The Lawns complex is a group of seven halls of residence
grouped around a catering and social centre, on 40 acres of
landscaped parkland on the outskirts of Cottingham,
3.5 miles from the main Hull campus.
What are the key features?
- Each hall has a combined kitchen and dining area (with the
exception of Ferens Hall which has a basic kitchenette). Each
kitchen includes cookers, microwaves, fridge/freezers and
- Telephones - pre-paid voucher operation (some internal calls
are free/external calls are charged at 'phonebox' rates for calls
within the UK.
- Residents can use campus computing facilities for internet and
network access from their bedrooms, provided they have a suitable
- More than 250 free off-road parking spaces
- Basic personal posessions insurance is included and can be
extended for an additional fee.
- TV room in each Hall.
- Cleaning of rooms and communal areas (under review).
- Each hall has laundry facilities: three washing machines
and two tumble dryers and drying rooms.
- On-site bus terminus to the University Campus and city
- Football pitches.
- Two showers and two bathroom areas for every 7-9
students without en-suite facilities
- Students should provide their own bed linen.
Downs Hall accommodates 132 students in
single rooms, all with wash hand basins.
Ferens Hall accommodates for 191 students all
in single rooms - usually 10-15 rooms located along
interconnected corridors. Rooms vary in size and don't have
washbasins. This is the only Lawns Hall to be semi-catered
throughout the 34 week contract.
Nicholson Hall accommodates 124 students
comprising 63 en-suite rooms and 58 further single rooms with wash
hand basins. 3 rooms with disabled accessibility are also
available. As this is the only block of self-catered accommodation
at the Lawns, early application is advised.
Lambert Hall accommodates 130 students
comprising of 42 en-suite rooms, a further 88 single rooms with
wash handbasins. 3 rooms with disabled accessibility are also
Grant Hall accommodates 121 students
comprising 63 en-suite rooms and a further 58 single rooms with
wash hand basins.
Morgan Hall accommodates 133 students in
single rooms, all with washbasins and most have a sun terrace.
Reckitt Hall accommodates 121 students - with
63 en-suite rooms and 58 single rooms with wash hand basins.
Nicholson Hall bungalows house up to 18
students, 6 per bungalow and provides residence which includes the
Easter vacation period.
To avoid disappointment, early application for en-suite
and self catered accommodation is advised.
What are the shared facilities?
The Lawns Centre provides the main evening meal service to those
who are semi-catered, plus a late snack-bar service. The Centre
also has bars, a pool room and a television room. Parking is
adjacent to the Lawns Centre and bicycle sheds are available at
Self-catered or semi-catered?
Two kinds of residence fee are used at the halls on the Lawns
1. Semi-catered covers residence and a
daily evening meal in the Lawns Centre for 31 weeks of the
residence contract. The remaining three weeks from Sunday
25 March - Saturday 14 April (inclusive) cover residence only
on a self-catering basis. This applies to all first-year
students who stay in Downs, Morgan, Grant, Lambert and Reckitt
Hall. Students residing in Ferens Hall will take an evening meal at
the Lawns Centre during this period.
2. Self-catering covers residence only
(Nicholson Hall and the Nicholson Hall Bungalows.) Individuals with
special dietry needs who have to self-cater should apply for
this accommodation but please mention this on your application.
Self-catering residents can purchase evening meals in the
The Contract (Lawns Halls - 34 weeks)
The main Lawns site is closed during the Christmas period and
students must vacate the premises. The semi-catered Halls will be
open on a self-catered basis over the Easter vacation period.
Students who wish to stay are advised to apply for residence in the
Nicholson Hall bungalows.
What are the advantages of The
- Evening meal available
- Large student community
- The possibility of living with a group of friends in
your second or third year
- Sociable atmosphere
- Good public transport links to the main Hull campus
- Close to village centre amenities
- Large number of off-road parking spaces
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