Whether you're an undergraduate looking to live alone for the first time, a postgraduate coming with your partner or anyone with a family, we can help you find somewhere to live.
Please note that smoking is not allowed in any part of university-managed or managed partnership accommodation, although it is permitted in designated areas of the grounds.
University-Managed AccommodationUniversity-Managed Accommodation
We have a range of residences that the University Accommodation Service owns or manages. If you choose one of these, you'll have a contract directly with us.
Contracts for undergraduates are for 38 or 39 weeks, and either 39 or 50 weeks for postgraduates. This allows you to leave your belongings in your room if you go home for short vacations. In our catered accommodation, no meals are available during weekends or vacation periods.
If you're a postgraduate student and are offered a 39 week contract, we will be able to offer you an extension over the summer in another residence.
For anyone joining us for part of the year, if we can offer you accommodation, there is a minimum contract term. Details of contract periods and further information about the application process are available in our Information for Part-Year Students (PDF: 36KB) document.
Bedding isn't automatically included in your accommodation, but you will have the opportunity to purchase a pack when you accept your accommodation contract. This includes a duvet, duvet cover, pillow, pillowcase and sheet. It costs £30 for a single, and £45 for a double (including an extra pillow and pillowcase). This will save you space when you're packing, and your bed will be made up ready for your arrival!
Personal Possessions Insurance is included in your rent, covering you for up to £7,000.
We have a unique arrangement with some private providers in the city. Our in-house company NUstudenthomes lease properties from local landlords, then sublet to you. Please see the "Private Accommodation" tab below for more information.
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We also have agreements with private providers who also specialise in student accommodation. This means we can offer you an even greater range of excellent en-suite accommodation across the city.
The private provider owns the accommodation and will manage your tenancy, but we'll manage your application and allocation for you. You'll never need to contact the providers directly before your application is processed.
We'll send you an email giving you all the details of the room you have been offered and how to accept the offer, which will include some form of pre-payment.
Contracts lengths vary, but are generally either 42, 43 or 50 weeks.
Due to the length of these contracts, the rooms are not suitable for part-year students. If you're only studying with us for one semester, you can apply for our university-managed accommodation instead.
The terms of your contract will be different to those of the University. You'll be asked for some payment in advance, such as a deposit and first payment of rent. You'll have to pay this before you receive your first student loan payment and this is usual practice in private accommodation.
You'll also need a suitable guarantor. This is generally a UK resident, and is usually your parent or guardian.
Your guarantor is someone who promises to take care of your rent payments or other costs if you're unable to make your payments. This system is in place to protect them in the unlikely event that you don't keep up with your payments or cause any damage.
Your guarantor will be emailed a document to sign and return. Make sure you have the permission of your guarantor before you sign them up for this.
If you can't supply a guarantor, you might be asked to pay the full-year accommodation fees in advance.
Bedding is not included. You may be able to buy a pack on-site upon your arrival, or you may need to bring your own.
All partnership schemes provide a full management service as well as out of hours cover. The Accommodation Service based in Level 2 King’s Gate can also support students with queries and concerns.
Managed partnership accommodation
Our managed partnership residences are:
Private AccommodationPrivate Accommodation
We have a unique arrangement with some private providers in the city. Our in-house company NUstudenthomes lease properties from local landlords, then sublet to you.
We offer guidance and support during your tenancy. We'll do three termly inspections to check the condition of the house or flat and make sure that your welfare is being taken care of. We are also on hand at any time to inspect repairs, offer assistance or help resolve any tenancy issues.
There are no admin charges or agency fees when you sign up, but we do request a damage deposit of £200 per person. You don't have to supply a guarantor (such as a parent) for your rent.
If all rent is paid and the property is in a satisfactory condition at the end of your tenancy, you will be refunded your deposit. To help this we complete a detailed inventory of the property before your tenancy commences which will help with our check at the end of your tenancy.
Personal Possessions Insurance is included in your rent, covering you for up to £7,000. Water is usually included too, unless the property has a water meter.
We have a quick and effective repairs system. You'll report all repairs directly to the Accommodation Service. We have access to a number of specialist contractors, including an emergency contractor.