St Mary's College

St Mary's College


St Mary’s College brings together a striking historic setting with a real community village vibe. Here, you’ll benefit from low cost accommodation, free travel to campus, free parking, and a huge common area with snooker tables, table tennis, a large screen TV, and vending machines – all within a one-of-a-kind leafy setting.

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Our facilities include:

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


For anyone on a limited budget, St Mary's College is the residence for you. Washbasin rooms are arranged in flats of three to six bedrooms, with all flats having a shared lounge/kitchen/dining area. Many of the flats offer two shower rooms and toilets.

A large communal hall offers full-size snooker and pool tables, table tennis, table football, and a large-screen TV. 

Residents benefit from a free bus service running to and from campus and the city centre; for more information, see the "location" tab.

Access and safety

Accommodation is spread over four floors with no lift. There is on-site entry-phone systems and CCTV. 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. A Customer Services Manager is responsible for reception services. 

Residences Manager: Dianne Wilson
Supported by: Michelle Ridley and Alec Hughes



St Mary's College is two miles from the main campus and city centre.

St Mary's College is located on Fenham Hall Drive to the west of the city.


Fenham Hall Drive
Newcastle upon Tyne

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Find out how much it costs to stay with us.

Your contract

St Mary's College is University-owned accommodation.

The contract is a fixed-term period of 40 weeks (22 September 2019 to 28 June 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 (40 weeks)
282 single with washbasin £84.14 £3,365.60

Virtual Tour

Take a virtual tour of our accommodation.

The virtual tours of our accommodation give you a sample of our bedrooms and communal areas. Use your mouse/finger to click/tap within the video window to look around.

St Mary's College is a beautiful building with a lot of history, which means that the rooms may vary; what you see in the virtual tour may look different to the room you're allocated.


Find out about getting in touch with your reception.

Contact information 

Fenham Hall Drive
Newcastle upon Tyne

Telephone: 0191 274 5877

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

Reception opening times

The reception is open 08.00 – 12.00. 

Outside of opening times

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