Our Hawkshead Campus is near Potters Bar – which makes it within easy reach of central London by train – yet the campus is set in the tranquility of the Hertfordshire countryside.

The 600 acre campus boasts a café and restaurant, state of the art library, outdoor sports facilities, a Sports and Wellbeing Centre that includes a gym, a student bar and comfortable, quiet social learning spaces!

Most students studying here choose to live here – although it’s also perfect for Camden-based students (not applicable to prospective 1st yrs) who would prefer to get away from the hustle and bustle of London.

Student Village

College Close (for Veterinary Nursing Students)

College Close comprises 12 self-sufficient, independent houses.  Located on the edge of the campus it offers a good community feel and a perfect environment for making friends. Each house allows for up to six people sharing, is fully-equipped and furnished and has ample bathroom facilities.  A separate coin operated laundry is close by.

College Close Each bedroom is equipped with contemporary furniture and soft furnishings. Residents are required to provide their own bedding, towels, toiletries, crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils etc. Internet access is available in each bedroom with wi-fi available throughout the accommodation.

Parking (via permit) is permissible on campus, however, spaces cannot be guaranteed.

Support staff

The Hawkshead Campus has 24 hour security, support from the Accommodation Team, Student Resident Co-ordinators and an onsite Maintenance Team.

Local area

Apart from the added bonus of College Close being on campus, it is within walking distance of the local village, Brookmans Park, and a couple of miles from the main town of Potters Bar with good access to shops, supermarkets, banks and public transport.

Shuttle Bus

A free shuttle service is provided to students between the Hawkshead Campus and Potters Bar station seven days a week - see RVC Shuttle Service Timetable (PDF). There is a regular train service between Potters Bar and Kings Cross – the journey taking just 20 minutes!

College CloseWho is eligible for accommodation?

Accommodation is offered to our 1st and 2nd year Veterinary Nursing Students.  We hope to be able to offer a place to all Nurses who apply. However, if the number applying is greater than the number of places available, preference is given to overseas residents and applicants with home addresses some distance from the College. 

For your 3rd and 4th year you will you will only be eligible to apply for accommodation if undertaking a placement at the Queen Mother Hospital or if requiring accommodation as a result of extenuating circumstances.

Fees 2018/2019

The weekly rate is £126 (tariff reviewed on an annual basis). This includes all utility bills i.e electricity and water but excludes a TV licence. A one week room holding deposit is required following successful application.

Contract

As there is a ‘no fixed term contract’ for College Close, short term lets are available, therefore, flexible around theory block and placements.

How to apply

First years will receive details on how to apply via our colleagues in Admissions, May/June time.  Returning Nurses will be sent an application form May time.

Accommodation is subject to availability and not guaranteed.

Contact details

Accommodation Office
The Royal Veterinary College
Hawkshead Lane
North Mymms
Hatfield
Hertfordshire
AL9 7TA

Email : accommodation@rvc.ac.uk
Tel: 01707 66 6943/6809/6940

New Student Village

The Student Village offers 191 single study en suite bedrooms, six rooms per grouping.  Groupings arranged within three or four storey twin pavilion blocks. Each has a kitchen/lounge area and all rooms are provided on a self-catering basis. Internet access is available in each bedroom with wi-fi available throughout the accommodation.

Coin operated laundry facilities within easy reach.

Parking (via permit) is permissible on campus, however, spaces cannot be guaranteed.

Hawkshead Student VillageSupport staff

The Hawkshead Campus has 24 hour security, support from the Accommodation Team, Student Resident Co-ordinators and an onsite Maintenance Team.

Local area

It is within walking distance of the local village, Brookmans Park and is a couple of miles from the main town of Potters Bar with good access to shops, supermarkets, banks and public transport.

Shuttle Bus

A free shuttle service is provided to students between the Hawkshead Campus and Potters Bar station seven days a week - see RVC Shuttle Service Timetable (PDF). There is a regular train service between Potters Bar and Kings Cross – the journey taking just 20 minutes!

Fees and Contract 2018/2019

The contract period is for a fixed term of 46 weeks. Weekly rate is set at £126 and is inclusive of all utilities (except TV Licence). A £300 deposit is required, refundable following a successful inspection at the end of the contract period.

Hawkshead Student Village Room

How to apply

Application form available February/March time. Email us at accommodation@rvc.ac.uk for your copy.

Accommodation is subject to availability.

Contact details

Accommodation Office
The Royal Veterinary College
Hawkshead Lane
North Mymms
Hatfield
Hertfordshire
AL9 7TA

Email: accommodation@rvc.ac.uk
Tel: 01707 66 6943/6809/6940

Odiham Hall

Odiham Hall hosts 30 self-catered single study bedrooms (5 rooms per corridor) with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities.

Hall includes a coin operated laundry room and communal television room, giving opportunity to relax and chat with friends.

Odiham Hall

Each bedroom is equipped with contemporary furniture and soft furnishings. Bedding is provided (includes duvet and pillows), clean sheets/pillowcases provided on a week on a weekly basis. Residents to provide their own crockery, cutlery and cooking utensils.

Internet access is available in each bedroom with wi-fi available throughout the accommodation.

A lockable mailbox is provided for each resident.

Support staff

The Hawkshead Campus has 24 hour security, support from the Accommodation Team, Student Resident Co-ordinators and an onsite Maintenance Team. 

Local area

Residence is within walking distance of the local village, Brookmans Park and a couple of miles from the main town, Potters Bar with good access to shops, supermarkets, banks and public transport.

Shuttle Bus

A free shuttle service is provided to students between the Hawkshead Campus and Potters Bar station seven days a week - see RVC Shuttle Service Timetable (PDF). There is a regular train service between Potters Bar and Kings Cross – the journey taking just 20 minutes!

Who is eligible for accommodation?

We hope to be able to offer a place in Odiham Hall to all 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 the College. Odiham Hall

Fees 2018/2019

The weekly rate is £126 (tariff reviewed on an annual basis). This includes all utility bills i.e electricity and water but not the TV Licence. A one week room holding deposit is required.

Flexible contract

As there is a ‘no fixed term contract’ for Odiham Hall, short term lets are available, therefore, flexible around your EMS/placements.

How to apply

Application forms available February/March time. Short term lets are also available throughout the year. For an application form or to check availability email us at accommodation@rvc.ac.uk

Accommodation is subject to availability.

Contact details

Accommodation Office
The Royal Veterinary College
Hawkshead Lane
North Mymms
Hatfield
Hertfordshire
AL9 7TA

Email: accommodation@rvc.ac.uk
Tel: 01707 66 6943/6809/6940

Private accommodation

If you would prefer to strike out on your own or share a place with friends, private accommodation is available through local letting agencies or private landlords in and around the Potters Bar area.

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