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Student Accommodation Kettering

Kettering is home to several colleges of further education and is close to The University of Northampton.

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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 Kettering as a student

15 miles northeast of Northampton lies Kettering, a large market town with a population of nearly 100,000. Despite being 70 miles from London, Kettering benefits from a quick service to London St Pancras station, with quickest route taking just over an hour. It is home to one of Tresham College of Further and Higher Education’s three campuses. The 16+ and adult student population of the College, taking primarily vocational and undergraduate courses is estimated at about 3,000 full-time and 13,000 part-time students. The college provides the undergraduate courses in partnership with the nearby University of Northampton which has a student population of 12,000.

In nearby Northampton there is a good accommodation provision, with 4 student halls, all of which are university-managed. Students have a variety of rooms to choose from, starting at standard single with shared sanitary facilities, through small and large en-suite rooms, ending with single studios. Students so inclined may choose to live in a less traditional townhouse-style halls, as opposed to the typical, single-building accommodation prevalent in most cities and universities.

The lack of private-sector halls is more than made up by a variety of houses, flats and apartments on offer in the area. A good transport link between Kettering and Northampton ensures that students hoping to live in a smaller, quieter (and cheaper!) town such as Kettering will find it convenient to move in further away from university. Sharing a house with 4 or more friends is always a popular choice with UK’s students. Lower individual costs, more flexibility in choosing location, furnishing type, and size of the property are just a few among many benefits of choosing a larger property to move into with friends. Presence of gardens, a very sought-after feature these days is also a factor that many students consider important in choosing a new home. Kettering, while perhaps not the most obvious choice for UoN students, can become a perfect, countryside home for those seeking a peaceful tenancy and good transport links with the rest of the country. There usually is a good supply of flats and houses for rent, both in the centre and outskirts of the town. This type of accommodation is managed by landlords and agents whose expertise in property management is often proven by their excellent reputation.

More information can be found in our comprehensive online guides, while those ready to find accommodation can start their search on Thanks to 20 years’ experience in helping students find their dream accommodation, we compile and list a good selection of properties carefully selected to suit the needs and wants of university students. You can enquire directly with the provider/landlord of your choice through our state of the art search tool, or if you need some support, our dedicated team is always on call to answer all your questions. We take great pride in our work and hope to help you find your next student home!

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