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Our 1960s buildings feature open corridor layouts which are great for socialising, and we organise numerous events from student-run club nights to ceilidh dancing in our large dining hall and bar.

As a Derwent member, you'll embrace tradition and welcome new experiences, fostering a strong sense of identity and college spirit. Our friendly and respectful ethos is reflected in the Derwent Global Community project, which will encourage you to consider world issues in order to make a positive contribution.

One of our students shared their experiences with us. Read their blog here.

Find out about Derwent College's Living Learning Community

Quick facts

  • Campus West
  • 580 rooms
  • £106 to £173 per week
  • Economy shared bathroom or ensuite, Standard shared bathroom
  • Catering options available

Derwent is in a great location, it has a great atmosphere and the people are lovely. My room is really big which means everyone can hang out together in here.



  • Common room
  • Computer room
  • Laundry room
  • Bar
  • Café
  • Restaurant
  • Wifi in all rooms

Rooms and prices

Undergraduate rooms

The yearly prices shown are for 40 weeks unless stated otherwise.

Prices shown are for 2018/19 and are rounded to the nearest pound.  Please note, yearly prices may vary depending on your exact booking dates.

Room typePrice per week*Price per year*
Economy Shared bathroom, self-catered £106 £4,239
Shared bathroom, catered £159 £6,345
Ensuite, catered £173 £6,920
Standard Shared bathroom, self-catered £131 £5,240

How many people will I be sharing with?

  • Economy shared bathroom, catered: 15-18 students per kitchen, and around 2 baths or showers and 2 toilets per 10 students
  • Economy ensuite, catered: 8-10 students per kitchen
  • Standard shared bathroom: around 20 students per floor, sharing two kitchens, five baths/showers and five toilets
  • Standard shared bathroom, catered: 15 students per house sharing one kitchen, one bath, two showers and five toilets
  • Standard shared bathroom (Eden's Court): up to 10 students per house sharing one kitchen, two showers and two toilets

* Prices have been rounded to the nearest pound.

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Derwent is located in the heart of Campus West.

Walking distances

  • Market Square Shops: 7 minutes walk
  • Library: 7 minutes walk
  • Ron Cooke Hub: 17 minutes walk
  • York Sports Centre: 10 minutes walk
  • York Sport Village: 35 minutes walk

Walk-through tour

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