1 Penton Rise, London, Greater London WC1X 9EH
Paul Robeson House is a postgraduate residence for SOAS students, located in central London just a few minutes from both SOAS campuses and Kings Cross-St. Pancras station.
From £149.64 per week
|264 Students||Flats of 5-7 bedrooms||En-suite available|
How to apply
Now you have been accepted to SOAS, it’s time to apply to live with Sanctuary Students.
You can apply from 1 March 2016 onwards.
When to apply
You’ll need your SOAS serial number to hand before you can submit your online application.
New students to SOAS can apply from 1 March 2016.
To receive your serial number:
- Masters students starting in September should contact email@example.com
- PHD students should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Continuing students, currently enrolled and continuing on the same course in 2016/17, must apply by 31 March 2016.
Returning students who are currently or were previously enrolled on a course at SOAS but are starting a different course in 2016/17 need to apply before 30 June 2016.
Students who have lived in SOAS halls for two academic years cannot apply for a third year halls unless there are extenuating circumstances. Please email us London.email@example.com to discuss your situation.
Offers of accommodation
We will send you an offer to the email address you gave on your application. You will need to accept the offer by the dates shown below. You will also need to pay a booking fee when you accept the offer.
First round offers will be sent on 8 July 2016. These offers must be accepted by 22 July 2016.
Second round offers will be sent on 29 July 2016. These offers must be accepted by 12 August 2016.
Third round offers will be sent on 18 August 2016. These offers must be accepted by 29 August 2016.
Priority for accommodation is given to new students with a permanent home address outside of London.
Term time waiting list
If you’ve missed any of the application deadlines, maybe because you have been offered a place at SOAS during Clearing, we’ll let you know if any rooms become available throughout the year if you are registered on our waiting list.
The waiting list for 2015/16 is now open.
If your application is unsuccessful, we’ll help you to find other student accommodation in London. You can also check out the University of London Housing Services website for other student accommodation available in London.
Students with disabilities and special needs
Our student properties include specially designed flats to make student life as comfortable and convenient as possible. If you have special needs, firstly get in touch with the SOAS Disability Team, who offer confidential advice on the best accommodation available for you. You can call them on +44 (0)20 7074 5018 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
You will need your unique serial or reference number, as included in your offer letter, to apply for accommodation. If you are not sure whether you have received your reference number you should contact SOAS Student Recruitment and Admissions Office using the following email addresses:
Current and returning students: email@example.com
Paul Robeson is conveniently located a short walk from both SOAS campuses with main rail, underground and bus links close by. Chapel Market is just five minutes' walk towards the main Islington shopping area and has a good range of stalls, shops and cafes at reasonable prices.
At the end of the market street is a large supermarket and shopping mall. This leads on to Islington's Upper Street which has a wide range of restaurants and bars and is always buzzing with life.
King's Cross - St. Pancras International rail and underground station is only a couple of minutes' walk from Paul Robeson. From there, you can get to Oxford Street in just three stops. There is also a bus stop outside the station with regular buses to Camden Town and its famous market - not to be missed! From St. Pancras International, you can take the Eurostar and reach Paris in about two hours.
Broadband services are provided by Keycom - one of the UK's leading providers of Internet services for student accommodation.
The Keycom services that are included within your rental price include:
- KeySurf - Broadband at speeds up to 12Mb symmetric. You will also have the option to upgrade to a 20Mb or 50Mb service.
- KeyView - IPTV, delivering a range of TV channels direct to your PC or laptop.
You can collect your keys from the day your contract starts. On arrival you will be directed to the residence office front desk for check in. You will be required to sign a copy of your licence agreement and have a photo taken for your ID/entry card.
If you haven't already paid your first instalment you will be directed to a payment desk before you can check in. To avoid queues and delays on move-in day, you can pay your first instalment online at any time prior to arrival at the residence. Once check in is completed you will be given the keys to your room.
For check in you will need to bring ID and a copy of your offer letter/email or payment receipt.
An area to park and unload your belongings will be available. Because of limited parking space you will be asked to move any vehicle as soon as you have unloaded.
To cancel your acceptance of our offer you must email the accommodation support office at firstname.lastname@example.org at least twenty-eight (28) days before the start date of your licence. If you cancel your acceptance at least twenty-eight days before the start date of your licence you will be entitled to a full refund of your reservation fee and your administration fee. If you cancel your acceptance less than twenty-eight days before the start date of your licence, you will be entitled to a refund of your administration fee less any costs reasonably incurred by us and a refund of your reservation fee less any lost income we suffered until the property is re-let limited to the value of your reservation fee.
If you do not notify us by email of your cancellation of your acceptance, we will retain all of or a proportion of the reservation fee to offset our reasonable costs and losses incurred until the property is re-let. If the start date of your licence has passed and you have moved into the room you cannot cancel your acceptance and are responsible for the payment of the licence fee until the end of your licence unless a replacement resident is found and agreed by us.
Please see your license agreement (PDF 102KB) for more details on refunds and how to end your licence once you have moved in.
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Your handbook contains all the essential information you'll need to know when you move in with us.
The License to Occupy (PDF 102KB) is available to download with details of the terms and conditions of your contract with us.
Get in touch
To find out more about the accommodation at Paul Robeson House call 0207 8377 163 or email us PaulRobeson.House@sanctuary-students.com
If you are bringing a TV to watch live TV, or if you receive or record live TV programmes on any other device, such as a laptop, you will need a TV Licence. You won’t be covered by your parents’ licence. Our TV licences only cover the TVs that we provide, for example in common rooms and lounge areas.
For more information and to buy your licence, visit the TV Licencing website. There are a variety of payment plans available.
The TV licensing authorities recognise that most students do not need the final three months of a TV licence as you leave the accommodation during the summer. You may be able to receive a refund for this period, provided that you don’t need your licence again before it expires.
If you do not have a TV Licence but you receive or record live TV you could face prosecution from the TV Licensing Authority.
Paul Robeson House now benefits from LaundryView which will make doing your laundry on-site even easier. The system, created by Circuit, allows you to go online and check the availability of washers and dryers in your building as well as see when other washes are about to end.
To get started with LaundryView, you first need to find your halls.
Circuit also offer laundry top-up cards which allow you to pay for your washing and drying in advance by paying online or using one of the on-site machines. You can then use your card to pay for washing and drying as well as top-up your card straight from your mobile phone using the Circuit app.
Ask our team where to get a top-up card and take a look at Circuit’s ‘how to use’ videos for more information.
At Sanctuary Students we offer specialist insurance cover for all of our students through Cover4Students.com.
All of our accommodation is covered as Basic Cover.
Basic Cover Explained
Your possessions, desktop and laptop computer equipment are insured for theft, fire, flood, burst pipes, storm, vandalism, explosion and lightning. Cover applies within your accommodation, in any temporary residence and in transit at the beginning and end of each term.
This summary does not describe all the terms and conditions of the policy and does not form the contract between you and the insurance provider, so please take the time to read the policy wording on the Cover4Students website to make sure you understand the cover it provides. You can also read the full Sanctuary Students Insurance Policy [PDF 131KB].
If you wish to bring a car to London you will need to apply for a residents' parking permit through Islington Council and park on the street around Kings Cross.