If you will spend most of your time studying at our Camden Campus, you’ll probably want to live in London. However, you can opt to stay at our Hawkshead Campus and commute in – we offer a free shuttle service to the nearest train station (Potters Bar) and from there it’s just a 15 minute journey.
Committed to the capital? Read on...
In Camden there are two RVC halls – College Grove (which is on site) and Mary Brancker House, which is a 20 minute walk away in Kentish Town. Both are self-catered, and all students have their own en-suite room.
Living in either facility is a fantastic way to meet new students who are all in the same situation as you (just try not to be the person setting the fire alarm off at 3am in February while burning your toast!).
Situated on the Camden Campus, College Grove offers modern, self-catering accommodation for 83 occupants in 12 maisonette style properties. Each maisonette consists of seven single study bedrooms (one with disabled access) and a kitchen/dining room. Each bedroom has en-suite facilities and is equipped with contemporary furniture & soft furnishings.
Residents are required to provide their own bedding, towels and toiletries. Free Internet & wi-fi access is available in each bedroom. Within the kitchen/dining room the College has supplied all the essential appliances necessary i.e cookers, fridge, freezer, microwave, kettle etc. Residents are required to provide their own cutlery and crockery. Students are responsible for providing and cooking their own food. A dining table and seating for seven creates a relaxed social area.
A well-equipped coin operated laundry room is situated immediately opposite the accommodation. Cleaning of bedroom and communal areas is the responsibility of the student.
College Grove has 24 hour security, support from the accommodation team, three student resident co-ordinators and an on-site maintenance team who will ensure any problems which may occur whilst in residence, are rectified as soon as possible.
Apart from the added bonus of College Grove being on Campus, it is within easy walking distance of Camden High Street with good access to shops, supermarkets, banks and public transport.
Who is eligible to apply for accommodation?
We will endeavour to offer a place in Halls to all new students that apply. However, if the number of students applying for Halls is greater than the number of places available, preference is given to overseas residents and applicants with home addresses some distance from London.
The weekly rate is £159.50 (tariff reviewed on annual basis). This includes all utility bills i.e electricity and water. The only other separate charge is a deposit of £300.00. This is payable prior to taking up residency and refundable following a successful inspection. All tenancies are for a fixed term period of 48 weeks September – August.
How to apply
In late Spring, the RVC – Admissions Office send accommodation packs out to all new 1st year students which will include a College Grove application form. If you are successful in gaining a room a confirmation letter will be sent sometime during July. Upon receipt of A-level results, we will process your application and forward tenancy documents.
Mary Brancker House
Unite Students and the Royal Veterinary College - Working together
In September 2005 the RVC and Unite Students joined together to offer the latest in student living. Mary Brancker House is approximately nine years old and has been built with the needs of students in mind. Tenancies are direct with Unite Students, as the landlord, and not the RVC.
Mary Brancker House
178 beds are spread across four, six or seven bedroom apartments with self-catering facilities. The apartments have well–equipped kitchens with lots of storage space and a lounge area. All bedrooms are en-suite and include a TV aerial socket and Internet access is available. A common room with a large flat screen television and seating area is situated on the ground floor. There are on-site coin operated laundry facilities and secure bike storage.
The building is monitored 24-7 by CCTV and every effort has been made to make the building as secure as possible. A maintenance team and a hospitality team are on-hand to help you, with additional support from the student resident coordinators.
Mary Brancker House is located in the cosmopolitan area of Kentish Town within 20 minutes walking distance of the College. Central London and the West End are easily accessible and the trendy bars and live music venues of Camden are within walking distance. For everyday essentials, there is a Tesco, Somerfields and Iceland on Kentish Town High Street along with numerous banks and other amenities. Camden Market is also only a stone’s throw away offering a fantastic selection of global cuisine.
The weekly rate is £166.30. (tariff reviewed on an annual basis). This is inclusive of utility bills, contents insurance (please see Unite Students website for details) and use of secure bike storage. All tenancies are for a fixed 50 week period (September to September). Internet connection is available in all rooms, this is free of charge. Refundable deposit of £250.00 will be charged.
Directions from Mary Brancker House to the RVC?
Turn right out of Holmes Road and walk straight down Kentish Town Road. Follow road until it veers off to the left down through Royal College Street (see map). Alternatively take the 134 or 214 bus from Kentish Town Road, however, journey time approximately 25 minutes depending on traffic and time waiting for the bus.
How to apply
In late Spring, the RVC – Admissions Office send accommodation packs out to all new 1st year students. Pack will include a Unite Students application form for Mary Brancker House. If you are successful in gaining a room, a confirmation letter will be sent by the RVC sometime during July. Upon receipt of A-level results, Unite Students will process your application and forward tenancy documents.
Telephone: +44 (0) 20 7485 7687
You can also visit our main website, where you can find out lots more information and view other properties owned by Unite Students at www.unitestudents.com/london
Bloomsbury in London. 20 minutes walk to RVC's Camden Campus.
Catered. Accommodation includes bed, breakfast and evening meal Monday to Friday with an additional meal on Saturday and Sunday.
A small quota of places across three halls is allocated to RVC students.
Variable 39 - 42 weeks
£168.95 - £210.39 per week. Tariff reviewed on annual basis
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If living in halls doesn’t appeal to you, privately rented accommodation can be found all over London. However, there are pros and cons to this arrangement. You will be able to live by your own rules (although preferably within the landlord’s!) but things can be tricky if you have problems with a challenging landlord, or other tenants. It’s up to you of course, but most students usually consider living in private accommodation after their first year, once they’ve got a feel for the place and know who they want to live with.
Seriously considering ‘going private’?
University of London Housing Services (ULHS) maintains a landlord registration scheme, operates a contact list for students offering or wanting accommodation, and assists with tenancy agreement, deposit and rent queries. It supplies a Tenancy Agreement Pack for most self-contained accommodation, a Licence Pack for accommodation with a resident landlord, and lists of registered accommodation agencies, hostels and inexpensive hotels.