Undergraduate study


Tips for choosing accommodation

When it comes to choosing your accommodation, it’s easy to be daunted by the sheer amount of choice on offer; and while it’s important to pick accommodation which will suit your needs, you’ll quickly learn that you’ll have an amazing time regardless of the type of accommodation you have.

What’s your budget?

Budget photograph for 'tips for choosing accommodation' section.

Before you take a look at the halls available, have a sit down with your parents and talk budget. You need to know what your budget is so that you know what halls are available within your price range.

If you’re worried about affording accommodation, please don’t as you may be eligible for a student loan that will cover the cost of your accommodation. 

Hall fees Student loan


Have a look at our interactive map and see what buildings are associated with your department, this will allow you to get a rough idea of where some of your seminars and lectures might be held and allow you to see which halls are nearer. 

Interactive map

Are you a good cook?

We have a mix of catered and self-catered accommodation, so it’s important to think about what would suit you. Most of our undergraduate students choose catered accommodation – they have a selection of meals to choose from, they still have basic kitchen appliances in case they want to rustle up a quick snack and it’s a great way to meet new people and socialise with new flatmates. 

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Your new room

When you come to choose your accommodation, if you are applying through Room Reservations you can select what type of room you would prefer. Depending on the hall you select, you will generally have the option to choose between;

- Standard
- Standard extra
- Ensuite
- Shared en-suite
- Shared en-suite extra
- Studio flat

For a better idea of what each room type is like, take a look at our virtual tours.

If you have a question or you would like some advice, please get in touch with the Student Accommodation Centre.

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