Living on Campus
You may well be leaving home for the first time, so choosing somewhere to live is very important. Living on-campus in one of Richmond University’s halls of residence means you get to experience many benefits as you begin your studies with us, including:
- Walking distance of lectures and easy access to the facilities and support services
- Fully catered, with meal plans
- Increased security and safety – our Richmond campus is covered by CCTV and accessible security personnel 24/7. The majority of our residences are secured with photo ID swipe card access
- Free access to Wi-Fi, gas, electricity and water
- Free laundry services, or facilities
- All the essential furnishings supplied in your room
- Accommodation which conforms to the Student Accommodation Code, as administered by Universities UK
Accommodation from September 2022
From September next year, accommodation facilities will change to an exciting range of options with external private providers. Take a look at these options on our Accommodation webpage.
Accommodation comprises of single occupancy rooms at our Richmond campus and in accommodation close to the campus. Richmond is a quiet residential area and accommodation here is mainly for first and second year students.
Your housing application form will go to our accommodation team who will email you to confirm your room allocation. Once you have received the email from our accommodation team with your room allocation, you will need to pay the £350 ($500) housing deposit within 14 days to secure your allocation. If the deposit payment is not received within this timeframe, the room will be re-allocated to another interested student. Once you have paid your deposit, you have 14 days in which to cancel the housing contract and receive a refund of your deposit. If you cancel the housing contract after the 14 days, the deposit is non-refundable.
As part of our ongoing commitment to improving student experience, we are in the process of reviewing our campus facilities and, in the future, the University may move to a new, exciting location in London. Further details will be announced as soon as they are available.
Situated in a quiet residential area, and never more than 50 paces from a lecture theatre, the main building is the oldest on the Richmond campus. It’s a real hub of activity for the university, offering a lot of convenience. With something always happening, there’s a relaxing yet vibrant ‘buzz’ about its atmosphere. This is the place to be if you like to mingle with academics and all of the students from across the campus.
Upper / Lower cottage
Sitting snugly to the left as you come in the main entrance to the campus, Lower Cottage is a mere 1 minute walk from the main building. One of our smaller satellite buildings, it’s a cosy residence split over two storeys. It feels like a cottage, and even benefits from its own outside seating area – perfect for studying and socialising in the summer months. There’s even a traditional English pub ‘The Lass o’ Richmond Hill’, just over the road.
Located on the grounds of the main campus at Richmond Hill, a stone’s throw away from the main building, this three-storey house comes with ‘dabs of character’. Ideal if you prefer not to live in the main building but would like the convenience of being very close to the lecture theatres and everything else the campus offers.
Nestled just on the other side of the Richmond campus grounds, Longley House is just a minute’s walk from the main building. While this is one of our smallest satellite buildings it shares its space with an art studio; this is quite the creative building, with quiet, artistic contemplation always going on, making it a great place for reflective study.