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Canterbury

3 Parham Close
Parham Student Village
Canterbury
Kent
CT1 1FJ

Parham Student Village is ideally situated for students at Canterbury Christ Church University, The University of the Creative Arts and Girne American University which are approximately a 15 to 20 minute walk from our student accommodation. We are also in a great location for the University of Kent which is about a 30 minute walk from Parham Student Village.

We are a 20 minute walk to Canterbury West train station with trains running directly to London in under an hour.

At Parham Student Village we have 172 rooms in a choice of four room types from single bedrooms with shared facilities to en-suite cluster rooms. Our rooms are located in traditional style houses and apartments containing individual flats.

Short term lets available, contact us to find out more.

 

Email: canterbury@universalstudentliving.com
Phone: 01227 806344

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What’s included?

All-inclusive bills. No hidden extras. This covers Gas, Electricity, WiFi, Water, Council Tax and Maintenance which means you don’t have to worry so much about budgeting.

Facilities

  • All utilities included in rent - no hidden extras.
  • WiFi
  • On Site Management Team
  • 24/7 site security throughout Parham Road Student Village
  • Limited parking

Parham Student Village is one of the most popular locations for Canterbury student accommodation. It is ideal for students studying at CCC and it is also convenient for University of Kent and University of The Creative Arts. Parham Road is 1 mile north east of Canterbury City Centre, with CCCU’s campus an easy 15 minute walk from our site, University of Kent is 30 minutes walk away. However, if you prefer there are very regular buses running alongside our site that go directly to each campus. Supermarkets and gyms are all a short walk from Parham Road.

Address

3 Parham Close
Parham Student Village
Canterbury
Kent
CT1 1FJ

Our Rooms for 2017/18

From £99 PW
Single Bedroom - Shared
Available

Single Bedroom - Shared

Contract Length: 48 Weeks
Price Per Week: From £99
Max. Price Per Year: £4,502
Reservation Fee: £250

Room description

Single, budget style bedrooms sharing bathroom and kitchen facilities with other bedrooms within the house or flat.

  • Single bed
  • Study desk
  • Wardrobe
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shared kitchen
  • Shared seating and dining area
  • WiFi
Room features
  • All inclusive utility bills covering Gas, Electricity, Water, WiFi and Council Tax
  • On-site management team
  • On-site maintenance team
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From £125 PW
En-suite - Single Bed
Available

En-suite - Single Bed

Contract Length: 48 Weeks
Price Per Week: From £125
Max. Price Per Year: £5,750
Reservation Fee: £250

Room description

Bedroom with en-suite shower room, sharing kitchen and lounge area with other bedrooms within the flat.

  • Single bed
  • Study desk
  • Wardrobe
  • En-suite shower room
  • Shared kitchen
  • Shared seating and dining area
  • WiFi
Room features
  • All inclusive utility bills covering Gas, Electricity, Water, WiFi and Council Tax
  • On-site management team
  • On-site maintenance team
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From £135 PW
En-suite - Double Bed
Available

En-suite - Double Bed

Contract Length: 48 Weeks
Price Per Week: From £135
Max. Price Per Year: £6,230
Reservation Fee: £250

Room description

Bedroom with en-suite shower room, sharing kitchen and lounge area with other bedrooms within the flat.

  • Double bed (single occupancy only)
  • Study desk
  • Wardrobe
  • En-suite shower room
  • Shared kitchen
  • Shared seating and dining area
  • WiFi
Room features
  • All inclusive utility bills covering Gas, Electricity, Water, WiFi and Council Tax
  • On-site management team
  • On-site maintenance team
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From £145 PW
Premium En-suite - Double Bed
Available

Premium En-suite - Double Bed

Contract Length: 48 Weeks
Price Per Week: From £145
Max. Price Per Year: £6,710
Reservation Fee: £250

Room description

Spacious bedroom with en suite shower room, sharing kitchen and lounge area with other bedrooms within the flat.

  • Double bed (single occupancy only)
  • Study desk
  • Wardrobe
  • En-suite shower room
  • Shared kitchen
  • Shared seating and dining area
  • WiFi
Room features
  • All inclusive utility bills covering Gas, Electricity, Water, WiFi and Council Tax
  • On-site management team
  • On-site maintenance team
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Management Team

Steve Catt

Accommodation Manager at Parham Student Village, Canterbury

01227 806344

Likes: Scuba Diving, Clay pigeon shooting, Home Automation, Travel, Eating out, Barista and Science & technology

Dislikes: People that eat with their eyes

Interesting Fact: Steve used to make test equipment that was used to make the Space Hubble Telescope.

Meet the Team

Local Area

Universities

– Canterbury Christ Church University CT1 1QU

Dating back to 1962, this well established university is situation less than an hour from London. with three campuses in Kent, each having their own identity. Canterbury offers the cosmopolitan city, where is Medway is a historic maritime town and then Broadstairs is a relaxed seaside resort.

– University of Kent CT2 7NZ

With campuses in Canterbury and Medway and specialist postgraduate centres in Brussels, Paris, Athens and Rome. The University has a strong international focus helping its students to develop a global perspective to their learning.

– Canterbury College CT1 3AJ

One of the largest colleges in the South East with more than 5,000 students and hundreds of qualifications to choose from. Canterbury College also has a sister campus in Swale. The college offers not only a great education but a great student experience with a cosmopolitan city, shopping, culture and history available.

– Kent Business School CT2 7PE

Offering a range of leading courses at undergraduate an postgraduate level, with a focus on enhancing the employability of students with dedicated careers support and placement schemes. There are two campuses, Canterbury and Medway.

Transport

Buses:
– Canterbury Bus Station CT1 2SY

Train:
– Canterbury East Railway Station CT1 2RB
– Canterbury West Railway Station CT2 8AN

Taxis:
– Canterbury Galaxy Taxis CT2 8AD
– Longley’s Private Hire CT2 7QE
– Longport Taxis CT1 1YF
– City Cars CT1 3RS
– Cab Line 6 CT1 3UH

Local Amenities

Leisure:
– Canterbury Heritage Museum
– Canterbury Cathedral
– Westgate Gardens
– The Marlowe Theatre

Music:
– The Bell and Crown
– The Black Griffin
– The Monument
– The Phoenix
– The Unicorn

Shops:
– Lidl CT1 1JH
– Asda CT1 1DG
– Sainsbury’s CT2 8BL
– T K Maxx CT1 1AD
– Whitefriars Canterbury CT1 2TF

Hospitals:
– Kent and Canterbury Hospital Ct1 3NG

Nightlife

Bars/Clubs:
– Club Chemistry CT1 2RB
– Chill CT1 1UT
– Alberry’s CT1 2TY
– The loft CT1 2TP
– The Cuban CT1 2RY
– The Ballroom CT1 2JA
– Bramleys Bar CT1 2 JA
– Lady Luck CT1 2BQ
– Essence Bar CT1 2JR
– Club Burrito CT1 2JR
– The Pound CT1 1BZ

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I book with my friends?

Yes. Where possible we will arrange group bookings, subject to availability and we will contact you to confirm your request.

Can I move in early?

We will try and accommodate requests for early arrivals when possible. Please call your accommodation directly to check the availability, or request when booking, and we will let you know if this is possible.

Will my room be cleaned?

Your accommodation is cleaned for your arrival. Once you have moved in you will be responsible for cleaning your room and any shared areas within an apartment.

Can I bring my car?

Some of our properties do offer parking; limited parking spaces are available at an additional charge. If you visit the property page on our website you can see if the site offers parking. Alternatively you can contact the Accommodation Manager at your chosen location for more details.

What do I need to bring with me?
  • Bed linen, duvet, pillows and sheets
  • Kitchen utensils, including saucepans, plates, cutlery and glasses.
  • Personal items to dress your room
  • Stationery
  • Don’t forget your laptop!
Will my room be checked?

We will undertake full room (and common areas) inspections at least three times during your tenancy period. We will check for cleanliness, damage and for missing items.

Details of costs for cleaning, damages and missing items can be found in the handbook you will be provided at the beginning of your tenancy.

Do you accommodate all students?

Yes, Freshers / Returning students / Placement students / Postgraduates / International and home students. Individuals and groups are welcome.

Can I move out before my tenancy ends?

As a tenant on a fixed term assured short hold tenancy you cannot end your tenancy early. You may find a replacement tenant for your tenancy as long as they take over the full length of your contract and pay the rent in full.

What happens if there is a problem with the heating or other services?

Contact the management team in the building and they will arrange for a maintenance man to attend and fix the problem.

What is a Guarantor?

A Guarantor is a person that you nominate who will guarantee that your rent will be paid if you are unable to pay it yourself. The person needs to be capable of meeting your obligations if you are unable to.

If you fail to pay your rent on time, the guarantor will be responsible to ensure your rent is paid in full.

You must have a UK guarantor if you opt to pay your rent in 3 instalments.

You do not need a guarantor if you pay all your rent before the start of your contract.

An overseas based guarantor, or one who is overseas but has a UK bank account is not acceptable.

If you are not able to provide your own guarantor, Housing Hand is an international guarantor service that provides this service to all students who cannot provide a suitable or qualified UK Guarantor.

Housing Hand also specialises in dealing with International students who cannot provide a Guarantor in the UK.

If you would like to use or find out more about the Housing Hand Guarantor Service, please visit their website www.housinghand.co.uk or you can call their offices from +44 (0)207 205 26 25.

Can I rebook my room for next year?

Many of our residents are returning students who just don’t want to leave!

Apply as soon as possible in order to book your room, we cannot guarantee your room will be available; if you book early you will improve your chances.

What is a reservation fee?

You need to pay a reservation fee once we have confirmed a room is available, and before your booking is completed.

Your reservation fee of £250  is due when you book your room. This is not a deposit, and once paid, is not refundable.

Your reservation fee secures your room once you sign the Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreement and  your Guarantor signs the Guarantee (if required).

At the start of your tenancy your reservation fee converts to an advanced rent payment, and is either deducted from your single rent payment (if you pay for the year in advance) or from your first terms rental payment (if you pay in stages).

So, for example if the total rent stated in your contract is £4,500, and you are paying in advance, you will pay £250 before signing your contract, and the remainder, £4,250 before moving in.

If you are paying by three instalments with a UK Guarantor, then you will pay the £250 reservation fee on signing, 40% of the contract rent before you move in less the reservation fee (£1,800 – £250 = £1,550), £1,800 at the start of the second term, then £900 for the third term.

 

Do I need to pay any bills?

Your weekly rent includes all electricity, heating and water bills and room internet access.

However, we follow a ‘reasonable use policy’ and if we feel your use of any of the utilities (electricity or water)  is excessive, we will notify you of our concerns, and if the excessive use does not change, we reserve the right to charge you for such excessive use.

What should I do if I lose my keys?

If you lose your keys, please request a new set from the accommodation office, you will need to pay for a replacement set. If the office is closed you can contact the Student Warden on site.

Please look after your keys;

  • Do not label them
  • Do not give them to anyone else
What is included in the rent?

Your rent is all- inclusive of utility bills, including electricity and water, as well as onsite management. In addition to these each room has free internet access.

The inclusive rent is subject to an excess use surcharge if we feel, after consultation with you  and warning you, that your use of electricity or water is excessive.

How do I pay my rent?

Rent can be paid in one instalment or in three instalments throughout the year. If you want to pay in 3 instalments you will need a verified  UK guarantor, and need to sign a Direct Debit Mandate.

The first instalment of rent (or single instalment) is due in our bank account 10 days before the start of your tenancy. We will notify you in good time of  the bank account details, or you can pay through our on-line portal with a debit card or credit card (credit cards attract a processing charge).

The start of your tenancy is the first date shown on your Assured Shorthold Tenancy, NOT the date you move into your room.

If you are receiving a Student Loan, and using this to pay your rent, you will NOT receive this loan until you have arrived at University and registered with your course. The University will  then notify the Student Loans Company that you have registered, and the Student Loans Company then pay you the first terms loan, which may arrive one to two weeks  after you need to move in.

It may therefore be difficult  for you to pay your first rent instalment in full without your loan. If that is the case, you should speak to your guarantor to ask for assistance in the interim. If you require further assistance please contact your site team for more information.

 

Is the internet provided?

Yes, there is an  internet connection in all bedrooms in our properties, and most now also have Wi-Fi. The service is included in your rent.

How old do I have to be to live in your accommodation?

To live at one of our properties you must be 18 or over, on or before, the start date of your tenancy agreement.

Do you offer dual occupancy?

We offer dual occupancy at some of our sites on our largest rooms.

Dual occupancy is charged at £30 extra per week and is payable in line with the usual rent instalments.

Details of the permitted occupant must be registered with us.