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Halls of residence

Discover our halls of residence across Cheltenham and Gloucester.

We guarantee a place in halls for all first year undergraduate, postgraduate and international students.

What are halls of residence?

Halls of residence are a type of accommodation that’s available to all students – new, returning, postgraduate and international.

There are currently around 1,900 self-catered rooms available in halls on or near our campuses – each are close to the centre of Cheltenham or Gloucester and served by the university bus service.

Halls of residence may be university-managed or managed by a partner.

Partner halls of residence are privately run and have reserved rooms for University of Gloucestershire students. They are not managed by the university. Contracts will be direct with the third-party providers and different to those for university-managed halls.

Our halls of residence are ranked in the top 20 in the UK according to the Whatuni student Choice Awards 2023.

International accommodation

We have a range of accommodation options available to international students.

Find out information on halls of residence, private housing and options for you and your family below.

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Accommodation guarantee

Our accommodation guarantee forms part of our 3 UoG promises which ensure that you get the most out of your university experience.

We guarantee our first year undergraduate, postgraduate and international students accommodation on, or near, the campus you’re studying at.

UCAS Clearing 2024

We’ll guarantee you a place in university or partner-managed halls of residence if you accept a place through UCAS Clearing and apply for accommodation by 23 August 2024.

September 2024 entry

The 2024/25 halls application process is now live.

We will guarantee you a place in university or partner managed halls of residence if you accept a place at UoG and apply for accommodation by 23 August 2024.

We’d suggest waiting 24 hours after accepting your offer before applying for accommodation to allow UCAS to update our system.

How much do halls of residence cost?

Rooms in halls of residence range in price from £150 to £240 per week (2024/25 figures) depending on which type of room, townhouse or flat you choose. Regardless of which type of room you choose, your rent will include all utility bills with no caps (heating, water and electricity), internet and basic contents insurance. Halls contracts are usually 40 weeks long, which means you only pay for the academic year. Get in touch with our accommodation team to find out more.

Looking to book our halls accommodation for your business, event, conference or commercial purposes? Find out more about venue hire.

We offer room cancelation up to 14 days before the start of your Halls contract*. So if you change your mind just let us know by emailing and we’ll cancel your room with no financial or contractual commitment.

*Please note that this only applies for university-managed Halls of Residence and not Upper Quay or Blackfriars.

Residential support

The residential support team is responsible for pastoral support to residential students living in halls. The team consists of full-time residential support advisors, and hall reps who are returning student volunteers recruited by the university to support other students in halls.

The residential support team are on hand to assist you with a variety of issues that may arise while living in halls of residence, including welfare and maintenance issues. The halls are also supported by 24/7 security, cleaning and maintenance teams who aim to make your stay as productive and enjoyable as possible.

If you’re a resident in halls and in need of help or support, get in touch with our residential support team.

Blackfriars kitchen.

What facilities do halls of residence include?

Each halls bedroom includes a bed, wardrobe, storage, chair, desk and internet access. Shared kitchens include a microwave, cooker, toaster, kettle, refrigerator and freezer, and there are laundry facilities available at each residence.

One-bed flats with their own private kitchens are also available, and some halls include additional facilities such as sports pitches, gyms, studios, quiet study areas, faith spaces, bars, refectories and cycle storage.

Next steps

If you’re interested in applying to stay in our halls of residence in Cheltenham or Gloucester, you’ll need to complete an online application once you’ve received an unconditional firm (UF) or conditional firm (CF) offer from the university.

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Useful links

Code of practice

T​he University of Gloucestershire follows the Universities UK (UUK) Code of Practice.

The code outlines best practice and provides benchmarks for the management and quality of university-managed student accommodation in the higher education sector. 

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You can find more information about the UUK Code of Practice at

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You can get in touch with the accommodation team using the options below​.​


01242 714544

Lines open Monday to Thursday: 9am – 5pm, Friday 9am – 4pm


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