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Claude Gibb

Want to make the most of your student life without having to worry about cooking? With its central location and sociable common room for meeting friends, our catered hall Claude Gibb might be the place for you! Start your day with a healthy breakfast, enjoy a tasty dinner during the week and treat yourself to a delicious brunch during the weekend. A specially designed and versatile menu is provided by Taste Northumbria. You can find a sample menu here.

Live in a spacious study bedroom and take in the views of the campus and city centre. The showers and toilets can be accessed through shared corridors, along with the is a shared kitchenette equipped with a fridge, kettle, toaster and a microwave - ideal for preparing snacks.

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Prices for 2021-22

 Contract type Cost per week  Total contract value 
Catered £120.96 £4,717.44 
Room only  £78.96 £3,079.44

Please note that Claude Gibb is a catered residence and meals are included in the rent price. Students benefit from two meals per day for 33 weeks of the tenancy agreements. There are no meals provided during the Christmas and Easter holidays. Please note that there are no cooking facilities available at the building.

Key Facts

Contract length    39 weeks
 Advance rent payment £250
 Distance from campus  On Campus
 Bathroom  Shared facilities
 Wi-Fi speed   100MB 
 Social space
 Bedrooms per floor 10-12 rooms  
 Bed size    Single
  Laundry facilities   Onsite laundrette 
  Operated by  Student Living by Sodexo

Address: Claude Gibb Hall, Northumbria University, University Precinct, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8SU.

What is it like to live in Claude Gibb? Let Lilly and Wei show you. This vlog will tell you everything you need to know about living in Claude Gibb.

You can view an example room layout below. Please note that room sizes and layouts can differ depending on your flat number. You will be able to browse the building floor plans when you are selecting your room during the booking process. Furniture colours are for illustration purposes only.

You can also view a 360 degree virtual tour for further detail.

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 Example bedroom



Example kitchen



You can book your room in Claude Gibb in five easy steps:

1. Make Northumbria University your FIRM choice

2. Receive your student portal login details via email, log in and go to the Accommodation section to start your application.

Top Tip: Make sure you register with your personal email address and not one associated to a school/college. School/College email addresses are often closed after you leave and can delay the process.

Lost your login details? Get in touch with our IT team by calling the Service Desk on 0191 227 4242 or by using IT Chat

3. Choose your own room

You now have the control to pick the building, flat and bedroom of your choice. The online system will also tell you if anybody else has booked the flat, how old they are and if they are an undergraduate or postgraduate student.

Top Tip: You will pick a room based on the building floor plan. Take your time to decide which room you want and where you want to be located in the flat.

4. Sign your contract

If you are booking Claude Gibb, you will be asked to sign your contract online as a part of your booking.

Top Tip: Make sure you read your contract carefully as it is a legally binding contract. If you don’t understand anything, get in touch, we will be happy to run through it with you.

5. Make a payment

You will be asked to make a £250 advance rent payment to secure the room.

Once you've completed the process above, the room is secured for you. You will also get access to our dedicated Facebook groups to help you connect with flatmates before you arrive.


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