The campus location of Marris House and its facilities make it a great option for our Undergraduate students.
Our facilities include:
- communal TV (including licence)
- on-site laundrette
- bike storage
- limited car parking (additional charge)
Take a look at our Accommodation Overview (PDF: 64KB) to see how this residence compares to others.
Marris House has 192 self-catered washbasin rooms in flats. Each flat is shared by six students, and has two shower rooms and toilets. There's an attractive open-plan living area where you can relax with your flatmates after a hard day of study. We give you a Crockery Pack (PDF: 33KB) to help get you started.
It's just a seven to 10 minute walk from Marris House to Castle Leazes, so you can choose to buy their catered package during term time - save time shopping, cooking and washing up! Just complete the Catered Package Opt-in.
Building work will be ongoing throughout the academic year on a site adjacent to Marris House which may cause some disturbance to residents.
Access and Safety
This accommodation is spread over two to four floors with no lift and an entry phone system is in operation. 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: Deana Boulton
Assistant Residences Manager: Helen Davis
Marris House is located on campus close to the vibrant city centre
Marris House is next to the University Sports Centre and close to local convenience shops, the University’s Medical and Dental School, and EAT@THEFORUM catering outlet. The main campus and city centre with excellent shops and vibrant nightlife are just a 12-minute walk away.
Newcastle upon Tyne
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Public transport informationPublic transport information
Bus companies operate a service to Marris House from the city centre.
For up-to-date information on public transport please use the journey planner. You will need to enter your arrival point in Newcastle in the Travel From field and enter 'Richardson Road (Spital Tongues)' in the Travel To field. You will be given details of which services operate.
For bus times and fares refer to Nexus Travel Line at www.nexus.org.uk or contact them by telephone on 0871 200 2233.
Calls to this number will cost 10 pence a minute from a landline and considerably more from a mobile.
From Newcastle Central Station you can take the Metro (rapid transit system) to the Haymarket Metro station.
The Metro runs every five minutes during the day and Marris House Reception is 15 minutes’ walk from the Haymarket.
Taxis are also available from both the Central Station and Haymarket.
Newcastle International Airport is about seven miles northwest of Newcastle University.
A taxi from the Airport will take about 15 minutes, costing approximately £15.
You can also travel by Metro to the Haymarket which will take about 25 minutes; Marris House Reception is 15 minutes’ walk from the Haymarket.
Taxis are also available from Haymarket.
Find out how much it costs to stay with us
Marris House is University-Managed accommodation.
The contract is a fixed term period of 39 weeks (24 September 2017 to 24 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 Room||Weekly Rate||Annual Rate (39 weeks)|
|192 single self-catered with washbasin||£102.83||£4,010.37|
Our accommodation is accessible to all and we support students who have particular needs or disabilities
We have two flats specifically adapted for students with impaired hearing.
There is an induction loop in the communal lounge linked to the TV. One of the study-bedroom's in each flat is fitted with vibrating pillow and strobe warning light. This will notify you if the fire alarm stystem is activated within your flat or block.
For further information on our accessible accommodation, see our Access for All Leaflet (PDF: 85KB).
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 you every single variation. The room you're allocated may look different to the ones shown in the virtual tours.
Find out about getting in touch with your reception.
Marris House reception is based at the University Sports Centre:
Centre for Physical Recreation & Sport
Newcastle upon Tyne
Telephone: 0191 208 8445
Customer Services Manager: Sian Crossey and Elizabeth Moore
Customer Services Team Leader: Beverley Bryant
Reception opening times
The reception is open Monday to Friday, 09.00 - 13.00.
Outside of opening hours
If you have any problems outside of our opening hours, or if you need emergency assistance, contact our Estates Security Service at +44 (0) 191 208 6817.
Reception opening times will be extended during the main intake period. Keys can be collected from reception at the Centre for Physical Recreation & Sport (address above) shown as number 70 on the campus map, up to and including Friday 22nd September. On Saturday 23rd September keys can be collected from The Forum in the Baddiley Clark building shown as number 69 on the campus map. Please refer to your contract for your move in date.
|Tuesday 19th September||08:00 - 20:00|
|Wednesday 20th September||08:00 - 20:00|
|Thursday 21st September||08:00 - 20:00|
|Friday 22nd September||08:00 - 18:00|
|Saturday 23rd September||09:00 - 17:00|
|Sunday 24th September||CLOSED|
Normal opening hours of 09:00 - 13:00 will apply on Monday 18th September.
If you require assistance outside of reception opening hours, please contact Estate Security Service on +44 (0) 191 208 6817.