Goodenough College is now welcoming applications for 2023-24
The College follows the current government guidance on living safely with respiratory infections, including coronavirus (COVID-19).
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 any health risks.
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 post COVID? Are there events? What rooms are available as a social space?
Normal College life resumed some time ago. 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.
Are there any quarantine (travel isolation) measures in place when I arrive?
There is no need to quarantine or isolate when you arrive and there are currently no red list restrictions in place for travel to England. However, travel advice is subject to change so be sure to check the UK Government website for the most up to date information.
Do I need to be vaccinated before arrival?
Vaccination is not obligatory but it is strongly recommended for your safety and to protect other College Members and staff.
We ask our Members to follow government guidance on living safely with respiratory infections. Vaccines are the best defence we have against COVID-19 and other respiratory infections such as flu. They provide good protection against hospitalisation and death. They also reduce the risk of long-term symptoms. If you have not managed to get vaccinated before arrival you are, as an international student, entitled to free COVID-19 vaccines as part of your NHS treatment in the UK .
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 and these are regularly 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?
Descriptions of the different types of accommodation available can be found on our Accommodation page. For detailed information on rents and living costs please see our rents information page.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 2023-24 academic year?
The rental charges on the website are for the 2023-24 academic year (1 September 2023 to 31 August 2024). The rates can be found on the Rents information page of the website.
Who should I contact if I have additional questions?
Please check the additional Accommodation FAQs on the website and if you have further questions contact email@example.com
(Updated 20 February 2023)