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Student accommodation in Clifton, Nottingham

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Clifton Flower Garden


The Peacock


Clifton Campus


Nottingham Trent Students’ Union (Clifton)


Clifton Playing Fields


About student living in Clifton


Located just four miles south of Nottingham City Centre, Clifton is ideally positioned for students studying on the Nottingham Trent Clifton Campus. As well as halls of residence for first-years, there is lots of student accommodation near Clifton Campus, Nottingham, for students who wish to stay in the area. Clifton is well connected, with direct buses from Clifton Campus into Nottingham City Centre, as well as a tram service from Clifton South to Nottingham Railway. There’s also a Skylink Express which runs directly from Clifton to East Midlands Airport - perfect if you want to jet off for the weekend!


There are plenty of large green spaces in Clifton, both on and off campus. Clifton Campus has 32 hectares of green space, and has been awarded the Green Flag since 2012. Off-campus, you can soak in some nature at the Clifton Nature Reserve, take a scenic stroll through Clifton Flower Park, or head over to Clifton Playing Fields to use the free tennis courts or play a game of football with friends.

Food and Drink

With three cafés on campus, student accommodation in Clifton is never far from a place to grab a quick bite. If you need something more substantial, there are also plenty of restaurants and takeaway options. If you fancy a sweet treat, be sure to check out Sara’s Homemade Ice Cream. Clifton isn’t short of cosy pubs, with The Peacock, The Fairham and Crusador located close to student houses in Clifton.


There’s a lot to explore in Clifton, and you’ll rarely be short of things to do. If you fancy a workout, the Clifton Campus Sports Village is equipped with a 65-station gym, three squash courts, football and hockey pitches, and a new indoor tennis centre. If you head over to Clifton Playing Fields, you can test out some tricks at the Clifton Skatepark or spar with friends at the Clifton Amateur Boxing Club.


Clifton is well-equipped with all the shops you need to pick up your essentials on a budget. Student houses in Clifton are close to a Lidl, Morrisons, B&M, and wilko. There are two shops conveniently located in Clifton Village: perfect for those living in student accommodation near Clifton Campus, Nottingham.

Student Housing

The wide range of student accommodation Clifton, Nottingham has to offer means there is something for everyone. There is Clifton housing to suit every taste and budget, from shared student houses to purpose-built apartments. Have a browse of our student accommodation in Clifton and find your next home, today.

FAQs about student accommodation in Clifton

Is Clifton a student area?

Home to Nottingham Trent University’s Clifton Campus, Clifton is a buzzy area where many students live.

Is there student accommodation near Clifton Campus, Nottingham?

Due to the high population of students in the area, there is a lot of student accommodation near Clifton Campus, Nottingham. There is also student accommodation available directly on campus, at New Hall and Peverell Hall of Residence.

What is Clifton, Nottingham like?

Packed with green spaces, Clifton offers residents and visitors plenty of opportunities to convene with nature of partake in sporting activities. With a Nottingham Trent campus and plenty of Clifton student housing, there is a strong student presence in the area.

Is Clifton, Nottingham a good place to live?

With plenty of cafés, pubs, restaurants, and shops, Clifton has everything you need to live comfortably. With a good atmosphere and convenient transport links, residents generally enjoy living in Clifton.

Is Clifton, Nottingham safe?

While Nottingham is considered a generally safe city, Clifton is an area with a higher crime rate. However, as the Clifton Campus and surrounding area have such a strong student presence, you shouldn’t have anything to worry about.

Where do students live in Nottingham?

With two universities, Nottingham has a very high student population, meaning students live in neighbourhoods across the city. They tend to congregate in student accommodation in Clifton, Beeston, Carlton, Dunkirk, Lenton, Nottingham City Centre, West Bridgford and Wollaton.

Are bills included in the cost?

A lot of student accommodation in Clifton is now advertised with bills included in the price. Where this is the case, your rental price could include electricity, gas, internet, TV licence and water bills and this is clearly stated on the listing. Properties without bills included are also available, giving you the flexibility to choose your own energy and water suppliers and internet service provider.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

It is normal for property managers to require you to pay a security deposit at the time of booking or before you move in. Where a deposit is required and you are signing a tenancy agreement, your property manager must protect your deposit in a legally recognised tenancy deposit scheme. As long as you look after the property and have no deductions for damage or unpaid rent, your deposit will be returned to you after your tenancy agreement ends. Whilst tenancy deposits are legally capped at five weeks' rent per person, it is more common for student deposits to be in the lower £100-250 range.

How long does a tenancy agreement last for?

The majority of student accommodation in Clifton can be rented for fixed contract lengths. For purpose built student accommodation, 43 and 51-week fixed-term contracts are the most common. For shared houses, 52-week contracts are the most common and generally start in July to September.

Do you offer student accommodation for short-term stays?

Short-term rentals for student houses in Clifton are becoming more popular every year. As a result, property managers are increasingly offering shorter tenancy lengths, whether for the summer period or for individual semesters and terms. This is more common in the purpose-built student accommodation sector than in shared student rental houses across Nottingham.

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