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Student Accommodation Blackburn

Home to University Centre at Blackburn, this Northern English town benefits from excellent transport links and proximity to Manchester. Search our website for the latest student accommodation.

Student Properties in Blackburn

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AFS always has the widest choice of student accommodation available. To help you find the right place to live, read our brief guide to the different types of accommodation below.

University Hall
  • University residences which are generally full of first year undergraduates are a great way to adjust to living away from home and making new friends. Uni halls are usually located close to campus.

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Private Halls
  • Generally offer a higher level of amenities than University Halls, at higher rents. Will be home to a more diverse mix of students and normally located close to campus.

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  • A house share with a group of friends is often the lowest cost option and popular as the next step after living in Halls. Typically located in student friendly areas which require some travel to University.

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  • A flat or apartment is similar to a house share on a smaller scale and will normally have one or two bedrooms. Ideal for smaller groups or couples.

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  • Either a premium room in a Private Hall of Residence or a self-contained flat or apartment where all of the amenities are in one space. Typically the most expensive option.

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  • A room in a house where the landlord or owner currently lives. A good option if you are not too concerned about living with other students and are budget conscious.

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  • A self-contained room, which includes most amenities but with shared bathroom facilities.

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Spare room
  • A room available in a house share, where a group of existing housemates want to fill an empty room. A good way of getting the benefits of a house share without an established group of friends.

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Living in Blackburn as a student

The town of Blackburn, is home to many students from the Blackburn University Centre, situated within Blackburn College. There are approximately 3,000 students at the Blackburn University Centre. Blackburn is an industrial town, with strong transport links into larger cities such as Manchester.

The town of Blackburn has many accommodation options for students. Although the university itself does not provide accommodation, there are plenty of options available. Private accommodation companies offer students a variety of choices, from en-suite rooms to studio apartments, and may include amenities such as a TV licence and private laundry facilities.

However, many students choose to move into house or flat shares with their peers. There are many student houses across Blackburn, and these are often provided by landlords or letting agents who have years of experience in student housing. Most of the student properties include double bedrooms with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities and may even include private gardens or patio spaces. This property type is usually attractive for second- and third-year students, and often will accommodate groups of three or more students.

If you wish to find out more information head over to the guides on our website. If you’re looking to find a student property today, simply start searching on With over 20 years of experience, accommodation for students have plenty to offer students who are looking to find their ideal student home. If you have a specific request, you can contact a member of our team directly and someone will get back to you with more information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Are you going to live and study in Blackburn? Here are the most frequent questions asked by other students.

When is the best time to look for student accommodation in Blackburn?

Most students look for shared housing in Blackburn from October, although there will be student accommodation available all year round. First year and international students generally start looking in January for halls of residence.

How much does student accommodation cost in Blackburn?

The amount you pay will depend on the type of student accommodation you choose. A shared house in Blackburn will cost you £86 per week. A halls of residence will cost, on average £168 per week, but could cost more depending on what type of room you select.

What is the best way to search for student accommodation in Blackburn?

Accommodation for Students has the widest range of student accommodation currently available in Blackburn. This includes halls of residence, house shares, flats and apartments. You can enquire directly to your chosen accommodation or get more support through our live help team. AFS has accommodation across the whole city including Town centre and Blackburn College.

How long does a tenancy agreement last for?

In Blackburn the standard length of contract is 46 weeks. However it is possible to have a longer or shorter agreement than this. Some halls of residence will only offer a 50 or 52 week tenancy agreement for example.

Is it possible to have a short term or summer only contract in Blackburn?

Yes, a selection of the student accommodation listed on AFS will offer short term stays. This is most often the case for halls of residence in Blackburn. Look out for the properties which have the short term let badge or filter your search by ‘letting period’.

How much do I have to pay for a deposit?

This will depend on the type of property you choose. The most anyone can legally charge is 5 weeks rent. Some accommodation in Blackburn halls of residence will not require a deposit at all, while on average the deposit in a shared house in Blackburn will be £344.

How can I make sure I get my deposit back at the end of my tenancy?

All landlords and property manages in Blackburn are legally required to protect your deposit in a legally recognised tenancy deposit scheme. If you take care of your student accommodation you should have no problem getting your money back. You can check out some further information right here.