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Your accommodation Many students chose to live on campus in their first year and beyond. It’s a great way to make new friends and quickly settle into life at QMU. Living on campus is very convenient. You are only two minutes’ walk from the main academic building, Learning Resource Centre, Students’ Union and sports facilities. Our campus offers a safe environment to study and relax in, with hassle-free all-inclusive rents that include electricity and heating bills, basic contents insurance, wi-fi and 24/7 security. Our Accommodation Services team and ResLife Assistants are on hand to ensure that you quickly feel at home and have the necessary facilities and support to make the most of your life on campus. Facilities Our campus houses 800 study bedrooms spread across nine blocks. Within each block there are separate self-contained flats for three, four, five or six students sharing. Each flat has a kitchen and comfortable living area and each bedroom is equipped with an en-suite shower and toilet, wireless internet connection and well-designed spacious storage. A number of premium rooms are available, providing additional floor space and a double bed. Unfortunately, family/couple accommodation is not available on campus. Students also have access to a communal TV lounge, bike storage, plenty of green space, an outdoor gym and a BBQ area for when the sun comes out. Price In the academic year 2017/18 the all-inclusive cost of a standard room was £104 per week and a premium room was £120 per week. Prices for 2019/20 will be set in early 2019. How to apply You can apply for accommodation on our website at www.qmu.ac.uk/ campus-life/accommodation/. It is important that you apply as early as possible as demand for our on-campus accommodation is traditionally high. Please contact us to check availability if you join after the start of term. During the application process students can indicate particular requirements such as being placed in an all-male or all-female flat. We will also try to place postgraduate and mature students together. While priority is given to those students who live outwith reasonable commuting distance of the University, we have, in recent years, been able to accommodate the majority of requests for accommodation from local students. Further information on the application and allocation process can be found on our website. Parking and transport Parking on campus is not normally available for students living in our accommodation. However, transport 40 links to and from the campus are excellent. Musselburgh train station is adjacent to QMU with the journey to Edinburgh city centre taking less than six minutes. There is also a bus stop on campus with frequent local services. A night bus serves the campus at the weekend. Safety Our on-campus residences are designed with safety and security in mind. Each block of accommodation is accessed by swipe card entry with each flat having its own entry phone system. The entire campus is monitored by CCTV and security staff regularly patrol the area 24/7. Disability needs QMU is committed to providing a comfortable environment that is easily accessible for students with disabilities. If you have a disability of any kind and are thinking of applying to live in the halls, it is essential that you contact Accommodation Services prior to confirming a place on a course, to determine if the existing accessibility