A Guide to Accommodation at Reaseheath

Hi, my name is Abbie Starsmeare and I’m a first year student at University Centre Reaseheath. I am currently studying FdSc Animal Management (Behaviour and Welfare) and I am a residential student.

I am currently living in Platt Hall, which is situated on campus and is a 2 minute walk away from the Zoo and the Higher Education centre, where most of my lessons take place. I chose Platt because you get the option to go either catered or self-catered and also has an en-suite bathroom with a shower and a shared kitchen. As I live on the top floor, there is an extra floor above the kitchen with a table and chairs as a dining space. On the lower floors the kitchens extend outwards to provide this space. We all have our own locked cupboards in the kitchens as well (although this is the same for all accommodation). I live on a corridor with 7 other people and we are like a family away from home we all get on so well which makes the stay in halls a lot better.

It is good to make sure you have a couple of halls in mind when applying as they ask for a first and second choice. My second choice was the town houses which are located in the middle of campus. These includes: Rode, Gawsworth, Capesthorne, Tatton and Tabley. The town houses were opened new for the 18/19 academic year and have the biggest rooms on campus, with three quarter beds and lots of storage! However, you have to share a bathroom and a kitchen. The town houses do have a living area, with TV provided as well!

One of my top tips about choosing your halls of residence at Reaseheath would be to come to open days and see as much of the different halls as possible and find the one which most suits you! Make sure that you research them before you apply, and most importantly apply early as it’s a first come first served basis and they do fill up fast and you might not end up in the halls of residence which you really want! I was lucky enough to get my first choice because I applied as soon as the accommodation applications went live on the website. But, all the halls of residence here are really nice and accommodating. We also have the residential service team on hand 24/7 to help with any issues regarding your accommodation.

I hope this has given you an insight into how to choose the best halls at Reaseheath for you. Just remember my personal top tip is to go and visit as many halls as you can at an open day event and choose which is best for you. Also, don’t forget to apply early as you have more of a chance of getting the halls you want.

Check out more information about Accommodation at Reaseheath here!