Life in halls

Find out about what it is like to live in halls of residence and watch our videos for more information.

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Already living in halls? See our information for current residents.

Facilities

All halls have a kitchen with a cooker, refrigerator, freezer, microwave or combination oven as well as Wifi and access to laundry facilities.

Your room will have a bed, desk and chair and wardrobe and you will have either a shared bathroom and toilet or ensuite facilities, depending on the type of room you choose.

If you apply for a studio, you will have your own bathroom and kitchenette. Students choosing standard or en suite rooms will share the kitchen with other students.

You will be responsible for keeping your room and the communal areas in your flat clean and tidy. Depending on the hall you will either have a vacuum cleaner in your flat or be able to sign one out from the on-site team.

Some of our halls have communal social areas and access to a garden area. For information on specific facilities, visit individual halls pages.

There are no parking facilities in halls, except for Loring Hall where some car parking space is available for students with mobility issues.

Who will I be living with?

Our halls are mixed gender. You can expect to live with students of different nationalities and postgraduate and undergraduate students are usually housed separately.

On application, you will be able to let us know if you would prefer to live with other students who identify as having a quieter lifestyle, or have any other requirements or sharing preferences. We will do our best to accommodate requests, but this will be subject to availability.

Residence Life

Resident Experience Coordinators (REC) are specific to halls of residence and run student-led social activities that help create a sense of community amongst residents. There are lots of ways to get involved, meet new people and enrich your time at university.

REC Linda said: "We make the arrangements for students to actually meet up and get to know each other, especially during the first few weeks of them moving in. But it's always something fun."

Social events will take place in halls and on campus throughout the year, but we expect that in the first term a number of events will be run online to maintain social distancing. Event details will be posted on the halls noticeboards and on the Facebook groups and you will be invited to join your hall’s group before moving into halls.

Join Resident Experience Coordinator Caitlin on a tour of some of the Halls

What to bring with you

Make sure you bring bedding, bowls and plates, cutlery, saucepans and general cooking utensils, as well as cleaning products as it is your responsibility to keep your room tidy.

Basic possessions insurance is already included in your  but you may need to take out any additional cover for items such as bikes and laptops. If you’re bringing a TV to university then you’ll also need to organise a TV licence.

Arriving at Goldsmiths

Accommodation codes

All of our halls of residence are signed up to one of two national student accommodation codes which protect students’ rights to safe, good quality accommodation.

Halls of residence managed by Goldsmiths are signed up to The Student Accommodation Code developed by Universities UK and GuildHE. Halls managed by private accommodation providers are signed up to the National Code of Standards for Larger Developments.