And you're positioned right at the very heart of the University campus.
If you're looking for en suite accommodation in the heart of campus, Mary Newman is perfect for you. It's right by the Students’ Union, library, gym and lecture theatres and just a five minute walk away from Plymouth city centre! Mary Newman Hall has 157 en suite rooms and lift access to all floors.

The is now open for bookings for September 2024! Book your room before 17:00 on 4 July 2024 to benefit from our Accommodation Guarantee.

Mary Newman Hall tour

Take a look around Mary Newman hall with BSc (Hons) Marine Biology and Coastal Ecology student Sarah.
"I wanted to choose Mary Newman because it was newer, it's on campus, close to the library and I wanted to be social, so that's why I chose it!"

Annette Serrao, Mary Newman resident

Room types and prices

All rooms in Mary Newman Hall are en suite and there is lift access to all floors. There are two types of room available to book in Mary Newman Hall: standard en suite rooms and large en suite rooms.
Please note that all prices listed below are correct for the 2024-25 intake.
Room type – standard en suite (106):
  • Cost: £199 per week. Total annual rent: £8,159 (for a 41-week licence).
  • Floor size: average 11.8m².
  • Bed size: single bed (can be 6’9” to 7” long) with under-bed storage.
  • Facilities: shelving, wardrobe, desk, chair and notice board, en suite bathroom with shower (wet room).
Room type – large en suite (48):
  • Cost: £207 per week. Total annual rent: £8,487 (for a 41-week licence).
  • Floor size: average 14.3m².
  • Bed size: single bed (can be a long single or up to a ¾ double) with under-bed storage.
  • Facilities: shelving, wardrobe, desk, chair and notice board, en suite bathroom with shower (wet room).
*Rooms may vary.


Mary Newman is conveniently situated in the middle of the vibrant University campus and has 157 rooms in total. The hall is only five minutes away from the city centre, and seconds away from the Students’ Union, library, gym and lecture theatres. Opposite the hall is Drake’s Reservoir with its own café and gardens to relax in, and there are other cafes in close proximity on the main campus and on North Hill.
Address: Mary Newman Hall of Residence, Portland Square, Plymouth, Devon PL4 6DH.

Number of flatmates

Either five or ten students per flat in Mary Newman Hall.

Benefits and facilities

  • Located in the heart of campus.
  • Lift access to all floors.
  • Laundry facilities situated on campus in the Francis Drake building.
  • WiFi included.
  • Contents Insurance included
  • 24-hour campus security.
  • Residence Life events supported by Student Hall Ambassadors.
  • Halls Team on site 11am–9pm.
  • Utility bills included (water, gas, and electricity)*.
  • Bike and water sports storage facilities available.
  • Spacious kitchens, including fridge/freezer, oven (combi oven in studio flats), hob, microwave, kettle, toaster and ironing board. Double facilities are provided in the flats with ten people (two fridges and two ovens/hobs).
*TV Licence not included

*This floor plan is a representation of a typical flat in Mary Newman Hall. The drawing is not to scale and should not be relied upon when making decisions about your accommodation. Please note that the images above are examples and not all rooms and kitchens will look like this.

Prepaid catering package

Forget about cooking, food shopping and washing up this year, and enjoy the benefits of a flexible prepaid way to eat while studying at the University of Plymouth.
Enjoy sustainable, locally sourced, fresh food from a range of our award-winning campus cafes with our prepaid catered halls package. Available to those living in University-managed accommodation, this package spans over 35 weeks of the year, providing your breakfast and a two course dinner from Monday to Friday, excluding the Christmas break and Bank Holidays.
Cafe JBs on the Derriford campus

Residence life: optimising your student experience

Moving away from home can be daunting, which is why everyone living in University-managed accommodation is welcome to join our Residence Life community. It’s a programme of events, activities and giveaways designed to help you meet new people, make new friends and try new things.
Do you love rock climbing and ice skating? How about cinema trips and pottery painting? What about ghost tours, sunset cruises, escape rooms or coach trips to explore around Devon and Cornwall? Residence Life is a great way to meet people who love the things you love. Best of all? It’s totally free!
Flatmates at a Residence Life welcome event