Accommodation: Residence Life

Applications are now open!

Halls of residence applications for 2018/19 are now open! Emails will be sent to all students who have put Plymouth University as their firm choice.

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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 guarantee and applications for 2018/19

We guarantee University-managed accommodation to all undergraduate applicants who choose Plymouth University as their first choice institution and apply for accommodation before 6 May 2018. Please note that the guarantee does not apply to students who still have a conditional status after 31 August 2018

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

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

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 9 July 2018 to 31 August 2018. Flats containing six to eight bedrooms are typically let on a shared basis. 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


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

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.