As a student at the University of Northampton you can choose to live on campus in our halls of residence or off campus in private rented accommodation.
Living in halls of residence
Our halls of residence are the perfect environment for making new friends and developing 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 (St John’s Halls), we offer a variety of different room types to suit all budgets and needs.
All of our student rooms are furnished with a bed, desk, wardrobe, bookshelf, chair and bin. The main utility bills for heating, lighting, water and electricity are included within your rent to make it a little easier for you. 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 for the 2017/18 academic year should be completed online. Applications will open at the beginning of March 2017 and will be considered in the order that they are received. Please see our guide to completing the online application for further information.
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 allow for this in your budget.
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 further information please contact Additional Student Support and Inclusion Services Team (ASSIST) or Accommodation Services.
If you are a first year international student you are eligible to apply to live in our halls of residence.
Applications will be considered in the order that they are received. A bedding pack will be provided for you when you arrive, the charge for this will be deducted from your Key and Damage Deposit and will cost approximately £25.
You will live in flats with up to nine other students, usually from a mix 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 single-sex block, or a single-sex flat in mixed-sex halls.
Residential Life Team
While you are living in halls of residence you will be supported by the Residential Life Team who are there to support you throughout your time in our halls of residence and make you feel at home. You can talk to the Residential Life Team about any problems that you may 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 ground-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 so that you are prepared for the year ahead. This is also an opportunity for you to get to know the team and to ask any questions that you may have.
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 to applications from second year students onwards.
The University of Northampton is signed up to and adheres to 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.