First year undergraduate living costs

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Dear Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge,

Please provide the following information regarding annualised costs for home students in their first year during the academic years 2013/14, 2014/15 and 2015/16. Each cost below should be given for each of the 3 academic years requested:

* the annual rents for full term accommodation - minimum, maximum and mean

* total kitchen fixed charge or similar

* typical (mean) heating charge if not included in rent

* typical electric charge if not included in rent

* typical water charge if not included in rent

* typical laundry charge if not included in rent

* typical internet / wifi service if not included in rent

* caution money or dilapidations deposit or similar

* any other charges or fees imposed by the college on home students. Please itemise any such charges.

In addition, what percentage of first year rooms have ensuite facilities?

Yours faithfully,

David Dinsmore

Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge

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To David  Dinsmore

 

By email: [1][FOI #260173 email]

 

Dear Mr Dinsmore

 

Our ref: F2015-012

 

Further to your FOI request, set out below, I am responding on behalf of
Lucy Cavendish College, as follows:

 

 

* the annual rents for full term accommodation - minimum, maximum and mean

 

FOI request
2013/14 2014/15 2015/16
Max 5,031 5,382 5,706
Mean 4,403 4,788 5,076
Min 3,654 3,915 4,149
Band A - Lucy Students - Band 1 516 576 610
Band B - Lucy Students - Band 2 474 545 577
Band C - Lucy Students - Band 3 406 507 538
Band D - Lucy Students (Leased) (Hunt,Ber,Ch,St)
- Band 4 559 435 461
Band E - Lucy Students (Leased)(Hunt, Ber,etc -
Band 9 491 598 634
Service charge: See below 51 54
Service charge to include IT support and support for the
kitchens
Deposit
£500 or if room rent higher, the equivalent on one month's
rent

 

 

* total kitchen fixed charge or similar

Please see attached spreadsheet setting out Minimum Meals Charge (which
can all be spent on food) and other charges for the period 2013-14,
service charge for 2014-15 and 2015-16 are set out above.

 

* typical (mean) heating charge if not included in rent

n/a

* typical electric charge if not included in rent

n/a

* typical water charge if not included in rent

n/a

* typical laundry charge if not included in rent

n/a

* typical internet / wifi service if not included in rent

n/a

* caution money or dilapidations deposit or similar

See above

* any other charges or fees imposed by the college on home students.
Please itemise any such charges.

n/a

In addition, what percentage of first year rooms have ensuite facilities?

100%

 

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint, you should write to me, at the
address below.

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the
ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints
procedure provided by the College. The Information Commissioner can be
contacted at:

The Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

 

Yours sincerely,

Alison Vinnicombe

 

Ms Alison A Vinnicombe | Registrar & Fellow
Lucy Cavendish College, Lady Margaret Road, Cambridge, CB3 0BU
T. 01223 339240  F. 01223 332178  E. [2][Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge request email]  W.
[3]www.lucy-cav.cam.ac.uk
Lucy Cavendish College Registered Charity No: 1137875

 

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Dear Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge,

thank you for the information.

Yours faithfully,

David Dinsmore

Dear Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge,

further to my original request regarding fees, charges and/or deposits,
can you clarify if you require students to make a pre-payment against rent?
If so, how much is it?

Yours faithfully,

David Dinsmore

Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge

Dear Mr Dinsmore

Follow up to our ref: F2015-012

In relation to your follow-up question about pre-payments against rent, from
my earlier response, below, you will see

Deposit
£500 or if room rent higher, the equivalent on one month's rent

The deposit is in relation to room rent.

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint, you should write to me, at the
address below.

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner for a decision. Generally, the ICO
cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints procedure
provided by the College. The Information Commissioner can be contacted at:

The Information Commissioner's Office

Wycliffe House

Water Lane

Wilmslow

Cheshire

SK9 5AF

Kind regards

Alison

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