Jean Muir Student Village
You’ll find a really friendly, welcoming community at the Scottish Borders Campus. You'll meet others from all over the world that share your interests, discover new activities, and make lifelong friends.
We know how important good quality accommodation is to the student experience. That’s why we have invested £12 million replacing all of our on-campus accommodation with a brand new, state-of-the-art Jean Muir Student Village which opened in September 2012.
What you’ll really notice throughout the new student village is its first-class building design, the fantastic modern furniture, and the amount of communal space for you to study and socialise in. Take a look at our photo gallery to see what the Jean Muir Student Village looks like.
All new entrants are guaranteed a place in University managed accommodation. Please see our Accommodation guarantee for full details.
Contemporary Standard Rooms
Each contemporary standard bedroom is 15 square metres – a lot larger than others you may have seen in other halls – with a private bathroom, a ¾ size bed and comfy chair in each room.
All rooms are finished to a high standard, and are fully fitted with fantastic storage and a large, well-designed study area.
Contemporary Deluxe rooms
Deluxe rooms are larger than the study bedrooms. In addition to the private bathroom, deluxe rooms also have a double bed, a larger study area, more storage and two armchairs
What's included in an en suite room?
- 3/4 double bed
- mattress protector
- desk chair
- pin board
- en suite (wash hand basin, shower and toilet, small bin and shower curtain)
Bed linen, duvet and pillows are not provided, but you can order a bedding pack online for £30 when making your application. This will be placed in your room for your arrival.
For safety reasons, cooking/heating appliances and additional furniture are not permitted in bedrooms.
- sweeping brush
- dust pan and brush
- bucket and mop
- swing top bin
- lockable cupboard
Crockery, cutlery, pot, pans and kitchen utensils are not provided.
Refuse sacks are issued weekly so that you can safely dispose waste in the appropriate bins.
- coffee tables
Other general facilties include:
- Laundry facilities (washing machines and dryers)
- Student Wellbeing Hub located on the ground floor Pavilion Building 2.
- Pool table
Images are used to demonstrate a typical student room in each accommodation type. However, the layout and contents may differ depending on the hall and room allocated. Please see the "What's included" section above for a list of what is provided in the room.
|Room type||Cost per week||Contract length||Cost per tenancy|
|Study bedroom||£142.00||40 weeks||£5,680.00|
|Study bedroom||£142.00||50 weeks||£7,100.00|
|Deluxe room||£156.00||40 weeks||£6,240.00|
Semester 2 accommodation
We will be offering accommodation for semster 2 from 8 January 2021 until 12 June 2021 for undergraduates, and until 21 August 2021 for postgraduates.
How to apply
You can apply online for on-campus accommodation from 09:00 (BST) on Monday 16 November 2020 to Wednesday 16 December 2020.
Please note that if you already have applied or stayed with us during the 2020-21 academic year, our system will not allow you to make a further application on our online accommodation portal. In this case, please email firstname.lastname@example.org between 16 November and 16 December and we will re-enable your application.
Find out more about how to apply for on-campus accommodation.
What's included in the rent?
The rent includes:
- internet connection (100MB as standard)
- personal effects insurance with a maximum total claim of £3,000 per year (you may need to take out extra insurance to cover an expensive item or to cover your laptop on other parts of the campus)
- assisted clean of public areas (kitchens, corridors and lounges)
If you plan on using a laptop for internet provider television (IPTV), you will need to buy a TV licence.
We guarantee a place in the Jean Muir Student Village for all new full-time students (undergraduate and postgraduate) in their first year. You are covered by the guarantee if:
- you are a new full-time student
- you have an unconditional firm offer of a place at the University
Direct entrants to levels 2 or 3 are included in this guarantee.
If you are an exchange student (for example, Socrates or Erasmus exchanges), you are not covered by the guarantee, but you should still email email@example.com at the accommodation office who will help you find accommodation on campus, if it is available, or elsewhere in Galashiels.
We are happy to accept applications from students coming for one semester, this is subject to availability. Applications cannot be made online but please email firstname.lastname@example.org with details of your dates of study and our accommodation office will email you an application form. It may be advisable for you to look off campus accommodation in Galashiels in case we are unable to accommodate you.
Students with disabilities or extra support needs
A number of rooms on campus have been purpose built and are fully accessible. Our Student Adviser email@example.com can give you more information.
If you are an international student, you must contact us in advance so that we can assess whether we are able to meet your support and care needs in the residences.
Unfortunately, we don't have family accommodation on campus, but the accommodation team will be happy to assist you with enquiries for off-campus accommodation. We recommend that you travel to Galashiels on your own first before making arrangements for your family to join you.
Accommodation Office (Scottish Borders Campus)
- +44 (0)1896 892273
- Student Advisor
- +44 1896 89 2178