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: 334
  • Catering: Catered
  • Student Types: Undergraduate, Art and Design Foundation
  • Location: Village

At Rutherford you will find:


  • 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)
  • Shared en-suite: 2 students share adjacent bathroom
  • Quiet rooms available


  • Catered Monday - Friday (15 meals per week)
  • 2-8 students share kitchenette facilities (number sharing facilities is higher in the larger blocks)
  • Block 5: 13 - 14 students share small kitchenette
  • Large common/games room - Freeview TV, table football, darts and more (facilities subject to change)
  • The University network and internet access are available by both wired and wireless networks
  • Card/mobile app operated launderette
  • Bike shed


  • Fortnightly bedroom cleaning
  • Weekly cleaning of kitchens and communal areas
  • Communal bathrooms and toilet facilities will be cleaned a minimum of three times a week

Accommodation packages available for 2022/23:

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

  • £5,764.18 - Small room (Whitworth Tower) (2 beds)
  • £6,298.48 - Standard (Whitworth Tower) (67 beds)
  • £6,218.23 - Standard (small kitchen) (40 beds)
  • £6,499.28 - Standard (84 beds)
  • £7,689.61 - Shared en-suite (50 beds)
  • £7,947.57 - En-suite (91 beds)

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 28 September 2022
Returning students: Saturday 1 October 2022
Semester 2 student: Sunday 5 February 2023

Let lengths:

39 weeks let: 1 October 2022 - 1 July 2023
18 weeks let (Semester 1): 1 October 2022 - 3 February 2023
21 weeks let (Semester 2): 5 February 2023 - 1 July 2023

Rooms available throughout the Christmas and Easter Vacations.

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




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

Head Chef: Alan Pervin
Phone: +44 (0)1509 223828

Warden information

The warden team are responsible for pastoral and discipline issues.

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


Maddie Onions
Jacob Vizor
Amir Mehrnejat
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.