*All of the information about our halls of residence was correct at the time of publishing but may be subject to change.
Applications are still open
Halls of residence applications for 2018/19 are still open. Emails will be sent to all students who have put University of Plymouth as their firm choice.Apply now
At home with University of Plymouth
Welcome to Residence Life – here at University of Plymouth, we want to make your transition to University life as easy and enjoyable as possible.
Moving away from home can be a daunting experience and our Residence Life Team are here to help you every step of the way. We want you to enjoy living and studying in Plymouth, build life-long friendships and feel fully supported during your time with us.
We offer a great variety of halls of residence to choose from, all of which offer a safe and friendly environment, are close to our main campus, near city centre amenities and situated in one of the South West's most vibrant coastal locations.
Living in halls is an exciting, life-changing experience and we are looking forward to welcoming you to your new home.
Accommodation guarantee for 2018/19 - closed
Our accommodation guarantee has now closed. You can still make an application through our accommodation portal throughout the summer and we will notify you when spaces become available.
We guarantee University-managed accommodation to all undergraduate applicants who choose the University of Plymouth as their first choice institution and apply for accommodation before 6 May 2018. Please note that the guarantee does not apply to students who still have a conditional status after 31 August 2018
View a map of our accommodation.Download the pdf
Residence Life social media
Join Residence Life on social media for events, news and competitions on our Facebook and Twitter pages. You can also join your official hall Facebook groups to meet the community and keep up to date with news and events.Join Residence Life on social media
As part of your preparations for your postgraduate degree, you may be starting to think about where you will live and what accommodation you can afford.
Accommodation options for postgraduate studentsLearn more about what we offer
Student summer accommodation
If you are a current student who would like to stay in halls of residence during the summer break, please complete our online form.
The accommodation will be an en-suite room that is situated in one of our campus halls of residence.
The rooms are available from 30/06/2018 - 31/08/2018
The University’s summer accommodation offer, which gives groups and individual visitors the chance to stay in student halls over the summer, is running from 9 July 2018 to 31 August 2018. Flats containing six to eight bedrooms are typically let on a shared basis. Further information can be viewed at:
Please note this offer does not apply to current students who, if they are looking for summer accommodation, should contact Residence Life at firstname.lastname@example.org.
University approved off campus private accommodation
All of the student share properties on Plymouth StudentPad have been inspected by a member of the Residence Life team, to ensure that they are suitable for our students. This is the only way to find University approved properties.
If you are a prospective student of University of Plymouth, or currently studying here, we can guide you in your search for private accommodation.Start your search for private accommodation using our service
Accommodation information for specific applicant groups
If you’re an international, postgraduate or exchange student, a student with disabilities/medical conditions, or a student with any other specific accommodation requirements, we’re here to help.
If you have specific accommodation requirements, we’re here to help.Read our information for different applicant groups
Residence Life: Office
Residence Life and Student Accommodation Services, Mary Newman Hall, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA
Office opening hours : Monday–Thursday, 9:00am–5:00pm, Friday 9:00am–4:30pm
Mrs Heather Cotton
Mr Matthew Thomson
Residence Life Team Leader
Mrs Hayley McCarthy
Private Housing Officer
Mr Alex MacDonald
Mr Tim Blazevic
Assistant Administrator - Housing & Summer Sales
Mrs Sarah Fuqua
Residence Life & Student Accommodation Services Assistant (Operations)
Residence Life & Student Accommodation Services Assistant (Social Media)
The Student Accommodation Code
We've signed up to the Student Accommodation Code which means that we've gone that extra mile to make sure that you get the best quality accommodation while you are with us. The Code is managed by an external group which inspects our halls to ensure that they are in tip-top condition.
The University's database of student private housing, where you can look for your new home for the next academic year is now open to current University of Plymouth students.