It’s never easy to leave home for the first time, so you need to know that when you arrive at University you won’t need to worry about where you will be living. The Halls of Residence at the Waterside Campus have been specifically designed with you and your fellow students in mind.
The new Student Village will be home to around 1,000 students, in a mix of halls of residence style flats and townhouses with landscaped courtyards.
You can choose to live in a flat; each has up to ten en-suite bedrooms and a shared kitchen/living area, or in a four-storey townhouse, which have 12 bedrooms each, as well as communal kitchen, dining and living spaces. There will also be studio flats available, complete with their own kitchenettes and a number of accessible en-suite bedrooms.
See how the work is progressing, take a tour of the living area and a large en-suite room in one of our new halls:
Whatever you choose they are fully furnished, and your utilities are included in your rent so no surprise costs (although you will have to pay for a TV license if you bring a television). Your room will have network and WiFi access, providing links to the University computer network so you can study wherever and however you choose.
A huge part of coming to university is the social life, including living in halls of residence. It’s a great way to make new friends and meet people, plus it’s so convenient! Everything you need, from your classes, to the library, to the pub, is on your doorstep.
You’ll also have access to a multi faith chaplaincy, cash points, convenience store and Health Centre all on site.
Applications for University ran halls open around Spring and information will be sent to offer holders via email.
If you have disability-related accommodation needs, you can make a priority application to live in halls of residence. We will look at any reasonable adaptations that need to be made to improve access in our halls of residence.
For further information please contact Additional Student Support and Inclusion Services Team (ASSIST) or Accommodation Services.
If you are a first year international student you are eligible to apply to live in our halls of residence.
Applications will be considered in the order that they are received. A bedding pack can be purchased when you accept your room offer, if you chose this option, the pack will be in your room on arrival. The cost of this is currently £25.
You will have a choice to live in en-suite rooms in flats with up to nine other students, or a single studio, with it’s own kitchenette and bathroom, or in the off campus accommodation you can choose a twin en-suite room, this is a shared bedroom with one other student and you have a kitchenette and bathroom between you. You will usually be accommodated with students from a mix of other countries. You can request a room in either a single-sex or a mixed sex flat in mixed-sex halls.