We have 2 accommodation buildings, London House and William Goodenough House, both alongside one of London's most beautiful garden squares.
We offer the following:
461 single study bedrooms for men and women, a third with private bathrooms.
68 comfortable double bedrooms, studio flats and one-bedroom flats for couples.
38 spacious two and three-bedroom flats for families.
Please see our "Accommodation" pages for more information.
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London has a shortage of quality accommodation for postgraduate students and their families. We provide some of the highest quality family accommodation in the capital - with spacious rooms and a private garden area. We're adjacent to Coram Fields - an seven acre (2.8 hectare) children's playground in the heart of London, close to good local schools and there are two nurseries on our doorstep.
For single rooms which share a bathroom these are located on male or female floors. The bathrooms and WCs are cubicle type like those you might see in a public facility like a gym. This does not mean that you may not have a visitor of another sex or gender but we ask that visitors are considerate about which bathrooms they use.
If you identify differently, have transitioned or are transitioning and wonder which accommodation would suit you best you are welcome to have a confidential conversation with the Registrar, Caroline Persaud. Email: email@example.com
During the application process you must inform us, of course, of how many family members will live with you at the College. If you are offered a place we will ask you for further details of your partner or spouse.
We welcome students with disabilities and have several rooms available for students with restricted mobility in William Goodenough House. We will discuss your personal requirements with you and make adjustments if possible.
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Goodenough College is a charitable foundation with a specific remit to create a vibrant multicultural academic community. We allocate places to those who can best contribute and benefit from our unique atmosphere and ethos. Your personal statement is used in the selection process to help us choose students who can become active members of the community within the constraints of their academic schedules. We normally have at least 4 applicants for every place available.
Initially those who are offered a place are only offered for a year at a time. Those who are undertaking courses that are more than one academic year can renew at the College for the following year and will be sent details about how to do this in the Spring. Decisions are made on the basis of contribution to College life.
We pride ourselves on the provision of facilities that create a vibrant social life. There are common rooms, communal eating areas and bars, an attractive private garden with tennis court, BBQ facilities and children's play area. We even have a croquet lawn in the central quad area in London House.
We also have an unparalleled range of clubs and societies run by Members for Members. Full details are available on The Square, our own social-networking and bulletin service.
We offer the date requested or the closest available date. However, we can make a note of changes and make adjustments if the available date changes for any reason.
Our rental rates are very competitive for central London and the maximum monthly rates are:
Single rooms (shared bathrooms) - £872.41 to £1,051.35
Single rooms (private ensuite bathrooms) - £1,137.75 to £1,187.08
Double rooms - £1,303.14
Studio flats - £1,513.02 to £1,564.28*
One bedroom flats - £1,845.74*
Two bedroom family flats - £1,973.09 to £2,069.16*
Three bedroom family flats - £2,317.09*
* A local government tax is also payable for flats and studios. See more information on the Rents page
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All of the rooms differ in size and location. You can view example rooms on the relevant pages below.
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There are kitchen areas or 'Butteries' for the use of all Members. They contain sinks, cookers, microwave cookers, toasters and kettles along with seating and lockers for Members to use to store food and utensils. The Buttery is supplemented by full catering facilities.
Meals are available at subsidised rates.
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We will be able to hold mail (letters and small packages) for 4 weeks prior to your arrival if you have completed all of the conditions to be offered a place at the College but we will not be able to store boxes shipped prior to your arrival.
We allocate rooms on a random basis to ensure fair distribution. We will only consider requests for specific rooms or locations for medical reasons.
For single rooms you need to bring - crockery, cutlery, pans and kitchen utensils if you intend to use the Buttery. Kitchen utensils are available to purchase at a reasonable price in general stores in London if you do not wish to burden yourself with additional baggage. We also have a Kharma shelf where previous Members leave unwanted items for new Members to use when they arrive.
You will also need towels, extra coat hangers and smart or national dress for Faculty Dinners and other formal occasions.
We provide bedding in single rooms - a mattress protector, duvet, duvet cover, sheet, pillow and pillow slip.
If you are staying in a flat or studio you will need to purchase your own bedding. The College provides all kitchen equipment in flats and studios.
We require a deposit payment in advance of your arrival to secure your reservation. This comprises a security deposit which is equal to 28 days rent in advance along with a non-refundable registration fee and a refundable damage deposit.
Please view our Rents page to see how much deposit is required per accommodation type.
We organise a full and exciting programme of welcome events from the end of September into early October.
The programme includes social and orientation events and opportunities for exclusive tours of the Houses of Parliament and the internationally renowned art collection at The Courtauld Institute. There is a Thames Boat Cruise, meals and social events where you can get to know other Members and staff, special guest lectures and helpful tips on 'making the most out of London.' There are over 30 events during the two Welcome weeks.
The Welcome Programme is free, except for the Boat Cruise down the Thames, and designed to help you settle into life at Goodenough College and to London. We warmly encourage Members to attend and to plan their arrival to take advantage of the opportunity. Full details will be published nearer the time.
Rent is payable monthly in advance including holiday periods.
Cooking in rooms is not permitted but you can use a kettle. Rice cookers etc can only be used in the Butteries.
Yes. You can have one guest in your room for a maximum consecutive stay of 2 weeks. Guests must be over 18 years old. You can hire a camp-bed from Housekeeping at a charge of £5 per night. Alternatively, short term guest accommodation is available at Goodenough Club.
Pets cannot be kept at Goodenough College. However there are a number of domestic cats and dogs around Mecklenburgh Square, including two resident cats in William Goodenough House.