*All of the information about our halls of residence was correct at the time of publishing but may be subject to change.
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 and university-approved private housing. Contact us during clearing and we can advise on the most suitable rooms for you.
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 seem daunting so our Residence Life Team is 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 are accredited under Parliament
of Practice, 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.
If you’re looking for value for money and a sociable atmosphere, then Gilwell Hall is ideal. It’s situated in the student quarter directly opposite the main University campus. It has a really strong community feel and it’s a great place to meet new people. With the city centre literally on your doorstep, you’ll find everything you need within a few minutes’ walk.
If you choose Robbins you’ll be located in the centre of the vibrant student quarter. This is a popular student residential area and is just a five-minute walk from the University campus, city centre and trendy cafés.
- Quiet hour Societies and Activities Fair visit 20 September 2018 11:00 - 12:00
- The World's Biggest Coffee Morning 28 September 2018 11:00 - 13:00
- Harbour Cruise Boat Trip 29 September 2018 11:00 - 12:00
- Harbour Cruise Boat Trip 29 September 2018 12:30 - 13:30
- Harbour Cruise Boat Trip 29 September 2018 14:00 - 15:00
- Harbour Cruise Boat Trip 29 September 2018 15:30 - 16:30
As part of your preparations for your postgraduate degree, you may be starting to think about where you will live and what accommodation you can afford.
Accommodation options for postgraduate studentsLearn more about what we offer
University approved off campus private accommodation
All of the student houses on Plymouth StudentPad have been inspected by a member of the Accommodation 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 the University of Plymouth, or currently studying here, we can guide you in your search for private housing.Start your search for private housing using our service
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
Residence Life: Office
Residence Life and Student Accommodation Services, Mary Newman Hall, University of Plymouth, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 8AA
Office opening hours: Monday–Thursday, 9:00–17:00, Friday 9:00–16:30.
Mrs Heather Cotton
Mrs Hayley McCarthy
Private Housing Officer
Mr Tim Blazevic
Assistant Administrator - Housing & Summer Sales
Mrs Sarah Fuqua
Residence Life & Student Accommodation Services Assistant (Operations)
Residence Life & Student Accommodation Services Assistant (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.