Halls of residence

Find your place with the University of Plymouth and receive University-guaranteed accommodation

We have a range of accommodation to suit all budgets including university-managed halls of residence, private halls and university-approved private housing. Contact us during clearing and we can advise on the most suitable rooms for you.

Discover your clearing accommodation options

Accommodation at the University of Plymouth

Welcome to Residence Life – here at the University of Plymouth, we want to make your move 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.

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

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.

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.
Read more about Katie's experience of halls

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…

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?

University of Plymouth 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

The Student Accommodation Code                   

We've signed up to the Student Accommodation Code. This means that we've gone that extra mile to ensure you get the best quality accommodation. The Code is managed by an external group which inspects our halls to ensure they are in tip-top condition.