Kensington Terrace

September 2021 applicants

The information below is subject to change due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation. This page will be updated accordingly as circumstances change.

Kensington Terrace


Kensington Terrace is a converted terrace of 10 houses, located in a prime location at the heart of campus and refurbished to a very high standard.

Please note that the nearby academic building is being redeveloped, and as such some noise from the building site may be experienced during your stay at Kensington Terrace. If you are noise sensitive, you might want to take this into consideration before applying to stay in this accommodation.

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Front view of Kensington Terrace

Single en-suite self-catered bedroom

Single shared kitchen/lounge

Single shared kitchen/lounge

Single shared kitchen/lounge

Single shared kitchen/lounge

Single shared kitchen/lounge


Our facilities include:

* If you bring your own TV or watch using a personal electronic device, you will need to purchase your own licence.

Studios are supplied with a kettle and toaster (not a microwave).


Kensington Terrace offers self-catered accommodation. Recently refurbished to excellent standards, each of the houses have their own fully equipped contemporary communal kitchen/lounge with flat-screen TV, where you can relax with your friends at the end of a busy day. All rooms include a four-foot bed.

Please note that building works will be ongoing at a nearby site, and as such noise from the site may be experienced during your stay. If you are noise sensitive, you might want to take this into consideration before applying to stay in this accommodation.

Access and safety

Accommodation is spread over 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



Kensington Terrace is located right in the heart of the University campus overlooking Newcastle's Exhibition Park.

It's in close walking distance to the city centre, with a fantastic range of shops and nightlife. Transport links, such as the Haymarket Metro station, is just a five minute walk away with links to wider attractions.


Kensington Terrace
Newcastle upon Tyne

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Find out how much it costs to stay with us.

Your contract

Kensington Terrace is University-owned accommodation.

2021-2022 residents

The contract is a fixed term period of 40 weeks 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; 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 - PG couples)
38 Single with en-suite £144.34 £5,773.60 -
50 Single deluxe with en-suite £162.05 £6,482.00 -
10 Single superior with en-suite
£170.10 £6,804.00 -
Single studio £178.71 £7,148.40 -
Double studio £188.51 £7,540.40 £9,425.50

Accessible Rooms

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

Information about accessible rooms is available on request. For further details please visit Accessible Accommodation

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.


Find out about getting in touch with your reception.

Contact information 

Kensington Terrace
Newcastle upon Tyne

Telephone: 0191 208 2090

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

Assistant Customer Services Manager: James Croydon 

Customer Services Team Leader: Kate Stobbs

Reception opening times

From Monday 20 September Reception will be operating the following hours:

Reception doors are open Monday to Friday, 08.30 – 17.45 and the Customer Services team can also be contacted by telephone and email from 08.00 – 18.00.

Please consider how you get in touch with us, where possible please use telephone or email to contact us.

Please note that due to the ongoing Covid 19 situation, our normal reception opening hours are subject to change.  Any changes from the hours stated here 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, please contact Estate Security Service on +44 (0) 191 208 6817.




Arrival Procedures Kensington Terrace

Please make your way in your allocated time slot to:

Park Terrace
Newcastle upon Tyne

Please click here to download our Campus Map.

You will be greeted by a member of our Customer Services Team on Park Terrace who will ask for your accommodation details and will let you know where to park.

Once you have parked make sure you have your photographic ID and key release form ready to show to a member of our team. Proceed on foot with your photographic ID and key release form to the Marquee located outside Kensington Terrace Reception.

A member of the Customer Service team will greet you and ask to see your ID and key release from. Please follow the instructions provided by the team member who will provide your key pack and inform you where to go.

Please remember that you must have vacated the drop parking bay by the end of your time slot to allow others to arrive on site.


Reception opening times

This accommodation uses the reception at Kensington Terrace at the following address: 

Kensington Terrace
Newcastle upon Tyne

If you need to get in touch either before you arrive or once you are on site, please use the following contact information:

Telephone: 0191 208 2090

The Customer Services team will be available to help with queries from 0800 - 1730 on Friday 17, Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 September.

Reception will revert to normal opening hours of 0800 – 1800 Monday to Friday (doors open 0830 – 1745) from Monday 20 September.

Out of hours key collection 

If you expect to arrive outside of opening hours and need to collect your key on arrival, 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. 

If you’re staying at one of our managed partnership sites, you’ll need to contact your accommodation directly in advance; contact details for your residence and the out-of-hours team is available within the location section of your residence webpage.