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 applications 2017/18

Our Confirmation and Clearing hotline is open from 7am on Thursday 17 August.

Call us on 0333 241 6929 to find out your accommodation options.

Clearing Accommodation 

"Find your place with Plymouth University through Clearing and receive University guaranteed accommodation." 

Take a look at our private halls and houses.

We understand how important finding the right accommodation is for our students, so we’re here to help find the best option for you. University managed hall rooms are subject to availability, but we have secured a range of halls and private housing for students coming through Clearing. Our dedicated Residence Life and Student Accommodation team are able to advise you on all the choices available.

Clearing accommodation options

University managed halls of residence

Some rooms will become available in our University managed halls of residence and there is a full process of how you can apply for one of these rooms on our website

Private halls of residence

This year we have secured extra rooms for students that come through clearing in some of the city’s private halls of residence. These are all close to the campus and you would be living with other students studying in Plymouth. Find out more about our private halls.

Private accommodation

Plymouth Studentpad is our dedicated list of approved off-campus private accommodation. This is the only database approved and inspected by the University for quality and safety and so is a good alternative to halls of residence.

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

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

*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