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Student Life

When you choose Arts University Plymouth you also get the opportunity to choose from a variety of dedicated Halls and Houses from some of the city's top accommodation providers. Rooms are designed to suit a range of tastes and budget with no deposit, no additional fees and bills included.

At Arts University Plymouth, Host are our recommended accommodation partners. They provide a variety of housing options for our students, with properties ideally located around the campus and surrounding area, so you’ll only ever have a short walk to get to university – great if you have an early start.

Whilst Host are our recommended accommodation partner, we are also happy to recommend Cross House as an alternative, approved provider.

Cross House is owned by Homes for Students and has options to suit all budgets, from Classic Ensuites to Studios of varying prices and with wifi, a games room, laundry room, an outdoor area and bicycle storage all included. Cross House is located a short 10 minute walk from campus, conveniently situated in the middle of the city centre. As of May 2023, Cross House has a limited number of en-suites still available at £139 per week, and studios available ranging from £175 - £204 per week. All rooms include wifi, access to a games room, laundry room, an outdoor area, bicycle storage and they’re only a 10 minute walk away from campus!

Saltwater Place is another student accommodation provider we can recommend, located near Plymouth Hoe and has en-suite rooms available between £128 - £130 per week and accessible studios available at £175 per week. All rooms include wifi, access to a games room, laundry room and bicycle storage as well as a communal lounge and study area, and they’re only a 15 minute walk away from campus.

We also recommend Capitol Students for a range of student accommodation at a number of locations in central Plymouth. Classic en-suite rooms with access to a shared kitchen and living space priced between £117 - £130 per week, and a range of studio options ranging between £174 - £200 per week are still available. All options include cycle storage, wifi, bills and contents insurance!

Beckley Point is another fantastically central location, just a couple of minutes walk from our main campus and with a range of studio flats, ensuite rooms, and even two bed flats available, as well as a sky lounge and common room, as well as cinema and gaming rooms.

Want to look at other accommodation options across the city? Take a look at the Accommodation for Students website, which lists a range of house shares, studio flats, and more from private landlords and agents around Plymouth.

There are plenty more options in Plymouth to suit everyone and for international students we can recommend a selection of halls and studio accommodation with a No Visa, No Pay policy.

We’ll do everything we can to help you find your perfect student accommodation - just get in touch with us on hello@aup.ac.uk to discuss your options.

Lucy Ward

Lucy Ward

Enquiries & International Recruitment Assistant

Get in touch with Lucy for any accommodation related enquiries, and pre-arrival information; including how to sign up with a GP, and settling in as a student.

You can email Lucy at lward@aup.ac.uk or send a WhatsApp message to our team with any questions you might have.

Moving into halls can be intimidating, but it’s less scary if you know what will be there waiting for you! Most accommodation providers list your essentials and what space you’ll have to put them in (for example you might have only have one cupboard per person in a shared kitchen, so don’t go and buy a large set of pots and pans).
Lucy Ward, BA (Hons) Illustration

When it comes to packing for university, it can be tricky to know exactly what you need, and difficult to get it transported to your accommodation. This is why Arts University Plymouth have teamed up with UniKitOut, the UK’s #1 provider of student Starter Kits. UniKitOut make moving into your new accommodation as easy as possible, because they deliver your Kit to your accommodation before you arrive.

With everything from bedroom to bathroom covered in their customisable kits, you can choose everything you need and it'll be ready and waiting for you when you arrive.

Arts University Plymouth students get a 10% discount at UniKitOut - don’t forget to use discount code AUP10 to get 10% off when you order.

Two male students sit in a bedroom smiling and talking. The room is filled with natural light from the large window, tattoo style art adorns the walls and period features like the fireplace and oak floorboards give a homely feel.

Most students in their first year choose to live in a Student Hall of Residence. These provide a fun and safe introduction to independent living: all halls rooms offer ensuite bathrooms, and have bright and airy communal areas, with cooking, dining and social facilities.

Rooms are fully furnished to a modern standard, and you can usually stay for up to 43 weeks of the year. You will share your flat with other Arts University Plymouth students, and to top it off you also have a 24/7 concierge at some properties, along with flat-screen televisions in the lounge and even a free play pool table.

From £116 p/w*.

Student houses are a great way to jump straight into the student lifestyle. Often a mix of first, second and third-year students, they offer a great place to call home while you study.

As an extra plus, these rooms are often bigger than in halls, but also cheaper. If you’re keen on making your student loan go further, there’s a wide range of shared houses of different styles and sizes on offer. Student Accommodation UK Search is a great place to start looking.

From £75 p/w*.

Host offer safe, affordable and comfortable student accommodation throughout Plymouth City Centre.

Host offer accommodation in two different properties, both located close to our main campus. Details for each location are featured in the list below.

*Please note all prices are correct as of March 2022 and may be subject to change.

When you arrive to move into your HOST accommodation, we'll have our AUP Student Ambassadors on hand to help you take your belongings to your room (one less thing to stress about!).

Before moving in, HOST will send emails to all residents with information about their new flat and room number. In addition, there will also be a link to join HOST's closed Facebook group so that you have the opportunity to meet your flatmates before arriving.

HOST staff are onsite 24/7, 365 days a year, which means they can help with any issues at any time. All HOST staff are also mental health first aid trained and have received LGBTQ+ awareness training.

Host also have a range of reassuring offers and guarantees in place, which include No Place No Pay - so if you don’t get your place and you no longer require your accommodation, you don’t pay a penny.

No Place, No Pay
Book a room at Frobisher House or The Old Dairy in Plymouth today, but if you don't obtain the grades you need for university and no longer require the room, you won't pay a penny.

No Visa, No Pay
Book a room at Frobisher House or The Old Dairy in Plymouth today, but if you don't get your Visa approved for studying in the UK and no longer require the room, you won't pay a penny.