What we provide
Loughborough has 17 halls of residence - 7 catered halls and 6 self-catered halls owned and/or managed by the University Campus Living Staff. We also work in partnership with other service providers who manage 4 self catered halls on our behalf.
Everyone has different requirements and the University is able to offer a wide range of accommodation to suit your needs.
Catered halls - this means
Over 40% of our stock is catered accommodation - Loughborough University has traditionally always had catered halls. We have been voted the top English University for student experience for six years running and our dining halls play a large part in contributing to the ‘Loughborough Experience’. The Student Union are very committed to the catered Hall experience, encouraging the University to continue with this tradition and culture.
If you stay in catered accommodation you will take your meals in the dining hall provided for that hall. The meals are provided in a self-service style cafeteria. Menus are designed to meet the needs of our student customers. Hall dining
Our catered halls offer different let lengths & different meal packages. Further information is available as you browse each catered hall.
Not sure which catered hall to choose - view our 'why go catered' video
Self catered halls - this means
Self-catered accommodation offers a degree of freedom, you can choose to cook for yourself or eat out at one of the many venues around campus. Give yourself a break - buy a diners+ card as this saves you from cooking, giving you more time to study and have fun. You will have your own room in a communal flat, sharing a kitchen with up to 8 other students. Further information is available as you browse each self-catered hall.
Every study bedroom has standard furnishings and equipment including shelving, work study table, chair, wardrobe and curtains - some rooms have been upgraded with a 4ft bed. Free Wi-Fi and wired internet access in all rooms. We have a range of different room types:
- Without wash hand basin - bedroom only
- Standard - bedroom with wash hand basin
- Twin shared ensuite - shared bedroom with own bathroom
- Shared ensuite - bedroom sharing bathroom access with one other person
- En-suite - bedroom with own bathroom
- Studio - bedroom with kitchenette and separate bathroom
- Self contained flat - single or double, bedroom with separate kitchen and bathroom
- Accessible – adapted bedroom for students with disabilities
- Quiet room - noise restriction applies to flat (can I choose a quiet room?)
All halls have access to launderette facilities, bike storage, common rooms with TV and vending machines. Free contents insurance provided by Endsleigh (see FAQ - Will I need to arrange insurance..). Please see our halls of residence for further information and check out our Hall of Residence 360° views and videos
Pillows (with the exception of Unite and Student Beehive halls)
Kettle and toaster
Oven and microwave (self catered halls)
Combination microwave oven (5 day catered halls)
Fridge/freezer (in most halls)
Electric/gas cooker with hob, oven and grill (self catered halls)
Induction hob and pans (5 day catered halls)
Desk lamp (with the exception of Student Beehive halls)
Iron & ironing boardVacuum cleaner/dustpan & brush
Toilet rolls (with the exception of en-suite rooms)
Duvet, sheets and cover *
Pillows (for Unite and Student Beehive Halls)
Towels and tea towels
Mugs and your own crockery and cutlery
Cooking utensils and saucepans (self-catered halls)
Toilet Paper (twin rooms, en-suite & shared en-suite)
* Beds may be of a larger size and double bedding is recommended - see the General Information section for your Hall of Residence for further information.
Personal electrical items should confirm to European Standards and display the CE make on the cable or plug. Cables should not be trailed across the floor as these could cause a trip hazard.
For your safety, there are a number of items that are not allowed in your accommodation - these are:
Chip pans (or the use of oils in pans) and deep fat fryers
Grills of any kind
Indoor BBQ trays
Clip-on desk lamps
Candles or incense sticks
2 or more socket cube adaptors
Refrigerators (unless for medical use, subject to prior approval and supplied by us)
Girlfriends or Boyfriends!