Help me choose

Choose the ri​ght accommodation for you

Struggling to choose which type of accommodation is right for you?

We've pulled together some key facts about halls of residence, university-approved private housing and lodgings to help you make the right decision.​​​​​​​


Halls of residence

Where? On each campus and in Cheltenham & Gloucester

What? Flats, townhouses and studios owned and managed by the university or our partners

Who? Suitable for all students: new, returning, postgraduate and international.

Utilities: Rent includes water, electricity, gas, internet and basic contents insurance.

Catering: Self-catered

Contract length: 40 weeks (variable contracts available)


  • Plenty of locations and options to choose from across all campuses, from townhouses to enhanced en-suites and studios
  • Facilities vary by location, but can include a refectory, laundry, sports pitches, gym, dance studio, faith space, table tennis, student union bar and more
  • Residential support team always on hand to support you during your time in halls and play an active role in your welfare
  • 24/7 on-site security​

Private housing

​Where? Off campus in Cheltenham & Gloucester

What? Houses rented privately through a letting agent or landlord with a tenancy agreement and approved by the university

Who? For students who want to move beyond campus and live independently, with groups or individually

Utilities: Most rents include utilities, but non-inclusive rents are also available

Catering: Self-catered

Contract length: Variable, usually 40 - 52 weeks


  • Choose a property from the university approved housing list which includes accommodation from registered landlords
  • Flexibility - choose where you want to live in Cheltenham or Gloucester, who you live with and which letting agent/landlord to rent from
  • Facilities vary depending on the house you choose, but may include a private gardens, lounges and other communal spaces
  • Learn to be independent by living in the local commu​nity


Where? Off campus in Cheltenham & Gloucester

What? A rented bedroom in a private house - living with the landlord

Who? Great for international students and those studying short courses

Utilities: Rent includes water, electricity, gas and internet (and catering depending on option chosen)

Catering: Self-catered, Half-board & B&B options.

Contract length: As agreed (no fixed-term)


  • Plenty of options across Cheltenham and Gloucester
  • Choose from a list of lodgings approved by the university
  • Good value, short-term accommodation with bills included in your rent
  • Flexible contract without a fixed term period means that you don't need to pay rent for longer than you need to
  • Choose the catering option that works best for you from self-catered, half-board or bed & breakfast


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

01242 714544
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​