FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Here are frequently asked questions about the Boarding House at DLD College, if you need more information please contact the Accommodation Officer.

Will I have to share a room?
DLD College offers single and twin rooms and students can give their room preference in the Accommodation Application Form. Students will be allocated rooms according to availability and preference on a first come first serve basis.

What is included with my room?
Every room has:

  • A bed with bedding and linen
  • A washroom with shower, basin, and toilet
  • A desk and chair
  • Wi-Fi access
  • Fresh linen and towels every week
  • Access to a common room with kitchenette

Are meals provided?
Yes, meals are taken in the College Refectory where breakfast, lunch, and dinner are served every day. Boarders can choose from a range of cooked meals and we will cater for special dietary requirements.

Where can I wash my clothes?
The laundry room is located in the basement of the boarding house, washing machines and dryers are coin operated and cost £3.50 per load to wash & dry. Houseparents will show students how to use the machines and where to buy laundry detergent. The laundry service is available for an additional fee, boarders using this service place their laundry in a labelled bag which is then collected, washed and dried, and returned the next day. Bed linen and towels are provided when boarders arrive and replaced every week.

Who will take care of me when I am unwell?
DLD has a college Nurse who runs her office on weekdats. The Nurse will register boarders with the doctor and will look after any boarder who is unwell. The Nurse can give medications and flu vaccines and will carry out health checks for all boarders.

Can I have guests?
Guests are not allowed into the Boarding House, although boarders may ask permission from a Houseparent to bring a guest into the College in the evenings or at weekends. Once given permission guests may come to the Atrium or the Refectory once they have signed in with a Houseparent.

Can I stay for the holidays?
The Boarding House remains open throughout the half term and Easter holidays and students are welcome to stay for these periods. The College and the Boarding House both close for the Christmas and Summer holidays.

Is there an alternative to the Boarding House?
In some cases, students aged 19 and over may choose to live outside of the college accommodation. Any student wishing to live away from their parents or legal guardian and outside of the college should have their parents seek permission from the Principal. Please contact the Accommodation Officer for more information.

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