De Montfort University accommodation
Leaving home for the first time and moving to university can be both exciting and daunting – which makes finding the right place to live even more important.
If you require accommodation for January 2015 please contact the accommodation office to arrange your booking.
T: 0116 257 7577
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.
Open days are a great opportunity to visit halls or you can take a campus tour and view a show flat in either Liberty Park or Newarke Point.
New Wharf Hall
Halls of residence facilities
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.
Codes of Standards
All of the halls of residence that we offer are signed up to national student accommodation codes.
De Montfort University is signed up to the UUK Student Accommodation Code of practice. This code is for universities and protects our students rights to safe, good quality accommodation.
It outlines everything students can expect from our accommodation as well as their responsibilities as tenants.
The privately managed halls are all signed up to the ANUK National Code which is the equivalent code for private halls.