We are now accepting applications for College Membership in 2022-23 and we also have places for Members wanting to join us for the remainder of the 2021-22 academic year.
The UK Government advises that “it is important that we all use personal judgement to manage our own risk.” For more information on the current situation see the Government website.
For information about your course and access to university facilities please contact your university or college direct. Your students’ union, guild or association (if your university has one) would also be a good place to seek advice and support. In addition, the UK Office for Students (OfS) is working with the Department for Education and with universities and colleges to provide information and guidance for students, please see the OfS website for links to useful information.
A safe and central ‘home from home’
The College is fortunate in being situated in the heart of London’s university district. Members are able to walk or cycle to most London university locations and to a wealth of cultural and social venues, when they reopen – avoiding the risks involved in using public transport.
Members also have the security of knowing that they can access the College’s catering, cleaning and maintenance services even if a lockdown needed to be reintroduced. This also means that if you need to self-isolate, you can be sure that you will be well cared for.
Observing Government advice
Member safety and security is our top priority, so we continue to follow Government advice and to maintain careful monitoring of the virus. If the Government instructs another national or localised lockdown, we will step back and tighten restrictions again.
For general enquiries about booking accommodation at the College please see our FAQ page. For more specific questions about how the College is managing the risks around the pandemic please see our COVID-19 FAQs below:
What is College life like now? Are there events? What rooms are available as a social space?
Normal College life, including the College’s programme of social, cultural and intellectual events, has resumed. All social spaces and facilities are available for use and Members may also have guests (including overnight guests). See the information in the Current Members section for more details.
In addition a wide range of Member-led clubs and societies are operating, including: badminton, baking, opera, board games, cheese and charcuterie, classics, climbing, coffee, China, debating, fencing, film, football, global health, Greek, Latin American, Iraq, Japan, law, music, PhD fun, poker, Queerenough, running, and yoga.
Will I have to go in to quarantine (travel isolation) on arrival?
Current advice is that from 18 March you will not need to quarantine when you arrive. However, travel advice is subject to change so be sure to check the UK Government website for the most up to date information.
There are also different rules if you have been in a red list country or territory in the 10 days before you arrive in England. In this instance you will only be allowed to enter the UK if you are a British or Irish National, or you have residence rights in the UK. (If you have a student visa or have pre-settled or settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, then you have residency rights in the UK.)
If you need to follow red list rules, you must do so if you are fully vaccinated or not.
Do I need to be vaccinated before arrival?
International students are entitled to free COVID-19 vaccines as part of their NHS treatment in the UK if they have not managed to have vaccines before arrival. From 18 March the rules for vaccinated and un-vaccinated travellers to England are being relaxed but please check the Government website for the latest information.
What measures are in place to support Members with COVID-19?
Goodenough offers excellent pastoral, physical and mental care support for Members and a friendly small College environment where Members who are having difficulties are able to access a range of formal and informal support services.
The College has a detailed self-isolation protocol in place to give those with COVID-19 symptoms the support they need. Any Member who needs to self-isolate is advised on the measures they need to take and provided with free meals and regular follow up from College staff to monitor their welfare.
NHS guidelines are that people should still get vaccinated after having COVID-19. You can have the vaccine 28 days after you had a positive test for COVID-19 or 28 days after your symptoms started, so you may need to wait. All students (UK and international) are entitled to free COVID-19 vaccines as part of their NHS treatment in the UK.
The College’s measures have the full support of Public Health England.
What is the College doing to manage the spread of COVID-19?
We have a range of measures in place to keep Members safe. Measures are constantly adjusted in line with the latest government and NHS advice.
The College’s cleaning services are provided by ESS, part of the global Compass Group. Working with Compass the College is able to provide cleaning services to the highest possible standard, be it across our common areas and regular touch points or ensuring that your room has been cleaned to the latest COVID-19 secure standard, before your arrival.
Please read the information in the Current Members section to see what restrictions the College currently has in place to help avoid the spread of the virus.
For information on the health and safety measures all UK residents are expected to take to stay safe and protect others, please visit the UK government website.
How much does it cost to stay at Goodenough?
How do I arrange a refund of the advance payment charges if I need to cancel?
If you need to withdraw or change your arrival dates, please email email@example.com and Angela or Prudence (our Admissions Team) will make the changes or initiate a refund which is normally paid back to the card you used to pay.
What happens if there is another international lockdown?
If you decide to leave you must clear your room or continue to pay full rent. If the UK Government instructs a full lockdown, locally or nationally, and you decide to leave immediately you will cease paying rent on the day that you fully vacate your room. We will offer temporary storage facilities free of charge for a fixed period of time. If you use the storage facilities we will keep your deposit until you have managed to collect your belongings and then your deposit will be refunded. We will let Members know when these conditions are applicable.
How are shared bathroom and kitchen cleaning arrangements managed ?
Every room has a full sized fridge. We have a small number of kitchens and they are in use. We are cleaning all shared kitchens and bathrooms and are maintaining frequent cleaning of all communal areas.
What are the rental charges for the 2021-22 academic year?
The rental charges on the website are for the 2021-22 academic year (1 September 2021 to 31 August 2022). The rates can be found on the Rents information page of the website.
Who should I contact if I have additional questions?
(Updated 17 March 2022)