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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Public transport informationPublic transport information
Bus companies operate frequent services to Fenham Hall Drive. St Mary's residents can enjoy a free bus service to and from campus and the city centre; see the tab below for more information.
For bus times, refer to Nexus Travel Line 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 a bus from Westgate Road and Grainger Street near to the Central Station.
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 Central Station which will take about 30 minutes.
You can then take a bus to Fenham Hall Drive.
Free bus travelFree bus travel
Between Tuesday 18 September 2018 and Saturday 29 June 2019, St Mary’s residents can travel for free on Stagecoach services 36, 63, 72 and 87 at any time when the service operates (generally between 06.00 and 23.00). Simply show your smartcard to the driver, who will generate a ‘zero value’ ticket for you for each journey
To travel to the city centre/main University campus for free, use the Fenham Hall Drive/St Mary’s College stop near the Middlewood Park access road.
You can then alight at any of the following stops:
- John Dobson Street
- New Bridge Street (west)
- Blackett Street
- St Thomas Street
- Richardson Road
- Barrack Road (outside St James’s Park) for the Helix
- Central station
To travel back to St Mary’s, board at any of the above stops and alight at the Fenham Hall Drive/St Mary’s College stop which you travelled from originally.
Remember that if you try to alight/board at any other stops, you will be asked to pay a travel fare!
Find out how much it costs to stay with us.
St Mary's College 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)|
|282 single with washbasin||£84.14||£3,365.60|
The virtual tours of our accommodation give you a sample of our bedrooms and communal areas.
We have a large variety of room types and the room you're allocated may look different to the ones shown.
Find out about getting in touch with your reception.
Fenham Hall Drive
Newcastle upon Tyne
Telephone: 0191 274 5877
Customer Services Manager: Sian Crossey and Elizabeth Moore
Customer Services Assistant Manager: Amy Watson
Customer Services Team Leader: Stephen Olver
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.