The College does not provide accommodation for students but is pleased to help with information and support when required. There are various options that students may wish to consider.
The UK Council for International Student Affairs (UK CISA) provides useful information about finding accommodation and living in the UK - www.ukcisa.org.uk
Rented Flat or House
Many estate agents in this area deal only with very expensive properties and while there are agents that have properties of interest to students they can be difficult to find. We can help you with a list of agents if necessary.
The college has notice boards in the main building where accommodation is often advertised. However, please note that RACC does not accept responsibility for the legality or condition of any of the goods or services advertised on the notice board.
We strongly recommend that you check the accommodation carefully. Use an accredited landlord or letting agent and make sure that your landlord has a current gas safety certificate. For further advice on renting see: http://www.nus.org.uk/en/advice/housing-advice/
British Council can also advise you on accommodation in and around London http://www.britishcouncil.org/uk-students-abroad/practical-advice/need/accomodation
Hostels - YMCA hostels have a Christian ethos and history but are open to men and women of all (or no)faiths. The nearest YMCA Hostel to this area is the Kingston and Wimbledon YMCA. Please consult their website on http://www.kwymca.org.uk/
HOST - This organisation arranges short stays (one to three days) in British homes so that you can get an insight into the British way of life. There are no costs involved. You do not have to go alone as the scheme allows for you to take a friend or partner with you. Their website is http://www.hostuk.org.uk/ or see: www.homestayfinder.com
An au-pair position is an excellent way of combining experience of British family life, part-time work doing housework and/or looking after children and part-time study. If you would like to be an au-pair, you are advised to use an agency such as: www.busybeeaupairs.com