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Polden Court student accommodation

Polden Court is accommodation for first year undergraduates on the far west side of campus.

Key features of Polden Court

Some of the benefits of living here include:

About this accommodation

Polden Court is home to 126 first year undergraduates.

Living here means you'll have Eat and Drink credit to spend on food and drink in any University-run places to eat, to save you always having to cook meals.

Polden Court is on the west side of campus, a seven-minute walk to the Library and Students' Union.

On the first floor, students live in groups of five to eight. Flats in the rest of the building are for 22 to 24 students each.

To make you feel safe and at home, Polden Court has a secure living environment, with swipe card access to the buildings and flats. There's also secure bike storage nearby in Westwood.

You'll have your own en-suite bathroom, with a shower, toilet and sink.

The nearest launderette is nearby in Westwood, so you don't have to walk far to do your laundry.

All of our University accommodation is smoke free.

Accommodation Prices

Find out how much it costs to live in Polden Court and compare with our other undergraduate accommodation options.

Rooms in Polden Court cost between £180 and £198 per week. There are 92 rooms in Polden Court with 92 en-suite rooms priced at £192.

Living in Polden Court you have £50 a week Eat and Drink credit charged on top of your weekly rent, which buys you at least two meals a day. Eat and Drink credit is charged for 33 weeks of the 38 week contract.


The bedrooms in Polden Court give you everything you need to work, relax and rest.

A bedroom in Polden Court
  • En-suite shower small rooms have a standard 91cm x 183cm single bed
  • En-suite bath/shower rooms have a small 122cm x 183cm double bed
  • En-suite bath/shower large rooms have a standard 140cm x 183cm double bed

All bedrooms have:

  • your own en-suite shower, toilet and sink
  • mattress protector
  • desk, chair and drawers
  • high-speed Wi-Fi and ethernet so you can always be connected
  • plenty of storage for your belongings, including a wardrobe and bookshelves
  • a kettle and mini fridge

Images show typical Polden Court rooms for illustrative purposes; individual accommodation may vary.

Kitchens and dining

Each floor has a communal kitchenette, perfect cooking and for socialising with your flatmates.

A shared kitchenette in Polden Court

The kitchenette has everything you need to prepare and eat meals, including:

  • breakfast bar and stools
  • electric hob
  • oven
  • microwave
  • kettle
  • toaster
  • cupboard storage space
  • recycling facilities

Images show typical Polden Court rooms for illustrative purposes; individual accommodation may vary.

Social space

Polden Court has a large communal lounge on the ground floor, so you can relax and socialise with your housemates.

The lounge has:

  • sofa
  • bean bags
  • table
  • chairs
  • games console

Floor plan

A typical bedroom floor plan for Polden Court. This is an example, as bedrooms in Polden Court vary significantly.

A bedroom floor plan for Polden Court

Room numbers

Polden Court is one building with 126 bedrooms on three floors.

Your room details contain your building, floor and room number.

For example, the room number P1.01 means you are located in Polden Court, first floor, room 1.

Accommodation for students with disabilities

There are four accessible bedrooms for students with disabilities in Polden Court.

All rooms are located on the ground floor and have en-suite shower rooms with grab rails. Some have baths and pull cords.

For more information about the accessibility of these rooms please contact the Student Living Team at or on +44 1225 383111.

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

The variety of benefits included in the price of your accommodation.

You are responsible for keeping your rooms clean and tidy.

Hall Representatives

At the start of the academic year you can elect a Hall Representative.

The Students’ Union supports Hall Representatives to organise social and community-building events.

Hall Representatives collect student feedback about living in the accommodation. They discuss this with the University and the Students’ Union to make sure your voices are heard.

Student Living Ambassadors

Settling into your new home at University, building relationships, cooking meals and cleaning with your housemates can be daunting, but your Student Living Ambassadors are here to help.

The Student Living Ambassadors are friendly faces to help out with any queries or concerns you may have, as well as running social activities and making sure you're aware of the latest events and updates.

They will regularly check-in with you and your flatmates via Microsoft Teams calls. However, if you need help or advice with life in halls, you can schedule a one-to-one call with a Student Living Ambassador at any time by contacting

Find out if you're eligible to apply for this accommodation

Apply to live in Polden Court


Speak to our accommodation team.