Accommodation: Residence Life

At home with Plymouth University

Welcome to Residence Life - here at Plymouth University, 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 portal - apply now for 2016/17 rooms

Our accommodation portal is still open for halls of residence applications for 2016/17. There are is now limited availability for University managed halls for this current academic year. Please note that applications are now first come first served and rooms are subject to availability.

Guarantee for 2017/18 halls of residence

We understand how important it is to live and study with like-minded students in a secure and welcoming environment; therefore, we guarantee University-managed accommodation to all undergraduate applicants who choose Plymouth University as their first choice institution and apply for accommodation before 1 July 2017. Please note that the guarantee does not apply to students who still have a conditional status after 31 August 2017.”

Halls offering direct lets

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

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 Plymouth University, or currently studying here, we can guide you in your search for private accommodation.

Start your search for private accommodation using our service

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 Plymouth University students.

What’s it like living in halls?

You’re living in such a tightknit community that it is really easy to make friends with people in your halls. You meet people not only in your flat but also from the flat across from you, above and below you.
Read more about Heather's experience in Mary Newman Hall

What's it like moving from halls to house?

Plymouth University offers an approved accommodation database called Studentpad. All I had to do was register with my uni email address and I was then able to search for houses depending on rooms, location and budget. Simple.
Read more about Jack's experience in a student house

*All of the information about our halls of residence was correct at the time of publishing but may be subject to change.

Summer accommodation offer

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 8 July 2017 to 29 August 2017. Flats containing six to eight bedrooms are typically let on a shared basis, and rates include complimentary use of the on-campus gym. 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