Short-term accommodation options

Most halls only offer long-term accommodation to students, with contracts from 40 to 51 weeks. However a number of options are available should your stay be shorter:

Accommodation options outside of term time

Over the summer most halls of residence operate as bed and breakfast accommodation which is available to members of the public. This would be advertised on the organisation's website, Unite and other private halls.

It is possible for full-time students to apply for rooms in the University of London students homes that become available after the academic year has started and are advertised as open to all University of London students in the University of London Students Homes. Through this scheme the University of London offer rooms in shared accommodation. You would become a tenant of the University of London. You will be required to have a guarantor. Birkbeck cannot act as a guarantor for this scheme.

Stay with a family

If you are an International student staying in the UK over Christmas or if you live in a hall of residence and want to experience living with a family then take a look at HostUK. HostUK is a voluntary organisation, has a network of UK residents who welcome international students to their homes for a weekend or Christmas.