University of Nottingham Halls of Residence
The University of Nottingham has a particularly well developed system of halls located on its campus. The halls acts a microcosms of the university at large and provide a community-level forum for the interaction of undergraduates, postgraduates and senior academics.
The halls are generally named either after counties, districts, or places in the English East Midlands (Nottingham having been originally conceived as a regional university for this area) or significant people associated with the university. Lenton, Lincoln, Derby, Rutland, Sherwood, Newark, Southwell, Ancaster and Melton halls fall into the former category; Hugh Stewart, Cripps, Cavendish, Nightingale, Florence Boot, Wortley, and Willoughby into the latter.
- 1 University Park Campus
- 2 Jubilee Campus
- 3 Sutton Bonington Campus
- 4 University-arranged self-catering accommodation
- 5 Defunct Halls
- 6 Facilities
- 7 References
- 8 External links
University Park Campus
All halls of residence on University Park Campus are of mixed sex undergraduate type.
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Cavendish Hall () provides accommodation for 278 students. The hall is named after the Cavendish family, or more specifically the Duke of Devonshire. The hall surrounds a lawn quadrangle with its own rose garden, and is reached via a bridge over a grass moat. A short walk brings guests to the University boating lake.
Cripps Hall (Sir Cyril Cripps . It opened in 1959, and was originally all male, but has been mixed sex since 2000. Cripps Hall was designed by the architects Donald McMorran and George Whitby, and is a grade II listed building (one of only relatively few post-war buildings to be given such status). The current warden is Professor Glenn McDowell.) provides accommodation for over 300 students. The hall is named after its benefactor,
Derby Hall (Derby. The hall, completed in 1963, was designed by the New Zealand architect, Brian O'Rorke, in classical style, around a central quad. An extension block named Matlock was later added, greatly increasing accommodation by adding 96 rooms.) provides accommodation for over 300 students. The hall is named after the local city of
Florence Boot Hall (Jesse Boot, the first Lord Trent, a major benefactor to the University. It was opened in 1928, making it the oldest hall on the campus (Hugh Stewart Hall has existed for longer as Lenton Hall, but Florence Boot has been designated as a hall for longer). It was originally all female, but has been mixed sex since 2000.) provides accommodation for just under 200 students. The hall is named after Florence Boot, the wife of
Hugh Stewart Hall (University College Nottingham from 1929 until his death. Until 2000 the hall was all male. The oldest part of Hugh Stewart Hall was originally called Lenton Hall, and was built in about 1792 by the architect William Stretton, as a home for Nottingham banker and owner of the Butterley Company, John Wright. The hall was extended in 1937, at which time it was renamed Hugh Stewart. It was extended again in 1969. The Hall's Warden is Professor Glenn McDowell, who is also Warden of Lenton and Wortley Hall and Cripps Hall and Head of the Department of Civil Engineering. The Deputy Warden is Ms Stacy Johnson of the School of Nursing who was Warden from September 2005 – 2010 and took over from archaeologist Dr Jon Henderson after he unexpectedly had to resign due to academic commitments, having been warden for only a year. He was preceded by Dr. Don Rees who had been Warden of the hall for 29 years, and after whom the hall library is named. The hall features 'Latitude', one of four licensed hall bars on campus.) is the largest hall on University Park Campus (the third largest at the University), providing accommodation for around 340 students. The hall is named after Hugh Stewart (1884–1934) who was Principal of
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Lenton and Wortley Hall (Lenton, and Professor Harry Almond Saville Wortley, Principal of University College Nottingham from 1935 to 1947, as well as Lenton Hurst. Lenton Hurst, a large old house by the architect Arthur George Marshall next to the Lenton Hall (then so called), was until the 1970s used for student accommodation. The Hall is home to Hops, one of the four cafe-bars on campus. Between 1980 and 2006, the Warden was Mr William Hooker. The current warden is Professor Glenn McDowell, who was previously warden of Nightingale Hall.) is a mixed undergraduate hall of residence. Like Cripps Hall, it was designed by Donald McMorran and George Whitby. It provides accommodation for around 283 students, making it the third largest hall on campus. The hall results from the amalgamation of two previous halls of residence, New Lenton Hall and Wortley Hall, named after the local district of
The hall is represented with its crest, which notable features the halls symbolic animal a squirrel and a fir tree designed to represent the nearby fir trees and the large fir tree that provides a focal point to the halls main quad. The crest is believed to be designed around the conception of the halls and has the Latin motto Desiderium nostrum servire, which translates to Our desire to serve, and is regarded as an inspiration to the students in how they should devote themselves to serve the halls with their studies and correct behaviour.
Lincoln Hall (Lincoln. The current Hall Warden is Prof Vicky Chapman.) is a mixed undergraduate hall of residence. It provides accommodation for about 221 students. The hall is named after the nearby East Midlands city of
The Hall was designed by the Nottingham architect F.E. Wooley and opened in 1962; until 1997 it was an all-male hall. The buildings overlook parkland at the rear and form two main courts. The rectangular lower court consists of 12 self-contained accommodation blocks, each named after places found in the county of Lincolnshire. The upper court features the dining hall, the Coveney Library, the Senior Common Room and the gatehouse, all enclosing a circular lawn. Two gilded herons, the Hall's emblem, adorn the wrought iron gates leading to the park.
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Nightingale Hall (Audrey Beecham. The hall was refurbished in 1998 and again in 2007. It is named after the nursing pioneer Florence Nightingale, and originally stored the university's collection of documents and memorabilia associated with her, although this is now stored in the Hallward Library and the Florence Nightingale Museum in Southwark, London. Until 2000 the hall was all female, but it is now mixed. The Hall was one of the first to offer students 'large study bedroom' accommodation in September 2007 in which the rooms are fitted with three-quarter sized beds, and a mini fridge; this is now common across all of University Park. The present warden is Professor Jan Bradley.) is the smallest hall of residence on campus with accommodation for 150 students. The hall opened in 1950. The first warden was the historian and poet
Rutland Hall (Duke of Rutland himself. The hall was originally opened in 1964 as part of a large expansion of the university during that period. It was originally a men's hall but it and Ancaster became the University's first mixed halls in 1970. By the 1990s, it was clear that more accommodation was needed. Therefore, in 1993, a new, en suite wing was built — K Block. The building was completely refurbished in the summer of 1999. A particularly notable feature of the building is the unusual shape of its library, which is an octagon.) provides accommodation for 284 students. It is named after both the East Midlands county of Rutland and the
Sherwood Hall (J Fletcher Watson as part of the 1960s expansion programme on University Park. Building work started in March 1963 and the hall opened, as a male hall of residence, in October 1964.) is a mixed undergraduate hall of residence. It provides accommodation for about 267 students. The hall was designed by the architects
Sherwood Hall was designed as an interpretation of the traditional collegiate quadrangle, but using contemporary forms and materials. A distinctive feature is the white painted shiplap weatherboarding, which gives the hall something of a North American feel. As originally built, the hall had a single quadrangle of accommodation blocks, with a further accommodation block and the main hall and library forming a second, but open-ended, court. Subsequent extensions have transformed this into a second quadrangle. For the first twenty-two years of its life, the warden was the late W. R. "Bunny" Chalmers. Succeeded in 2006 by Dr. Antonino La Rocca.
Willoughby Hall (Wollaton Hall is just across the road from the university. 2007 saw the addition of The Mix, now named Vesper, the largest of the 4 on campus, and subsequently the largest hall bar. It also features a TV room alongside the JCR; in addition to a study room it also features a seminar room known as the Machicado Suite and boardroom (Morton Colville Suite). The hall is located near the West entrance of the University, close to Broadgate Park. The current warden is Dr Charlie Heron, from the Engineering Department.) is a mixed undergraduate hall of residence, built in 1964. It provides accommodation for around 260 students. The hall is named after the local Willoughby (or Willughby) family, whose family home
As of September 2011 all of the Jubilee Campus halls fall under the authority of a single warden. At present the Jubilee Campus halls warden is Dr Slawomir Sujeki.
Melton Hall is the University's only postgraduate hall of residence, and is named after the local town of Melton Mowbray. It provides accommodation for roughly 140 students in en-suite bedrooms and, along with the rest of the first stage of the campus, was designed by Sir Michael Hopkins. The hall is self-catered, with each kitchen shared by up to thirteen students. There are two common rooms and one study room.
Newark Hall is an undergraduate hall of residence named after the local town of Newark, sharing its coat of arms and motto "Deo Fretus Erumpe" ("Trust in God and Sally Forth"). Housing about 400 students, this makes it the second largest hall of residence in the University (after Bonington Hall). As the rest of the campus, it was designed by Sir Michael Hopkins in the shape of an eight framing two quads surrounded by the building. The current warden is Dr Slawomir Sujecki. Unlike University Park halls, Newark does not have its own catering facilities, residents instead eat in the nearby Atrium restaurant with Southwell residents.
Southwell Hall is an undergraduate hall of residence named after the local town of Southwell. It houses about 200 students, and along with the rest of the first stage of the campus, was designed by Sir Michael Hopkins. The administrative team also cover Melton Hall. Unlike University Park halls, Southwell does not have its own catering facilities, residents instead eat in the nearby Atrium restaurant with Newark residents.
Sutton Bonington Campus
Bonington Halls is the name given by the university to the student accommodation (halls of residence) at Sutton Bonington Campus. It is a mixed sex hall holding both undergraduates and postgraduates. In reality, it is not really a single hall, but a number of small separate "halls" and "houses" of varying age and design, holding between eight and sixty people, in addition to a shared dining room, laundry and bar. Bonington Halls house approximately 650 students. This makes it the university's largest hall of residence (regaining the title from Jubilee's Newark hall). The halls have a single JCR committee, but this operates more along the lines of the entertainment committee of the Student Guild as it arranges activities for both the residents of Bonington Halls and those students studying at Sutton Bonington but living off campus. The houses and halls at Sutton Bonington are named after local villages and are as follows:
- Kingston - the oldest hall, built just before the First World War and used to house German POWs during the war; until recently it was an all-male hall
- Normanton - originally built as an all-female hall, and remained so until recently
- Eviton House - postgraduate-only house at the far end of the arboretum
- St. Michaels Flats - located nearer the village itself, these house students with families, mainly international students
University-arranged self-catering accommodation
- Broadgate Park is a collection of self catered student accommodation, forming Europe's largest 'student village' of some 2400 undergraduate and postgraduate students (although this is dependent on "Cite Universitaire de Paris" being excluded on the grounds that it is largely for international students). It is operated privately by UPP (Broadgate Park) Ltd and is situated immediately to the southwest of University Park, between the campus and the town of Beeston. The current Warden is Dr Steve Greedy of the Department of Electrical & Electronic Engineering.
- Raleigh Park is a self-catering hall located close to Jubilee Campus, though not very close to the university campus. It is owned and operated by Derwent Living. It consists of five courts: Sillitoe, Madison, Roddice, Byron and Chatterley.
- St. Peter's Court is a self-catering hall, owned and managed by Unite, who run numerous other third party halls across the country. Recently extended it can now house over 800 students all with en suite rooms.
- Cloister House is a self-catering hall, owned and managed by UPP (Broadgate Park) Ltd, housing almost 70 postgraduate students outside the south east corner of University Park in the Dunkirk area.
- Albion House is a self-catering hall, owned and managed by UPP (Broadgate Park) Ltd, housing mainly undergraduate students and situated in the town of Beeston.
University Hall was a hall-grouping to which all off-campus students belonged in the days before such a group became so large that it was meaningless to attempt to make it conform with the halls system. The hall was dissolved in the 1990s.
Wortley Hall was a hall named after the last Principal of University College Nottingham, Harry Wortley. It was located in the extreme north of University Park in Lenton Firs House. The hall was subsumed by New Lenton Hall in the 1980s, with the School of Architecture (now the School of the Built Environment) taking over the occupation of Lenton Firs.
Facilities vary by hall, but most halls have a bar, common room, study room, pantries (with kettle, sink, fridge/freezer and microwave) and laundry facilities. Melton Hall is self-catered, and has full kitchens rather than pantries. Rooms vary in size and equipment - most rooms on University Park have shared bathroom facilities, while all rooms on Jubilee Campus have en-suite bathrooms. The basic equipment provided with a bedroom includes a bed (usually a half-double), wardrobe, bedside table, desk, chair, lamp, pinboard and mirror. Internet access is provided, with both wired and wireless connections available. Undergraduate rooms include a small fridge.
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