Living in Halls

There are a lot of benefits to living in halls in your first year. You get to meet new people, there are social events you can attend, and it is hassle free because most of your living costs are included in your hall fees. This page gives you some information about what you can expect. 

Safe and secure

Our halls of residence are a supportive and safe environment. Our hall staff are experienced in making people feel welcome and at home. All of our halls have an on-site halls team to help and advise during the day. There is support available on-site throughout the night too.

The University is situated in one of the safest student areas in the country according to research conducted by the Complete University Guide.

Internet access

All rooms in our halls of residence have internet provided via a hardwired socket. Residents will be able to use their own PCs or laptops with an Ethernet cable to access email, internet, and intranet. For some Apple products (e.g. MacBook Air) you may need to buy an adaptor.

The University also provides complimentary wifi through Eduroam on campuses and residential sites.

In Brookes-managed halls, wired internet is included in the rent cost. Some of the partnership halls may charge an additional annual sum for internet access. Details of this can be found under the 'costs' tab on each hall webpage.

Student insurance

All students who live in halls are provided with block contents insurance covering their time in halls. This is provided by Cover4Insurance and more information can be found on their website. This cover can be extended if required.

Please note this information is not applicable to Parade Green, Dorset House, Beech House, Slade Park, Sinnet Court, Canterbury House or the Windmill Road halls (Edna Rose and Champneys Court). If you are in one of these halls of residence, please contact the hall office directly with any queries

Shared facilities

All of our halls have on-site laundry facilities. They will also have shared kitchens for self-catering where you can cook and eat your own meals. You can find more information on the facilities at each hall on our hall pages.

Single sex accommodation

When you apply for your accommodation you will have the option to select whether you would prefer female-only, male-only or a mixed flat. If you ask to live in a single-sex or mixed flat, we will do our best to arrange it. Please contact us if you require any further information

Advice and support

There are a number of useful resources and teams who are here to support you while living at university. Find out more about getting advice when living in halls.

The Residences Information Portal which can be accessed by students living in Brookes Halls is designed to give students easy access to support, guidance and practical advice when living in halls.