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Living in halls

Living in halls of residence is a great way to get to know other people and can be lots of fun. You usually share a flat with both male and female students from a range of different backgrounds.

  • What is it like living in halls?
    If you live in a hall of residence at Kingston, you'll have a single room in a flat shared with other students. You'll share the kitchen with between two and nine other students. Read more.
  • Who is eligible for a place in halls?
    Applicants holding a conditional firm or unconditional firm offer will be sent an email inviting them to book a room in halls of residence online via OSIS. You must also be studying a full-time course at the University or an associate college for at least one full academic year and for the first time. Read more.
  • How much does it cost to live in halls?
    Our halls of residence are grouped into price bands with different fees, which are available to view on the room types and costs pages. The rent includes heating, lighting and hot water. Read more.
  • How do I apply for a place in halls?
    The Accommodation Team will email you about how to book a room in halls of residence if you have accepted a conditional firm or unconditional firm offer. You should then apply via our website as soon as possible. Read more.
  • I'm an international student. Will I definitely get a place in halls?
    We guarantee an offer of accommodation during the first year for all international students who apply for halls by 1 August 2017 and meet our eligibility criteria. Read more.
  • When can I move into halls?
    We will send you full details about when to move in along with your offer of a room in halls, but most students move in from the licence start date.
  • Where are the halls?
    Different halls are available depending on which campus you are studying at. Read more.
  • What will it be like living in halls?
    If you live in a hall of residence at Kingston, you'll have a single room in a flat shared with other students. You'll share the kitchen with between two and nine other students. Read more.
  • What do I need to bring with me?
    You will need the following items with you:
    • duvet (we recommend at least 13.5 tog), pillows and bed linen;
    • desk lamp;
    • coat hangers;
    • fused adaptor (not three-way plug);
    • towels and tea (kitchen) towels;
    • personal toiletries and toilet paper; and
    • crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils.
    Kitchens are fully equipped with a fridge, freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle, iron and ironing board. Please do not bring any extra furniture with you.
  • Do I need to take out insurance?

    Kingston University has arranged some contents insurance for you with Endsleigh, the number one student insurance provider. This cover does not protect laptops and phones or other items when you are outside your room. It is important for you to check this cover, so please follow the steps below to ensure you fully understand the protection provided.

    Enter your policy number HH1217 at endsleigh.co.uk/reviewcover to check your policy details (if you are in IQ Wave then please use HH1146 as your policy number). Here you will be able to:

    • check what is covered;
    • check key exclusions and limitations;
    • check your policy excess;
    • check how to make a claim; and
    • extend and personalise your cover to protect laptops, phones and other valuables.

It is important to find out exactly what you are covered for, as you may find that the contents cover is not sufficient and you need to extend it to protect all of your possessions both inside and outside of your room.

  • How do I pay my halls fees?
    You can pay your accommodation fees in full in October 2017; or by Direct Debit Instruction in line with the University's instalment plan. Read more.
  • Where can I find out more?
    You can view our list of frequently asked questions or the Welcome to Halls information. Contact the Accommodation team in the Student Life Centre for advice if you have any further queries.
  • How can I meet people in my halls?
    We know moving into your first place can be a bit scary as well as exciting! That's why we'll be holding free welcome events at each of our halls in September. It's the perfect opportunity to make some new friends as well as meet the halls management staff. (Please note that these events are for halls residents only.)

Welcome to Halls event

Each year we run a Welcome to Halls event. View our video from September 2014.

Contact us

Kingston University
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 9000

Contact us

Kingston University
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 9000

Halls checklist

If you're staying in halls of residence you'll need to bring the following:

  • Duvet, pillows and bed linen
  • Desk lamp
  • Coat hangers
  • Fused adaptor (not three-way plug)
  • Towels and tea (kitchen) towels
  • Personal toiletries and toilet paper
  • Crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils

Kitchens in halls are fully equipped with a fridge, freezer, microwave, toaster, kettle, iron and ironing board.

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