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iQ The Podium, Egham

Egham Hill, Egham, TW20 0BQ, United Kingdom
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About the Property

Located at 70 Egham Hill, Egham, TW20 0BQ, iQ The Podium Egham, is a highly sought-after student accommodation offering a variety of living options such as bedroom apartments, studios, non-ensuite rooms, and a multitude of others tailored to suit different preferences and budgets. Within proximity to institutions like Royal Holloway, Brunel University and Bishopshalt School, students can enjoy the ease of a short commute to their respective academic destinations from this student accommodation in Egham.

Egham, a quintessential university town nestled in Surrey, offers a unique blend of history and contemporary student life, making iQ The Podium an exemplary choice for students seeking both academic excellence and a rich cultural experience. With landmarks such as Windsor Castle just a short distance away, Egham provides a picturesque and tranquil study environment set against the backdrop of historic sites. The town also boasts a bustling student population, enhancing its profile as an educational hub. Egham's connectivity to greater London ensures that students based at iQ Podium Egham, can explore the bustling city life while benefiting from the quiet and serenity when it's time to hit the books. The town itself boasts a quaint atmosphere, with historic streets lined with cafes, shops, and green spaces perfect for relaxation and study breaks. With easy access to London and Heathrow Airport, students have the best of both worlds - a peaceful retreat for focused learning and the excitement of the capital city within reach. Egham provides a balanced lifestyle that enriches the student experience. iQ Podium promises not only comfort and convenience but a student living experience that balances the rigors of university life with the pleasures of residing in a town as charming as Egham. So, if you’re ready to kick start your educational journey in Egham, then iQ The Podium Egham is definitely the place for you to start!


iQ The Podium Egham offers a range of student room types, including tEn Suites, Silver En Suites, Silver 2 Bed Apartments, Silver, Gold, and Diamond Studios, Standard En Suites Lower, Gold 2 Bed Apartments, and many more. Each apartment comes with a range of in-room amenities, such as a small double bed, study desk and chair, wardrobes, showers and sinks, ovens, fridges and freezers, hobs, and dining areas with tables and chairs. In addition, the rent structure for iQ The Podium Egham comes inclusive of utility bills as well, such as electricity, water, Wi-Fi, and heating.

When it comes to the common amenities offered by iQ Podium Egham, students have access to a laundry facility, free gym, social spaces, games room, bicycle storage, a lounge, and a TV as well. There is 24/7 security and staff presence, along with CCTV surveillance available at iQ Podium for additional security and safety.

Location and What's Hot?

iQ The Podium Egham offers students a perfect home away from home with all kinds of amenities and cultural hotspots surrounding the property. The serenity of Royal Holloway, located within Egham, provides a harmonious study environment, and when it's time for a leisurely break, you'll enjoy the proximity to a plethora of dining and entertainment options. Some more additional notable institutions include Bucks New University (Uxbridge Campus), St. Mary’s University, Rosedale College, and Rambert School of Ballet and Contemporary Dance.

When it comes to food and dining, students can savor a variety of cuisines from restaurants like The Hub, Caspari Restaurant, The Packhorse, Cheeky Chicken and Grill, The Beehive, Egham, 163 Restaurant, Bellini Egham, Tommy’s Kitchen, Cafe Gondola, and The Barley Mow. These places offer a variety of cuisines at reasonable prices and are some of the most popular spots for dining around iQ Podium Egham. For unwinding and socializing, there are plenty of bars around, such as The Happy Man and The King’s Arms, which are very well-known, while cafe’s like Golden Cafe Egham and Boilerhouse Cafe are absolute must-visits! For grocery runs, you have Tesco Superstore, Budgens, Londis, and M&S Simply Food are handy, ensuring you are never too far away from your essentials. Health is not to be compromised, as iQ The Podium Egham is near healthcare facilities like Egham Clinic and Runnymede Medical Practice.

When it's time to unwind and breathe in some greenery, parks like Thorpe Park and Virginia Water offer tranquil escapes. The student accommodation in Egham is also well-placed for students looking to explore British history and culture—with sites such as Windsor Castle and The Savill Garden just a short journey away. The energetic vibe of the place is palpable, with enough around to ensure students enjoy a convene mix of study and social life.


One of the most significant advantages of living at The Podium is the seamless connectivity it offers to the surrounding city. Conveniently situated, residents have access to Egham Railway Station, ensuring a direct link to London and other major areas. Nearby bus stops, such as Middle Hill, Chestnut Drive, and Royal Holloway College provide frequent services, perfect for local travel. The ease of accessing multiple modes of transportation makes iQ The Podium Egham an ideal home for students looking for both convenience and comfort.

What will you get

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Common Amenities

Close To Universities
Laundry Facility
Free Gym
Social Spaces
Games Room
Bicycle Storage

Cancellation Policies (5)

  • No Visa No Pay
    This property allows cancellation due to visa rejection.
  • No Place No Pay
    This property allows cancellation if admission is not secured.
  • Replacement Tenant Found
    This property allows cancellation upon finding replacement tenant.

Payment Policies (4)

  • Booking Deposit
    This property requires booking deposit.
  • Payment Instalment Plan
    This property offers 1, 2, 4 flexible instalment plans.
  • Mode Of Payment
    Payment via easy transaction modes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are sites secure?

Each site is covered by CCTV and has onsite security staff, with staff present 24 hours a day. There is also a digital entry system at each building. You should not allow people to ‘tailgate’ – that is, hold the door open for people behind you as you enter

Can I book if I'm under 18?

Property does not accept parental responsibility for occupiers under the age of 18. they require that all tenants living at one of our properties in England and Wales to be over the age of 17 or turning 17 during the academic year booked to live at accommodation, and tenants living in our Scottish properties to be age 16 or over. Exceptions to this rule are available in selected cases through prior arrangement. If in doubt, please contact your preferred site and the team will be able to advise you.

Can I bring a TV?

If you want to bring a TV, check that your room has a TV point and don’t bring one larger than 21”. You can’t mount your TV on the wall, so make sure it’s free-standing. While all TVs provided by Property in communal areas accessed by all residents are covered by a TV Licence, you will need to buy your own licence if you bring your own TV or if there is one already in your room or shared kitchen & living area. If you’re unsure, please check with your site team. For details of licensing requirements regarding catch-up TV and online streaming, please refer to your resident handbook, ask your site team or contact TV Licensing.

Can I bring my bike?

Yes – most  sites have a secure bike store that is free to use for all residents. You will need to register and tag your bike with our team when you arrive.

Can I bring my car?

Some of our sites have limited parking, including in some cases disabled parking bays. However, as our locations are generally close to universities and local amenities, a car shouldn't really be necessary. If you do want to arrange parking, speak to your site team as soon as possible - any spaces available are likely to be reserved very quickly.

Can I bring pets?

Sadly, they do not allow pets at Property. However, they make an exception for residents who require the assistance of a trained and registered Service Dog or Assistance Dog. Any requests for emotional support animals that are prescribed by a licensed mental health professional are assessed on a case by case basis.

Can I choose where my room is in the building?

Yes, you can specify where you would like your room to be – from those which are still available – at the time you book.

Can I choose who I live with in a shared flat?

Our online booking system will show the gender of those who have already booked a room in your chosen flat, if this information is available. If you want to make a group booking with people you already know, our group booking procedure will help you do this.

Can I have overnight guests?

Yes, it's your home so you can have guests staying over occasionally. All overnight guests should only stay in your own room and for no more than 3 nights within a 7 day period. they would ask you to respect your fellow residents and let your flatmates know as well as sign in your guest at reception.  You are responsible for the behaviour of any guests you bring to your site. Due to COVID-19, they may need to make changes to our guest policy in accordance with Government guidance.

Can I make a group booking?

Yes. If you’d like to share with friends, you can find and select rooms in the same flat on our booking portal. Alternatively, please speak to a member of the site team and they will be happy to help you.

Can I move in early?

Yes, they can often arrange this. Please contact your property site directly to see if they have availability or alternatively login to the resident portal to see it is possible to book your room for an early move in.

Can I move out early?

You can move out whenever you are ready but the contract you have with Property is a Fixed Term Tenancy Agreement and you will still need to pay the full rent until the end of the agreement. The only way to release yourself from the Tenancy Agreement is to find a replacement tenant who will take on the full contractual obligations under the Tenancy Agreement. they will only permit you to do this in the period starting one month after your Tenancy Start Date and two months before your Tenancy End Date (“Permitted Period”).

Can I share my room with my partner?

They offer free dual occupancy across a limited number of our studios where both residents are students. You'll see the dual occupancy symbol next to the room number if it is available when you select the room via the floorplan. We'll ask for your partner's details during the booking stages. Both you and your partner must sign our tenancy agreement and have student status for the duration of the booking. If your partner is not a full time student as well then unfortunately they cannot live with us.

Can I smoke in my room?

No, all accommodation is non-smoking. You may smoke outside in designated smoking areas. Please do not smoke anywhere near other residents’ windows, as the unwelcome smell of smoke can drift into their rooms.

Can I store my stuff with you over the holidays?

Yes, they can arrange temporary storage for possessions you don’t want to take home with you. Just ask your Reception team for details. Alternatively, you can use the Pinglocker app for storage and relocation services they provide nationwide.

Can I sublet my room to someone else?

No. So please don’t try. If you do find yourself needing to move out for any reason, your site team can advise you on making arrangements to find a replacement tenant.

Can I swap my room?

It may be possible to swap or change your room once you have moved in, subject to availability. A room change fee will apply. To find out if it’s possible for you to change room, please speak to the accommodation manager at your site.

Do I have to be home by a certain time each night?

No, it’s up to you when you come in. If returning late at night, please respect your fellow residents and keep noise to a minimum between 11pm and 7am.

Do I need to clean my accommodation when I move out?

Yes, please make sure your accommodation is clean to avoid any cleaning charges. You can find a checklist  of things to take care of here. For our London residents, if you wish to save time you can use the Pinglocker app to arrange a room clean at an additional cost.

Do you have laundry facilities?

Yes, the vast majority of our sites have a laundry room where you can wash and dry your clothes. These are operated by an independent provider, Circuit Laundry or Miele. You will need to pay to use the machines via a top-up card or their mobile app. For our London residents, Pinglocker provides convenient collection & delivery service for dry cleaning and laundry at an additional cost. You can book these services through Student Sevices on the app – or you can visit PingLocker’s website.

Do you provide bedding?

No, so please bring your own sheets, duvet, pillows, towels etc when you move in – or you may prefer to buy them locally on arrival. Alternatively, you can order a bedding pack online from Pinglocker (along with many other useful items), and it'll be ready and waiting for you when you move in.

Does Property permit the use of drugs at its accommodation?

No, drugs are not permitted and prohibited items will be confiscated. The tenancy agreement gives Property the right to confiscate substances, including ‘legal highs’ without the consent of the resident.

How can I make a complaint?

Complaints can be made directly through the App or by sending an email to the site team or where the appropriate member of Property will seek to find a resolution. They try to resolve any complaints internally, but understand there may be times when this is not possible. Our complaints procedure is detailed here.

How do I cancel my booking?

If  you have entered into the Tenancy Agreement and you wish to cancel your  booking, you will remain liable for the contractual obligations set out  in the Tenancy Agreement and you may not cancel the booking unless you  can provide proof that you fit any of the following criteria and have  not yet collected your key, and provide the evidence required within the  timescales as detailed below: Where the reason for cancellation can’t be proved with supporting  evidence attached to the cancellation request in line with the above,  the student will remain liable for the full contractual rent, unless and  until a replacement tenant is found. The student is responsible for  finding an eligible replacement tenant, although site staff will assist  where possible.   If a replacement tenant is found, once the new replacement tenant has signed their Tenancy Agreement and paid any rent due, the student will  be released from the contractual obligations laid out in the Tenancy Agreement. Any overpaid rent money will be refunded, less an amount  equal to your Booking Fee (if you have paid a Booking Fee), as a  cancellation fee.
  • You notify us of your intention to cancel your booking prior to 1  August or, if your Tenancy Start Date (as defined in your Tenancy  Agreement) is in any month other than September, 28 days before your  Tenancy Start Date,
  • You notify us of your intention to cancel within 7 days of payment  of your Booking Fee (if you have paid a Booking Fee) and you have not  collected your keys.
  • Your UK Visa application has been denied.
  • You have not obtained the required qualifications to get into your first University of choice
  • You are deferring your university entry.
Where the reason for cancellation can’t be proved with supporting evidence attached to the cancellation request in line with the above, the student will remain liable for the full contractual rent, unless and until a replacement tenant is found. The student is responsible for finding an eligible replacement tenant, although site staff will assist where possible. If a replacement tenant is found, once the new replacement tenant has signed their Tenancy Agreement and paid any rent due, the student will be released from the contractual obligations laid out in the Tenancy Agreement. Any overpaid rent money will be refunded, less an amount equal to your Booking Fee (if you have paid a Booking Fee), as a cancellation fee.

How do I get my post / mail?

Your post will be delivered to a lockable post box for your flat. Larger items or those that require a signature on delivery will be retained by Reception. You will be notified if Reception receive an item for you, and you should collect it as soon as possible.

How do I qualify to live at Property?

To qualify as a resident for Property you must confirm that you are a student at a higher education establishment in the UK.

How do I update my marketing preferences?

If you would like to hear from us by email, telephone or SMS please let us know by contacting Email with your preferred contact details.

How much does it cost to live at Property?

Prices vary according to the site and type of accommodation you need – please check the property page of your chosen site to see the current prices and any offers which may be running. Rent is payable in instalments throughout the year, and includes utility bills, contents insurance and free WiFi. Access to most facilities on your site, including gyms and cinemas where available, is included.

How will I get to know people at Property?

Sites are home to an international community of students, often studying at a variety of different institutions, and it’s this diversity which can make living with us such a rewarding experience. They organise regular social events where you can get to know your fellow residents. You will find posters on site telling you what’s coming up soon – or just ask at Reception.

I only have a conditional offer from my university. Can I still book at accommodation?

Yes – if you don’t get the grades you need to be accepted by your chosen university then, subject to the booking terms and conditions, your booking fee will be refunded in full. It may also be possible to transfer your booking to another Property location, subject to availability. Call the site team at the Property location you originally booked with as soon as possible if you need to do this.

In the event of a fire, how can I trust that my accommodation is safe?

The safety and security of our residents is our number one priority. All of our sites are fully compliant with current safety standards. Our accommodation has fire alarm systems in place as well as fire prevention equipment, and they carry out regular testing and evacuation drills. Our buildings are also regularly audited by external, independent consultants. Property has a full-time, highly qualified, Health and Safety team who visit sites regularly. they also use accredited national providers to service and maintain life safety systems. Additionally, all sites have staff present 24 hours a day, seven days a week. they are continually reviewing our programme of security, fire and safety standards. If you would like further information about our ongoing fire safety programme please read our fire safety update.

Is food and drink available on site?

Sites don’t have restaurants or cafeterias, but most sites provide vending machines where you can buy chocolate, crisps, drinks, ice cream and other snacks.

Is there internet access on site?

Yes, all our sites are equipped with WiFi, accessible throughout the building at no extra charge. This service is provided by our internet partners, ASK4. If you have any issues with connecting, you can find their contact details in the welcome pack you will receive on arrival.

There’s damage in the flat, will I be charged for it?

They know accidents can happen, but any intentional damage to property will result in costs being passed onto residents. The cost to remedy any damage to communal areas will result in equal charges if no one accepts responsibility. It’s best to be proactive to avoid any surprise charges for damages. Report any repairs or damage as soon as possible so they can fix it and discuss whether there will be any charges. You can log any repairs via the maintenance section of your resident portal, or on the app.

What can’t I bring?

Your resident handbook contains a list of prohibited items. This includes many items prohibited for fire safety reasons, such as candles, oil burners, gas appliances and fan heaters. Please see the full list below. If you need further guidance on whether an item is permitted or not, please ask your site team before you move in. No weapons or drugs (including ‘legal highs’) are permitted under any circumstances.

What do I need to bring?

You can see what’s included in your room on the room details page for your site. Among the things you will need, or may want, to bring are bedding, towels, toiletries, toilet paper, basic kitchen equipment, hangers, and a computer or laptop. They have compiled a checklist of things you may want to bring - or buy when you arrive.

What happens if I can’t afford my rent?

If you find yourself in financial difficulties, you should speak to your site team as soon possible. Likewise, if the dates your rent instalments are due do not align with the dates you receive your student loan, please let us know and they will try to come to a solution. All residents are required to register a guarantor, who will be ultimately responsible for your rent if you do not make payment. The guarantor will need to provide identification and sign a Guarantor’s Agreement, confirming they agree to act as your guarantor.

What happens to my booking fee?

Your booking fee is non-refundable (except in the limited circumstances listed in the booking terms & conditions). The booking fee is treated as payment towards your first payment of rent and will be credited to your first rent instalment.

When are my instalments due?

Your rent is taken as four instalments spread out throughout the year to make the payments more manageable for you. Click below to find out more about our instalment structure.

Who can be my guarantor?

Your guarantor can be UK or International based, but must be aged 21 or over; not a full time student; or a current resident in an property. If you are unable to pay your rent and/or do not act in accordance with the terms of the your tenancy agreement, your guarantor will be under an obligation to pay any outstanding amounts.

Will my flat be cleaned?

No, that’s down to you and your flatmates. We’ll keep the common areas of the building, like the social spaces, reception and laundry, clean and tidy. Many residents put a rota together so each person in the flat does their bit to keep it clean. If you would prefer to get someone in to do it, you can book cleaning services through the app (provided by Pinglocker  at certain locations) at an additional cost.

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Student Accomodations in Egham

Egham Student Accommodation

Egham is a small, pleasant town in England, UK. It is home to several prestigious colleges and universities, and these universities attract many international students, so the primary issue lies in finding the perfect student accommodation in Egham. It may seem overwhelming and tedious for students unfamiliar with the location. As difficult as it sounds, students also face trouble finding suitable accommodation near their universities. Amber provides several options and helps them find the perfect student housing Egham per their preferences and needs. The housing options are student rooms, studios, ensuites, and apartments. These student houses to rent in Egham have a top-notch quality stay reputation; their ambiance is filled with warmth and excitement, and it’s the best place for socialising in the new city. For reasonable and affordable housing, through Amber, you can find shared rooms and apartments that will be perfect for you and your friends. Some Egham student housing options that amber provides include Hox Park, Parish Hall, The Bridge, and iQ The Pad.

About Egham

Egham is a tiny, peaceful town with a fascinating history and a welcoming environment for college students. Egham is only 40 minutes by rail from London and is surrounded by greenery and environment. Egham, located in Surrey's northeast, is close to the historic site where the Magna Carta was signed in 1215. The nearby areas are Bagshot, Old Windsor, and Virginia Water. The most famous museum in the place is the Egham Museum. Numerous leisure and sports activities are conducted in the town. One can fulfil all their hobbies and guilty pleasures without travelling long distances. Egham's stunning National Park is the best place to venture and discover new things. Surrounded by the stunning landscapes of Bonaly Country Park, the city is a haven for outdoor adventures and peaceful walks. Who doesn't crave such sites? Nature paves the pathway for a calm, peaceful mind, away from work and worries.

Egham is also a centre of higher education. The city is home to many prestigious universities, making it an intellectual powerhouse. Notable institutions like the Royal Holloway and School of Management University of London are recognised for academic excellence, advanced research, and diverse student population. These universities attract researchers and students from all over the world, creating a diverse and intellectual environment.

Best Student Accommodation in Egham

Student accommodation plays an important role in shaping student learning. You may wonder how. It's more than a place to rest. It fosters a strong community that nurtures relationships and lifelong friendships. Students have the privilege to pick from ensuites, non-ensuites, studios, and bedroom apartments. In addition, student accommodation in Egham is safe and well-designed because comfort is essential to the well-being of students and guarantees academic and social success. However, one should conduct thorough research on the student housing in Egham before making their final decision. If you are in search of student accommodation in Egham then, check out the following:

1. Hox Park, Egham

2. Parish Hall

3. IQ The Pad

4. IQ The Podium

5. Straits Garden

6. Guilden Village

7. Scape GuildFord

8. The Bridge

9. London House

10. Ash Grove Court

Cost of Living

If you're an international student, the cost of living is a factor you consider at every step. It might seem trivial, but it holds great importance when living abroad. Amber helps you with student housing in Egham by eliminating any extra bills on your rent. Your cost of living in Egham can depend on factors like the area, your preferences, and your choices. A total of  £1500- £1800 can be a rough estimate one needs to live a healthy life in Egham for a week.

Following is a rough estimate of your expenses in Egham.

1. Food and beverages: £80 - £130 per month

2. Travel: £75 - £140 per month

3. Gas and electricity: £40 - £60 per week

4. Laundry: £20 - £40 per week

5. Gas and electricity: £40 - £65 per week

6. Mobile bills: £25 - £45 per week

7. Course books and Stationery: £20 - £30 per week

Student Travel in Egham

Egham is a charming Surrey town with excellent transport links, making it easy for residents and visitors to explore the surroundings. Commuting to and fro for work is easy in Egham. Due to Egham's efficient transportation system, travel is hassle-free and reasonable. You can take the bus or train or arrange a taxi. Amber provides convenient private accommodation in Egham for students with a well-connected transportation system nearby. The following are the most affordable and popular forms of transportation for students:

1. Bus: The city centre is where you can find the bus terminal in Egham. There are 53 bus stops in Egham leading you in and out of the town. One can avail multiple buses from all student accommodation in Egham. Services like 441 and 71 easily connect the city to attractions and nearby towns, with adult tickets ranging from £2-£8, depending on your destination.

2. Train: The train station connects the city with London Waterloo in around 40 minutes, making it ideal for day trips or business. An adult one-way ticket costs around £12-15. Additionally, travel cards offer discounts to regular commuters. The average train trip from London to Egham, about 30 km (19 miles) away, takes 50 minutes. From London to Egham, there are typically 77 trains daily, and advance-purchase tickets for this route start at £12.82.

3. Cycling: Cycling is a popular option in Egham for people who prefer eco-friendly options. The city's well-maintained roads allow residents to cycle and enjoy the beautiful scenery easily.

Student Lifestyle and Living in Egham

Egham City offers a unique student lifestyle that combines academics with fun activities. Located in a prime location, this charming town is home to the prestigious Royal Holloway University and attracts diverse student groups worldwide. When it comes to cool places, Egham has it all. Stroll through the beautiful Windsor Great Park for some calm and peace. Head to the bustling city centre filled with trendy cafes and hyped-up bars for a great atmosphere. Whether you're in the mood for a little coffee or a hearty meal, Egham has plenty of cafes and restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets.

The town conducts several events throughout the year, such as music festivals, art exhibitions, and festivals. Don't miss the Egham Royal Show, an amazing event showcasing local arts and crafts. Egham has many clubs and bars for those looking for nightlife where you can dance the night away and mingle with the students. For international students, Egham, a tiny and traditional town, has much to offer. You will feel at home in the tight-knit neighbourhood, and the picturesque surroundings will let you discover the English countryside and culture.

Egham also offers great opportunities for personal growth and development. Royal Holloway has some knowledgeable courses, professors, and workplaces. One can avail of multiple student houses to rent in Egham near the institute.

Egham Tourist Attractions

Universities in Egham are not the only prominent aspect of the town. There are multiple attractions to explore; one can take a bus or train from their Egham student accommodation to explore the city. Students are open to explore the area and learn more about the place. Here are some of the tourist attractions in Egham:

1. Magna Carta Monument

2. Royal Holloway

3. Egham Museum

4. Truss's Island

5. Achieve Lifestyle

6. Runnymede National Trust

Universities in Egham

Being a small town in England, there are two mainstream universities in Egham. Some of the best universities that students choose to go to are:

1. Royal Holloway

2. School of Management University of London

3. Brunel University

4. Bishopshalt School

5. Kingston University

6. Rosedale University

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