Kensington/Park Student Village

Your Village

Kensington/Park Student Village includes the most residences out of the three, and includes Kensington and Park Terraces, Windsor Terrace, Jesmond Road, Grand Hotel and Bowsden Court . Whilst all the residences are very different, they are all known for their charm and tight-knit communities which create friendships to last a lifetime.

These residences are home for undergraduates, postgraduates and families, allowing for each to have a unique feel and range of events. Each is as individual as you, and ResLife will help you create memories that you can remember forever!

Your village colour is blue, and your ResLife Coordinator is Stephen; click here to get to know him and get in touch!

ResLife Coordinator

Greetings from Steve, your ResLife Coordinator here at the Kensington/Park Student Village. How do you know if you’re part of KPSV? That’s easy; if you’re not staying at Castle Leazes or Park View, you’re on my team! 

So what’s ResLife? In short we’re here to help you settle in, build a community and make your stay the best it can be. We run weekly events across the student villages and larger events at specific times of the year. These will include activities during the welcome week, Halloween and Christmas, as well as an Annual Village Fete.

ResLife also offers peer support, education and advice through our ResLife Student Assistants program.  RSAs will hold drop-in sessions most evenings and weekends; additionally, I’m also on site at Bowsden Court, St Mary’s and Kensington Terrace for drop-in sessions on a weekly basis. If you’re ever in need of support and I’m not on site, please feel free to contact me at or so I can arrange an appointment for you! 

ResLife Student Assistants

ResLife Student Assistants (RSAs) will provide mentoring and support, responding to the needs of the students in Kensington/Park Student Village, and provide opportunities for education, personal growth and social interactions.

They are experienced students who have lived in the student accommodation and are able to draw upon their own experiences to help with emotional issues, missing home, academic worries, as well as building personal skills to live independently, guiding you through having challenging discussions with flat mates, or simply to be available in drop-in sessions for when you might need to talk to someone. The RSAs will also be able to signpost you to relevant university Services offering support and guidance; this might include Student Health and Wellbeing, the Students’ Union (NUSU), the Sports Centre, Student Services, the Careers Service, the Library and Writing Development Centre, and relevant external providers and services.

Some RSAs will be living on site, and some will take part in activities whilst being able to share their experiences living in the wider community. All RSAs will be able to give peer support as well as offer ‘top tips’ for you to fully enjoy your time on your course and in your accommodation.

We will be running recruitment days throughout the year, so if you would like to apply to be a ResLife Student Assistant, get in touch at


Welcome weeks

To help you feel at home and make friends from the moment you join us, we have put together an exciting programme of events for your first weeks in Newcastle. 
See what's on Kensington/Park Student Village Events

Weekly events

We have something for everyone from quiz nights to culture club, movie mights to gaming tournaments and more, as well as sessions on topics including independent living and getting to know your neighbours and the wider community.

Find out what's coming up by visiting our social media pages

ResLife Skills

‘ResLife hacks’ provides ResLife Skills to help you on your first year journey.

How to videos: provided to help you use all the amenities within your home. 

Vlogs & PodCasts with relevant up to date contact about first the first year experience.  

ResLife Connect is there to help with any issues big or small whether it is to signpost you to excellent university services or talk through flat mate issues your ResLife team are there to ensure you have support at hand seven days a week. This service is available via our online Zoom Room for Term 1 20/21. Contact your ResLife team to book an informal session.


So see what is available:


  • Welcome Weeks
  • ResLife ‘Hacks’



Don’t forget to check us out on Canvas as well for everything ResLife!