Halls of residence
DMU has eight halls of residence – with around 2,100 rooms – all of which are either on or within five minutes’ walk of the campus.
Three are managed by DMU (Bede Hall, New Wharf and Waterway Gardens), the rest are managed by private providers with the university allocating rooms on their behalf.
DMU has signed up to the Universities UK Code which aims to ensure excellent standards are maintained at halls of residence.
New Wharf Hall
All halls are mixed gender but most flats are same gender though there are a limited number of mixed gender flats available. Halls are self-catered and have the following facilities and services:
- Shared kitchen facilities – including a fridge/freezer and cooker as minimum, although most will also include a microwave, kettle, toaster, iron/ironing board and a vacuum cleaner.
- Shared laundry facilities – coin or token-operated machines (you will need to provide your own washing products)
- Furnished bedrooms – comprising bed, wardrobe and desk.
- Internet access (additional charges may apply)
- On-site hall manager and visiting Residence Coordinators
- Secure postal points
- Security staff either on site or on call 24/7, CCTV and/or electronic door entry systems.
- Bike parking/storage (there is only very limited car parking available)
Some halls also offer one or more of the following:
- En-suite bathrooms (all with showers, no baths)
- Deluxe/Premium/Double bedrooms: pay more for a larger room with more storage and/or a double bed (single occupancy only)
- Self Contained Studio apartments
- Contents insurance
- Common rooms
- TV points in bedrooms and communal areas - a portable TV aerial is required for rooms without a TV point (a TV licence is required for each room using a TV)
N.B. All accommodation is strictly non-smoking.
Choosing your accommodation
With such a wide range of accommodation available one of the most important things to consider is the cost. Look at the total contract price as well as the weekly rate and consider any upfront costs and when the rent is due as this can be before arrival and payment of your student loan.
Private halls will also require a guarantor and there may be additional costs, such as internet access or contents insurance.
"Different halls of residence offer different sevices and staff. Please read in detail and make sure what your rent includes and note the contract period... then make the best decision for you."
X. Ying - Accounting and Finance
"You get to know so many people... and learn living on your own"
P. Amrutlal - Business and Management