University Accommodation


The majority of rooms in halls are made available to new students - 1st year and direct entry students - arriving in September for the entire academic session. Applications are welcome at any time in advance of the session but offers of accommodation will be dependent upon student status.

Full-time enrolled students of the university can, of course, apply for accommodation in halls at any time during their course of study. Vacancies do occur and rooms in hall can be gained - subject to availability. Some students will need all-year-round accommodation. The University will invite students to apply for summer spaces before February. Care leavers (and others who don’t have anywhere else to live), International students and Nurses will usually be given priority.

A proportion of rooms are made available in each academic session to continuing students who wish to apply for places in advance - usually in February before the September start of a new academic session.

The application process differs depending on which of the above circumstances apply.

Deposits and Contracts

When you receive an offer of a room in a University hall of residence, you will be required to pay a deposit of £400 in order to secure the room in hall. Before paying the deposit, you will need to have already accepted the offer of a place in hall. If you do not pay your deposit you risk losing your place and it will be given to someone else.

Students in University Accommodation

Can’t pay the rent? Noisy neighbours? Faulty electrics? Leaking shower?

If you have any problems to do with your accommodation, contact your campus Accommodation Office. The earlier you report problems, the more likely that something can be done quickly to manage the problem. Leave it, and problems escalate (and you could end up paying for it in some cases).

If you’re not satisfied with the Accommodation Service’s response, contact your Students’ Union Adviser.