Other Information

Let length

For the academic year 18/19 the majority of undergraduate accommodation licence agreements will be for 41-weeks (a couple of halls have 40 or 42-week lets), which includes the Christmas and Easter vacation periods. Such licence agreements enable you to leave your possessions in your room during the holidays.

For postgraduates most accommodation is for 51-52 weeks (the full calendar year), although for those who require them a number of rooms in certain halls are available for 40, 41 or 42 weeks (details can be found on the relevant hall webpages).

Postgraduates assigned 51-52 week licence agreements are able to stay in their rooms throughout the year.

Summer vacation residency

Each year a number of halls offer rooms over the summer vacation period (June-September). Bookings and further enquiries should be made at the individual halls concerned at that time.

Junior common room/residents association

Most halls have an active Junior Common Room or Residents’ Association. All hall residents are members and the annual membership fee is included within the residence fees. Each JCR or RA comprises a committee, elected by hall residents, that organises many hall social and sporting events. Held throughout the year, students are strongly encouraged to participate in these activities. For an insight into their range and frequency please access the relevant JCR or RA webpages via the Accommodation Office website.

Students with a disability

A number of halls have adapted facilities for students with disabilities. The rooms are located on each of the three campuses and offer high-standard specialised accommodation across a broad range of hall type. Wherever possible, the University will adapt facilities as necessary to suit individual requirements.

Provision can be made for carers and for those requiring other assistance with a medical condition (eg. installation of equipment for storage of medication; special dietary arrangements within catered halls; low/ground floor accommodation, etc.)

If you have any such special accommodation requirements, please contact the Accommodation Office as soon as possible to ensure that these are fully in place prior to arrival. Information relating to your disability/special requirement will be treated in the strictest confidence and will only be used by the Accommodation Office and your allocated hall to enable us to room you, as far as practicable, in suitable facilities.

More information on Disability Advisory and Support Services (DASS) can be found here.

Car parking

Students are advised not to bring cars to University initially. Not all halls provide car parking facilities (there are none at all on the City Campus) and in many it is limited, so with the exception of students who are Blue Badge holders, parking is not guaranteed. If you do decide to bring a car or motorcycle, you should check the hall webpage of your preferred hall(s) to see whether parking is available, if special regulations govern use and if it is subject to an additional charge. General enquiries about car parking should be directed to the individual hall; those requiring disabled parking should contact the Accommodation Office for further information and advice.


Personal Possessions insurance is included in the rent, however you may find that the contents cover is not sufficient and you need to extend it to protect all of your possessions both inside and outside of your room. To find out exactly what is covered, please see the Endsleigh Insurance Policy below:

Enter your policy number HH1053 to check your policy details.

    • Check what is covered.
    • Check key exclusions and limitations.
    • Check your policy excess.
    • Check how to make a claim, extend and personalise your cover.

Smoking policy

In compliance with legislation and in the interests of health, smoking is not permitted within the University’s halls of residence, including study bedrooms.

Equality and diversity policy

The Accommodation Office and all Halls of Residence implement the University’s Equality and Diversity policy, which aims to ensure that no student receives less favourable treatment, directly or indirectly, on the grounds of age, race, gender, religion, disability, sexual orientation or marital/parental status.

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