Kensington Terrace

Kensington Terrace


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 will be available for postgraduate students in September 2019.

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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Our facilities include:

Take a look at our Accommodation Overview (PDF: 75 KB) to see how this residence compares to others.

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


Kensington Terrace offers self-catered accommodation for postgraduates. 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 starting in May 2020, 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.

The contract is a fixed term period of 50 weeks (17 September 2019 to 1 September 2020) 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 (2019/20)Annual Rate (50 Weeks)
38 single with en-suite £137.13 £6,856.50
50 single deluxe with en-suite £153.93 £7,696.50
10 single superior with en-suite
£161.56 £8,078
Single studio £169.75 £8,487.50
Double studio £179.13 £8,956.50

Accessible Rooms

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).

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)
Customer Services Team Leader: James Croydon 

Reception opening times

The reception is open Monday to Friday, 8.00-18.00.

Outside of opening times

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