Choosing your undergraduate accommodation

Here at Bristol we have a wide range of accommodation and we know there are lots of factors that might affect which one of our residences is right for you. Included on this page are some of the key elements that might influence where you want to live, to help you decide which of our residences is best suited to you. 

Information for the academic year 20/21 will be available soon.

Your accommodation preferences

When you fill out the accommodation application form you will get to choose two preferred residences. We cannot guarantee to meet your preference but in our 2017 intake of students, 90% of applicants got either their first or second option. 

How to use your preferences wisely

Because some residences are oversubscribed (see the applications to spaces ratio for 2018 (PDF) and the chart below), it is important that you choose your second preference carefully. We strongly advise that you do not choose any of the residences listed below as your second preference - as these will almost certainly fill up with first preferences only. Adding one of these as a second preference is a waste of a preference as it means you will have a high chance of getting neither of your residence preferences. 

  • Badock Hall self-catered
  • Campus Houses
  • Colston Street 
  • Courtrooms
  • Goldney
  • Hawthorns
  • Hiatt Baker self-catered
  • Manor Hall
  • New Bridewell
  • Orchard Heights
  • Queens Road
  • Redland Road
  • Richmond Terrace

Other factors to consider that might influence your preferences are detailed below:

Our residence locations

Our residences are grouped into three villages. Each village has a Student Support Centre, open 24 hours a day 7 days a week offering services and support to students in our residences. 

Health and disability

If you have any health issue or disability that influences where you can live, you should also read our health and disability pages about what we can do for you.   

Non-guaranteed applicants

Information on accommodation for non-guaranteed applicants joining us as an insurance choice, an adjustment, through clearing or if you missed the guarantee deadline of June 30th.

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