Accommodation

Not just a great place to study but a great place to live, too.

We recognise the importance of our students being able to make a home whilst studying at one of our campuses. Our Accommodation team is on hand to help students source accommodation that is right for them.

For example, at ACM Guildford we work to offer our students a range of accommodation options in Guildford and the surrounding areas. With the mainline train station and local bus services just a two minute walk away from our town-centre campus, there are excellent transport links to the nearby areas of Farncombe, Aldershot and Woking, as well high-speed services to London and Portsmouth.

Freshers relocating to Guildford to start studying with us can choose from the following:

  1. Student accommodation with Half-Board Catering and just a 30 second walk away from ACM.
  2. Brand New Self-Catering Student Halls, less than a 10 minute walk away from ACM, door-to-door.
  3. Shared Housing, located around Guildford.

NB: The accommodation options listed above are owned and operated by third party companies.  ACM Guildford is, in this way, making an introduction to these organisations in order to assist students in their accommodation needs.

“It’s great living in a community with thousands of other students and meeting new people all the time that share my passion for music.”

Joe Turner Guitar Degree Alumnus

ACM Guildford Accommodation information

Private Rented Shared Housing

The majority of students studying at ACM choose to live in private rented accommodation in Guildford and the surrounding areas. 

We can support you with your house hunt by providing you with useful information on the local area including maps of prime real estate locations and information on transport links and expected costs.

Closer to your start date, we will also provide you with a list of lettings agencies, and generate opportunities for you to meet and network with prospective housemates both online and in person.

See the accommodation application timeline below for when further information will be released. 

For: Students seeking a more typical student experience

Cost: £100-£150+ per week excl. bills – depending on location

To further understand your rental location options, in relation to ACM Guildford, please see our handy local map.


Scape: Privately Managed Modern Student Halls Living (18+)

Located just down the road from the mainline Guildford train station, Scape Surrey is a private provider of modern student halls. We have a small provision of ensuite rooms available at an ACM discounted rate.
Each room includes a ¾ bed, built in storage, desk and chair and ensuite, plus shared lounge area, communal kitchen and dining area within a small block of rooms.

Applications are managed in line with our managed allocation policy and the accommodation application timeline below.

FOR: Students looking for the traditional first year university experience.
COST: £175* per week (*2016/17 rates)


Managed Student Accommodation with Catering @ YMCA

Located just across the river from our main teaching rooms, the YMCA is a youth-focused provider of accommodation literally a stone’s throw from the heart of the action. Rooms at the YMCA include a cafe-style breakfast and dinner, seven days a week.

Each room includes a single bed, desk with chair, wardrobe, pin board, flat screen television and High Speed Wi-Fi Internet. Standard rooms include a sink with bathroom facilities shared with one other room. En suite options are also available for an extra charge.

Access is possible at all times via a 24h reception.

Applications are managed in line with our managed accommodation allocation policy and the accommodation application timeline below.

For: Students seeking a bit of TLC

Cost: Standard = £198* per week, en suite = £239* per week (*2016-17 rates)


Merrist Wood: Managed Halls of Residence (18+)
Located 3 miles away in the idyllic Merrist Wood country campus, the halls of residence provide a supportive community for students living away from home for the first time. Rooms include 10 meals during the week (Mon-Fri).

We have a limited provision of single study bedrooms, which are in blocks, with Wi Fi, shared facilities and communal sitting rooms. Regular evening activities are arranged, and pool and table tennis are available. If you have a car, free parking is available on Merrist Wood campus. There is a regular KITE bus service which runs every 15mins into Guildford town centre.

Applications are managed in line with our managed allocation policy and the accommodation application timeline below.

FOR: Students seeking some TLC
COST: £7425* per academic year (*2016/17 rates)


It’s best to register your interest and apply early, but don’t worry if you can’t – as you can see we will support you throughout the year and your application process.

Some key dates for seeking accommodation are set out in the timeline below.

Managed Housing Allocation Policy

Some of our students have characteristics that mean that living in private rented accommodation is more challenging for them.

As such, when considering applications for our managed housing, priority will be given to applicants who meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Under 18s
  • Students relocating from outside the UK
  • Those with a diagnosed learning difficulty, disability or medical condition
  • Care leavers or those currently in care of social services

Accommodation Application Timeline

Below is our accommodation application timeline for 2017, our registration of interest form will open in January for you to register your interest in the different accommodation options available.

Accommodation-timeline

Visit ACM

Open Days, experience the atmosphere of ACM, explore our facilities, meet our tutors and have your questions answered. Guests welcome.

Next London Open Day: Feb and March Sign Up

Next Guildford Open Day: Feb and March Sign Up

2017/18 Prospectus

VIEW ONLINE

“Over the past year we have worked hard to strengthen our accommodation offering for ACM students by developing close partnerships with Guildford’s YMCA and the private accommodations provider Scape Living. We are proud to now be able to provide the full university ‘halls’ experience through these partners, while maintaining our relationships with private landlords who provide shared accommodation options in the local area.”

Mairi-Clare Murphy Applicant Experience