Living in our student accommodation is a fantastic way to meet new people and experience everything College has to offer, providing an opportunity to live in a unique rural setting with an abundance of outdoor space and beauty.

Kirkley Hall Campus is set in a remote location three miles from the village of Ponteland in Northumberland.

All of our accommodation is self-catered, with fully equipped kitchens. Each room is single occupancy with WiFi access.

  • Students have an opportunity to take part in the out-of-hours activities at College; the activity program consists of, social events, sports and extra-curricular activities, during the evening which students can take part in.
  • Access to computer rooms in the evening.
  • Students can develop independence, confidence and maturity living away from home.
  • The Shack Common Room is open during the evening for social events.

Managed by a dedicated team, who maintain our facilities and ensure student safety at all times, we offer a holistic package of support which gives parents and young people the reassurance that students are well cared for.

If you are interested in living in our on-site accommodation, please complete the form below or email accommodation@northumberland.ac.uk.

Once your details have been received by the Residential Team, you will be sent an application pack to complete and return. You will then be invited to attend an interview.

In June 2020, we will be contacting applicants to inform them if they have been successful at interview. You will then be invited to pay a £250 deposit to secure a room. The deposit is then used as your bond which is returnable at the end of academic year should there be no damage to the room or facilities in your house.

Financial support towards accommodation rent is available for students who meet the criteria, criteria varies dependent on the bursary fund to which you apply. Information for the accommodation bursaries is available via the Welfare Team.

During enrolment you will be emailed a residential contract and associated paperwork. The information supplied will contain everything you need to know in order to move into your room in September.

"I love living on campus, it has really helped me become the person I am today. I used to really struggle making friends and socialising back when I was in school but I've made so many friends for life within halls and will continue to make more next year. The activities on campus are fun and bring us all together.

"I've improved on my cooking skills when living independently along with cleaning and on an evening, I usually relax for an hour listening to music then go to join my friends to socialise. I often go for a walk around the amazing grounds at Kirkley Hall, listening to music, getting some fresh air and simply look at the countryside."

Students must meet the following criteria to apply to live in halls of residence.

  • Live more than five miles from the college campus or travel more then two hours on public transport.
  • Be able to live independently
  • Have a permanent abode that they live at during weekends and college holidays.