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 now open - book your halls for 2016/17

Our accommodation portal is now open for halls of residence applications for 2016/17. Please note that applications are not first come first served.

*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 2016. Please note that the guarantee does not apply to students who still have a conditional status after 31 August 2016.

Please ensure that you read our FAQ sections and portal help page before applying.

Halls offering direct lets

Take a 360 tour of our halls on campus

Brand new for 2016! Explore our halls of residence on campus with a virtual tour.

Please note that the rooms shown in the video are only an example and may differ to the room you are allocated.

Take the tour

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

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.

A first year talks about moving in day and making yourself at home

Read more about Heather's experience in Mary Newman Hall

First year Heather Barter tells us why she chose to live in Mary Newman Hall, the best bits of living on campus, and having a cry on moving in day…

Katie Bradley lives in university approved halls of residence.

Living in halls - Katie Bradley

I've made so many new friends living in halls, it's the best way to meet people when you start university.

Student Katie Bradley shares her personal experience of living in halls of residence.

Read more about Katie's experience of halls

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.

Jack Warren is a second year living in a student house with four other people. We asked him about the move from halls to a house…

Read more about Jack's experience in a student house

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.

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

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