“I lived in Richardson Road halls in my first year which was the ideal place to meet lots of other students. It was no more than a 15 minute walk to the University buildings and right opposite the University gym so it couldn’t have been a more convenient place to live in first year.”
Rachel Psychology & Statistics BSc Honours
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.