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Accommodation and Catering

We have excellent accommodation facilities at Stephenson College across our two sites. We have 433 bedrooms in College (a mixture of undergraduate and postgraduate rooms) and 61 postgraduate rooms at Ernest Place. 

Rooms at Stephenson College

Stephenson is a self-catered College. RoomsStephenson bedroom in College are arranged around a shared kitchen, where students can cook and eat together. New students are often apprehensive about cooking for themselves for the first time, yet soon find it’s easy once they get started. The JCR and MCR share simple recipes for inspiration and often flat mates will cook together or for each other. Self-catering allows for greater flexibility around meal times when juggling your studies, sports, societies and social activities.  

When grabbing something on the go, or having a treat, the café-bar serves hot food such as pizzas and paninis.  

Stephenson offer varied room types, of which prices differ.  

Each study bedroom is single occupancy and typically includes a single bed, desk and chair, wardrobe, set of drawers, bookshelves, a waste bin and computer points. All rooms have Wi-Fi. 

Single en-suite rooms have private bathroom facilities consisting of a toilet, wash basin and shower. 

Paired rooms are two separate rooms which share bathroom facilities with a toilet, wash basin and shower (shared between 2). The bedroom doors lock, as does the bathroom. 

Standard rooms include a private wash basin. Residents share the bathroom facilities within their flat (toilets with wash basins and separate shower rooms). 

Bedrooms are arranged in flats, around a shared kitchen. Kitchens are equipped with an oven, fridge and freezer. A kettle, toaster and microwave are provided within each kitchen however you should provide your own cooking utensils, crockery and cutlery. 

We offer 39 week lets for undergraduate students and 50 week lets for postgraduate students. 

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Rooms at Ernest Place

In academic year 2024/2025, Stephenson College has 61 postgraduate rooms at Ernest Place, located in the heart of Gilesgate. 

This purpose-built student accommodation, within walking distance of the city centre, provides students with an excellent location and fantastic facilities.
There are three room types on offer for Stephenson postgraduates:
  • En-suite
  • Premium Studio
  • Luxury Studio

Rooms will be available on a 50-week let basis. 

Ernest Place



The college has two accessible flats available, both located on the ground floor. The bedrooms are en-suite and can be fitted with auxiliary aids such as flashing alarms and vibrating pillows for students with sensory requirements.

Kitchens within these flats have risers under the sink to allow the benches to be adjusted, if required. There is also a lift for public use located within one of the residence blocks. Accessible toilet facilities are located in Stephenson Central. If you have any specific (perhaps medical) need for a certain kind of accommodation please tell us as soon as possible.
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Stephenson College

Howlands Farm
South Road
County Durham

Tel: +44 (0)191 334 0545