Exceptional student accommodation in Gloucester city centre

Our student apartments offer private and comfortable en-suites in single rooms, with the shared kitchen being the perfect place to spend time with your fellow flatmates. With Collegiate, you’ll be staying at some of the best student accommodation in Gloucester.

With over 10,000 students, the beautiful cathedral city of Gloucester lies between the rural Cotswolds and the Forest of Dean. It’s the perfect location for students who like a tranquil, yet bustling centre and also enjoy being close to nature. Your student flat, Upper Quay House by Universe.City, is just a 20-minute walk from The University of Gloucester’s Oxstalls campus.

You can enjoy the magnificent Gloucester Cathedral as it’s right on your doorstep. Not to mention you’re within easy reach of the shops, bars and restaurants that sit on the waterfront of the historic docklands. You’ll also be living close to King’s Walk shopping centre and Gloucester train station – ideal if you have visitors, or if you want to go exploring for the day. For those who love sport, Gloucester is the place for you as it’s home to Kingsholm Rugby stadium, as well as the annual Gloucester Cricket Festival.

Our private student accommodation is ideal for studying at the University of Gloucestershire and to get to the Oxstalls campus. Collegiate offers fully equipped single rooms in shared flats and you’ll always benefit from en-suite facilities, a private study space and a kitchen area. With all bills and Wi-Fi included in your rent, there’s no need to worry about extra costs, so you can focus on enjoying your time in Gloucester.

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Gloucester University Accommodation

Students at The University of Gloucester choose our accommodation for its ideal location and outstanding on-site features. Collegiate’s Gloucester uni accommodation, Upper Quay House, is just a 20 minute bus journey, 6 minute drive or 30 minute walk from the Oxstalls campus.

  • Our modern accommodation is close to all of the main attractions of Gloucester in the city centre
  • Our student accommodation is spacious and comfortable – perfect for studying and relaxing
  • High speed broadband and Wi-Fi to help with your studies at The University of Gloucester
  • Individual en-suite facilities and laundry facilities are available


En-suite Student Accommodation in Gloucester

Explore about our en-suite rooms in Upper Quay House, Gloucester. You can enjoy both living with friends in a shared apartment and your own spacious room. Here’s just some of what’s included:

  • Large desk space with study chair
  • En-suite bathroom
  • Excellent storage and wardrobe space
  • No extra fees! Your utility bills are included in our pricing


FAQs: Student Accommodation in Gloucester

How much does rent cost for students in Gloucester?

Several factors decide the rent of student residences, including the type if student accommodation you book. The various facilities and amenities provided by the accommodation and the room’s configuration all factor into the price for accommodation in Gloucester. Private student accommodation in Gloucester usually costs between £95 – £199 per week.

How do I pay for my student room in Gloucester?

You can make rent payments online using your credit or debit card via your Collegiate Portal account or by bank transfer. Contact your accommodation management team if you’d like to pay by bank transfer.

How much money will I spend on bills as a student in Gloucester?

On average, UK students spend £37 per month on bills. However, when you book Collegiate student accommodation in Gloucester, all bills are included with your room: Electricity, Gas, Water & Broadband. You also get exclusive access to features such as our onsite laundry room.

What are the best student areas in Gloucester?

The city centre (with its shops, bars and clubs) and Gloucester Quays are some of the most popular student areas in Gloucester. Collegiate’s student accommodation is just a stone’s throw away from the University of Gloucester and is situated on the fringe of the city centre meaning that everything the city has to offer is just on your doorstep!

Can I view my student flat in Gloucester before booking?

Yes, most accommodation providers including Collegiate will provide tours of the apartments – either via video or in person. Simply contact the Gloucester team to arrange a viewing (government guidelines allowing).

What different types of student accommodation are available?

Our student accommodation in Gloucester, Upper Quay House, puts you in the very heart of the city. It’s also ideally located for University of Gloucestershire’s Oxstalls campus so you’re within walking distance for so much of what the city and university have to offer.

We have private, en-suite rooms in shared apartments which includes:

> Single bed

> Wardrobe

> Private en-suite

> Study Desk and Chair

> Shared kitchen space

What are the best ways to travel around Gloucester?

Gloucester is a wonderfully compact city that’s easy to explore by foot, but it is also well connected with bus and train services to help you get around and out of the city with ease

Walk or cycle

Gloucester is easy to explore on foot or bike via numerous cycle routes or walking paths to help you get around the city. Download the free Gloucester Walking Tours app for free self-guided walking tours on your smartphone around Gloucester city centre.

The bus

Stagecoach app for local bus links that can help you easily travel in and around Gloucester. The app can also be used to plan journeys, track services and buy tickets. Your nearest bus stop is on Lower Quay Street.

The train

Gloucester railway station is only around a 15-minute walk away from our student accommodation in Gloucester, and you can benefit from regular services to a host of cities. You can get to Cheltenham in approximately 10 minutes, to Bristol Temple Meads, Birmingham New Street or Cardiff Central in around 1 hour, as well as London Paddington in around 2 hours.

By scooter

The city’s Zwings scooters are a great option for getting around Gloucester and Cheltenham quickly and in a more environmentally conscious way. Prices start from just 15p per minute and you’ll find numerous locations to pick one up around the cities via the Zwings app

What is there to do in Gloucester?

There are so many things to keep you entertained during your downtime in Gloucester including a host of stunning attractions, sights to see and foodie treats.

Day trippers

If you love a bargain, head to Gloucester Quays outlet shopping for high street and designer brands for up to 70 per cent off, as well as a cinema, Gloucester Docks and the National Waterways Museum – check out our guide to everything you need to know about Gloucester Quays for more to do. Around the area, you’ll also find a host of big-name shops in Eastgate shopping centre as well as food outlets and market stalls. At King’s Walk shopping centre you’ll also find Gloucester Guildhall with a cinema, performances, exhibitions and a cafe bar.


Gloucester Quays is a little food haven where you’ll find delights including Café Rene, a charming and cosy live music venue and cafe. Not to mention you’ll find big high street names including Chimichanga, Portivo Lounge and Bill’s and you’ll never be too far from our pick of the best bottomless brunch in Gloucester. Why not pick up a delicious snack and locally brewed craft beer at Gloucester Brewery, you’ll soon see why it’s on our pick of fun and unusual things to do in Gloucester.


Gloucester is incredibly well connected for a host of lush locations including Cheltenham, Bristol, Cardiff and the Cotswolds. In the heart of the city, you’ll also find incredible sights to see including the historic Gloucester Cathedral, striking Gloucester Docks and Cotswold Country Park and Beach. Here you’ll find Cotswold Water Park – a beautiful area with footpaths, cycle paths, stunning views, picnic spots, riverside walks, and so much more.

Are there free things to do in Gloucester?

There are plenty of fun and free things to do in Gloucester. There’s no end of parks and green spaces in and around the city for you to enjoy but you can start with a trip to the famous Forest of Dean Sculpture Trail to see a 3.5 mile series of forest-inspired sculptures among towering trees. A number of galleries and museums in Gloucester offer free entry – see fine art at The Gardens Gallery or explore the local history at the Tewkesbury Museum. It should be known that Gloucestershire is the capital of festivals, so keep an eye out for the ‘FREE’ badge on SoGlos’s Gloucestershire events calendar for hundreds of free events each year.

What are some interesting facts about Gloucester?

There are lots of fun facts about Gloucester including:

> A number of Harry Potter movies were filmed at Gloucester cathedral and you can take a guided tour to the filming locations.

> The Gloucester rugby team’s unofficial nickname used to be the ‘elver eaters’ which was a reference to an unusual eel delicacy, for which there is an annual eating competition in Gloucestershire.

> Beatrix Potter’s The Tailor of Gloucester was inspired after the author heard the true story of a local tailor and it’s now a celebrated museum in Gloucester.

Which universities are local to Gloucester?

University of Gloucestershire is the local university in Gloucester. Our student accommodation in Gloucester is well placed for the Oxstalls campus.

University of Gloucestershire is 1.5 miles from Upper Quay House:

Bus – 25 minutes* (Stagecoach 10 Gold)

Cycle – 12 minutes*

Walk – 30 minutes*

Car – 7 minutes*


Which other cities are near Gloucester?

Gloucester railway station is well connected to other cities near Gloucester including literary hotspot Cheltenham, which is around a 10 minute journey. You can be in Bristol Temple Meads, Birmingham New Street or Cardiff Central in under an hour, as well as London Paddington in around 2 hours.

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