Birnbeck halls is our largest property for those who want the real ‘student halls’ experience, with 27 bedrooms, some of which are en-suite. It has shared kitchens, a lounge and games room – along with a great view of Weston.
Madeira Cove is on the seafront so some of the rooms have sea views. It is only a few minuntes’ walk from the Knightstone Campus and has parking. There are 15 rooms, a small number of which are en-suite, so most students share kitchens and bathrooms.
Walliscote Road is a recently refurbished 14 bedroom house close to the seafront, within walking distance of the Knightstone Campus and on the main bus route to University Campus. It has shared kitchens, two living rooms and a variety of bedrooms, some of which are ensuite.
Warwick Court is our quiet halls, ideal for students who would prefer a relaxed place to live where they can study without interruption. It is split into flats for two or three students, each with their own bathrooms and kitchens. It is on the sea front and is just a few minutes’ walk from the Knightstone Campus or on a bus route to University Campus. Up to 13 students live here. Students with particular disabilities and those who would prefer a quiet environment will be prioritised to live in this property. As a result there is likely to be a mix of first, second and third year students.
For many of you, coming to UCW will mean moving away from home for the first time. So, it’s no surprise that one of the first things you want to do is sort out your accommodation.
The Higher Education Academic Registry Team (HEART) at UCW provides a friendly and helpful service throughout the year for all students. We are here to advise on and allocate the degree-level student accommodation and are able to help those students who may wish to find their own privately rented accommodation.
We also help second and third year students find rented accommodation and are able to give information and advice on what to look out for as well as putting you in touch with our preferred landlords.
Where will I live?
This is a good question to ask when you’re thinking about university life because everyone wants something different. We know how important it is to choose the right accommodation for you, so we aim to make your choice as easy as possible with the help of our website and our accommodation booklet.
We have a number of houses and flats which are designated for UCW degree students to live in. We allocate the student accommodation on a first-come-first-served basis, although if you’re coming from outside the area and you’ve chosen one of our Foundation Degrees as your first choice on UCAS, you’ll get priority over other students.
We have places to live within walking distance of the Knightstone Campus and on bus routes to the University Campus. All students have their own room and generally share kitchens and bathrooms. We do have a number of en-suite rooms as well. Rent starts from £106 a week (2015-16 prices), including utility bills (water, gas, electricity) and internet access. You will have to sign a 48-week contract for your accommodation.
How do I apply?
There are plenty of places to live in Weston-super-Mare, but some are more popular than others. If you want to get your first choice, our top tip is to research properties in advance and be ready to apply when the process opens!
The process to apply for our student accommodation is:
- Once you have accepted your place on a course with us, we will send you information on how to apply for student accommodation. This will go out to all students at the same time, normally by the end of June.
- Fill in the booking form indicating your preferences and any specific requirements you may have.
- Return the form to us as soon as possible along with a cheque for the deposit of £300.
- We will start allocating student accommodation during the summer, and aim to let you know by the end of August where you will be staying, once we’ve confirmed your place on your course.
What if I miss the deadline?
If you hand in your application but have missed our deadline, please don’t worry. We can help you find somewhere to rent that will suit your needs. Please contact us and we will be happy to help you.
Please contact us to discuss accessible accommodation for disabled students on 01934 411 403.