Private accommodation

University or private

We believe University accommodation offers unrivalled value for money. Private accommodation can sometimes be cheaper and can be a good option for some students.

Take a look at how they compare before choosing which is best for you:

 

University accommodation
(based on a single room in a shared flat of 4/5)

Private accommodation
(based on a single room in a shared house of 4/5)

Rent

Varies – Compare costs of residences

Varies – see Unipol website for examples

Gas, water, electricity

Inclusive

£15 per person, per week (approx)

Internet

Inclusive

£2 per person, per week (approx)

Payment methods

4 ways to pay

Limited

Insurance (basic cover)

Inclusive

£2 per person, per week (approx)

Contract length

Contract until June or September

Contract until June or September

Opportunity to move

Can move to other university accommodation if vacancies are available

Cannot usually change accommodation

Pastoral care

Wardens available and subwardens at larger residences

Usually no pastoral care - may be limited provision at large residences

Flatmates

Cannot choose flatmates

Can choose flatmates

Advance booking

Can book accommodation before arrival

Not recommended to book before arrival

Cleaning

Rubbish removed and communal areas cleaned

Usually no cleaning service provided

Accessibility of landlord

Management office on site (except in the smaller residences) and Accommodation Office on campus

Varies

Security

24-hour security patrols

Varies

Repairs and maintenance

Customer Service Promise issued to all residents, stating response times for any repairs or maintenance

Varies