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Liberty Court is named 'Best Hall of Residence of the Year' 2013 in Preston

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UCLAN Students’ Union holds its first Accommodation Fair

Last Thursday saw the Students' Union hold its first ever accommodation fair and awards event. The event saw over 15 stalls attend including local student accommodation providers and services including the City Council, Police and Fire Service.

The event was the result of Sophie Bennetts 'Love it or Hate it? Rate it!' Campaign which launched earlier in the academic year, and was the Students' Union first ever major consultation on the experiences of students living in halls.

Campaigns Officer Sophie Bennett said:

“The accommodation fair was a huge first step in developing our work around supporting students in accommodation. The results of the survey while largely positive highlight the desire for students to better informed consumers prior to signing their contract of which I hope events like these will help. I believe we have set a strong foundation and hope to see the campaign grow in the years to come!”

The survey, event and awards are set to become an annual project led by the Campaigns Officer and supported by the Advice and Representation Centre which provides free accommodation advice and contract checking.

UCLAN Students’ Union presents its first ‘Love it or Hate it? Rate it!’ Award

The award was decided against various criteria set against the Love it or Hate it? Rate it survey during the first semester. The winner is:

Liberty Court – Hall of Residence of the Year

The Hall of Residence of the Year award recognises the hall of residence which received the highest satisfaction score within our survey. This hall of residence will provide excellence in all aspects of provision including the quality of its facilities/repairs, cleanliness, security and customer service.

Liberty Court achieved an 85% Overall Satisfaction rating compared to an overall average of 66%.

On receipt of the award Regional Manager for Liberty Living, Neil Ellis said:

Liberty Court, Preston is run with the specific needs of students in mind, the on-site team work hard to ensure that our students have an enjoyable experience living with us and that the environment offers great support for their academic endeavours. We are delighted that the students have voted Liberty Court the ‘Hall of Residence the Year’ given how many residences there are in Preston. It’s a great advert for Liberty Living and for the quality of our people and the service they provide.”

UCLan Students' Union, February 2014