Type of rooms

The rooms in our residences vary in size and shape. Listed below are the types of rooms available and how these rooms are graded.

Adapted and accessible rooms

We have adapted and accessible accommodation for students with mobility difficulties or sensory impairments.

Single room

  • A single room in a flat sharing a bathroom (shower/toilet/basin) and kitchen with other students.
  • Beds may be single or small-double in size.
A room with single bed and a desk against one wall, and armchair and a wardrobe at the opposite wall. The desk as an office chair next to it and a set of shelves on the wall above it.
A single room in Clifton Hill House.
Floor plan of a room with a door in one corner, a desk and chair in the corner directly ahead of the door, a wardrobe in the opposite corner to the door, and a single bed in the corner nearest the door.
Floor plan of a standard single room.

Single room with a basin

  • A single room containing a sink, in a flat sharing a bathroom (shower/toilet/basin) and kitchen with other students.
  • Beds may be single or small-double in size.
A room with a bed against one wall and a wardrobe, basing and cupboards against an adjacent wall at the foot of the bed.
Image of single room with basin in Wills Hall.
Floor plan of a room with a door in one corner, a desk and chair in the corner directly ahead of the door, a bed in the corner opposite the door, a wardrobe in the corner nearest the door, and a basin against the wall between the wardrobe and the door.
Floor plan of single room with a basin.

En suite room

  • A single room with your own bathroom (shower/toilet/basin), in a flat sharing a kitchen with other students.
  • Beds may be single or small-double in size.
A room with a door leading into an en suite bathroom with a basin, mirror and shower cubicle. There is a mirror in the main room next to the bathroom door and a bed beyond that.
Image of an en suite room in New Bridewell.
Floor plan of a room with a door in one corner, a desk and chair in the corner directly ahead of the door, a wardrobe in the corner opposite the door, an en suite bathroom in the corner nearest the door, and a bed against the wall between the wardrobe and the bathroom.
Floor plan of en suite room.

Twin room (shared room)

  • A room set up with one set of furniture to share between two students.
  • Beds will be single sized.
  • Prices shown against this room type are per person.
A room with a single bed and a desk next to one wall. There is an office chair next to the desk and a row of shelves on the wall over the desk and bed. Against the opposite wall there is a wardrobe and another single bed.
A twin room in The Hawthorns.
Floor plan of a room with a bed in a corner to the left of the door into the room and a desk and chair in the corner to the right. Another bed and another chair are in the far end of the room from the door, in opposite corners to the others.
Floor plan of twin room.

Studio room

  • A self-contained room including a sleeping area, kitchenette and bathroom for your sole use.
  • Beds will be small double or double.
  • Some studios are suitable for couples to live in together.
A room with a kitchenette against one wall, with a small fridge freezer, an over, a dining table and two chairs. There is a small dividing wall in the middle of the room, with a double bed on the other side.
Studio room in Print Hall.
Floor plan of a room with an en suite bathroom in the corner to the right of the door into the room, and a table and chair in the left corner. There is a wardrobe in the far right corner from the door, and a kitchenette with a hob and sink in the far left corner. There is a double bed against the wall between the wardrobe and the bathroom.
Floor plan of studio room.

Each room type is graded at one of three levels:

Basic

Rooms usually have older décor or are smaller than standard. Some basic rooms may have an awkward shape or sloping ceilings.

A room with a sloped ceiling over a double bed and a small desk.
Image of basic room in Accommodation at Thirty-Three.

Standard

These rooms will be standard-sized with a typical layout.

A room with a single bed against one wall and wardrobe in the corner at the foot of the bed. There is a desk with an office chair in the corner, opposite the wardrobe.
Image of standard room in Manor Hall.

Standard Plus

Rooms may be bigger or newly renovated/refurbished or could be in a residence with premium facilities.

A room with a double bed against one wall and a desk against the opposite wall. There is an office chair and some shelves next to the desk, and another set of shelves on the wall above it.
Image of standard plus room in Badock Hall.

Accommodation fees

The accommodation fee you pay depends on the type of room you have. 

View the Accommodation fees for 2022/23.

How to apply for University accommodation

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