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Salisbury Accommodation

The St Mary’s Halls of Residence at our Salisbury campus features 80 student rooms that are available to anyone enrolled on a course at level 2 or above. Please note: due to low interest, we will unfortunately not be able to accept under-18s for the academic year 202122. Living onsite, you’ll have access to a range of communal areas and facilities including self-catering kitchens, a lounge, computer room, games room and a local gym.

Our Accommodation Team work hard to provide a safe environment for students living onsite, as well as regular enrichment and activities to ensure there is always something going on outside of timetabled College hours.

Use the drop-down boxes below to find more information about fees, bursaries, safeguarding, catering, how to apply and much more.


Our accommodation will look a bit different in response to Covid-19. Each corridor will be a social bubble (household), and will have its own designated door. Students from different bubbles will not be able to meet up inside, but we have sufficient outdoor areas for small groups to gather. There are plenty of signs to remind everyone of this. Unfortunately, Freshers has also been affected, but the Accommodation team has been working to organise events to be held within kitchens/​corridors of individual bubbles. Freshers has not been cancelled, merely postponed!

The Common areas will remain closed until government restrictions are lifted.

If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to contact the team at:

AccommodationSA@​wiltshire.​ac.​uk or 01722 344398

Key Info

Applying for Halls of Residence and accommodation

All students who have received an offer of a place to study at Wiltshire College & University Centre, Salisbury can apply for a room in Halls of Residence accommodation. Just click the link to the application form above. For further information please contact the Residential Accommodation Manager on accommodationSA@​wiltshire.​ac.​uk or call 01722 344398

St Mary’s Halls of Residence Facilities

Rooms and kitchen facilities:

St Marys has 66 standard rooms (including designated disabled units), 11 small premium rooms and 3 premium rooms and all are single occupancies. Each room has a single bed, wardrobe, bedside chest of drawers, desk and internet access with an en-suite bathroom providing shower, toilet and wash-basin.

Each corridor of between 6 and 9 rooms share a self-contained kitchen which includes a sink, fridge/​freezer, combi oven, toaster, kettle and generous storage space. Students will need to supply their own kitchen utensils, crockery and bedding.

Communal Areas:

The HE Centre is situated in the historic part of the building and adjacent Chapel. It consists of several multi-use spaces including bar area, large lounge with widescreen TV, snug, games room and computer room. These are the focal points for a programme of student-led events and activities throughout the year.

Other Facilities:

Students can use the on-site laundry and can access a local PureGym, which is about a 10 minute walk away. If students are unable to access their normal GP they are expected to register with our local GP, Three Chequers Medical Practice (01722 336441).

Deposits and damages

All residential students in Halls are required to pay a £250.00 deposit through our Online Shop to confirm their acceptance of the accommodation offer of a place in Halls of Residence. This includes £220.00 against damages and £30.00 for keys/​fobs. Both deposits are returnable at the end of the accommodation contract if there are no attributable damage charges.

Deposits are not returnable at the application stage, a refund of the deposit will only be approved if the student fails to achieve the grades to get on their chosen course.

An inventory of the condition of the room and communal areas is agreed at the beginning of occupancy and this is inspected and agreed by the Accommodation Team at the end of the accommodation contract when the resident vacates the accommodation. If there is no damage the deposit is returned in full. The key deposit is refunded with the room deposit unless the keys have been lost or damaged, resulting in a charge of £15.00 per key/​fob.

Students are encouraged to report damages to their rooms and communal areas to a member of the Accommodation Team. The College reserves the right to levy a reasonable cost of repair or replacement of goods in circumstances where the damage is not attributable to normal wear and tear.

Accommodation fees

All students will be asked to sign a Standing Order form to pay fees on a termly basis. Payments should be made by the due date. Students who find it difficult meeting payment deadlines are encouraged to discuss such problems with the Residential Accommodation Manager.

  • Standard Room £120 pw
  • Small premium £135 pw
  • Large Premium £145 pw

*Please note, these fees are correct for the 2021 academic year and are subject to change.

The College year

Students will be charged for the ​‘College year’. This is either 39 or 40 weeks depending on your course. There is no reduction for weeks when a room is left vacant by a student for holidays, study tours, work experience or illness.

Room transfers

The Accommodation Team make every effort to offer residential students their first choice of accommodation. Room transfer are available but they do incur administration and cleaning charges, these requests will normally be considered at the discretion of the Residential Accommodation Manager.

Room occupancy

All rooms in the Halls of Residence are single occupancy and are all en-suite.

Accommodation team supervision of students in residential accommodation

The Accommodation Team provide support for residential students 24 hours/​day, 7 days/​week. This will be based either from the main campus or St Mary’s Accommodation office. In addition to providing pastoral support, the team also coordinate the maintenance of the building, manage fire procedures as well as providing first aid cover.

The Learner Voice at St Mary’s is loud and clear, via a Halls Representative on the Student Union. In conjunction with individual Hall Reps for each cluster and in partnership with the Residential Accommodation Manager, issues are resolved and the social calendar is planned at regular meetings.

All residential students are required to sign their Licence to Occupy which is the residential accommodation contract which is distributed with the formal offer of accommodation. All residential students are subject to the College’s Code of Conduct. Any breaches of the Code of Conduct or Licence to Occupy will be dealt with according to the College Disciplinary Procedure, a summary of which is available in the Student Information Booklet.

Ofsted Rating

Residential Accommodation is inspected by Ofsted who measure the quality of our residential provision against ​‘national minimum standards’ and the OfSTED 2016 inspection has awarded the College as ​‘Good’.

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