University of Hull Dorms
University of Hull Dorms
Accommodation at Hull
We offer lots of different options in our portfolio of properties. The great news for first years is that you’re guaranteed a place in accommodation that’s owned, managed or directed by the University. Whether you fancy halls of residence and the potential a build a wide new social circle, or living in a house with a small group (usually five), you’ll always have your own room.
If you think that halls accommodation is for you, it may sway your decision to know that all fees include utility bills – and you get a free bus pass. Most rooms in halls are fully or partially catered, which can be a great advantage when you’re new to living away from home.
Student housing and private-sector accommodation offer a little more freedom. You’ll still be close to campus and surrounded by student-neighbours, but you’ll have your own ‘student family’.
Halls of residence
Think of The Lawns as an exclusive student village. Set in parkland less than four miles from campus, seven catered halls provide accommodation for 1,000 students. And we recently delivered a £2.5 million redevelopment for the ultimate student experience. For work, there’s a first-class lecture theatre (which doubles as a cinema), fantastic study rooms and faster WiFi. For socialising, there’s a rooftop café bar, including a brand new dining area. And for leisure, there’s a state-of-the-art gym and multi-purpose sports and fitness studio.
In addition to The Lawns, we have two other halls of residence. Thwaite Hall is a striking 18th century country house set in 24 acres of beautiful grounds by the University’s Botanical Gardens. This fully catered residence provides breakfast and an evening meal from Monday to Friday and brunch and an evening meal at weekends.
Taylor Court is set on campus, with all the University’s facilities and the students’ union on the doorstep. 12 ‘houses’ each contain three self-catering flats, with eight en-suite study rooms per flat.
New apartments on campus
It’s an exciting time to study at the University of Hull. From 2016, more students than ever will be able to live at the heart of the campus, following the construction of a £30 million apartment complex.
These new halls will be architecturally stunning, with state-of-the-art technology, seamless connection to the rest of the campus and unlimited WiFi connection.
There will be a mixture of four- and eight-bedroom flats, with some studio apartments and wheelchair-accessible units. With a total of 560 rooms, the development will almost triple our current number of on-campus options.
The University manages a number of privately owned properties, which it leases to students. This is a good option if you want to live as part of a small social circle, sharing a living room and kitchen, with the peace of mind of being able to raise any issues with the University – including an out of hours emergency response service. Most of these self-catering properties are situated within a mile of the campus, and have the added advantage of requiring just one TV licence.
The University owns 189 two-storey terraced student houses, which are located in the streets immediately adjacent to the campus. This puts you into the community amongst family homes, although most of your neighbours will be students. You’ll be living in mixed groups of five (although some houses are designated all-male or all-female), with ample opportunities to get to know your housemates through self-catering in the communal kitchen and living area.
This could be the ideal choice if you’re looking for greater independence. Privately owned or managed, these houses, flats or halls of residences are all self-catered and situated in popular ‘student suburbs’.
Some are rented out by landlords or by housing companies such as StuRents, which has hundreds of properties to suit all needs and budgets. Others are found through HullSTARS, a body which operates part of Hull University Union’s membership services. Prices are set by landlords or private housing companies, and may be negotiable.
One of the great things about living in Hull is how far your money goes – compared to many other cities. Even the luxurious period accommodation and beautiful grounds offered by Thwaite Hall are available at affordable prices, with an extra large single at just under £150 per week.
State-of-the-art living at The Lawns ranges from a weekly price of £88.69 for a small single to £130.27 for a single en-suite. If you choose the convenience of campus living, in one of Taylor Court flats, you’ll pay £108.08 per week. All halls of residence are catered.
Privately-owned, university-managed accommodation for sharers ranges from just £64 to £90.43. If you choose to live in the community close to the University, in one of our terraced houses, costs range from £69.16 for a small single up to £82.18 for an extra large single with a basin.