Bowsden Court

Bowsden Court


Bowsden Court is positioned in the vibrant suburb of South Gosforth and is surrounded by handy shops and places to eat. You’ll experience the benefits of low-cost accommodation with a warm, community feel, and it’s the perfect choice for undergraduates, postgraduates, and families looking for a welcoming home-from-home on a budget.

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Family flats

Undergraduate kitchen/lounge

Undergraduate en-suite self-catered bedroom


Our facilities include:

* TV licence is included in en suite flats only. If you bring your own TV or watch using a personal electronic device, you will need to purchase your own licence.


Part of Kensington/Park Student Village, single postgraduate students can choose from self-catered en-suite rooms in flats shared by five to six students or standard rooms in flats shared by two. En suite flats are stylish, comfortable and social with an open-plan lounge/kitchen/dining area which is ideal for making new friends. Standard rooms are clustered in two-bedroom flats that offer large rooms for single student occupancy. There is a separate fully furnished lounge, kitchen and a bathroom which includes a bath and shower. In the lounge, there is a telephone point and Sky TV connection (subject to licence and subscription).

Family flats, offering two and three-bedrooms are self-contained and come fully furnished with the addition of a washing machine, so you and your family can move in and get on with family life. In the lounge, there is a telephone point and Sky TV connection (subject to licence and subscription). Take a look at our Information for Students with Families (PDF: 337KB)

Flats for couples are also self-contained, offer two bedrooms and, similary to family flats, come fully furnished with the addition of a washing machine.

Access and safety

Bowsden Court is spread over two to four floors with no lift. 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: Dianne Wilson
Supported by: Michelle Ridley and Alec Hughes



The accommodation is two miles from campus and has excellent links to Newcastle's shops, restaurants and bars via the Metro transport system.

There are numerous local shops, pubs and food outlets as well as a large supermarket close by.


Bowsden Court
South Gosforth
Newcastle upon Tyne

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Your contract

Bowsden Court is University-owned accommodation.

2021-2022 residents

The contract is a fixed term period of either 50 weeks for postgraduate students or 40 weeks for couples and families and covers the duration of the academic year. Rents are charged per day, so if your contract differs to the standard dates above (i.e. earlier arrival), you will incur additional accommodation charges at the relevant daily rate.

All utility bills are included with the exception of couples and family flats; WiFi is free, and we also provide Personal Possessions Insurance.

Find out more about how to pay your rent.

Type of RoomWeekly Rate (2021/22)Annual Rate (40 weeks)Annual Rate (50 weeks)
36 Large room without washbasin  £99.75 - £4,987.50
136 Single with en-suite £124.67 - £6,233.50
Two-bedroom couples flat £154.35


Two-bedroom family flat £154.35


Three-bedroom family flat £167.23 £6,689.20  



Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of our postgraduate and family accommodation.

Postgraduate en-suite rooms

Postgraduate standard rooms/Couples/ Families

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.


Find out about getting in touch with your reception.

Contact information 

Bowsden Court
South Gosforth
Newcastle upon Tyne

Telephone: + 44 (0) 191 213 5664 

Customer Services Team Leader: Kate Stobbs

Assistant Customer Services Manager: James Croydon

Customer Services Manager: Sian Crossey (Mon-Wed), Louise Small (Thur-Fri)

Reception opening times 

Reception is open Monday to Friday, 08.00 - 12.00.

Due to the ongoing Covid 19 situation, our reception opening hours are subject to change.  Any amendments will be communicated to our residents and signage showing the new opening hours will be displayed by the reception entrance.

Outside of opening times

If you require assistance outside of reception opening hours at Bowsden Court reception, you can contact Kensington Terrace reception from 12.00 - 18.00, on 0191 208 2090 or via email

If you require assistance outside of the later opening hours at Kensington Terrace, please contact Estate Security Service on +44 (0) 191 208 6817.

Key collection for new arrivals

We look forward to welcoming you to your new home. When you arrive into Newcastle, please make your way to reception to collect your keys.

If you expect to arrive outside of opening hours, you'll need to contact our Estates Security Office on +44 (0) 191 208 6817. Security Officers will arrange to meet and give you your key and you will be asked to show a copy of your Accommodation Acceptance with details of your room allocation.