Q - How close is the university?
A - The University of York is about 10-15 minutes' walk away; York St John University is about a 25 minute walk.
Q - How far is the city centre?
A - A 15 minute walk.
Q - Where is the nearest supermarket?
A - There is a large Morrison's Superstore about a 15 minute walk away, Waitrose only 10 minutes away and several smaller convenience stores in the local area.
Q - Is there a medical centre nearby?
A - There are medical centres at each university, and a pharmacy a few minutes' walk away.
Q - Where is the nearest cashpoint?
A - At the local garage, about 2 minutes' walk away.
Q - Where is the nearest police station?
A - A 25 minute walk away in Fulford.
Q - Where is the nearest post office?
A - A 20 minute walk away on Colliergate.
Q - Where is the nearest gym?
A - There is a David Lloyd gym about a 15 minute walk away.
Q - How far are the bus/train stations?
A - The train station is 1.7 miles away in the city centre, and the bus station is about 1.5 miles away.
Q - Where's the nearest bus stop?
A - Directly outside The Boulevard, with services to the train station and city centre. There is also a stop 5 minutes away with services to the University campus areas.
Q - What's in my room?
A - Your room is fully furnished with: bed (with under-mattress storage), desk and shelving unit, desk chair, tub chair, wardrobe and chest of drawers. Studio rooms have the above, plus a sofa, TV and kitchenette.
Q - What is included in the kitchen?
A - Kitchens come equipped with: cooker, microwave, fridge/freezer, dishwasher, kettle, toaster, iron and ironing board, mop and bucket and vacuum cleaner. You will need to provide your own crockery and cooking utensils. Starter packs are available to pre-order before you arrive - see our homepage. Studio kitchenettes have a microwave-grill combi oven and a smaller fridge with a freezer compartment.
Q - Who cleans my flat?
A - You are responsible for cleaning your room and for cleaning your communal areas with your flatmates. Inspections will take place to ensure that this is carried out.
Q - Can I bring a pet?
A - Sorry, pets are not permitted on any Derwent Students properties.
Q - Where can I do my laundry?
A - There are two on-site laundries open 24 hours a day.
Q - Can I personalise my room?
A - A large pin board is provided in the bedroom for posters. We ask that you don't put posters on your walls as any damage caused will be chargeable.
Q - Can I have guests to stay?
A - Guests are permitted for a maximum of 2 consecutive nights. Please sign them in at reception on arrival.
Q - Can I bring my car?
A - The Boulevard does not have any parking facilities for students with the exception of Blue Badge holders, so it's advisable that you don't bring a car with you. Parking around the site is very limited.
Q - Is there anywhere I can store my bike?
A - There is plenty of bike storage available, including covered racks.
Q - Where do I collect my post from?
A - Letters can be collected from the pigeon holes located outside reception. Parcels can be collected from reception after they've been sorted by the team. We will notify you of any deliveries by putting a slip in your pigeon hole.
Q - How do I report maintenance issues?
A - You can visit reception or send us an email.
Q - Can I change my room?
A - We do not offer transfers within the first 8 weeks of the contract start date, as it takes everyone a while to settle in and get to know each other. However, if you wish to move after this time and there is availability, we may be able to assist. This will incur a £50 admin fee.
Q - Do I need to have a TV Licence?
A - You will need to purchase a TV licence if you wish to watch or stream live TV in your flat. This can be shared with flatmates.
Q - What events do you arrange on the site?
A - We organise a welcome event and seasonal activities with winter, Valentine's and Easter themes. We also arrange outings such as city wall walks. We encourage tenants to make suggestions for what they'd like to do!
Q - What facilities are there on site?
A - Gardens, bike racks and two laundrettes.
Q - Can I store my possessions in the summer?
A - Unfortunately we are unable to store possessions.
Q - Can I book for summer?
A - We offer summer contracts subject to availability. Please contact the team to find out what great deals are available!
Q - Can I arrive early?
A - This depends on your room type and availability, so please contact the team for further information. If you aren't able to move into your allocated room we may be able to accommodate you elsewhere on the site.
Q - What about safety and security on site?
A - Our site has CCTV and is gated and fenced. During office hours the reception is manned, and out of hours we have Resident Advisors who will respond to emergency maintenance issues, anti-social behaviour, lock-outs etc. The Resident Advisors are on site at all times throughout their duty and their phone number is given to all residents. We also have a 24 hour help desk.
With its rich, historical heritage, sophisticated shopping, trendy bars, restaurants and cafes and a vibrant social scene, York has something for everyone.
Home to over 22,000 students in its two universities, York is compact yet diverse. Legend has it that there are 365 pubs in the city, one for each day of the year, and there are clubs and music venues to suit all tastes.
Thanks to the city’s numerous historical attractions and great reputation with tourists, there are events programmed all year, including comedy and food festivals, and a German Market at Christmas. The city centre houses the City Screen Art House cinema and two theatres, and there is an out-of-town Vue cinema complex for blockbusters.
Shopping couldn’t be easier, with boutiques and high-street stores nestled on the city’s picturesque streets, and the York Designer Outlet only a few miles from the town centre.
For students wanting a cosmopolitan experience with a friendly feel, York is the obvious choice.