As an undergraduate, you will be part of the Junior Common Room (JCR), which is the undergraduate social community at Regent’s. You’ll also have access to the College’s catering facilities, and we can usually accommodate undergraduates for at least two years of their study.
We typically provide on-site College accommodation for first year and third year students. Many students in their second or fourth year tend to live-out in privately rented accommodation, often in the nearby trendy area of Jericho.
Our on-site accommodation is made up of single study bedrooms, which are typically allocated to first year students, and flats with several bedrooms sharing a kitchen and bathroom, which are typically allocated to third year students. Most of our residents have access to shared kitchens, allowing you to self-cater if you choose. All rooms have access to the University wireless internet.
Our termly rent for 2019/2020 is £1,457.30 for 59 nights (Wednesday 0th Week to Friday 8th Week inclusive), with vacation residence charged at £24.70 per night. The accommodation charges include all utilities and services.
We offer three meals a day Monday to Friday during term: breakfast (8.30am-9.30am), lunch (12.30pm-1.30pm) and dinner (6.15pm-7.00pm Mon-Thurs, 7pm Friday).
All of our meals are served in the main dining hall and are prepared by our in-house catering team. Most meals are cafeteria style, with students only paying for what they eat. There are usually a variety of options to suit different budgets and dietary needs. Unlike many other colleges, we do not currently charge any fixed kitchen charge on top of these meal costs.
On Friday evenings, we have a three-course waiter-served meal, known as Formal Hall, which is when many of the College community come together to round off the week. Students and staff wear gowns and dress more formally, and students may bring their own wine to the tables. Many will often bring guests. Throughout the year, we also host special dinners and events, including: Advent Dinners; Freshers’, Halfway and Finalists’ Dinners; the Recognition Formal; Burns’ Night; and special themed food evenings.
Our typical meal prices are as follows:
- Breakfast: cereal 75p, toast 15p, butter/jam 15p; cooked breakfast £4.90
- Lunch: £3.90/£4.90 for main course; yogurt 55p, fresh fruit 45p
- Dinner: £3.90/£4.90 for main course; pudding £1.50
- Formal Hall: £10.90 for three courses, served meal
Social life and community
As an undergraduate, you will be part of the Junior Common Room (JCR), which is the undergraduate social community at Regent’s. The physical common room also goes by the same name, and is a space open 24/7 to all College members. It has comfortable sofas, a table tennis and football table, a TV and Wii, and a (much-loved) free bean-to-cup coffee machine. There is also the JCR bar, which is open most evenings.
The JCR is host to regular social events during term, and we have an active student community here at Regent’s. Student representatives host a number of events, from parties and pub quizzes, to film nights and pizza evenings. We also have our own annual Christmas pantomime, and our summer student ball, the Final Fling. Twice a day, a number of students meet in the JCR for ‘Brew’, where people take the time to unwind over a cup of tea and a biscuit.
Many JCR members get involved in extra-curricular activities, with students engaged in University and College sports teams, musical and dramatic productions, academic societies and interest groups, and student politics and journalism. Each year, we recognise our students’ engagements in our Recognition Formal Hall.
Welfare and support
Our small and friendly community means that we provide an excellent welfare provision to all of our students. More information can be found on our Student Welfare page.