Where you live while you study is key to the success of your college experience. You need to ensure you are going to be happy in your surroundings. If you choose to move away from home, be assured we can help you every step of the way.
On Site Accommodation
Bicton College is home to over 200 students who live in warden supervised halls of residence for a mixture of FE and HE students. With support from 24 hour wardens, seven days a week and a dedicated accommodation team, Bicton College is a safe and enjoyable experience for under and over 18’s.
Living in on-site accommodation is a unique home away from home experience which is a brilliant way of meeting new friends and gaining confidence and independence. Access to a wide range of evening and weekend activities, a gym and ‘The Peacock’ our onsite student bar which offers a range of refreshments and snacks to suit all.
Bicton offers a range of room options for students including shared (under 18’s only), single study (own room with shared bathroom facilities), ensuite full catered, ensuite self catered (HE only). Packages of 3 nights, 4 nights or 5 nights (weekends free for those on 5 night packages) are available. We are also able to offer equine, agriculture and apprenticeship students duty rooms for a per night cost.
Each block has its own common room, which is equipped with fridge, freezer, microwave and kettle. The self catering block has the addition of a hob and oven (you will be expected to provide your own cookware, utensils & crockery).
Duchy College provides onsite accommodation for learners aged 16+ as well as students who need to stay for their duty weeks if they are on Equine and Agricultural programmes.
We can accommodate up to 100 residential students at Duchy in rooms on a 3, 4 or 5 night option (weekends are free with 5 night option). The rooms are bright and airy and we can offer a fully catered package to all our students or self-catered for our over 18 students if they wish.
You will make lifelong friends at Duchy College and our residential students are a close knit community; many of you will be experiencing life away from home for the first time so you’ll have lots in common. The dining areas and residents lounge are always buzzing.
Room allocation is undertaken fairly and is designed to ensure maximum student enjoyment and access to the education students want.
Rooms are not allocated on a first come first served basis. We allocate rooms based upon individual student needs and where possible we aim to provide students their first choice of accommodation type.
However; we prioritise the following:
- Students under 18s years old
- Students who do not live within reasonable travelling distance to the College.
- Students who require full-time, term time accommodation.
- Students with a disability/support needs.
- Returning students
We aim to accommodate students who may have specific and/or additional needs, however; there may be times when this is not within our physical capabilities. Please contact the Residential Team Lead to discuss requirements.
Please note the college is closed during half terms, Christmas, Easter and summer holidays, students may be required to empty their rooms and will not be able to stay under any circumstance during these periods.
Accommodation at Falmouth Marine School
Falmouth Marine School has no accommodation on site. We can provide an accommodation list from local private providers if required.The college do not accept any responsibility for the quality or price of the accommodation offered. Students/parents choose their own accommodation from the FE Accommodation list below. It is your responsibility to ensure that the accommodation is of an acceptable standard before you sign the tenancy agreement and move in.
Numbers of students applying each year varies, as does the accommodation available, and for this reason it is not possible to guarantee that every student who applies will find suitable accommodation. It is advisable to phone and visit accommodation as soon as possible after receiving the list to avoid disappointment.
When looking for accommodation it is important to bring enough money to pay the deposit to secure the accommodation. The accommodation provider will then let you know when you need to start paying for your accommodation.
If you are applying for funding to assist with payment, you must inform the provider. Also, be aware that any financial assistance you might receive may not cover the whole cost of your rent, and you are responsible for making sure that the shortfall is paid to the provider. The payments are made termly and directly to the accommodation providers.
There can be a delay in payments being made as we have to have confirmation of the students returning to college before payment can be processed and it will be up to the student/parent to cover the cost of accommodation until this payment is made. You will need to discuss this, along with the other rules of the house when you visit the accommodation provider.
If you need further assistance with sourcing accommodation then please contact Cathy.email@example.com
FE Accommodation Lists:
Residential Bursary 16 – 18 years
If you are studying a further education course, your daily return travelling time would be more than 2 hours and your household income is less than £40,000, you may be eligible for assistance with accommodation costs with a Residential Bursary. For more details please contact Jennifer Warren on 01395 562339.
Residential Bursary 19 – 30 years
If you are studying a further education course, your daily return travelling time would be more than 2 hours and your household income is less than £31,000, you may be eligible for assistance with accommodation costs with a Residential Bursary.
For more details please contact Cathy Beechey-Newman on 01209 722135 / 01326 310303.
University Accommodation Guide:
University Accommodation Lists:
Please note that the accommodation list is made available to you free of charge.
Cornwall College has compiled the list to assist you with securing accommodation close to our academic hubs. Before including any property in this list, we have carried out a brief visit to the property for our own purposes. However, the Cornwall College Group does not guarantee that the properties are safe or meet your requirements. You must therefore rely upon your own inspection and enquiries. We do not recommend that you secure a property and sign into a tenancy agreement without first having viewed it. Should you have any queries about the tenancy, you should take your own independent legal advice.
The Cornwall College Group accepts no responsibility for any losses or damage arising to any student or student’s property as a result of securing accommodation in a property which is included in this accommodation list. The Cornwall College Group has the right to remove any property from this list should any relevant concerns be brought to attention.
For university accommodation for Cornwall College, Falmouth Marine School, Duchy College Rosewarne or Eden Project Learning please contact our HE Accommodation Development Officer:
Got a room or house suitable for student rental?
We are looking for accommodation in Camborne, Falmouth, Newquay and St Austell areas for Higher Education students studying at degree level with the Cornwall College Group. Do you have a spare room to rent out, a flat or house to rent or do you know anyone in this area who could provide accommodation for Higher Education students (18+)? You could rent a room under the Government’s ‘Rent a Room Scheme?’:gov.uk/rent-room-in-your-home
Students study for 2 and 3 years and courses run from September to June. Secure payments, deposits and references can be obtained.
If you are interested or know anyone else who might be able to help please contact: our HE Accommodation Development Officer.