Paul Kent Hall

James Wolfe Road, Cowley, Oxford OX4 2WA


  •   Location:  Cowley - 1.5 miles from the Headington Campus
  •   Beds: 241 study bedrooms in flats of 5 or 10
  •   Bathroom: majority en suite
  •   Contract: 38 week contract
  •   Contract: longer contracts for healthcare and January entry PG students
  •   Costs: £185.99 per week
  •   Facilities: laundry facilities
  •   Bicycle storage: bike storage
  •   Hall office: Yes
  •   Induction hobs: Yes
  •   Common Room: common area

Paul Kent Hall has recently undergone refurbishment. 

In addition to the en suite flats it also has 17 large rooms in flats with shared bathroom facilities. These are flats of 5 or 6 with two toilets and two shower rooms per flat.

Our accommodation tour videos act as a guidance only, sizes, layouts and furnishings of each flat may vary.


Academic year 2024/25

  • En suite single study bedrooms: £185.99 per week (£7,041.05 for 38 weeks).
  • Large single study bedrooms with shared bathrooms: £185.99 per week (£7,041.05 for 38 weeks).

Contracts for the 2024/25 academic year run for 38 weeks from Saturday 14 September 2024 until 6 June 2025. 

Longer contracts will be offered to students on the following courses to accommodate the longer course length:

  • Nursing students - 42 week contract from 14 September 2024 to 7 July 2025
  • Midwifery students - 47 week contract from 14 September 2024 to 9 August 2025

What's included?

The price includes all of your utility bills, basic contents insurance and inclusive travel on the BROOKESbus network (BROOKESkey account required). Free Wi-Fi is provided to students across most Oxford Brookes University sites.

A complimentary internet connection in the hall is provided by WiFinity and whilst every effort will be made to ensure the connection is stable, the University does not accept liability for any loss of connection due to technical problems.


Paul Kent Hall is in the Cowley area on a BROOKESbus route to the Headington Campus. Alternatively you can walk or cycle from this hall to your lectures. It is also very close to other Cowley-based halls: Crescent Hall and Parade Green. The area is very popular among students with its range of supermarkets, coffee shops, restaurants, bars and clubs.

In the evenings and at the weekend the BROOKESbus also connects our Cowley halls to the Cowley Road and City Centre. Local bus links are also available throughout the week and weekend.

Address: James Wolfe Road, Cowley, Oxford OX4 2WA

Telephone: 01865 534444 (option 3, then option 3, then option 3)

In your room

  • small double bed
  • desk and chair
  • reading lamp
  • wardrobe
  • curtains
  • pinboard
  • bed linen not provided
  • shower
  • sink
  • toilet
  • mirror

All of our halls are self-catered with each flat having its own shared kitchen for you to cook and eat your own meals.

Bedding, bathroom and kitchen packs can be pre-ordered through UniKitOut.

  • Paul Kent kitchens have induction hobs, so please make sure you bring or buy suitable pans.


Accommodation Office

Office opening times:

Monday-Thursday: 9.30am to 4.00pm
Friday: 9.30am to 3.30pm

Phone lines are open:

Monday-Thursday: 9.00am to 4.15pm
Friday: 9.00am to 3.45pm Phone: +44 (0) 1865 534444 option 3 then option 1

AB.1.01b Abercrombie Building
Headington Campus

+44 (0) 1865 534444