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We know that where you live is very important to you. So we will help you settle and find secure, well-located accommodation that is suitable for your studies with us.

We endeavour to provide all incoming students with a room in University residences. Once you’ve received and accepted your offer to study with us, we will email you details on how to apply for accommodation.

University residences

There are a number of benefits to staying in our University residences.

Your own study bedroom

You will have your own study bedroom. Each room has a bed, desk, chair, wardrobe and storage. You won’t need to buy additional furniture.

On-site facilities

You will also have access to a shared kitchen/dining room. This area includes a cooker, refrigerator, sink, table and chairs. University accommodation is generally self-catered (meal plans are not offered). A shared kitchen is fun, as it provides a great opportunity to mix and cook with other students.

All our Halls of Residence are connected to the University’s network and high-speed internet. This makes it easy to work and stay in touch with friends and family back home.

Study abroad students can apply for a single-occupancy place in University residences for the full duration of your studies. You will be sent more information about reserving accommodation after you apply.

An immersive experience

Like other UK universities, we house all of our study abroad students together, so you will be integrated with UK, European and international students.

Close to campus

Residences are located around the campus area, within walking distance to the University and local shops.

Safe and supportive

Each University residence has a network of staff, including student wardens and security staff that can provide 24-hour assistance. Only students, guests of students and staff are allowed on University residences sites.

Costs and booking

University accommodation is not included in the cost of tuition. It is however very good value as it includes water, electricity, security and furniture. Everything is included in one price so it helps you more easily budget.

For the 2015/16 year, self-catering accommodation averaged £106 a week, which includes rent and bills. Learn more about living expenses.

After you apply to study with us, our team will send you more information about University residences. If you would like to find out more about the accommodation options we offer, please see our accommodation pages.