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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.

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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.

Accommodation guarantee

September 2022 entry

Our accommodation guarantee for September 2022 entry has now closed, but accommodation is still currently available in Cheltenham and Gloucester. Apply online, or get in touch to find out more.

January and September 2023 entry

If you are joining us in January 2023 we can offer you a room in a University managed or partner halls of residence for undergraduate, postgraduate, international students who meet the below criteria:

You have firmly accepted your offer and completed the online halls of residence application process.

Details of our accommodation guarantee for September 2023/24 entry will be published in January 2023.

How much do halls of residence cost?

Rooms in halls of residence range in price from £133 to £213 per week (2022/23 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 (electric, gas and water), internet and basic contents insurance. Halls contracts are usually 40 weeks long – get in touch with our accommodation team to find out more.

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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.

Halls of residence 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.

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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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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​.​


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