Welcome to the Student Accommodation Code

Being at university or college can be one of the most exciting and challenging times of life. Often it’s when students move away from home for the first time, so making sure accommodation is safe, good quality and caters for their needs is crucial.

Many first year students choose university-managed housing and, to make sure this accommodation is of a good standard, the Student Accommodation Code has been developed by Universities UK and GuildHE.

The Code protects students’ rights to safe, good quality accommodation, wherever they are studying, and makes sure they get the best out of their time living in university or college residences. It outlines everything students can expect from their accommodation as well as their responsibilities as tenants.

Many university accommodation buildings are signed up to The Code, which was introduced in 2006. The Code has already raised standards of accommodation and aims to continue to enrich the residential experience for students across England and Wales.

For further information on the code and links to the annual reports please visit the Universities UK Accommodation Code of Practice page.