Accommodation Costs

Accommodation Costs


Student Finance and Paying for Accommodation

Students’ accommodation on campus

Many first year students choose to live in halls of residence (click link to left of this page "Living in Halls" for more information). Prices for 2019/20 range from £102 to £165 per week. Most students pay for 39 weeks but those taking longer courses, such as nursing or teaching, pay for the length of the course.

The charges for accommodation include, gas, electricity, water, free internet access, contents insurance and gym membership. All of the prices listed are for self-catered accommodation. 

A damage deposit of £300 will be required in advance and you will be able to pay your accommodation fees in six instalments from October to March or three instalments in October, January and April.

If you have any queries about making payments you should contact the University’s Finance Office by emailing

University Managed House

In addition to halls accommodation, the University also manages a small number of student shared properties close by. These all offer a good standard of accommodation at a competitive price. Free gym membership and contents insurance is also included in the cost of your rent (click link to left of this page "Living in a University Managed House" for more information).

Private Rented Accommodation

If you move to privately rented accommodation in your second year, you can expect to pay an average of £80-£120 per week for a room in a shared house, plus bills. As a student off campus you still have access to the same facilities as students living on campus, including the support of the Accommodation Team and Student Experience Team to help you with any queries that might arise.

Please remember agreement lengths, deposit amounts and arrangements for paying bills vary from property to property. Take advice from the Accommodation Team if you are unsure about any of these important details.


You will be expected to pay a deposit of about £300 which landlords must protect using the Tenancy Deposit Protection Scheme (see and (at the same time) £200-£300 to retain your room during the summer. REMEMBER TO PUT MONEY ASIDE EARLY FOR THESE COSTS.

At the beginning of your tenancy make a photographic record of the condition of your accommodation and then at the end, to prove the condition in which you left it.


Full details and more information about off campus properties can be found by visiting Call the Accommodation office on 01905 855300 to pick up the password. This site gives full details of all licensed properties and is designed to assist groups of friends when applying for houses in years two and three.


Housing lists are available each year from the beginning of February.

You may ring the Students’ Union on 01905 543210 or email them on or ring the Accommodation Service on 01905 855300 or email for further details.