Student Accommodation in Loughborough
Student Accommodation Summary
Asha House is student accommodation in Loughborough. A beautiful market town located in Leicestershire, England! Situated in the heart of the town is Loughborough University. This is one of the countries leading educational establishments, consistently ranking within the top 20 universities in the UK. The incredible 437-acre campus and top quality tutors attract thousands of students. It has bagged The Times Higher Education “Best Student Experience” for 5 consecutive years. If you are one of the students hoping to start at Loughborough University soon, then you might want to know a little bit more about what life will soon be like.
If you are thinking about visiting home while you’re at Uni, Loughborough train station is a reasonable size and offers direct links to London, Derby, Nottingham, Leicester and Sheffield, as well as numerous smaller towns en route. Connections are widely available from any of these city stations too.
Loughborough train station can help you get there. During term time, the ‘Spirit’ bus runs every 10 minutes from the train station right to the end of the campus, via the town centre and past Asha House. However, without a doubt the most popular means of getting around is by walking. Everything is within easy walking distance of Asha House student accommodation and of course you’ll save money, which is always great as a student! The University is approximately a 10-minute walk away from the town centre and it only takes 20 minutes to get around the entire campus.
Both the university and town are very bike-friendly, so if you wanted to cycle this is also a great option. There are 67 cycle storage areas on campus we have 40 cycle storage spots at Asha, so it’s easy to keep your bike safe. Access to the campus is limited via car and discouraged. With such good public transportation available, you can save a lot of money and hassle by not bringing your car along.
The universities student accommodation is either on or extremely close to campus. However, halls are some distance from Loughborough’s town centre. If considering the halls generally there are a lot of things you need to specify when applying, as this will determine the exact price. Halls tend to come with the basic furniture (bed, wardrobe, desk, chair, shelves) and all bills (except TV license) included. However, if you are self-catered and have a kitchen, there is minimal equipment available; you will be expected to bring pots and pans etc. You should also be aware that most of the provisions stores are near the town centre and not near the student accommodation at Loughborough University or Colleges.
Another option is to rent privately: flats, houses or custom built student accommodation within the local area all are available. For those who are self catering these are usually more conveniently located than campus accommodation. The supermarkets, food outlets and of course the famous market and independent shops which are numerous and varied are all in the Town Centre
The Student Union puts on a large variety of activities and events throughout the year. The S.U. offers nearly 60 societies that you can join. These include hot air ballooning, surfing and many other unusual and interesting pastimes. They also raise a lot of money for charity. Loughborough Student Union is one of the biggest and best for fundraising in the UK. There is also a Student Union shop, bookshop, taxi rank, hairdresser, optician, dentist and pharmacy on campus. Whatever night of the week it is, the Student Union is sure to have organised an event, whether it’s a gig, or club night, for you to enjoy. (There’s even a Bell Foundry for closet campanologists)
Students at Loughborough Uni
Loughborough has a wide range of pubs, clubs and cocktails bars within the Town Centre. Whatever you enjoy on a night out, you’re sure to find something that will take your fancy. There’s always something going on at night, so you don’t have to worry that you’ll get bored! There are also 4 bars on campus, which are open day and night. The Student Union organises various events held in these bars, and the busiest days are usually Wednesdays and Fridays when there might be up to 4000 people in attendance. Whether you like live acts or dancing the night away with a DJ, Loughborough’s night life has something for everyone! Asha House student accommodation is an easy crawl from most of the highly reputed venues.
Loughborough University is a fantastic place, and with this extra information, you’ll be all set when you arrive for the new semester especially if you choose our luxury student accommodation.
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Frequently Asked Questions
How big are the rooms at Asha House
The rooms at Asha House vary in size, our rooms include standard size living apartments, with deluxe and large options with studios and one bedroom apartments as well for those who want their own space
How do I book a room?
You can book a room by either calling us directly on 01509 266258 or by reserving one using the form in our room pagesthose who want their own space
Do I need to pay a deposit?
Yes. We ask for a deposit of £150 to be paid when you book your accommodation. The deposit is refundable, subject to a satisfactory inspection at the end of your tenancy
Is broadband access available?
We are very proud of our 20Mb broadband. All you need to do is register when you move in
What if I like living at Asha House so much I want to re-book for next year?
That’s not a problem – many of our residents are returning students who just don’t want to leave! If you want to keep your own room apply early to improve your chances
Can I share an apartment with my friends?
Yes. We have apartments to accommodate different group sizes, ranging from one to six-bedroom apartments. We also have studio and single bedroom apartments which are ideal for couples wanting to share the cost, or individuals who want their own space.
Are any of the bedrooms en-suite?
Yes, all of them are en-suite
Is Asha House on campus?
Asha House is in the town centre whereas the campus is about a mile outside of the town centre
Is the accommodation aimed mainly at freshers?
No, it is open to all students, you can choose who you want to be placed with and we provide apartments that can be exclusive to freshers, graduating students or post graduates
How do I report Maintenance issues?
You can report maintenance issues either by completing the form and popping it into our office or by using our new on-line maintenance form: here
What Fast Food Outlets are near Asha House?
There are many Fast food outlets near Asha House these include
- Devonshire Fish and Chips
- Pizza Hutt
What Banks are near Asha House?
Asha House is within a close proximity to all of the big banks: HSBC, RBS, Natwest, Nationwide, Santander and Lloyds TSB
How far is Asha House from the town centre?
Asha House is right behind the town hall and less than a minute from high street stores such as Waterstones, Primark, Subway, Cafe Nero, Top Shop and many others
How do I pay my rent?
You can pay for your rent in a multitude of ways. We take payments by cheque, credit or debit cards, bank transfer or standing order
Is there a lift?
Yes, there is a lift that serves all 5 floors of Asha House
How can other people contact me in an emergency?
Our support team is first aid trained and available 24/7, if you need to get through to someone simply call us on 01509 266258 We will help you out