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Benet House




St Edmund’s College has considerable history and character, and has undergone several phases of development. Consequently the rooms are distributed in buildings of differing ages, and they are of varying sizes and levels of facilities.

We guarantee accommodation in college for all single undergraduates for the full length of their course. Postgraduate accommodation is allocated on a first-come, first-served basis once places have been confirmed.


About the Rooms

Single rooms in St Edmund’s are categorised from 1 to 7. Category 1 has the lowest rent and categories 5 to 7 the highest. In general, category 1 rooms are smaller and situated in the older buildings whilst those in category 5 and 7 are generally larger, have en suite facilities and are situated in the newer buildings.

In 2019 the College opened a brand new accommodation development, Mount Pleasant Halls, which is on the main campus.  This development consists of brand new single ensuite bedrooms and studios.

We are unable to show any of our accommodation to prospective students before they come into residence.

Map to locate College accommodation

Norfolk Building

Study bedrooms in categories from 1 to 4 :

  • 19 rooms in category 1
  • 17 rooms in category 2
  • 9 rooms in category 3
  • 7 rooms in category 4

White Cottage

Study bedrooms in categories from 1 to 5 :

  • 2 rooms in category 1
  • 2 rooms in category 3
  • 4 rooms in category 4
  • 1 room in category 5

Benet House

Study bedrooms in categories from 1 to 4 :

  • 2 rooms in category 1
  • 3 rooms in category 3
  • 2 rooms in category 4

Richard Laws Building

49 Study bedrooms in category 4


Brian Heap Building

66 Study bedrooms in category 5 (en suite)


Mount Pleasant Halls

104 Study bedrooms in catergory 6 (en suite)

52 Studio flats; available as single or couples in catergory 7 (en suite with kitchenette)


Geoffrey Cook Building

2 four-room flats (Kitchen, lounge, dining area, shower room and 3 bedrooms; available for families/couples or three students)

3 three-room flats (Kitchen, lounge, dining area, shower room and 2 bedrooms; available for families/couples) (Council Tax band D)


College grounds and precincts

2 small studio flats (bedsit/study, kitchen and bathroom); available for couples (Council Tax band A)

Rents for category from 1 to 7 rooms are invoiced quarterly and are inclusive of utility bills and council tax.

Rents for other properties are invoiced monthly and are exclusive of utility bills and council tax.  More information can be found on the college’s accommodation page.

St Edmund’s College adheres to the ANUK/Unipol Code of Standards for Larger Residential Developments for student accommodation managed and controlled by educational establishment

ANUK Certificate 2021