Halls of residence

Harry French

Named after Dr Harry French, an engineer/physicist, Senior Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council 1981-1986.

Situated on a split site, on either side of Ashby Road, just 200 metres from campus. Harry French is a relaxed and friendly close-knit community, set in gardens and ideally situated for students who want to be near both town and campus. This hall is owned and managed by our partners, Unite Students.

  • Bedrooms: 389
  • Catering: Self-catered
  • Student types: Undergraduate, Postgraduate, Art and Design Foundation
  • Location: East

At Harry French you will find:


  • Courtyard - 6 Standard bedrooms sharing kitchen facilities and 2 toilets and showers
  • Lodges - 8 Standard bedrooms sharing kitchen facilities and 2 toilets and showers
  • West Grove - 6-7 Standard bedrooms sharing kitchen facilities and 2 toilets and showers
  • Courtyard and West Grove have 4ft beds (double bedding recommended)
  • West Grove - 4 self contained studio flats with single bed
  • East Grove - traditional rooms in 1-2 bed flats with kitchen and bathroom
  • Postgraduates are located in Iffley, Tynte and Redholme (converted Victorian houses) or East Grove (38 rooms) - traditional rooms in 1-2 bedroom flats with kitchen and bathroom (double rooms have double beds)
  • Couples permitted in Postgraduate double bedroom self contained flats for additional fee
  • Pillows NOT supplied


  • Large common/games room - freeview, TV, table tennis/football and more (facilities subject to change)
  • The University network and internet access are available by both wired and wireless networks
  • Mobile app operated Launderette
  • Bike sheds (bicycles stored at this hall are covered under the Unite block insurance policy)
  • Limited parking available through Unite Students
  • Situated close to the University on Ashby Road


  • No bedroom cleaning
  • Kitchens and communal areas cleaned weekly in standard flats
  • Kitchens and communal areas cleaned every other week in en-suite flats
  • Communal bathrooms and toilet facilities cleaned weekly


Accommodation packages available for 2020/21:


All rooms offered on a 39 week let (plus additional fee for fresher week)

  • £3,863.28 - Small bedroom in 2 bedroom flat (1 bed)
  • £4,449.64 - Standard (96 beds)
  • £4,731.77 - Standard (4ft bed) (236 beds)
  • £5,241.40 - Single bedroom in 2 bedroom flat (3 beds)
  • £6,014.84 - Double bedroom in 2 or 3 bedroom flat (7 beds)
  • £6,379.39 - Studio Flat (4 beds)
  • £7,039.47 - Double bedroom self-contained flat (4 beds)


All rooms offered on a 50 week let

  • £4,977.14 - Small bedroom in 2 bedroom flat+
  • £6,752.61 - Single bedroom in 2 bedroom flat+
  • £7,749.04 - Double bedroom in 2 bedroom flat+
  • £8,218.70 - Studio Flat+
  • £9,069.09 - Double bedroom self-contained flat+

+ Limited rooms of this type

Hall subs:

For information regarding subscription charges for freshers, returners and affiliates please see the Loughborough Students Union Harry French Hall page.

Arrival dates:

New Undergraduates: Tuesday 29 September 2020
Returning students: Saturday 3 October 2020
Semester 2 students: Sunday 31 January 2021
Postgraduates: Tuesday 29 September 2020

Let lengths:

39 weeks let: 3 October 2020 - 26 June 2021
18 weeks let (Semester 1): 3 October 2020 - 28 January 2021
21 weeks let (Semester 2): 31 January 2021 - 26 June 2021


50 weeks let: 24 September 2019 - 12 September 2020 

Rooms available throughout the Christmas and Easter Vacations.

Rooms to be vacated by 10am on the end date of the contract.


Hall office

Your Hall Manager is responsible for dealing with any problems that you may have within your hall.

Hall Manager: Debbie Vignali
Phone: +44 (0)1509 238093

This service provider is affiliated to The Accreditation Network UK (ANUK)

Warden information

Temporary Hall Warden: Dr Sean Mitchell
Phone: +44 (0) 1509 222334


Miss Farwah Bukhari
Miss Shaimaa Doma
Mr Ime Usen
Duty mobile: 07725857402

Hall committee

The Student Hall Committee are on hand to offer support to the hall community. The committees are elected annually and are run by students for students.

For more information visit the hall website. Please note this is not a Loughborough University website, but is produced and managed by the students on the committee. We accept no liability for the content on the hall website.

All halls have their own Facebook page and all new students moving into this hall will be invited to join.