Living in halls of residence

Our halls of residence are the perfect environment for making new friends and developing your independence.

With over 2,500 bed spaces in our halls across Waterside Campus; as well as our off-campus accommodation at Scholars Green Student Village on Boughton Green Road, St George’s Avenue 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.

You can take a virtual tour of our Waterside accommodation and view our Accommodation Guide.

Applying for halls

Applications to live in halls of residence for the 2019/20 academic year should be completed online. Applications will open in Spring 2019 and will be considered in the order that they are received.

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.

International students

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.

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. You can request a room in single-sex or mixed-sex flats.

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.

Two students in the kitchen of halls of residence. The man is cooking at the hob, while a woman stands next to him holding a mug. Both are smiling at each other.

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.


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