Living in halls of residence

Living in UON accommodation

When you live in our halls of residence, you’ll be living in the heart of the UON’s student community. Our accommodation is the perfect environment for making new friends and developing your independence while you study.

A home away from home

All of our student rooms are fully-furnished with a bed, desk and chair, wardrobe and storage space, bookshelves or case and bin, and are ready for you to move into. You’ll need to bring bedding, pots, pans, cutlery, and any other belongings you’d like to make yourself feel at home.

You can either opt for an en-suite room, which includes your own shower, toilet and washbasin, or a standard room where you’ll share a bathroom with other students in your flat or town house. All flats and town houses feature communal kitchen (with a cooker, microwave, fridge-freezer, toaster, kettle, iron and ironing board, and storage facilities) and living spaces, except single and twin studios which have their own kitchenette areas.

Depending on your preference, you can also request a room in single or mixed sex flats or town houses (subject to availability).

No surprise costs

It’s easier to budget when you live in halls as the main utility bills for heating, lighting, water, and electricity are included in your rent. WiFi is also included, with links to the University computer network (ResNET). So all you’ll need is money for food, socialising, and a TV licence (if you’re planning to watch TV in your room).

24 hour support

We own and maintain our halls, and so providing a safe, secure and supportive environment for students is our highest priority; we operate round-the-clock security cover, and you are also supported by our fantastic Residential Life team, who provide pastoral assistance and guidance.

Our Halls Guarantee

Full-time, first year students are guaranteed a place in our halls of residence (eligibility criteria apply); for further details, including how to apply, please see our Accommodation guarantee pages.

Priority applications for halls

If you have disability-related accommodation needs, you can make a priority application to live in halls of residence. We have a selection of accessible rooms, and will make any reasonable adaptations needed to improve access and comfort.

For further information, please contact Additional Student Support and Inclusion Services Team (ASSIST) or Accommodation Services.

International students

International students are welcome to apply to live in our halls of residence – our accommodation can provide the ideal supportive and friendly environment when living and studying in a new country.

If you would prefer to live in the private sector, please see our guidance if you are an international student thinking of living off-campus, and our International pages for further guidance about studying in the UK.

UUK Code

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.

Further information

If you have any further queries, please see our How to Apply for Halls, Preparing for Halls FAQs and Accommodation Services pages.

  • We have limited parking available for students living in halls (permit applications will be prioritised for those with disabilities, course placements and/ or caring responsibilities); however, the University’s Uno subsidized bus service runs regularly between University accommodation sites, Northampton town centre, the bus and railway stations, and other parts of town, so there’s plenty of opportunity to travel and explore locally or nationally, and to visit home.

  • Each Halls of residence has a launderette;  the washing machines and tumble driers are available for use through an app or user card.

    You will be primarily responsible for keeping your room, bathroom/s and kitchen clean and tidy; cleaning equipment including vacuum cleaners, mops and buckets, etc, are provided in the kitchens.

    We provide a cleaning service for the stairwells (not in Town houses) and main corridors during term time. Our cleaning staff will not move any possessions when they clean.

    Please note that additional charges may be applied if rooms and communal areas are not kept clean.

  • Recycling facilities are available in all of our halls of residence, as well as in academic and administrative areas.

    We provide bins for:

    • food, paper, cardboard, plastics, cans and general waste
    • glass bottles
    • printer and toner cartridges
    • clothing and textiles
  • Please read our Heating and Energy guide (PDF, 338 KB) if you are living in halls of residence.

  • We arrange standard personal possessions insurance with Endsleigh Insurance – this cost is included in your rent payments. For an additional fee, you can choose to increase your level of cover with Endsleigh if you wish.

  • If you want to watch live TV or stream live TV online in your room, you must buy a television licence.  Following a change in the law, you must also buy a television licence if you download or watch any BBC programmes on iPlayer – live, catch up or on demand. If you have a television that you use to watch live TV or BBC iPlayer in your flat’s communal area then you must have a TV licence for the flat.

    Find out more about TV licences at university.

  • Smoking in public areas has been illegal since 1 July 2007 in the UK; therefore smoking is strictly forbidden in student residences.

    Smoking, or vaping (of legal substances only) is permitted outside.

  • Our Medical Centre is based at Waterside campus and is open during weekdays to all students who are registered at this practice; if you’d prefer to register with a surgery in the town centre or closer to our off-campus halls, please contact our Student Information Desk for guidance.

    Students are encouraged to register with the Medical Centre or local doctor’s surgery as soon as possible after  moving to ensure that they have access to your medical records – it can take time to register at a new practice so don’t wait until you need an appointment.

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