Halls of residence

Guaranteed accommodation for all first year undergraduate, postgraduate and international students!

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​What are halls of residence?

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

We currently have 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.

​View our halls of residence in ​Cheltenham and Gloucester:

Accommodation guarantee

Our accommodation guarantee offers a guaranteed place in university or partner halls of residence for undergraduate, postgraduate and international students who meet the below criteria.

You will be guaranteed accommodation in university halls or partner halls of residence for 2020 entry if you are a first year undergraduate or postgraduate student and:

UK/EU undergraduate students

  • you are holding an unconditional firm or conditional firm offer (UF or CF) at the university, and
  • you have accepted the University of Gloucestershire as your first choice and applied for accommodation by 4 July 2021.

UK/EU postgraduate students

  • you have firmly accepted your offer, and
  • completed the online halls of residence application process by 4 July 2021.

International undergraduate and postgraduate students

  • you have firmly accepted your offer, and
  • paid your tuition fee deposit, and
  • completed the online halls of residence application process by 11 August 2021.

How much do halls of residence cost?

Rooms in halls of residence range in price from £126 to £202 per week (2020/21 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, however shorter contracts are available if you require more flexibility – get in touch with our accommodation team to find out more.

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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.

View our halls in Cheltenham and Gloucester to find out more.​​

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.

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.

Find out more about applying for halls of residence

Useful links


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

01242 714544 accommod​ation@glos.ac.uk
Lines open Monday to Thursday: 9am - 5pm, Friday 9am - 4pm We'll get back to you as soon as we can​ within office hours
Chat with a member of the team online and we'll reply asap​

UUK accommodation code of practice logo

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. 

You can find more information about the UUK Code of Practice at universitiesuk.ac.uk.