Accommodation information for blended students

Distance and blended learning courses are flexible to fit around you and your life, so we do not offer our own student accommodation.

For our distance learning courses, your degree is 100% online so you can study wherever, whenever you like. This means that you can learn in the comfort of your own home, in the park, on the beach, or wherever you fancy. This can be in the UK or from outside the UK, just like thousands of our students from over 150 countries already do.

If you are considering one of our Blended Learning courses, you will get all the structure and routine of a full time campus-based course, without the full time commitment. Being a student at one of our study centres means you will need to attend sessions in person up to two or three days a week for our undergraduate courses, or one evening every fortnight for our masters programmes.

Some blended students commute, some live nearby and because many of them work at the same time as studying, they have the flexibility of living where it is most convenient for them.

Please note: as you will need to find your accommodation independently, we do not offer any funding for accommodation and are not responsible for any accommodation queries, recommendations or complaints.

Choose your location

Birmingham

Our Birmingham study centre is located in Centre City Tower – it is right in the hub of the city and close to all the city has to offer. There are great transport links for those who wish to commute:

Trains: The Birmingham campus is only a 2 minute walk from Birmingham New Street station, a 7 minute walk from Birmingham Moor Street and a 12 minute walk from Snow Hill.

Bus: There are many available bus links to commute to the study centre, with stops right outside the building. Bus numbers and routes can be found on the National Express West Midlands website:

http://nxbus.co.uk/west-midlands/information/buses-to-from/buses-to-new-street-grand-central

You can find several options for student accommodation through sites such as Accommodation for Students, Rightmove and CRM Students: http://www.accommodationforstudents.com/birmingham.asp

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/student-accommodation/Birmingham.html

http://www.crm-students.com/crm-accommodation/birmingham/

Manchester

Our Manchester study centre is located in Linley House on Dickinson Street. Located near St Peters Square and Piccadilly Gardens, you will be connected to the heart of a busy city and thriving student population through a variety of available transport links.

The study centre has several Metrolink tram stops nearby and is a 6 minute walk from the central coach station. If you are commuting by train, the campus is a 6 minute walk from Manchester Oxford Road and a 13 minute walk from Manchester Piccadilly train stations.

Manchester Student Homes is a free, university-run housing service for students. http://www.manchesterstudenthomes.com/Accommodation

Accommodation for Students is another easy way to find student accommodation in Manchester: http://www.accommodationforstudents.com/manchester.asp

Areas you could consider include Ancoats, Ardwick, Blackley, Cheadle, Chorton-on-Medlock, Didsbury, Fallowfield, Gorton, Hulme, Levenshulme, Longsight, Old Trafford, Rusholme, Salford, Victoria Park, West Didsbury, Whalley Range and Withington.

London: Ealing

The Ealing study centre has a great location with a friendly atmosphere and a great outlook. Students enjoy access to a library with free internet access, newspapers, magazines, videos and DVDs and a gym.

The study centre is easily accessible by public transport:

Underground (Zone 3) Ealing Broadway for Central and District Lines (10 minute walk to the study centre) South Ealing for Piccadilly Lines (10 min walk)

Overground Ealing Broadway (10 min walk)

Bus Routes 65, 83, 112, 207, 297, 607, E1, E7, E8, E9

Some suggestions for accommodation can be found below:

Central Studios – Ealing

Only a 3 minute walk away from the campus. South Ealing, Ealing Broadway and Ealing Common are nearby train connections into Central London. Postcode: W5 5BL. Website: http://freshstudentliving.co.uk/property/central-studios-ealing/.

Prince Consort Village – Shepherd’s Bush

Ideally located in West London, campus and central London are in easy reach. Our Ealing campus can be reached in 35 minutes via tube. Postcode: W12 9PL. Website: https://www.mystudentvillage.com/uk/prince-consort-village/london-students/

Pure Student Living – Hammersmith

Pure Hammersmith is a 2 minute walk from Hammersmith station. Our campus in Ealing can be reached in 30 minutes via tube. From £295 per week. Website: http://purestudentliving.com/our-properties/hammersmith.

The Lyra, Downing Students – North Acton

The Lyra student accommodation is conveniently located next to North Acton tube station, meaning that you can easily get to our Ealing campus via a short 15 minute journey on the tube's Central line. From £225 per week. Website: http://www.downingstudents.com/locations/london/the-lyra/.

London: Tower Hill

Our Sceptre Court campus is just on the border of the City of London - the perfect location for anyone studying a career focused degree, MBA or Masters. Tower Hill underground is just a 2 minute walk from our campus. If you’re travelling from the east, the DLR terminates at Tower Gateway which is just a few minutes’ walk away. Fenchurch Street is the nearest overground station. The buses that provide easy access to the campus are: 42, 78, 100 and RV1.

Some suggestions for accommodation can be found below:

Spitalfields Chapter Living – Spitalfields

The residence is located in the heart of the City of London right on the doorstep of Spitalfields Market, a fashionable and trendy area. It is only 8 minutes away from London Liverpool Street Station and is walking distance to our Tower Hill campus. From £294 per week. Website: https://www.chapter-living.com/properties/spitalfields/

iQ Student Accommodation – Hoxton

From £250 per week. Website: https://www.iqstudentaccommodation.com/student-accommodation/london/hoxton

iQ Student Accommodation – Shoreditch

From £292 per week. Website: https://www.iqstudentaccommodation.com/student-accommodation/london/shoreditch

iQ Student Accommodation – Magenta House

Situated a 20 minute walk away from our Tower Hill campus. From £250 per week. Website: https://www.iqstudentaccommodation.com/student-accommodation/london/magenta-house

Therese House, The Student Housing Company

This student accommodation is centrally located and is a short walk away from Barbican tube station. Our Tower Hill campus can be reached in 16 minutes via the Circle line. Prices from £279 per week. Website: http://thestudenthousingcompany.com/locations/london/therese-house/.

London: Holborn

Our Holborn location is in the heart of the city, right next to Chancery Lane. With a plenty of restaurants, bars and cafés and businesses on your doorstep, you’ll never be short of things to do in this part of London. Easily accessible by public transport, the nearest tube stations are Chancery Lane, a three minute walk away. Farringdon is less than ten minutes away. If you are travelling by rail, Farringdon Rail station is around five minutes’ walk. The following buses stop close by: 8, 25, 63, 242, 521, N8, N63.

Some suggestions for accommodation can be found below:

Unite Students, Kirby Street – Farringdon

Located in a central, yet quiet location in London. It is less than 10 minute walk to our Holborn campus, and you can reach other major London attractions, such as St Paul’s, Oxford Circus, Covent Garden and Soho in under 20 minutes. Prices from £374 per week. Website: http://www.unitestudents.com/london/kirby-street.

iQ Student Accommodation – Bloomsbury

Situated a short walk from Euston Square Station, you can reach our Holborn study centre in under 20 minutes via the Circle, Hammersmith & City, or Metropolitan tube lines. From £395 per week. Website: https://www.iqstudentaccommodation.com/student-accommodation/london/bloomsbury

Liberty Court – Clerkenwell

10 minute walk from our Holborn campus and close to transport links including Farringdon and Barbican tube station. From £315 per week. Website: https://www.libertyliving.co.uk/student-accommodation/london/liberty-court/

The page contains information correct of July 2017.

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