Choosing accommodation

As a first-year undergraduate student, you will be guaranteed a place in University allocated accommodation if you apply by 1 September.

Starting at university is an exciting time and we realise how important it is to you to find the right place to live. Being in halls is a great way to meet new people and find your feet and our Residential Advisers are on hand to make you feel at home. We offer a range of good quality accommodation, with a choice of several different price bands. 

Our accommodation has been designed to provide a space that is welcoming, comfortable and safe. It will be your base for the three most important university activities: studying, socialising and sleeping.

Oadby Student Village is just for undergraduate students and is located a couple of miles from the campus in leafy suburbs - some of our accommodation even backs onto the University’s Botanic Gardens – what better back garden could you hope for?

The University is easily accessible by bus, foot or bike, but far enough away that you won’t feel your entire time has been spent on campus. There is a bendy-bus service between campus and halls which runs every 10 minutes.

If you would prefer to be closer to campus, our City Living accommodation provides a modern alternative which is popular with postgraduate and international students.

Choosing the hall that’s right for you

  • You want a bed, wardrobe, desk, chair, shelves, a pinboard and wi-fi. This, of course, comes as standard. What about everything else?
  • Do you want the luxury of an en-suite with a private shower or the community feel of a shared bathroom? The choice is yours.
  • Do you want the convenience and friendliness of catered accommodation with the flexibility to buy your meal from several different locations, at a time that's convenient for you, or do you want to be the next Masterchef and cook for yourself and your flatmates? The choice is yours.
  • Do you want access to laundry facilities, games room and a supportive system of Residential Advisers? You don’t need to choose this. It comes as standard.

What it might cost you

Our accommodation fees vary according to the location of your residence, facilities available and type of room. In the academic year 2016/17 catered fees range from £124.60 to £192.50 per week. Self-catered fees range from £85.40 to £174.30 per week.

Viewing our halls

The best way to choose which type of accommodation is right for you is to come on an Open Day and see the rooms and talk to the students that live there.

Applying for halls

Our online application system makes applying for accommodation quick and easy. You'll be able to select up to five room types and state your preference so that we can offer you the most appropriate room. You can also let us know any special requirements you may have.

Private accommodation

If you would prefer to live in private rented accommodation, Sulets, a lettings agency run by our Students’ Union, can also offer you advice and assistance with finding a safe property that's just for students.