Family and couples accommodation
A family is defined as: adult(s) with child/children under the age of 16; unfortunately this accommodation is not available for friends wishing to share. The flats have one, two or three bedrooms and the number of occupants per flat is restricted. Please contact the Accommodation Office if further details are required.
We have limited family and couples accommodation in our self catered residences, so we cannot guarantee places.
This type of residence is mainly in our postgraduate accommodation. Some residences are self contained units; others are rooms with shared facilities.
Applications for 2020/21 accommodation open on 6 April 2020. For further information on how to apply please visit our designated webpage.
Please note that only one application per couple or family is required.
Accommodation options include:
|Residence Letting||Room type|
|Birks Grange Village||Double studio|
|Clydesdale Court||One, two, and three bedroom flats (suitable for families)|
|King Edward Court||Double flat|
Applications for couple accommodation are processed from late April onwards whilst family accommodation applications are processed after 30 June each year. Applications are prioritised depending on each applicant’s circumstances, using the criteria below as a guide.
- Students requiring accommodation on medical grounds.
- New international students.
- New home students.
- Returning students (allocated by date of application, if there are vacancies).
Unsuccessful applicants will be kept on a waiting list and offered accommodation should a vacancy arise at a later date.
The contract for these flats starts on Sunday 13 September 2020 and if you should arrive before this date, you will need to find alternative accommodation until the contract starts.
If your application for families and couples accommodation is unsuccessful, we recommend that you look for accommodation within the private sector.
The University recognises that some students may have particular accommodation requirements – for example, relating to a disability or health issue – which may best be met through living in a University residence. If you require a room in University accommodation for a welfare reason, this will not be automatically allocated to you, even if you are currently in residence.
You will need to apply for accommodation by 30 June 2020, and your application should be supported by the relevant Student Support service. Please contact us for more details or if you require assistance in making your application.