If you're on a limited budget, St Mary's College is the ideal residence for you.
Our facilities include:
Take a look at our accommodation overview (PDF: 162 KB) to see how this residence compares to others.
For anyone on a limited budget, St Mary's College is the residence for you. Washbasin rooms are arranged in flats of three to six bedrooms, with all flats having a shared lounge/kitchen/dining area.
Many of the flats offer two shower rooms and toilets. We give you a crockery pack (PDF: 59KB) to help get you started.
A large communal hall offers full-size snooker and pool tables, table tennis, table football, and a large-screen TV.
A courtesy bus runs from St Mary's into the university campus and returns on an evening. Buses run every half hour between 08.15 and 10.00, Monday – Friday (term time only - excluding bank holidays). Return journeys leave campus at 17.20 and 18.20.
Download our courtesy bus (PDF: 194KB).
Access and safety
Accommodation is spread over four floors with no lift. There is on-site entry-phone systems and CCTV. 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. A Customer Services Manager is responsible for reception services.
Residences Manager: Dianne Wilson
Assistant Residences Manager: Lynne Roberton and Michelle Ridley
St Mary's College is two miles from the main campus and city centre.
St Mary's College is located on Fenham Hall Drive to the west of the city.
Fenham Hall Drive
Newcastle upon Tyne
St Mary's College reception informationSt Mary's College reception information
Fenham Hall Drive
Newcastle upon Tyne
Telephone: 0191 274 5877
Customer Services Manager: Stephanie Barton
Customer Services Team Leader: Beverley Armstrong
Reception opening times
The reception opens from Monday to Friday, 15.00 to 19.00.
Outside of opening times
If you have any problems after hours or need emergency assistance contact our:
Estates Security Service
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 6817
Directions by road from the NorthDirections by road from the North
Take the A1 to Newcastle
Turn off the A1 onto the A167 (Stamfordham Road) at the junction with the A167 and B6324 signed ‘City West/Westerhope’
Continue on the A167 straight across two roundabouts following signs for the City Centre
At the third roundabout take the right-hand lane and turn right following signs for ‘Fenham/General Hospital’ onto the B1305 (Two Ball Lonnen)
Continue until a set of traffic lights and turn left following signs for ‘Fenham Centre/City Centre’ onto Fenham Hall Drive
Continue past Fenham Swimming Pool on the right before taking the second right-hand turn after the Library into Middlewood Park leading to St Mary’s College Student Residence
Directions by road from the SouthDirections by road from the South
Take the A1 heading past the Angel of the North indicating beginning of Gateshead area
Turn off the A1 onto the A184 (Gateshead, Newcastle Centre)
Continue forward onto the A6082 (Newcastle – going over the Redheugh Bridge)
Continue forward onto the A189 (City Centre)
At Wakenshaw VC Junction continue forward onto the A189 (City Centre, Ashington)
At Hadrian’s Wall Junction continue forward onto the A189
At traffic lights turn left onto the A187 (Morpeth)
At Stanhope Street Junction continue forward onto the A187 (Morpeth A1)
Turn left onto Fenham Hall Drive
Directions by road from the WestDirections by road from the West
At the A1/A186 junction follow the signs for City West
At Denton Burn roundabout take the second exit onto the A186 (City West)
At Two Ball Lonnen roundabout take the first exit onto Two Ball Lonnen - B1305 (Fenham)
At roundabout take the second exit onto Two Ball Lonnen - B1305
At Fenham, traffic signals turn right onto Fenham Hall Drive (Fenham Centre)
Directions by public transportDirections by public transport
Bus companies operate frequent services to Fenham Hall Drive.
For bus times and fares refer to Nexus Travel Line 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 a bus from Westgate Road and Grainger Street near to the Central Station.
Taxis are also available from the Central Station.
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 (rapid transport system) to Central Station which will take about 30 minutes.
You can then take a bus to Fenham Hall Drive.
Find out how much it costs to stay with us.
|Type of room||Weekly rate||Annual rate (38 weeks)|
|360 single with washbasin||£83.30||£3,165.40|
St Mary's College is university-managed accommodation.
The contract is a fixed-term period of 38 weeks (25 September 2016 to 18 June 2017) 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, Wi-Fi is free and we also provide personal possessions insurance.
Find out more about how to pay your rent.
Take a virtual tour of our accommodation.
The virtual tours of our accommodation give you a sample of our bedrooms and communal areas.
We have a large variety of room types and the room you're allocated may look different to the ones shown.