Loughborough University Undergraduate Accommodation 2021 - FAQs

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This thread is for all 2021 applicants who have questions about our accommodation here at Loughborough, here are the most common FAQs answered in the drop downs below.

There are a lot of answers on the University Accommodation webpages too, but feel free to ask here if you can't find what you need. Don’t forget – this is just a guide. The most up to date information is on our website, but this will give you a good idea of what to expect.

The Accommodation Centre has a great list of FAQs that are worth looking at here.

Firm Offer Holders Applying for Accommodation

If you make Loughborough your firm choice and apply for accommodation before the end of July, we will guarantee you a room in University hall accommodation (you’re not guaranteed your first choice of room, though.)

If you are an international fee-paying student and you meet the criteria above, we will guarantee you accommodation in the same hall for two years of study provided you apply for your accommodation before the January deadline of the second year.

From early June you will be able to register your request for University accommodation – you'll be emailed nearer the time with information about this. You will be able to apply for your room after your place has been confirmed (which is usually after exam results are released) - the process is all explained here.

If you successfully meet the conditions of your offer on A Level Results Day, you will be find details of when you can apply for your accommodation.

Insurance/Clearing Offer Holders Applying for Accommodation

We do our best to help students who apply as an Insurance student to find accommodation. Where possible we will offer places in halls subject to availability. Clearing and Adjustment students are guaranteed a place in university halls providing they apply before August 30 2021. For more information see the accommodation page on our Clearing and Adjustment website.

What’s in the rooms

Every room has:
a bed
free WiFi and wired internet access

There are also the basics like curtains, carpets, lights, radiator and power sockets. Most halls also have launderette facilities, bike storage, common rooms with TV and vending machines. You can find more on what's provided here.

Catered or self-catered – choosing a hall type

7 of our halls are catered. Catered halls doesn’t necessarily mean that all of your meals are provided. There are some that offer 10 or 15 meals a week which cover Monday to Friday.

If you wanted meals at weekends, you’d have to go for a catered hall that offered 19 meals per week. Cooking facilities in catered halls are limited, but they do normally have a kettle, microwave, fridge and toaster.

Mealtimes are set, so if you’re not going to be around at lunchtime because of tutorials or lectures, you can order a packed lunch and collect it that morning. Take a look at our Why Go Catered page, it's quite useful whilst deciding on a hall.

Self-catered halls
9 of our halls are self-catered. Self-catered halls gives you more flexibility in terms of when you eat. It does mean that you have to do all your cooking and shopping yourself!

All self-catered halls have full cooking facilities including oven, hob, fridge, freezer, microwave, kettle and toaster.

Room Options – what they mean

There are various room options available – here’s what they all mean:

Without wash hand basin - bedroom only
Standard - bedroom with wash hand basin
Twin shared ensuite - shared bedroom with own bathroom
Shared ensuite - bedroom sharing bathroom access with one other person
En-suite - bedroom with own bathroom
Studio - bedroom with kitchenette and separate bathroom
Self contained flat - single or double, bedroom with separate kitchen and bathroom
Accessible – adapted bedroom for students with disabilities


You can cross campus in 20-30 minutes on foot and it’s much quicker on a bike so it’s not always that crucial to choose halls next to your school/department.

Near to engineering, science and the library, the only hall in this area is David Collett.

Near arts, english and drama, design, students’ union and quite a few sports facilities. Some halls in East Park are just off campus

This is in the middle of campus. One end is close to engineering, science and the library; the other end is near the main lecture halls of James France and the Edward Herbert Building (EHB).

Near to James France lecture halls and Edward Herbert Building (EHB)

A quick guide to each hall



David Collet

Elvyn Richards






Butler Court

Claudia Parsons

Falkner Eggington

Harry French


Robert Bakewell


The Holt

William Morris

Extra Fees

To secure your room, you have to pay a room bond (around £150). This is used as a security deposit.
When you accept your room, you have to pay the room bond within 8 working days.

You’ll also have to pay Hall subs when you arrive. These are anywhere between £45 and £100.

You can find out how much it is for each hall by clicking the relevant hall and clicking on the ‘occupancy and costs’ tab.

Each Hall sub is set by the hall committee and used to fund socials etc and it is compulsory.

Private Accommodation

The vast majority of 1st years stay in hall accommodation. However if it’s not something you want to do, there is help available for you to find suitable accommodation off campus.

If any other questions come up regularly, we'll add them to this thread.

Hope this answers the majority of your questions

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how does applying for accommodation work if you have an unconditional offer?
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how does applying for accommodation work if you have an unconditional offer?
Hi dill365,

You can find the answer in the FAQ section (What if I apply to Loughborough as an insurance student or through Clearing?) - https://www.lboro.ac.uk/services/acc.../faq/applying/

Best wishes

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