Accommodation for returning and postgraduate students

Are you coming back to us? Topping up your studies or embarking on a postgraduate course? We’re looking forward to helping you get settled!

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Please complete and submit your application using the link below:


Once an offer of accommodation has been made in order to secure your accommodation you need to:

  • sign and return, by post,  the terms & conditions signature sheet
  • sign and return, by post, your payment plan
  • pay £250 deposit
  • return your bank details (this is where the University will pay any bursaries, expenses and your deposit refund)

Contracts are fixed for the academic year September 2018 to July 2019 (42/43 weeks), including the Christmas and Easter vacation. Should the University send you on placement further than 30 miles or 30 minutes commuting time of the campus or you are on a study abroad programme you can opt out of the accommodation for this period of time.



2018/19 Rates

Standard rooms in halls and the vilalge are priced at £95 per week, while en suite accommodation costs £110 per week. Some smaller rooms are available in the village at £90 per week.  Dix Hall and House 22 and 23 have a purpose-built en suite wet rooms for students with impaired mobility. These are priced at £110 per week.

Rates include heating, lighting, wifi access, computer support and personal contents insurance. When we send you an offer of accommodation, we’ll break down an annual payment plan with your annual residence fees and an £820 Dining-In-Scheme card charge if applicable. You pay the University direct for your accommodation and can pay either:

  • In full.
  • In installments - 18 weeks due September 2018, 12/13 weeks due January 2019 and 11 weeks due April 2018 (in-line with payments of grants and loans from the Student Loan Company).
  • Or a parent, guardian or other third party can pay on your behalf via standing order of eight payments, the first due September 2018 then on the 1st of each month from November 2018 to May 2019.



Plenty of Mod Cons

When you move in, your room will be kitted out with a single bed, mattress, mattress cover, bedside cabinet, wardrobe, desk, desk chair, noticeboard, waste bin, carpet, blackout blind and central heating. Some bedrooms also feature a chest of drawers and/or an easy chair. All standard and small rooms are fitted with hand-washing basin and vanity unit with shaver light and mirror. En suite rooms feature a shower, toilet and basin with shaver light and mirror.





Shared Kitchens

The heart of your new home

Each student at the University has access to a communal kitchen/diner or kitchen and lounge. Every kitchen is kitted out with a kettle, fridges, freezers (or a fridge/freezer), a microwave, a cooker and a toaster. You’ll also find an ironing board, but students are asked to supply their own iron. In Cromwell, Hudson and Clark halls, the kitchen/diner is shared between nine residents. In Coleridge, Kay-Shuttleworth and Tufnell halls (ground floor), each is shared between six residents. In Kay-Shuttleworth and Tufnell (first and second floors) the kitchen/diner is shared between five residents and in Dix, each is shared between six residents. Houses are shared between four or five residents. When it comes to buying your supplies, students on a 42/43 weeks contract must participate in the Dining-In-Scheme and if you are a on a shorter term contract the Dining-In-Scheme is optional.




Extra Information

All the Facts

As a returning, top-up or postgraduate student we understand that you may want more independence and may also have course commitments, such as placement, away from the area. In order to best meet your needs you have the choice of applying for:

  • Halls or village for 42 weeks with the Dining-In-Scheme
  • Village on a flexible or shorter term contract with optional Dining-In-Scheme