The below accommodation options are available for our postgraduate students.
If you require assistance or advice please contact Anita Bailey via email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Global Guardians offer a host of alternative housing options for students with flexible tenancy and very cheap rents.
Visit their website for details of how to register and the information you need to provide.
Hosts International offer a range of accommodation options, including:
- Homestay – the opportunity to live with a host family situated in London. Students have an option to choose from either bed and breakfast meal plans or half board options and can either go for long or short stays with the additional benefits of WIFI and no additional bills.
- Houseshares - with over forty houseshares in zone 2 of London catering to students and mature students. The rooms come fully furnished, with WIFI access, cleaning once a week and no additional bills to pay. Please visit their website for further information and details on how to book.
Renting in the private sector
London is a fantastic city to live and work and whilst it is a very positive experience, people often find the find the prospect of finding private sector housing daunting.
London is distinct from most other places in the UK when it comes to private accommodation, particularly for students, because it is not usually possible to arrange your accommodation far in advance of starting your course. This is a great thing as it gives students plenty of time to think about their accommodation options and decide on the best one. Most people find their accommodation about 1-2 months before moving in.
Ravensbourne have enlisted the services of the University of London Housing Services (ULHS) who run a private housing service for many students in London. Both current students and those with an offer to study, as well as staff, can access these services.
The ULHS can offer advice on how to find accommodation, which areas to consider, what the options are, pricing and more. They produce a Private Housing Guide which a vast amount of information on how to search and secure accommodation in London which is also accessible online here.
They have an online database of accommodation offers from registered landlords and letting agents which operates throughout the year. These offers include flats and houses for groups as well as rooms in shared flats and houses.
Finally, the ULHS offers housing advice which includes offering a contract checking service which allows students and staff to have their contracts for private accommodation checked before they sign. They also offer legal advice should you get into any difficulty in private accommodation.
If you have any questions about finding accommodation in London then please contact ULHS:
Tel: +44 (0)20 7862 8880
Farndale Court is close to Woolwich and arranged as a series of cluster flats.
There is a mix of residents at Farndale, including Ravensbourne students and professionals working close by.
We have a great working relationship with Moya, the Residents Manager, who can often offer flexible tenancy lengths.