When thinking about which Hall you might like to live at and the different types of rooms available there are a number of options you need to consider:
Types of Rooms
The main types of room available are:
Premium en-suite room - bedrooms with 4ft wide beds, private shower room and fitted furniture.
En-suite room - bedrooms with private shower room.
Townhouse room - bedrooms with 4ft wide beds and fitted furniture. There are four bedrooms sharing two bathrooms on each floor. On the ground floor there is a large shared kitchen/dining area with a lounge.
Standard room with washbasin - washbasin in the bedroom, other bathroom facilities are shared with other residents.
Standard room without washbasin - all the bathroom facilities are shared with other residents.
The furniture provided in the study bedrooms varies slightly between Halls but in all of the rooms a single bed, mattress, wardrobe, drawers, desk and desk chair are provided.
Catered or Self-catered?
You have the option of a room with or without meals provided.
Self-catered Accommodation (no meals provided)
In the self-catering Halls we provide kitchen facilities that you share with a number of other Hall residents. The kitchens are equipped with all the essential items such as cooker, fridge, freezer, kettle, microwave and toaster. You only need to bring cutlery, plates, bowls, pots and pans.
The main advantage of self-catering accommodation is flexibility, giving you the opportunity to eat what, when and where you like. Self-catering might be more appropriate for students with medical or religious diets.
Catered Accommodation (meals provided)
For students living in catered halls a meal package is provided which allows meals and snacks to be purchased via a weekly cash allowance which includes a discount on regular food prices. On arrival, the campus card is programmed to show that you are a catered student and you use this card to pay at food outlets. The package is flexible so you can decide which meals you would like to purchase and you can choose to eat your meals at a number of catering outlets on campus and the Halls with catering facilities.
Catered accommodation offers a well balanced range of meals with vegetarian options at every meal. The cost of the majority of your meals is included in your accommodation fees, so you will not need to worry about budgeting for food. You will have informal contact with other students at meal times. The catered halls do also have small kitchens are shared amongst groups of students for preparing drinks and simple meals.
For more details about the catering arrangments see the Catering web page.
40 weeks - you live in your room during term time and Christmas and Easter vacations (includes Freshers week).
Please note that for catered accommodation residents, the Halls are catered during term time and Freshers' Week and self-catered during the Christmas and Easter vacations.
51 weeks – you live in your room during term time and all the vacations, including the summer break (includes Freshers' week).
Applying for a place in Halls
List of Halls
See the Individual Hall Pages for more detailed information on each Hall.