Westwood student accommodation
Westwood is self-catered accommodation for undergraduate students and pre-sessional English students in the summer, on the west side of campus.
About this accommodation
Westwood is a self-catered accommodation complex of seven blocks of flats for 654 first year undergraduate students. Pre-sessional English students can also stay here in the summer.
Groups of 16 to 22 students share two or three kitchens and three or four showers and toilets.
There are also studio flats available which are prioritised for students with medical conditions. They have a private en-suite shower and kitchenette.
It is on the west side of our Claverton Down campus, a five-minute walk to the Library and Students' Union.
Westwood accommodation has:
- secure swipe card access to buildings
- secure bike storage
There is currently construction work for our new student accommodation, Polden, taking place close to the Mendip and Quarry blocks of Westwood. Whilst every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum, there is likely to be varying noise levels throughout the year.
Bedrooms in the Derhill, Cotswold and Wolfson blocks will be newly refurbished for September 2017.
The bedrooms in Westwood give you personal space to work and relax.
Each room has:
- wash basin
- reading light above the bed
- high-speed Wi-Fi and ethernet connection
Kitchens and dining
Each flat has a communal kitchen with:
- table and chairs
- cupboards and drawers
Accommodation for students with disabilities
There is no accessible accommodation for students with disabilities in the Westwood complex.
If you have a disability or additional needs, you can choose to live in one of the specially adapted bedrooms in our on-campus accommodation.
Included in the accommodation package
There are some items and services that come as part of the price of your accommodation.
As part of your accommodation agreement we clean:
- communal areas such as kitchens and social spaces weekly
- en-suite bathrooms every six weeks
The University postal service delivers your mail to shared, passcode-protected mailboxes. These are allocated by kitchen group and you get your mailbox passcode when you move in.
You get insurance cover for your belongings as part of your accommodation package.
Read a blog post about living in Westwood by Jemima, a first year pharmacy student.