activities.

The local Chaplaincy Team organise a regular Coffee Club and there is a weekly trip to a local supermarket to stock up on supplies. The Wardens will also assist students to widen their life skills including help with budgeting and personal safety.

Parking

Students who travel to the University of Greenwich campuses in South East London and North Kent, may be required to pay for parking.