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Halifax College accommodation

York’s largest college, Halifax sits on the edge of Heslington village, with a variety of self-catered houses, flats and family accommodation set around leafy courtyards, surrounded by green space.

Halifax has two large common rooms, an on-site shop, cash point and a free shuttle bus running regularly to the centre of Campus West if you don’t fancy the 10-minute walk. It also has a small amount of resident parking.

Room types and prices 2024/25

Room type Bathroom Catering Let length Per week Per year
Band 1 Shared Bathroom Self-catered 40 weeks £99 £3,960
Band 3 Shared Bathroom Self-catered 40 weeks £166 £6,640

Band 1 shared bathroom, self-catered

Band 1 accommodation at Halifax College is in St Lawrence Court, laid out in courtyards of flats around grassy squares near the St Lawrence common room.

Each room has its own private washbasin, while bathroom facilities are shared between the house. Each house has one main kitchen and one smaller kitchen with some extra seating, counter space and amenities.

Take a 360 tour of a Band 1 shared bathroom

 Example room layout. Actual layout and furnishings may vary. 

Band 3 shared bathroom, self-catered

Band 3 shared bathroom accommodation is spread throughout Halifax College at Ingram, Wood, Irwin, Lindley and Younger Courts.

Arranged in communal houses and courtyards, bathroom facilities and kitchens are shared between residents of each house. Each room has a private washbasin for personal use.

Take a 360 tour of a Band 3 shared bathroom

Example room layout. Actual layout and furnishings may vary. 

Band 3 ensuite bathroom, self-catered

Band 3 ensuite accommodation at Halifax college can be found at Ainsty and Hickleton Courts, directly opposite the Halifax College Reception.

Arranged in squares of houses around a central courtyard, kitchen facilities are shared by residents of each house.

  • Kitchen shared between approx 4-8 students

Take a 360 tour of a Band 3 ensuite

A larger version of this Band 3 ensuite accommodation is available to postgraduates for the 2024/25 academic year.

A band 3 ensuite bedroom in Halifax College. Example room layout. Actual layout and furnishings may vary


Common room

A shared social space for members of your college

What's near

The Library

14 minutes walk

D Bar/cafe

14 minutes walk

Spring Lane Building

14 minutes walk

The Lounge bar/cafe

12 minutes walk

York Sports Cenre

10 minutes walk

Student voices

Find out what it’s really like living on campus as University of York Biology student, Zuzanna takes you on a tour of her ensuite accommodation in Halifax College.

Find out more about what it's like to be part of Halifax College.

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