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Accommodation - About the Rooms

St Edmund's College has considerable history and character, and has undergone several phases of development. Consequently the rooms are distributed in buildings of differing ages, and they are of varying sizes and levels of facilities.

Single rooms in St Edmund's are categorised from 1 to 7. Category 1 has the lowest rent and categories 5 to 7 the highest. In general, category 1 rooms are smaller and situated in the older buildings whilst those in category 5 and 7 are generally larger, have en suite facilities and are situated in the newer buildings.

From the beginning of the Michaelmas term 2019 the College opened a brand new accommodation development, Mount Pleasant Halls, which is on the main campus.  This development consists of brand new single ensuite bedrooms and studios.

We are unable to show any of our accommodation to prospective students before they come into residence.

Map to locate College accommodation

Norfolk Building

Study bedrooms in categories from 1 to 4 :

  • 37 rooms in category 1 
  • 18 rooms in category 2 
  • 12 rooms in category 3 
  •  rooms in category 4

White Cottage

Study bedrooms in categories from 1 to 5 :

  • 2 rooms in category 1
  • 2 rooms in category 3
  • 4 rooms in category 4
  • 1 room in category 5

Benet House

Study bedrooms in categories from 1 to 4 :

  • 2 rooms in category 1
  • 3 rooms in category 3
  • 2 rooms in category 4

Richard Laws Building

49 Study bedrooms in category 4

Brian Heap Building

66 Study bedrooms in category 5 (en suite)

Mount Pleasant Halls

104 Study bedrooms in catergory 6 (en suite)

52 Studio flats; available as single or couples in catergory 7 (en suite with kitchenette)

Geoffrey Cook Building

2 four-room flats (Kitchen, lounge, dining area, shower room and 3 bedrooms; available for families/couples or three students)

3 three-room flats (Kitchen, lounge, dining area, shower room and 2 bedrooms; available for families/couples) (Council Tax band D)

College grounds and precincts

2 small studio flats (bedsit/study, kitchen and bathroom); available for couples (Council Tax band A)

6 maisonettes (two bedrooms, living room, kitchen, bathroom; suitable for couples with up to two children of pre-school age) (Council Tax band B)

The maisonettes and flats are partially furnished and equipped with some essential items. Linen, towels, cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery are not provided, although if previous residents have left items behind the college will leave for the next resident.  These items can be disposed of if not needed. The maisonettes contain a bath but not a shower.

Rents for category from 1 to 7 rooms are invoiced quarterly and are inclusive of utility bills and council tax.  

Rents for other properties are invoiced monthly and are exclusive of utility bills and council tax.


Students arriving from outside the UK may need to enter a period of self-isolation upon arrival (see for more details; note that this may change so do check regularly).

Students will be able to arrive before the start of term in October to complete their self-isolation but this will need to be arranged with your accommodation provider; students living at St Edmund’s and who wish to do this should aim to arrive between the 1st and 10th September and email to let us know.

Students will need to check that their visa allows such early arrival and students who have sessions before the start of term will need to get in touch if they need to arrive very early (before 1st September).

Information about college support for students in self-isolation will be added to the incoming students website once arrangements have been finalised.

St Edmund’s College adheres to the ANUK/Unipol Code of Standards for Larger Residential Developments for student accommodation managed and controlled by educational establishment

ANUK Certificate 2020