Halls of residence


Named after the eminent physicist Ernest Rutherford. Located in the Student Village.

There are 17 blocks differing in size, rooms are mainly arranged around a central corridor, plus the Whitworth Tower building.

  • Bedrooms: 304
  • Catering: Catered
  • Student Types: Undergraduate, Art and Design Foundation
  • Location: Village

At Rutherford you will find:

  • 2-8 students share a kitchenette facilities (number sharing facilities is higher in the larger blocks)
  • Block 5: 13-14 students share small kitchenette
  • Standard (wash hand basin) rooms: 4 - 7 students share bathroom facilities
  • Standard (wash hand basin) rooms in Whitworth Tower: 8-10 students share kitchenette and bathroom facilities (1 x shower & 2 x toilets). More students share the facilities (but get a large bedroom with a good view)
  • Single bedrooms with en-suite bathroom
  • Single bedrooms with shared en-suite: 2 students share adjacent bathroom
  • Quiet rooms available
  • Fully catered Mon - Fri (reduced during vacation periods)
  • Large common/games room - Freeview TV, table football, darts and more (facilities subject to change)
  • Fortnightly bedroom cleaning 
  • Kitchenettes cleaned weekly
  • Communal toilets and showers cleaned daily (Monday to Friday)
  • Communal areas cleaned weekly
  • The University network and internet access are available by both wired and wireless networks
  • Card/mobile app operated launderette
  • Bike shed

Hall address

Rutherford Hall
Loughborough University
LE11 3TH

Accommodation packages available for 2018/19:

  • Standard bedrooms for 39 weeks @ £6,054.06*
  • Standard bedrooms (small kitchen) for 39 weeks @ £5,980.06*
  • Standard bedrooms (Whitworth Tower) for 39 weeks @ £5,869.06
  • Small bedroom (Whitworth Tower) for 39 weeks @ £5,397.08
  • Single bedrooms with shared en-suite bathroom for 39 weeks @ £6,896.70*
  • Single bedrooms with en-suite bathroom for 39 weeks @ £7,114.87*

*plus pro rata fee for fresher week from Wednesday 26 September 2018

Hall subs:

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

Arrival dates:

  • New undergraduates: Wednesday 26 September 2018
  • Returning students: Sunday 30 September 2018
  • Semester 2 students: Sunday 03 February 2019

Let lengths:

39 weeks let: 30 September 2018 - 29 June 2019

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

  • Friday 01 February 2019 (semester 1 students)
  • Saturday 29 June 2019 (semester 2 and full year students)


Hall office

Our hall managers are responsible for dealing with any problems that you may have within your hall.

For general enquiries email:

Hall Manager: Carl Cooke
Phone: +44 (0)1509 223833 or 228506

Dining room

Please contact the Front of House Manager/Chef for any food queries or dietary requirements.

Front of House Manager: Darren Harrison
Phone: +44 (0)1509 223888

Chef: Aldo Guarasci
Phone: +44 (0)1509 223820

Warden information

The warden team are responsible for pastoral and discipline issues.

Hall Warden: Dr Matthew Frost
Phone: +44 (0)1509 222274


Miss Precious Kaijuka
Mr Cheuk Man
Mr Lorenzo Stilo
Duty Mobile: 07513019630

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.