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. 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?

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.

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Have a look at our interactive map and see what buildings are associated with your department, this will give you a rough idea of where some of your seminars and lectures might be held. All halls are within a 10 minute walk of where you need to be so nothing is too far away!

Take a look at our interactive map

Let us do the cooking for you!

Half of our halls are catered and our students have a selection of meals to choose from, but 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. We have a mix of catered and self-catered accommodation, so it’s important to think about what would suit you.

Catered accommodation

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 from a wide range of rooms from a standard room to a studio flat and everything in between. 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.

Virtual tours