Halls of residence
De Montfort University (DMU) has almost 2,500 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) and the majority of university sourced accommodations 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
Flats are generally allocated on a same sex basis, although overall the residences will be mixed gender. All of the halls are self-catered, giving you the freedom to come and go as you please, and all 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)
Internet access in rooms (additional charges usually apply)
On-site hall manager and visiting residence coordinators to help with any accommodation queries
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 bedrooms options: pay more for a larger room with more storage and/or a double bed (single occupancy only)
Studio apartments available – with their own kitchen
Cooking utensils, cutlery and crockery (although its more usual to provide your own)
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 rooms are fully furnished, but you will need to bring your own duvet, pillows, bedding and towels, along with anything else you may need eg a television or computer.
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. We understand that choosing the right place to live is an important decision so here is some information that should help you make up your mind.
One of the most important things for students to consider is the cost. The accommodation available has a range of weekly rental fees, but it is also important for you to bear in mind the contract length – as this will impact the total contract fee, any additional charges such as damage deposits and energy contributions and also what extras the rent includes for example, internet and contents insurance.
It is also essential you consider the guarantor requirements and when the rent installments will be due. If you decide to live in university sourced accommodation you commit to a legally binding contract and may be required to pay the first installment prior to your arrival which also means you will need to pay it before you receive your student loan.
For advice and guidance about student finance please contact the Money and Welfare Team