Mobility, security & maintenance

  • Security officer
  • Security alarm
  • Secure door
  • Wheelchair access
  • On call maintenance

Bills included

  • Room WiFi
  • Water
  • Heating
  • Electricity
  • Cleaning service


  • Laundry
  • Car parking
  • Outdoor area
  • Communal study
  • Entertainment area
  • Grocery store
  • Vending machines
  • Bike storage
  • Gym

General Description

Whether you choose to live on campus surrounded by the rolling hills of the Cotswolds or off campus in the heart of the town, the RAU is a place you can call home. The University is large enough that many facilities are on-site, yet small enough to create a close-knit community that inspires students to consider us a home from home. With a population of around 1,100 students, we are more like a community than a campus. There are a lot of benefits to living on campus at the RAU. You’ll get to know the university and be right in the heart of the action. The RAU offers catered and self-catered accommodation on campus, just a few minutes’ walk to the library and study areas, restaurant, Retreat Café, shop, lecture blocks, Students’ Union bar, laundrette, gym and sports facilities. There is also a free shuttle bus to Cirencester and the RAU farms, plus car parking on site. A whole team of welfare and pastoral support staff are available to you whilst living on campus. From our dedicated Student Support Services team and Accommodation Officer to our Student Team Advice Representatives (STARs) and University Nurse – there is always someone close by. West Lodge is a self-catered block only.

Local area

West Lodge is located on our stunning main campus. Within walking distance of the bustling town of Cirencester, it is surrounded by beautiful countryside and is also within striking distance of urban adventure. Cirencester is a thriving cultural hub. With plenty of restaurants, unique boutique shops and popular night spots, it’s easy to see why so many students never want to leave – even after graduating. Bath, Bristol, Oxford, and Cheltenham are all within an hour of the University and London is less than 90 minutes away by direct train. The University is a 90-minute drive from London Heathrow and within two hours of Bristol and Birmingham airports. The RAU was again named safest university in England and Wales according to the Complete University Guide in 2019.

Room options available

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Student making tea in kitchen area. Other students on sofa in lounge area.

Ensuite Single Room (West Lodge)

Price from
£158 p/w

  • Private bedroom
  • Private bathroom
  • Wheelchair access
  • Wifi
  • Desk

Terms and conditions

West Lodge is a self-catered block.

Please note accommodation is allocated on a first come, first served basis so we recommend that you get your application to us as soon as possible.

You may apply for accommodation once you have firmly accepted a conditional or unconditional offer from the RAU as your first choice.

At this time you will receive instructions on how to access the online Applicants Portal MyRAU to make your application.

To secure your room you’ll need to pay a £200 pre-payment via MyRAU.

You should receive confirmation of your accommodation by the end of August, which you will need to accept or decline within 14 days.

Once you have confirmed your accommodation offer, we will contact you with further details such as hall of residence, how to pay and the terms and conditions of residency.

The charges outlined are an indicative annual rate for a 36-week contract in academic year 2020/21.

These are given as a guide only, please visit our website for the most up-to-date information. Term time occupancy contracts are available in some rooms, please email [email protected] for further details.