Welcome to Plymouth University Residence Life

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

At Plymouth University we understand the importance of finding a friendly, safe, and comfortable place to live while you are studying with us. That is why we have worked hard to develop a residence life experience in our halls which we believe is of the highest quality and also unique in terms of the level of support, engagement and year-round, fun activities we provide for you. Living away from home for the first time can be daunting, but at Plymouth we make it our business to ensure that no-one feels alone. Our Residence Life team of Hall Co-ordinators and Resident Assistants are carefully selected to provide a network of support and friendship, with your well-being as their number one priority. When we say welcome to Plymouth University, we really mean it!

Residence life at Plymouth University is based on the idea that much of what students learn happens outside of the classroom setting. We are therefore committed to providing quality services that will enhance the holistic development of resident students in living-learning communities by incorporating staff and hall teams in collaborative learning opportunities.

Each hall has its own hall team who live amongst the students in halls. There is a Hall Co-ordinator (HC) who is generally a postgraduate student, and Resident Assistants (RAs) who are current students. The hall teams all work together in creating the student hall community. They collaborate with students to create a variety of opportunities for residents to gain a better sense of self, their community, and the world.

The aims for our residence communities are to create:

  • A community with purpose. A place to study and prepare for classes and an engaging community where meaningful relationships are formed.
  • An open and inclusive community where freedom of thought and expression are valued and citizens are respected.
  • A disciplined community where all members of the community are entitled to safety, cleanliness, quiet, and privacy.
  • A place of compassion where each resident can have a significant impact in the lives of others and within the hall.

For this reason we guarantee a place in our halls to all first year students*, so they can gain the benefit of this experience in a safe and secure friendly environment.

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.

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

Meet the Residence Life team

Our role in the Residence Life team is not just to put our 3,000 students to bed safely and securely every night, we aim to develop communities with their own distinct culture perspectives and lifestyle.

Hall Coordinators and Residents Assistants are also members of the Residence Life team.

Learn more about who we are and what we do

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