New students at the University of Northampton can choose to live on-campus in halls of residence or off-campus in private rented accommodation.
Living in halls of residence
A popular choice for first year and international students, the University of Northampton’s halls of residence are the perfect environment to make new friends and develop your independence, as well as being conveniently located for access to our library and the campus bar – perfect for study and socialising! With over 2,100 bed spaces in our halls across Park campus, Avenue campus and Northampton town centre, we offer a selection of different room types to suit all budgets.
All our student rooms are furnished with a bed, desk, wardrobe, bookshelf, chair and bin and the main utility bills for heating, lighting, water and electricity are included in your rent. Your room will have network and WiFi access, providing links to the University computer network.
Applying for halls
Applications to live in halls of residence at the University of Northampton for the 2016/17 academic year should be completed online. Applications will open at the beginning of March 2016 and will be considered in the order that they are received. You can find advice and guidance on the application process in our guide to completing the online application.
A Key and Damage Deposit of £300 will be payable on acceptance of the room offer, this is likely to be in March or April, so please plan ahead.
Priority applications for halls
If you have disability-related accommodation needs, you can make a priority application to live in halls of residence. We will look at any reasonable adaptations that need to be made to improve access in our halls of residence.
For more information please contact Additional Student Support and Inclusion Services Team (ASSIST) or Accommodation Services.
All first year international students are eligible to apply to live in halls of residence at the University of Northampton. Applications will be considered in the order that they are received. A bedding pack will be provided as standard, the charge for this will be deducted from your Key and Damage Deposit, this will cost approximately £25.
You will live in flats with up to nine other students, usually from a mixture of other countries. You will have your own room – some twin rooms are available, but you will share kitchen facilities and bathrooms. You can request a room in a female only block, or a female only flat in mixed-sex halls.
Residential Life Team
Whilst you are living in halls of residence you will be supported by the Residential Life Team. The team are here to offer support and welfare advice and they have extensive knowledge of the support services available at the University. You can talk to them about any problem or issues you have in confidence, from homesickness to noisy neighbours.
In your first week the Residential Life Team can help you to fill out a Community Living Agreement. This allows you and your flatmates to set rules about the way you all live together. For example having friends to visit, noise levels, cleaning the kitchen or how often everyone does the washing up! You will be asked to sign the agreement at the start of the academic year and follow those rules you sign up to.
The residential life team will also conduct hall welcome talks where they will sit down with you and give you useful advice and guidance so that you are prepared for the exciting year ahead. This is also an opportunity for you to meet the team and to ask any questions you may have. If you have any questions when you first arrive at your halls during welcome weekend they will also be on hand to help. They’ll be wearing bright red hooded tops so you can’t miss them and they are there to make you feel at home.
After welcome weekend they are then available throughout the year to help with any issues you might have. They’re available 8:30am – 6am Monday to Friday and 5pm – 6am at weekends. Their offices are in the halls of residences so they are never far away.
The team also employs student Residential Life Assistants to work alongside them offering peer support and guidance to residents living in halls. This role is open for application from 2nd year students onwards.
If you are having any problems whilst in halls please do not hesitate to contact the team and they will do their very best to help.
The University of Northampton is signed up to and adheres by the UUK code for student accommodation. This protects students’ rights to safe, good quality accommodation, wherever they are studying, and makes sure they get the best out of their time living in university or college residences. It outlines everything students can expect from their accommodation as well as their responsibilities as tenants.
For further information on the code please visit the Universities UK Accommodation Code of Practice page.