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Private sector accommodation

Renting in the private sector can often be the preferred choice for many students, including continuing students moving out of University accommodation, postgraduates and students with families.

There are lots of things to consider when looking for private accommodation and the St Mary’s Accommodation Service can provide advice and guidance to help students through the process.

St Mary’s StudentPad is our online private housing database. Registration is free, and you can search for suitable properties, register for alerts and contact landlords directly. You can also use the messageboard on the StudentPad website or the St Mary’s Find a Flatmate Facebook page to get in touch with other students who may have a space available in their student house or who are looking for private accommodation. 

How we can help

  • Links with lettings agents and private halls providers
  • Weekly advice sessions to ensure students are well informed and know what to expect
  • Information on popular student areas
  • Guide to private sector accommodation and links to other sources for information 

Short stay accommodation

If you are looking for short stay overnight accommodation please refer to our local B&B and Hotel list (PDF) or take a look at the following list of bed and breakfasts.


Please note: This page is for information purposes only. St Mary's University accepts no liability or responsibility for any of the external websites or accommodation providers mentioned or linked to on this web-page.