Living in university halls of residence creates unforgettable memories. You’ll learn to live independently, make new friends, and have the time of your life.
About our halls of residence
Orlando Village is a purpose-built, gated halls of residence, arranged in groups of flats. The Halls are split into eight blocks, each containing eight flats of six bedrooms. Orlando also has a common room available for student use.
We’re here to support you at every step of your student journey, this includes helping you with student accommodation! Our staff have a wide range of experience in this field and are well aware of the difficulties that may arise when moving to a new town (and out of home)! We deal with Halls allocations and all other aspects of student accommodation in Bolton.
When you live in our halls of residence you’ll have a private bedroom, and you and your new flatmates will share a kitchen, bathroom, and dining area. All our student accommodation also has full internet access, laundry rooms, round-the-clock security, and free parking.
Most flats are all-women or all-men, but there are also some mixed-sex flats. Let us know when you apply if you don’t want to be placed in a mixed-sex flat.
We also have rooms with facilities for disabled access. You can request a room with disabled access when you apply.
So what is included in a bedroom?
Your single study, self-catering bedroom will contain:
- Easy chair
- Wash basin
Orlando village is in a fantastic location, being only approximately a 10 minute walk away from both the main campus and the town centre. The halls are also close to the bus and rail station, and are within easy reach of a range of supermarkets including Sainsbury’s, Morrision’s and Aldi.
The address to Orlando Village is below and we recommend that you book an appointment to take a look round in person before signing your contract.
Orlando Village Halls of Residence
Tel: +44 (0)1204 903 481
How To Apply
You can apply for Orlando Village Halls of Residence by requesting an application pack by calling +44 (0)1204 903 481 or emailing ku.ca1548178105.notl1548178105ob@mm1548178105occa1548178105.
As part of our dedication to providing the smoothest transition to university life we offer a guarantee of a place in Halls of Residence to all first-year undergraduates. The only condition is that you submit your application by Friday 27 July 2018. If you submit an application after this date every effort will be made to place you in Halls, but we cannot guarantee that places are available. For more information contact us on +44 (0)1204 903 481.
The University of Bolton has an excellent record on student safety. Orlando Village is a gated community, with 24-hour security to keep you safe. We have CCTV around the exterior of the buildings, and you can call the security guards at any time of day or night. Living in halls of residence is very secure. Each study bedroom has a lock, and each set of flats is also locked with a separate key. All our accommodation adheres to fire safety regulations, and you’ll also attend a halls induction including fire and personal safety at the start of your tenancy.
Bolton Students’ Union is an organisation run by students, for students.
Your first experience of Bolton Students’ Union will probably be freshers’ week, where the Students’ Union organises social events to help you settle in. Freshers’ week also give you chance to see what clubs and societies you might want to join.
As well as organising social activities, the Students’ Union also has an advisory role and can help you with issues relating to accommodation, studying, finances, or any other aspect of university life.
All University of Bolton students are automatically members of the Students’ Union. The Students’ Union is separate from the University of Bolton, and it represents your views at both the University of Bolton and in the National Union of Students.
For more information, go to the Bolton Students’ Union website and visit the Bolton Experience web pages.
Student Accommodation Code
The accommodation at the University of Bolton is operated under the guidelines of Universities UK Code of Practice for the Management of Student Housing. The Student Accommodation Code has been designed to protect your rights to safe, good quality university and further education college accommodation, wherever you are studying, and to make sure you get the best out of your time living in university or college residences. It outlines everything you should expect from your university-managed accommodation as well as your responsibilities as tenants.
Information on the The Student Accommodation code is available here.
Standard Contract – the cost of 2018/19 accommodation will be £3,040.00 for a Standard Contract, this covers a period of 38 weeks and includes the Easter and Christmas vacations. The Standard Contract will commence on 15th September 2018, and end on 8th June, 2019. It includes costs of heating, lighting, hot water and the internet. Temporary Accommodation is not available at the Halls of Residence.
Semester One study – Semester One contracts will only be offered to those students who are due to complete their studies in January 2019. The cost of accommodation for students studying from September 2018 to January 2019 during the 2018/19 academic year is £1,520.00. The contract begins on 15th September, 2018 and covers a period of 19 weeks, including the Christmas vacation, ending on 26th January 2019. Like any contract in accommodation, the end date of the contract is set and standard.
Semester Two study – Semester Two contracts will only be offered to those students who are due to commence their studies in January 2019. The cost of accommodation for students studying from January 2018 during the 2018/19 academic year is £1,520.00. The contract begins on 26th January, 2019 and covers a period of 19 weeks, including the Easter vacation, ending on 8th June 2019. Like any contract in accommodation, the end date of the contract is set and standard.
What does this cost cover?
- Heating & lighting
- Hot water
- Internet and Wi-Fi
- £5,000 of personal contents insurance
- Car parking
- 24-hour security service
We will send you further details about the methods of payment available with your offer of accommodation, including payment dates. The easiest method of payment is using the University online payments system found here.
Full Academic Year – There are three methods of payment available to students signing a 2018/19 38 week contract:
- A one off payment for the full amount
- Termly instalments
- Payment in 8 instalments
Semester One study- Students who have signed a contract for Semester One will be required to pay their accommodation in full in one instalment, the payment due date will be confirmed in your offer of accommodation.
Semester Two study- There are two methods of payment. Students signing a 2018/19 Semester Two contract can either:
- Pay the full amount of £1,520.00
- Payment in two instalments
If you have any queries about living in halls of residence and the costs involved, please refer to our FAQ pages, or get in touch by calling our Accommodation Team on +44 (0)1204 903 481 or ku.ca1548178105.notl1548178105ob@mm1548178105occa1548178105.
Going to university might be the first time you’ll live away from your parents, and it’s natural to feel excited but also a little nervous. It’s a big step to move away from home, and we’ll do everything we can to help you settle in as quickly as possible.
If you have questions about applying, before you move in, or if you need help once you’re here and living in halls of residence, call the Accommodation Team on +44 (0)1204 903 481 or ku.ca1548178105.notl1548178105ob@mm1548178105occa1548178105 or you may be able to find the answers your looking for on our FAQ pages.
Please use the details below to speak to a member of our accommodation team.