Married student and family accommodation
Houses and flats
Trinity has a housing stock of over 50 houses and flats, for families and couples, situated mostly within a three- to four-mile radius of the college. They vary in size and are allocated according to the needs and size of each family. As a general rule, they are available to students at Trinity below the going market rate. Priority is given to undergraduate and MA students, but we are often able to help research students also.
We do our best to match the right house to the right people. It is a delicate task and one to which we give a lot of attention because where you live (its suitability, comfort, etc) is a major factor in how much you are able to gain from your training and contribute to the community during your time at Trinity. Where we do not have a suitable house available, we will assist you with the practicalities of renting one yourselves.
Those who are training in context will live in the context community.
College study rooms
For those who live off site there are shared studies available in the Clifton building. The building has its own lounge and kitchen.
Although we have considered putting some apartments on the main college site, we feel that it is better for couples and their families to have a life within the broader community as well as in the college community.
Our property manager Neil Buckland and maintenance staff oversee the care and maintenance of all the houses as well as of the main college buildings. Many of our houses are leased from our past students and then licensed on to new students. We find that this makes liaising with our landlords more straightforward as they are still very much a part of the wider Trinity family.
Our rent includes building insurance, water and sewerage charges. Currently college houses are exempt from Council Tax unless any adult is employed. You are responsible for fuel charges, including any standing charges and nominal consumption from the time the previous student leaves.
Allocation of houses or flats
If you have accepted an unconditional offer of a place at Trinity we would normally allocate your house at Easter, although very occasionally if you need to know earlier for a special reason we will do our best to help.
Houses for students who accept offers after Easter will be allocated as soon as possible after the date of acceptance.