Student Accommodation
Living on Campus

Student life doesn't have to end with your last lecture of the day - not if you're staying in one of our purpose-built rooms at the Hadlow campus.

Our accommodation, located at the heart of the main campus in a dedicated student village, has recently been graded as outstanding by Ofsted with no recommendations for improvement. This is the fourth time that we have received such a grade.

For more information on our accommodation, call us on 01732 853674 or email us at

The Facilities

The 160 rooms are arranged in single-sex blocks and comprise single bedrooms with wash-basins and a fully equipped communal kitchen/dining area. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout all blocks.

All of our accommodation is offered on either a full-board a half-board basis. Full-board consists of breakfast, lunch and an evening meal, whilst half-board consists of breakfast and a choice of either lunch or evening meal. At weekends, breakfast is provided and students can buy lunch if they wish. All meals are served on-site in the College restaurant which promotes healthy eating, provides a variety of options for a balanced diet and caters for all dietary requirements.

On-site Pastoral Support

Students living in residential accommodation benefit from our experienced Student Support Team, available at all times day or night. They will guide and support you in personal matters and future planning. The Student Support Team work closely with the Curriculum to help you stay on track with your course and help you achieve your educational goals.

Staff are passionate about the experiences that the residential students benefit from, with all students who completed the recent Ofsted survey being unanimous in their view that they feel safe, supported and are able to discuss anything with the team. Comments such as “being resident is like coming home, we’re like a family” demonstrate this.

A wide range of enrichment and social activities are also available, helping you develop your skills and expand your circle of friends. Many of these enrichment activities are student-led, with suggestions about clubs and sports teams taken forward so that you can enjoy your time living away from home.

The Cost of Accommodation

Residential fees for 2019/20 are £140 per week for half board and £150 per week for full board. This is based on a 37 week let. Payments can be made over 8 months – September to May – with a deposit of £250 also made with the application.

Further Education students may be eligible to apply for financial assistance direct from the College through the Residential Bursary Fund (RBF). Awards from the RBF will cover the cost of 80% of the residential fees. Financial assistance is awarded according to household income and to qualify, it must be less than £30,000 (gross per annum). To apply for assistance through the RBF, students must complete a RBF application form which is automatically sent to all students once they have accepted the offer of a place from May onwards.

For further details on the Residential Bursary Fund, visit the Financial Support page.

Applying for Accommodation

As soon as you have accepted your place with us, the Admissions Team will send you all the information you need to apply - this is usually sent out around May. Confirmation of your room allocation will be sent from July.

Since the demand for accommodation is often quite high, we recommend that you return the forms to us as soon as you can. All full-time students are eligible to apply for accommodation; however, preference is given to those who live a considerable distance from the College. In addition, course hours are taken into consideration, particularly for those courses that have early morning or late practical duties. Rooms are allocated in a priority order and if over-subscribed, we may have to place some students on a waiting list. We will also direct our adult students to alternative off-site accommodation if necessary.

Please return completed forms to the residential co-ordinator at the College.