As a new student, applying or searching for accommodation can seem daunting at first. However, the accommodation office is here to answer your questions, provide advice and help you find a place to live.
- Living at home
- Halls of residence
- Unihomes (university-managed houses or flats)
- Renting private accommodation
- Information and support
Accommodation: Chloe Parkinson and Michaela Whitely
Chloe and Michaela are current students who work part time for the accommodation service. In this film they talk about their experience of living in private accommodation and how the university supports students who choose this option.
If you are local, you may prefer to continue living at home. You won’t be alone if you choose this option – around a quarter of our students studying for a first degree live at home. You can still join in all the campus activities and will have plenty of chances to make new friends. Some students find commuting from home easier and more cost effective.
We have more than 2,000 places in university halls of residence in Brighton, Eastbourne and Hastings. We offer different types of hall accommodation at some of the best prices in the south-east.
Homestay means that you live in the home of a local household: this could be with a family, a couple or a single person, and can be catered or self-catered. Many students choose homestay accommodation because it provides a supportive home environment as you settle into university life.
We manage more than 300 rooms in shared houses and flats in Brighton & Hove, Eastbourne and Hastings. These properties – known as unihomes – are privately owned but managed by the university.
Many of our first-year students live in privately rented accommodation. Renting private accommodation lets you choose your location and the people you live with. If you do choose this option, we can support and advise you. We run a house-hunting service over the summer and will give you access to Studentpad, our online house-hunting system.
As well as contacting us for help, we encourage you to take advantage of all the support and services from the accommodation office, including:
- Our house hunting service – events during the summer to provide housing advice and the opportunity to meet other students interested in sharing private accommodation.
- Studentpad– our online house-hunting system to help students find good quality accommodation, includes housing advice and message boards
- Facebook accommodation group for university students wanting to find other students to share with.
To find other students looking to share accommodation or find new housemates you can also use the community boards on studentcentral.
If you have any queries contact the accommodation team.