Richardson Road is our largest self-catered site offering accommodation to undergraduates.
The flats are located close to the majority of the academic schools and only a 10-minute walk from the city centre and shops. Richardson Road also benefits from having the University Sports Centre and EAT@THEFORUM catering outlet, which offers hot lunches and a selection of snacks and drinks, directly next to the accommodation. As Castle Leazes is a short walk away residents may wish to consider buying into the catered package during term time, to save time shopping and cooking.
The majority of flats have six bedrooms sharing a communal lounge/kitchen and shower/toilet, although there are some three-bedroom units. Self-contained flats for undergraduate and postgraduate couples are also available.
As the site accommodates a large number of students, it can be buzzing with activity, making it a lively base.
A Residence Manager is responsible for the services and facilities as well as welfare and discipline.
We take the safety of our students very seriously and Estates Security Officers patrol our accommodation to ensure your peace of mind.
Amended Opening hours on Wednesday 24 December 2014 are 0800 - 1700
Please note that all accommodation Receptions will be closed for the Christmas vacation period from 1700 on Wednesday 24 December and will re-open as per normal opening hours from Monday 5 January.
If you have an emergency outside of Reception opening hours or during the Christmas vacation period, please contact Estates Security for assistance on 0191 208 6817.