For many of you, coming to Weston College will mean moving away from home for the first time. So it’s no surprise that sorting out accommodation is at the top of most student-to-be’s list of things to do.
The HE Unit at Weston College is here for all students throughout the year. We offer a friendly and helpful service sorting out the degree level student accommodation, and helping if you want to rent somewhere privately. We will also help you find a place to rent in your second and third years by giving you advice on what to look out for as well as putting you in touch with our preferred landlords.
Where will I live?
This is a good question to ask when you’re thinking about college life because everyone wants something different. We know how important it is to choose the right accommodation, so we aim to make your choice as easy as possible with the help of our website (www.weston.ac.uk) and our accommodation booklet.
We have a number of houses and flats which are only for Weston College degree level students to live in. Our HE Unit allocates the student accommodation on a first come first served basis, although if you’re coming from outside the area and you’ve chosen one of our Foundation Degrees as your first choice on UCAS, you’ll get priority over other students.
We have places to live within walking distance of the Knightstone Campus and on bus routes to the University Campus. All students have their own room and generally share kitchens and bathrooms. We do have a number of en-suite rooms as well. Rent varies from £85-£120 a week including utility bills (water, gas, electricity) and internet access. You will have to sign a 48-week contract for your accommodation.
How do I apply?
There are plenty of different places to live in Weston-super-Mare, but some places are more popular than others. If you want to get your first choice our top tip is... apply early!
Once you accept a place on a course with us, we will send you information on how to apply for student accommodation. You will need to fill in a form and send it back to us with a cheque for the deposit – this is the only way to reserve your student accommodation.
When will I find out where I’m going to live?
We usually start sorting out student accommodation during the summer, and we aim to let you know by the end of August, once we’ve confirmed your place on your course. We can only save your place if you send us a cheque for the deposit.
What if I miss the deadline?
If you hand in your application but have missed our deadline, please don’t worry. We can help you find somewhere to rent that will suit your needs. Please contact us and we will be happy to help you.
Please contact our HE Unit to discuss accessible accommodation for disabled students on 01934 411 780.
What’s student accommodation like?
Ashcombe Road is about a 10 minute walk from the town centre and the Knightstone Campus. Students share kitchens/bathrooms and there is a communal lounge and garden.
The Alex is in the centre of town above a student friendly pub – so it's great for a lively student experience! Nine students can live here, and some of the rooms have en-suite bathrooms.
Kew Road is split into flats with their own kitchen and lounge for two or three students to share. It is about a 10 minute walk from the town centre and the Knightstone Campus and has nine rooms, most of which are en-suite. There is also a regular bus to the University Campus and there is plenty of parking.
Birnbeck Halls this is our largest property with more than 20 bedrooms, some of which are en-suite. It has shared kitchens, a lounge and games room – along with a great view of Weston.
Maderia Cove is our biggest house with 15 bedrooms. It’s on the seafront so some of the rooms have sea views. It is only a few minutes walk from the Knightstone Campus and has parking. There are a small number of en-suite rooms, and most students share kitchens and bathrooms.
Warwick Court is split into flats for two or three students, each with their own bathrooms and kitchens. It is on the sea front and is just a few minutes walk from the Knightstone Campus and a few minutes by bus to the University Campus. Up to 13 students live here altogether.
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