University of Brighton Grand Parade

University of Brighton Grand Parade

Our Grand Parade campus is in central Brighton and has one hall of residence – Phoenix Brewery – within walking distance.

Phoenix Brewery is in an attractive area of Brighton less than a mile from the seafront in the residential area of Hanover, which has a large student population. All rooms in Phoenix Brewery are en-suite and grouped into self-contained flats with shared kitchen/communal areas.

Costs listed below are for 2017 entry.

The 2017 application deadlines are 15 July 2017.

Phoenix Brewery


A single room is £150 per week.
This is £5,850 per year based on a 39-week tenancy.

There is no deposit to pay. The rent covers bills and Internet access.

Key facts

  • Catered: No
  • Number of rooms: 298
  • Length of tenancy: 39 weeks
  • Rooms per flat: 6–8
  • En-suite: Yes
  • Internet access: Yes
  • Room size: 10.2m2

Applying for university accommodation

Applications for halls of residence and Unihomes open in April. The application deadline for UK, EU students and international students is 15 July 2017.

If you are eligible, we will send you an email inviting you to apply online once you have firmly accepted your academic offer.

Sometimes our invitation emails do not arrive or are captured by spam filters; please contact us before the deadline if you have not received the invitation or have any questions.

A step-by-step guide to applying for halls or Unihomes

Stage 1

Check our accommodation allocation policy for any issues that might affect you and your accommodation options.

Stage 2

Consider all of the halls of residence and other accommodation options available to you using our website.

Once you have been offered a place on a course, we will send you an offer pack with further information.

Stage 3

If you are eligible for halls of residence, you will be sent an email inviting you to apply when you have firmly accepted your academic offer. You can then log on to and follow the instructions for how to apply.

What’s included in my rent?

Your rent includes:

  • electricity, heating and water
  • an internet connection
  • the cleaning of communal areas
  • contents insurance.

If you choose a catered hall, the rent also includes breakfast and an evening meal, served Monday to Friday during term time.

Online application process

1. Log in to using your University of Brighton username and password.

2. Create your application to apply for halls or Unihomes.

3. Receive your application acknowledgement email confirming you have applied successfully and summarising your choices.

4. We will let you know if you have a place in halls during August, once your place on your course has been confirmed. You must accept your accommodation offer place within seven days.

5. To accept the place in halls, you need to sign or accept the accommodation contract online and pay your first instalment of rent within seven days of receiving the offer. If you can’t do this, please let us know or we may allocate your room to another student. You do not need to pay a deposit – your first instalment will be the equivalent of 28 days of rent (not applicable for care leavers).

6. Receive confirmation of acceptance.

7. Complete your online induction for your new home.

Your accommodation contract

When you accept your place in halls, you agree to abide by the terms and conditions of residence. Your accommodation contract or tenancy agreement is a legal contract between you and the university. If you are in breach of the agreement you will be subject to the university’s disciplinary procedures and, in the case of a serious breach, you could be asked to leave halls. You should keep a copy of your accommodation contract for the time you live in halls.

When does the contract become binding?

If you apply online, the agreement between you and the university becomes binding when you have:

  • Ticked the box on the university’s accommodation application website confirming that you have read and agree to the terms and conditions
  • Clicked the Accept button on the accommodation application website confirming that you accept the university’s offer of accommodation
  • Paid the first instalment of rent as stated in the offer

If you have signed a paper contract, the agreement between you and the university becomes binding it has been counter-signed and dated by the university.