Kensington Terrace is a converted terrace of 10 houses, which has been recently refurbished to a very high standard. In a prime location at the heart of campus, it's available for undergraduate students.
Our facilities include:
Take a look at our Accommodation Overview (PDF: 75 KB) to see how this residence compares to others.
Kensington Terrace offers self-catered accommodation for undergraduates. 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.
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.
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Jesmond and Haymarket Metro stations are both a reasonable walk away.
There are Metro trains every five minutes during the day.
The city centre is within five minutes’ walk.
For bus times and fares refer to Nexus Travel Line at 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 directly to Haymarket station (two stops).
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 either the Haymarket (25 minutes) and follow directions as above.
Find out how much it costs to stay with us.
Kensington Terrace is University-Managed accommodation.
The contract is a fixed term period of 40 weeks (23 September 2018 to 30 June 2019) 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 Room||Weekly Rate||Annual Rate (40 Weeks)|
|38 single with en-suite||£134.33||£5,373.20|
|50 single deluxe with en-suite||£150.78||£6,031.20|
|10 single superior with en-suite
Our accommodation is accessible to all and we support students who have particular needs or disabilities
We have one fully accessible en-suite study-bedroom with ceiling hoist from bedroom to bathroom. It has:
- height adjustable desk and chair
- a wardrobe with pull down rail
- low-level light switches
- push pad automatic slow opening door connected to the fire alarm system
The en-suite is equipped with:
- clos-o-mat toilet
- adjustable shower
- grab rails throughout
- hinged back shower seat
- pull cord alarms situated next to the washbasin
The communal kitchen is equipped with a height adjustable sink and hob with front-facing controls, a low-level oven with an automatic extractor fan, low-level cupboard and height adjustable worktops. Fire alarm strobe warning light system. There is also a low-level push pad slow release door opening.
In addition, we have a number of accessible study-bedrooms all with en-suite bathroom which can be adapted to suit a wide range of needs. We recommend that you liaise with the Student Wellbeing Disability Support Service who will work with us to ensure the accommodation is suitable for your needs.
All pull cord alarms are connected directly to reception and are monitored by Estate Security Service when reception is closed.
For further information on our accessible accommodation, see our Access for All Leaflet (PDF: 85KB).
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.
Newcastle upon Tyne
Telephone: 0191 208 2090
Customer Services Manager: Sian Crossey and Elizabeth Moore
Customer Services Team Leader: Stephen Olver
Reception opening times
The reception is open Monday to Friday, 9.00-11.00 and 16.00-18.00.
Outside of opening times
If you have any problems after hours or need emergency assistance, contact our Estates Security Service at +44 (0) 191 208 6817.