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Life in halls

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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.

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?

You can expect to live with students of different nationalities and from different degrees, but we’ll try and house you with people of a similar age – postgraduates and undergraduates are usually housed separately.

Students share their experience of living in halls

What to bring with you

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

Basic possessions insurance is already included in your accommodation fees 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.

Security and wellbeing

Your safety and wellbeing is very important to us, and we have a range of trained staff who are here to support you. Security staff are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide a safe and secure living environment.

We also have a sector-leading residence life team who offer pastoral support and facilitate regular student-led social activities that help create a sense of community among residents. There are lots of ways to get involved, meet new people, and enrich your time at university. 

Arriving at Goldsmiths
Find out more about our campus support officers.

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 ANUK/Unipol National Code of Standards for Larger Developments.

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