Rooftop hangouts and built-in cinemas: Introducing the coolest halls for Freshers’ 2021

Cheers to actually making friends this year

With summer approaching, the main thing on everyone’s minds is: when can I get to my uni city and reignite my dying social life? Good news: Student Roost are offering free early arrival so you can actually enjoy the social side of uni before the degree kicks in again.

TikTok has decided this year will be every student’s hot girl and hot boy summer, and if that requires you moving out of your parents’ house or current accommodation ASAP then you can. You can move in for free up to 15 weeks early at selected Student Roost properties across the country – perfect when your top priority is finally getting out of the house, meeting people and enjoying a drink with your mates (rather than your parents).

Plus, if you’re already in the city, early arrival means you don’t have to fill up your parents’ car or transport your whole life on a train just to go home for the summer. Instead, you and your housemates can change up your living sitch, move your stuff straight over and make the most of summer in the city.

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If you’re ready for the most fun year of your life – you should have the right student accommodation to do it in, right? The highly Instagrammable Student Roost accommodation has social events, rooftop terraces, games rooms, cinemas and BBQ gardens. And since this isn’t your traditional dingy halls – it’s perfect for second, third and MA students too. You’ll get all the benefits of the social life, but with way more chic facilities.

Unlike the thousands of students who have lost money over the past year due to Covid disruptions, Student Roost was one of the first to offer discounts to students stuck away from their university city last term. And if you decide not to go to uni or continue your course, you can get a full refund and they don’t charge additional fees on top. Student Roost also recognise that university life isn’t always the shiny image of fun it looks on Instagram, so each property has 24/7 support systems in place, as well as free mental health training, virtual events and a Neighbourhood app where you can chat to other residents.

Fran Clark, a Postgrad student and resident at The Heights in Birmingham said: “The facilities made The Heights stand out from other student accommodation options. It’s worth every penny. The staff onsite are amazing, as is everything you could possibly need: the gym, washing machines, social area, study area, parking, as well as services like post collection and

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Ready to get a summer-long head-start on Freshers’ 2021? Drop in and see if you can move in today. Here’s a rundown of Student Roost’s different properties across the country:


Glasgow students, you have five different locations on offer which are all built to ensure you make as many mates as possible this year. The properties include lots to do in the social calendar, communal areas and gardens where you can meet other students, gyms, BBQ spaces, cinema rooms, study lounges and on-site parking.

Common area in Glasgow

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Capital Gate, The Railyard, Myrtle Court, Apollo Court and Byrom Point are the five options in Liverpool, all of which are stocked out with loads of fun additions such as, social and study spaces, ensuite rooms, BBQ areas for post-lecture drinks, outdoor courtyards and on-site gyms.

Capital Gate common area

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There are eight different properties in Sheffield: Sheffield 3, Hollis Croft, Cornerhouse, Central Place, Solly Houses, Mellor Apartments, Laycock Studios and Page Apartments. The properties have loads of facilities and activities on site, such as a full social calendar, TV and common rooms, cinemas, outdoor courtyards and spaces for socials, yoga and fitness studios, and on-site gyms.

Hollis Croft common area

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The property in Swansea is St Davids and is perfectly located on New Cut Road near the river. It comes with a newly refurbished social space, games room, 24/7 gym and study space.

St Davids study area

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The Depot in Bath is a studio-only property and has planned events for the year already set in the social calendar as well as an outdoor terrace for summer picnics, drinks and meet ups.

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The space in York is called The Boulevard, and it includes a packed social calendar, a communal area, garden space and outdoor courtyard ideal for summer socials.

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There are four different properties available in Belfast – Great Patrick Street, Little Patrick Street, John Bell House and Swanston House. All four locations have communal spots for studying, socialising or relaxing. On top of this, Great Patrick Street also has a cinema room and a 24/7 gym.

Communal space in John Bell House

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In Newcastle, there are three properties available which feature communal lounges, on-site gyms, outside space for BBQs and socialising, and indoor study space.

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If you’re a student in Aberdeen there are two property locations available: Mealmarket Exchange and Pittodrie Street. Both include a calendar of social events through the year, outdoor space and a rooftop terrace in the second location.

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If you’re a Birmingham student looking for a new home, there are two to choose from: The Old Fire Station and The Heights. Both properties include loads of social plans for the year, communal spaces so you can meet your neighbours, and free-to-use gyms.

Common area in Birmingham

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Durham’s property is Chapel Heights and it includes a packed social calendar, cinema room, 24 hour free-to-use gym, hosting kitchen and a spacious communal area.

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Southampton’s property is Vincent Place, right next to the park in the city centre, and includes a communal lounge, on-site gyms, quiet study space and a rooftop terrace with views over the city.

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Chester has two great properties located in the city: Tramways and The Towpath. Both include social events for the year, communal areas and study spaces. The Towpath also has a 24-hour gym.

Towpath exteriors

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If you’re an Edi student there are four properties dotted around the city – Portsburgh Court, Panmure Court, Lady Nicolson Court and Brewer’s Court. All four places have loads of cool facilities, such as communal lounges, study spaces, on-site gyms and outside space.

Brewer’s Court is brand new, and everyone lucky enough to bag a studio there can use the fully-refurbished social spaces over the road in Panmure Court.

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In Leicester there are seven locations: The Summit, Upperton Road, Brookland Road, Eastern Boulevard, Newarke Street, Queens Court and Regents Court. Once again, they all have a huge range of things to do and facilities to use, including gyms, cinema rooms and communal spaces.

On-site gym in Upperton Road

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For any Nottingham students looking for an upgrade, there are four different properties in the city. All of them have loads of facilities where you can meet people, study and relax. York House is brand new this year and offers a 24-hour gym, large outdoor courtyard with cinematic TV area (perfect for summer evenings) and a hosting kitchen for anyone who fancies being the next ‘Peter off Bake Off’.

York House courtyard

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A brand new property, The Oaks, is less than a 10-minute walk from the University of Warwick, and has great transport links to Coventry city centre. Both studio and en-suite rooms are available and you can chill with mates on the rooftop terrace and in the games area. Demand has been so great that The Oaks has already sold out for 21/22 but you can join the waiting list now.

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Snowdon Hall in Wrexham has lots of great facilities, including a garden and BBQ area, communal lounge, secure parking and free bike storage.

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The Student Roost spot in London is Mannequin House, which is super close to Blackhorse Road station. If you’re a London student looking for a new home, this property comes with a communal lounge, games room and quiet space for studying.

Mannequin House study space

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