Our newest postgraduate hall on campus is a great place to live and study. Featuring 298 self-catered rooms, this postgraduate only hall can be found on campus in the Student Village.
- 5-8 students share large kitchen
- All rooms have en-suite bathrooms
- One en-suite accessible room
- Beds are 4ft wide (double bedding recommended)
- Pillows supplied.
- The University network and internet access are available by both wired and wireless networks
- Central card operated launderette (The Hub)
- Shared common room - The Granby (facilities subject to change)
- Bike shed
- Rice cookers provided in kitchens.
- Fortnightly bedroom cleaning
- Weekly kitchen and communal area cleaning.
For 2021/22 all rooms are offered on a 50-week let for £7,704.69.
Rooms are available throughout the Christmas and Easter vacations.
You are also required to pay hall subs on arrival to your halls committee. This small, one-off fee (around £15) goes into a fund to be used for the benefit of all hall members, such as subsidised social activities.
Support in halls
We are dedicated to creating the best possible experience for you during your time in halls, helping you to feel safe and supported. In order to assist you, there are a number of resources available to support you within your hall community:
Hall management team
Your hall has a dedicated Hall Management team (available Monday to Friday between 08:00 and 18:00) who are there for any day-to-day enquiries, suggestions or concerns. They also:
- co-ordinate day to day cleaning and maintenance, and your post
- help to ensure your health, safety and security
- work closely with your Hall Warden and committee to provide a seamless 24-hour support service.
John Phillips also has a team of Wardens and Sub-Wardens who are there to provide a supportive and enjoyable environment for all student residents.
If you have any problems, either arising from within the hall or connected with any other aspect of student life, your Warden or Sub-Warden can help to resolve this directly or refer you to someone who can help. Any discussions you have with a Warden or Sub-Warden are confidential.
Health and safety
We take your safety and security seriously. Here, you will find all the information you will need on the processes that we have put in place and what we provide to keep you safe in your halls of residence.
- corridor and stairwell lighting remains on during hours of darkness with low light levels. Most windows, including those on the ground floor, have tamper proof window restrictors to prevent forced entry from the outside and to minimise the danger of falling from a height from the inside. To ensure your safety, these must not be removed.
- all doors to individual blocks have restricted resident key or proximity card access. Individual bedroom doors require locking on exit and can be locked from the inside via the door handle or resident key. Students are strongly encouraged not to let anyone they don’t know into their block. University staff and contractors will be identifiable by ID cards and name badges. All keys will be signed out and recorded by Hall Managers or the University Key Office.
- doors to individual bedrooms and kitchens are reinforced hardwood fire doors and are designed for maximum security and to prevent the spread of fire.
Further information on the University's 24/7 Security can be found on the Security website.
- in your student bedroom, there will be a blue fire notice located on the notice board or door and there will be a designated fire assembly point in the event of an evacuation.
- throughout the term, fire evacuations will take place by the second week of the first semester and a second evacuation drill no later than the fourth week of the second semester. Fire alarm tests are carried out weekly.
- your room will also feature a smoke detector.
Accidents and Emergencies
All accidents are reported to either your Hall Manager or Warden Team. Your hall will have first aid trained staff who can help you in the event of a minor injury. All of the university's security staff are also trained first aiders.
You will have storage space allocated to you in your kitchen. Where cupboards are lockable, the key will be supplied with your room key on arrival. There may be additional space to store pots, pans and other utensils. A fridge/freezer is available to store food in and an agreement should be made between your flatmates as to how this space is shared.
Each self-catered kitchen is supplied with a:
- fridge freezer
- cooker with oven/grill incorporated (gas or electric)
Only British rice cookers are allowed to be used in kitchens
Shared facilities, bathrooms and hot water
- en-suite toilets have a dual flush feature installed in order to save water
- hot water for showers and basins is supplied from a hot water storage tank which has been designed and sized to meet the normal demand of residents.
Heating and ventilation
- kitchens contain extraction units to disperse steam and cooking odours
- en-suite bathrooms contain extractor fans which can be activated in conjunction with the light switch
- shared bathrooms have automatic ventilation
- the heating system is operated by a central boiler with pre-set times for summer and winter heating.
We offer a housekeeping service throughout our halls of residence:
- no bedroom cleaning is provided in Unite halls (eg Harry French)
- no cleaning is provided in self-contained one bedroom flats and studios.
- kitchens and corridors are cleaned on a weekly basis (*every other week in Unite en-suite flats)
- communal bathrooms and toilet facilities will be cleaned a minimum of three times a week (university halls)
- communal bathrooms and toilet facilities are cleaned on a weekly basis (Unite halls).
If you have a TV you will need a TV licence. For more information please see the TV Licensing website.
Each hall has its own hall common room - a space to socialise, relax and meet other students from your hall. The facilities in each common room will vary from hall to hall and are dependent on your hall committee.
We provide a secure connection to the wireless and wired network. eduroam is the campus wireless network that provides fast and convenient access to university resources and internet using your own laptop, tablet or mobile device.
HallNet is the wired service in university accommodation. The wired connection provides faster internet speeds and greater reliability and is highly recommended for when using your computer, games console or smart TV. Free Ethernet cables can be collected from the PC Clinic in the library.
Launderette (university halls)
Laundrette machines can either be operated using Apple Pay or a credit/debit card and cost approximately £2.80 for a 30-minute wash and £1.40 for a 45-minute dry.
Launderette (Harry French)
Harry French operates a mobile app service and costs £2.80 per wash (£3.30 for super cycle) and £1.40 per dryer.
Launderette (Forest Court)
At Forest Court, it costs £2.70 per wash and £1.70 per dryer.
We have provided possessions insurance for the duration of your stay within university accommodation (John Phillips and Harry French) through Endsleigh Insurance. This covers a range of belongings within your room, including sports and electrical equipment, clothes and frozen food. The student room insurance provided for you focuses on covering some of the items in your room for theft, fire, flood and accidental damage.
To check what is covered, see the Endsleigh website. For John Phillips, the student policy number is HH1181. For Harry French, the policy number is HH1072a.
As you will be a part of a residence community, we have some regulations that we ask you to follow so that everyone can enjoy their time in halls.
What not to bring
To maintain your safety there are a number of items that are not allowed in your accommodation. These include:
- any type of refrigeration (unless supplied by us for medical reasons)
- chip pans/oil in saucepans
- all additional electrical kitchen appliances
- personal heaters of any kind
- electric blankets
- extra furniture
- candles or incense sticks
- socket cube adaptor
- inside BBQ trays
- door wedges in communal areas ie kitchens and corridors
You are reminded that possession of illegal substances is a criminal offence and possession with intent to supply is a more serious offence. Students found to be using, or in possession of, or knowingly allowing any illegal substance, including cannabis, in their halls of residence are in contravention of their Licence Terms and Conditions – see Clauses 7.1.1, 18.2 and 21.18:
Breach of these clauses will be dealt with under the University’s Disciplinary regulations and your Licence may be terminated by the University.
- no smoking is permitted in any University building
- no smoking should be within three metres of any building, especially windows and doors
- no smoking on campus includes electronic cigarettes (E-cigs) and any forms of pipe from other nations. This includes any style of smoking pipes including shisha pipes.
- certain external areas of the campus are no smoking and further details can be found in the University Smoking policy.
It is against university regulations to bring or have pets in your accommodation on campus. If any are found you will be asked to remove them, with the exception of guide dogs.