Brighthelm houses

If you are an undergraduate or postgraduate student, you can live in one of our Brighthelm houses. Each house has five single bedrooms and two shared bathrooms.

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Rent and facilities

Guideline single room rent (2020-21) £145.90 per week
Bathroom type Shared
Sink in bedroom Yes
Social room Social/dining space in each kitchen
Launderette 0.1 miles away in Park Village
On-site security/management team 0.2 miles away in Swanborough
Number of housemates 5
Distance from Library 0.4 miles

Join the Brighthelm Facebook group to get to know your future flatmates (we'll email you an invitation to join).

Brighthelm photos

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What is included

Your rent includes:

  • utility bills (water, electricity and gas) and service charges
  • regular cleaning of common areas – you do your own washing up and clean your bedroom and bathroom
  • contents insurance (basic cover) from Endsleigh
  • maintenance, management and campus security services.

Internet access is provided in our residences as a University campus service.

Your bedroom includes:

  • a bed and mattress
  • a wardrobe and drawers
  • a desk with lamp and chair
  • bookshelves
  • blinds or curtains
  • a mirror.

Your kitchen includes a cooker, fridge freezer and kettle, and may also have a microwave. 

You need to bring bedding and bed sheets, towels, cutlery, plates, bowls, mugs, cups and other kitchen equipment, and you can order bedding packs to collect at your residence.

Our accommodation is non-smoking and we don't allow pets.

Length of stay

Undergraduate 39 weeks
Postgraduate 51 weeks

You can also read the Guide to living in University-managed accommodation [PDF 8.2MB] for more information.

How to get to Brighthelm

See Brighthelm campus accommodation map [PDF 293KB].


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