Castle Leazes

Castle Leazes


With over 1,100 students at Castle Leazes, there's a wide range of facilities and events to ensure that undergraduates get the very best introduction to student life.

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Our facilities include:

Take a look at our ‌Accommodation Overview (PDF: 64KB) to see how this residence compares to others.


Combined with a wide range of on-site facilities, catering options and events, Castle Leazes is a great start to your student life. The accommodation offers great value for money and provides something for everyone with the flexibility to choose a catered or self-catered option.

If you choose self-catered you have the flexibility to purchase meals and all you need to do is complete the Catered Package Opt-in

EAT@Castle Leazes offers good quality food and hassle free meals with no need to cook after a busy day, take a look at the varied menus. In addition, Bar CLH serves good value hot and cold snacks and drinks. Vending machines provide sweets, snacks and drinks 24/7. Sporting events are televised on the large screen TV in the bar and the TV lounges are a great area to catch up with friends at the end of your day and to watch your favourite shows and soaps. 

Access and safety

Accommodation is arranged in a number of blocks ranging from four to nine floors around courtyards and lifts are available in four of the blocks. 

We take the safety of our students very seriously and Estates Security Officers patrol our accommodation to ensure your peace of mind.

A Residences Manager is responsible for Residential Services as well as welfare and discipline and a Customer Services Manager is responsible for Reception Services. 

Residences Manager: Christine Catterson
Assistant Residences Manager: Sandra Hall



Castle Leazes is a lively student village, just a short walk from the campus and handy for the University Sports Centre.

The buzz of the campus, city centre and shops are a 20 minute walk away.


Castle Leazes
Spital Tongues
Newcastle upon Tyne

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Your contract

Castle Leazes is University-Managed accommodation.

The contract is a fixed term period of 38 weeks (24 September 2017 to 17 June 2018) and covers the duration of the academic year.  Rents are charged per day, so if your contract differs to the standard dates above (ie earlier arrival), you will incur additional accommodation charges at the relevant daily rate.

All utility bills are included, WiFi is free and we also provide Personal Possessions Insurance.

Find out more about how to pay your rent.

Type of RoomWeekly RateAnnual Rate (38 weeks)
205 single self-catered with washbasin £102.83 £3,907.54
135 single self-catered with en-suite £129.78 £4,931.64
7 single self-catered with deluxe en-suite £145.67 £5,535.46
644 single catered with washbasin £140.14 £5,064.15
163 single catered with en-suite £167.09 £6,088.25


Accessible Rooms

Our accommodation is accessible to all and we support students who have particular needs or disabilities


We have one fully accessible ground floor, en-suite study-bedroom. It is fitted with mechanical lifting and ceiling track hoist, automatic low level door opening and light switch ‘push pads’. The washroom is fitted with an adjustable washbasin, clos-o-mat toilet, grab rails and washroom alarm. There is also an adjoining carer’s self-catered room with integrated call system.

In addition, there are eight ground floor study-bedrooms with fire alarm strobe warning lights, amber doorbell strobe beacon, a pull cord alarm, vibrating pillow, a loop system and wardrobe pull down hanging rail.

We also have two catered washbasin study-bedrooms at third floor level, fitted with vibrating pillow and fire alarm strobe warning light.


We have seven flats, each with one fully DDA compliant en-suite study-bedroom. The study-bedroom is fitted with a height adjustable desk, a wardrobe with pull down hanging rail, fire alarm strobe warning light and a pull cord alarm.

The en-suite is equipped with:

  • a height adjustable shower
  • folding shower seat and back support
  • pull cord alarm
  • height adjustable washbasin
  • hinged support and grab rails

The communal kitchens are equipped with lowered worktops, a sink and hob that has front facing controls, a low level cupboard unit, fire alarm strobe warning light and a pull cord alarm.

The flats are located in the Castle Court area with the ground floor area having a disabled toilet with fire alarm strobe warning light and pull cord alarm. Disabled refuge points are available on each staircase landing area with intercom. We also have an emergency lift and lifeline pager system in place.

Castle Leazes accessible facilities

The central amenity area is equipped with two fully accessible toilets. There is lift access to Havelock Hall dining room and the bar area and evac chairs are available for students with mobility issues to use when necessary.

All pull cord alarms are connected directly to reception and are monitored by Estate Security Service outside of normal opening hours.

Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of our accommodation.

The virtual tours of our accommodation give you a view of a small sample of our bedrooms and communal areas.

We have a large variety of room types so can't show every variation. The room you're allocated may look different to the ones shown in the virtual tours.