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The Quads student accommodation

The Quads is contemporary accommodation for first year undergraduates, on the east side of campus.

Key features of The Quads

Some of the benefits of living here include:

(As we adapt our service in line with the latest government guidance on COVID-19, this information is subject to change).

About this accommodation

The Quads is a complex of five buildings, each with shared flats for eight to ten people. It is home to 708 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.

It is on the east side of campus, a five-minute walk to the Library and Students' Union.

The accommodation is located next to the popular lime tree food court, which serves a varied menu all day.

To make you feel safe and at home, The Quads has a secure living environment, with swipe card access to the buildings, flats and bedrooms. There's also secure bike storage.

The nearest launderette is located between Acer and Bay blocks, so you don't have to walk far to wash your clothes.

You'll have your own en-suite shower, toilet and sink, mood lighting in your bedroom and use of a communal social space.

The Quads featured in the 2017 top 50 student accommodation halls in the UK by Times Higher Education, as well as being listed in StudentCrowd's Best UK Student Accommodation Awards 2019.

All of our University accommodation is smoke free.

Accommodation prices

How much it costs to live in The Quads from 2021 to 2022.

An en-suite room in The Quads costs £185 a week.

This is £7,855 for the full 38 week contract.

This includes £25 a week Eat and Drink credit, which buys you at least two meals a day.

Couples and families

A double bedroom costs £236 a week. This is £8,968 for the full 38 week contract.

Explore in 360 degrees

View a bedroom, accessible bedroom, kitchen and social space in The Quads in 360 degrees.


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

Students watching TV in a Quads bedroom

The bedrooms have:

  • standard 91cm x 183cm single bed with reading light
  • your own en-suite shower, toilet and sink
  • desk, chair and drawers
  • high-speed Wi-Fi and ethernet so you can always be connected
  • plenty of storage for your belongings, with a built-in wardrobe and bookshelves
  • colour changing mood lighting
  • screen with HDMI connectivity (check if you need a TV licence)

The Quads have one bedroom flats, for couples only. These have:

  • standard 140cm x 183cm double bed
  • desk, chair and drawers
  • your own en-suite shower, toilet and sink
  • your own kitchen
  • high-speed Wi-Fi and ethernet so you can always be connected
  • plenty of storage for your belongings, with a built-in wardrobe and bookshelves

Kitchens and dining

Each floor has a large communal kitchen, perfect for cooking food and socialising with your flatmates.

A shared kitchen in The Quads

The kitchen has everything you need to prepare meals, including:

  • electric hobs, two ovens and two grills
  • fridge-freezers
  • microwave oven
  • kettle
  • toaster
  • cupboards
  • large dining table and chairs
  • recycling facilities

Social spaces

The Quads have communal lounges, each shared by two flats, so you can relax and socialise with your flatmates.

Students in a social space in The Quads

Due to the latest government guidance on COVID-19, social spaces in The Quads are for a maximum of 12 people from the two adjoining flats only.

The social space has a:

  • sofa
  • bean bag
  • table
  • chairs
  • screen with television channels and HDMI connectivity

Explore The Quads

Take a virtual walk through one of the flats in The Quads.

Floor plan

A typical bedroom floor plan for The Quads. This is an example, not all bedrooms are exactly the same.

A bedroom floor plan for The Quads

Room numbers

The Quads accommodation is made up of five buildings:

  • Acer (A)
  • Bay (B)
  • Chestnut (C)
  • Damson (D)
  • Ebony (E)

Each has between 18 and 43 bedrooms on four to six floors.

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

For example, the room number QC3.05 means you are located in Quads Chestnut, third floor, room five.

Accommodation for students with disabilities

If you have a disability, there are two ground floor rooms in The Quads designed to meet your needs.

The rooms have adapted en-suite wet rooms that include a shower seat and grab rails for both the toilet and shower.

We can make further adaptations to rooms if necessary.

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

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 regularly check-in with you and your flatmates via Microsoft Teams calls. 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

‘The kitchen's pretty huge actually so that's really nice.’
Seher Singh A BSc (hons) Psychology student

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

Apply to live in The Quads


Speak to our accommodation team.