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Ensuite bedroom at Riseholme College

Student Accommodation at Riseholme College

Make Riseholme College your home.

By choosing to live on campus, you will make friends for life and enjoy an experience that you will never forget.

Our halls of residence has 39 modern ensuite rooms and a social area. You will have access too:

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Free gym membership
  • Laundry facilities, which you can pay for with an app
  • Shared kitchen

Don’t worry if you aren’t a good chef, all our rooms are half board, so you get £1,000 food card to spend in our food outlets.

We have 24/7 security on campus and you’ll be supported by our friendly team of wardens, who are available throughout the night, to make sure you feel happy and safe.

"Living at the Riseholme campus is fun. You gain a lot of independence because you’re living away from home, but you’ve still got the support there from the wardens."

Euan Shaw

Rated outstanding by Ofsted for care standards

In our last Ofsted inspection in February 2023, the care and support given to our students was rated as ‘outstanding’.

Inspectors found students living on campus at college “are happy, dedicated to their courses, make excellent progress and are full of praise for the college and its staff”.

The visit found that:

  • Our students enjoy staying in the residential accommodation 
  • They have excellent relationships with the wardens
  • The college provides highly effective services that consistently exceed the standards of good
  • The actions of the college contribute to significantly improved outcomes and positive experiences for young people
  • Young people get the individualised help they need from the outset of their college life
  • The safety of students is prioritised by all staff, who work as a strong team to keep the young people safe

How much does it cost to live on campus?

For the 2024/25 academic year, rooms will cost £6,762. These prices include £1,000 food card.

To complete your application, you will need to pay a reservation fee of £250. This £250 is converted to a damage deposit and is held until the end of the academic year.

Portable Appliance Testing

To make sure that everyone living on campus is safe, we organise Portable Appliance Testing, which takes place during the first term. This costs £2.50 per item, which will be deducted from your room deposit at the end of the year.

Is there financial support to help with the cost of student accommodation?

You may be able to access our Residential Bursary, which is designed for college-level students studying our specialist land-based courses who can't reasonably travel on a daily basis.

You apply directly to the college for this and we allocate bursaries following a financial assessment process. To qualify, your household income must be below £36,000.

How do I need to pay?

Fees are payable in three termly instalments - 40% of the charge at the beginning of terms one and two and the final 20% at the beginning of term three.

If you do not qualify for a Residential Bursary, please contact us as we may be able to offer alternative payment options.

How do I apply?

Have you decided you'd like to live on campus? Once you have accepted a place with us you'll be able to apply for your room online.

Applying does not guarantee you a room. We will discuss your suitability for accommodation before confirming a place. Should you be unsuitable, we will refund your deposit.

Frequently asked questions

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