Chelsey SU President Stood by two of the heritage halls, with one visible in the distance

Update Heritage Halls

#CampaignUpdate March 2021

Work for Heritage Halls is now confirmed in the University's Site Strategic Plan. The first two halls to undergo work are St Albans and Norwich. I also met with Frankie, Construction Project Manager, to speak about the option of making more social spaces in accommodation that don't currently have them.

#CampaignUpdate February 2021

Chelsey is now involved in the Campus Infrastructure and Space Utilisation Group. Phil Dixon has confirmed there will be updates in these meetings and that funding will be secured for Heritage Halls.

#CampaignUpdate November 2020

Through discussions with Malcolm, Chelsey is now set to meet with the Head of Estates and Facilities regarding funding and plans for renovations. This will most likely take place in January when funding is confirmed.

 

#CampaignUpdate October 2020

The Heritage Halls campaign is now in full swing! President Chelsey's policy was passed through Student Council with enough votes and conversations have been steered towards finances and long term plans for the halls. Covid has had a major impact on plans for renovation which were due to occur this academic year. In light of this Chelsey will continue to work alongside the University to map out future projects and campaign for prioritised renovations.  

The exterior of Ripon Halls accommodation.

What are heritage halls?

At Leeds Trinity University students are offered a range of accomodation options which include part-catered and self-catered. Out of the 8 options available, 4 of the buildings fall into the category of Heritage Halls. These are Ripon, St Albans, Norwich and Whitby which stand as the most dated options for those who choose to live on Campus. All 4 of these halls are open plan and contain individual bedrooms, communal bathrooms and kitchens.  Due to the age of the halls they have become outdated and are in need of refurbishment to provide more accessible and comfortable spaces for those who seek cheaper living arrangements. Currently the two self-catered builds cost £98 per week, offering the cheapest contract at £4018 for the academic year. It has been highlighted previously by students that they wish to see work carried out in the showers as a priority as they don't believe that they are fit for purpose and don't refelct the price that is being paid in rent. There have also been discussions arounf the small kitchen spaces availbale within the part-catered halls which cost £123 a week which doesn't at all reflect the standard expected when compared with the most expensive accomodation on campus which falls at £133 a week and features en-suite facilities and a dedicated modern living/kitchen area.

 

Our aim

The Students' Union aims to work with the University through formal discussions to plan for future builds and refurbishments which would eliminate any outdated areas and facilities in the heritage halls. Our President Chelsey has been engaging with relevant services and staff from October and plans to kickstart her campaign through 'Student Say'. Once a policy has been drafted and passed as a motion through our Student Council she will then present this to the University and give insight in to the student experience from inside these halls. We ultimately aim to campaign for affordable halls which are pleasant to live in and are seen to be value for money.

 

How do I get involved?

1. If you previously resided in the heritage halls or are currently living in them and would like to provide feedback please email c.grooby@leedstrinity.ac.uk or fill in our survey

2. Keep checking back here for Campaign Updates!

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