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Are there lounges available to use?

By HWResLife 12 Aug 2021

We understand the importance of being able to gather with your friends to socialise, study or enjoy a pizza with a movie.

To allow this, our lounges on campus are available for you to book.  

How do I book a lounge? 

You are only able to book a lounge in your own hall. To book, scan the QR code outside the lounge. This will bring up a form to complete and make a booking. Bookings are available in the evenings (5pm –10.30pm). The student who makes the booking is responsible for making sure all students are aware of the Terms and Conditions for use.

What else do I need to know? 
The person making the booking must read and agree to the following Terms and Conditions:  

  • The person making the booking is responsible for ensuring all attending the booking are aware of and abide by the terms and conditions. In the event of any damage or disciplinary action, if the responsible person cannot be identified, the person making the booking will be held responsible and may be liable for repair costs.  
  • You can only book a lounge in your own hall.  
  • If you are only with your own household, you do not need to wear a facemask. If you are meeting friends from other households, you are required to wear a facemask.
  • On the date of your booking, you will be required to complete a 'Test and Protect' form which will be securely kept for 21 days. A QR code for this will be within the lounge. This form will only be used to contact lounge users for COVID-19 related reasons. It is the responsibility of the student making the booking to ensure all attending complete this on arrival.  
  • You are responsible for familiarising yourself with all Accommodation and University rules, policies, and procedures; and the terms set out within your Accommodation Contract. Breach of such terms and conditions may result in financial, disciplinary and/or academic action. 
  • As a condition of this booking, all attending the booking must treat University Staff, and each other with courtesy and respect - with zero tolerance to unacceptable behaviour. 
  • Students are expected to maintain an acceptable level of noise that does not cause disruption to other Residents within or external to the lounge. Excessive noise may cause noise complaints and subsequent attendance by our SafeGuarding Team. If you are given an initial warning and fail to adhere to expectations, you will be asked to leave the lounge immediately and may incur financial and/or disciplinary action. Extreme disruptions or violations may result in the immediate removal of certain or all persons within the lounge without warning. 
  • The condition of the Lounge must be left in its original state after use. If the lounge is found to be in an unacceptable condition, you may incur a financial penalty and/or disciplinary action. 
  • Once your booking slot has finished, a member of University Staff will attend the lounge to secure the room, and check and record its condition. 
  • Members of ResLife, Safeguarding, Estates or Residences may visit during your booking for health, safety, security, maintenance, or operational purposes. 
  • You may be asked to confirm your identity if required for security purposes. 
  • Lounge windows must be kept open to promote air ventilation. 
  • No food or drink is to be left in the lounge, and any rubbish is to be placed in the bin, which must be taken out at the end of your booking. 
  • Residents must not attend the booking if feeling unwell or displaying COVID-19 symptoms.  
  • Please inform ResLife of any spillages, damages, or maintenance concerns.  
  • Please familiarise yourself with the nearest fire exit. If the fire alarm sounds during your booking you must vacate the lounge and proceed to the nearest fire assembly point immediately. 
  • If you have any safety or health concerns whilst using the lounge, please contact SafeGuarding Services for immediate assistance. 
  • The lounge area will be thoroughly cleaned between bookings to limit surface transmission. 
  • The University and University Staff are not responsible for any personal property taken inside or left in the lounge during your booking.

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