Halls of residence
De Montfort University (DMU) has around 2,100 rooms in eight halls of residence. All of the halls are either on or within walking distance 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 for student accommodation. The code aims to ensure excellent standards are maintained at halls of residence.
New Wharf Hall
The halls are mixed gender but most flats are same gender. There are a limited number of mixed gender flats available. All of the halls are self-catered and have the following facilities and services:
Shared kitchen facilities – including a fridge/freezer and cooker as minimum, although the majority will also include a microwave, kettle, toaster, iron/ironing board and a vacuum.
Shared laundry facilities - coin or token operated machines (you will need to provide your own washing products)
Furnished bedrooms - bed, wardrobe and desk.
Internet access in rooms (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 available
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)
All accommodation is strictly non-smoking.
Choosing your accommodation
There is a wide range of accommodation available to DMU students, so there should be an option that suits the majority of requirements.
One of the most important things for students to consider is the cost. Ensure you look at the total contract price as well as the weekly rate. You should also consider the upfront costs and when the rent is due, in some cases the this is 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.