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Background heating is supplied to all College rooms, as needed, from early in the Michaelmas term to the end April dependent upon weather conditions. If conditions are very cold before or after these dates, the heating will be adjusted to suit.  Heating systems will be turned on from 07:00 – 10:30 and from 16:30 – 22:00 daily.  Occupants are encouraged to help save energy and costs by keeping windows closed in cold weather whilst maintaining ventilation to avoid warm moist air causing mould growth, and, where fitted, using radiator thermostatic valves.


Rooms in D, M, N, O, P and Q Staircases are controlled by means of movement detection and “Prefect” controls – These rooms have instructions posted adjacent to the controls. The Linen room can provide additional blankets.  If you are cold then please submit a report via the maintenance reporting system, if the heating is found to be not working correctly electric heaters may be issued and are available from the Maintenance Department.  Any heaters issued must be signed for and returned to the Maintenance Office at the end of each term. Heaters must not be left on when you leave your room; heaters found switched on in an empty room will be removed.  Only heaters issued by the College and tested for safety are allowed in student rooms.  Heaters must not be used to dry clothes etc.