Great Wilkins Halls

Great Wilkins Halls are situated in a great location for students that attend the Falmer campus of the University of Brighton.

Great Wilkins Halls of Residence are managed by Sanctuary Students on behalf of Brighton University. University of Brighton’s accommodation office receives and processes applications for accommodation. Once you have been offered a place with the University of Brighton you will be sent further information on how to apply.

For booking enquiries at Great Wilkins please contact:

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Great Wilkins is located perfectly for University of Brighton students who attend the Falmer or Moulsecoombe sites. The Falmer campus is less than a 5-minute walk away from Great Wilkins and Moulsecoombe is a 30-minute bus or 10-minute train journey away. There are great transport links to get you into the centre of Brighton, which is only 40 minutes by bus. London is only 50 minutes away and Gatwick airport just 30 minutes away.

The en-suite bedrooms are arranged in flats of one to six students, all with well-equipped kitchen / lounge facilities. All utility bills are included in the rent, as well as free contents insurance and 250 Mb/s Wi-Fi. You can be reassured that we have everything covered.

Reception is staffed 24 hours a day, and the office team are available from 9 am – 5 pm on weekdays. Outside of office hours, a security team carry out regular patrols to ensure that Great Wilkins is a safe and friendly location. We are keen recyclers, with great, green outside spaces ideal for picnics & outdoor studying.

Get in touch


Great Wilkins Halls, Village Way, Falmer Campus, Brighton, BN1 9QW


Opening hours

Our offices are open Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm

Your new
home journey

Moving to a new city and living in student accommodation can be overwhelming, but also really exciting. At Sanctuary Students, we’re here to help you every step of the way – and that starts with finding you your perfect student home.

Whether you spend one, two, three or more years staying with us, we can guarantee you’ll find a student property in a great location, with modern facilities and a built-in student community. And support from our friendly staff, of course!

From your initial application to move-in day, we’re here to answer any of your questions and make the moving process as smooth as possible. Click the button below to contact us today or find out more about staying with Sanctuary Students.

Find your perfect property

From fully furnished flats to self-contained studio apartments, Sanctuary Students has student accommodation properties available around the UK, from Dundee to Brighton.

Arrange a viewing & apply

Step into the student life and arrange a viewing of your selected student property. When you’re ready to apply, simply contact Brighton University.

Check out how to apply here

Meet your roommates

You can join the Sanctuary Students community before you even arrive! Connect with your new flatmates through our Facebook page (Sanctuary Students UK) or Instagram (@sancstudents).

Moving day

Now it’s time for the most exciting part: moving day! Have questions? Learn more about what to expect here, and contact your student property team with any questions.

What's nearby?

Our residences are situated on the Falmer campus of the University of Brighton. Falmer  campus offers all of the facilities you will need such as a café/bar, shop, cash machine, and also a sports centre. Students also have access to the facilities on the University of Sussex campus, which is just over the road.

The Falmer campus is on a regular bus route and there is an extensive cycle route which leads directly into Brighton and surrounding areas. Falmer train station is a five minute walk away with regular trains that run to both Brighton and Moulsecoomb, so you can take in the sights such as the famous Brighton Pier as well as a wide range of museums and parks. For Football fans, Brighton FC’s AMEX Stadium is just a five minute walk away.

Additional information
Money matters

In order to accept your place in Great Wilkins Halls of Residence you need to sign or accept the accommodation contract online and pay your first rent instalment within seven days of receiving the offer. If you are unable to do this, please let us know so that your room is not allocated to another student. You do not have to pay a deposit; the first rent instalment will be the equivalent of 28 days of rent. This is not applicable for care leavers.

The first rent instalment must be paid before you move into the accommodation and within seven days of receiving an offer for a room. The remaining rent for 39 week contracts is paid in three equal instalments in October, January and April. 50 week contracts have four instalments with the additional payment due in July.

Further details of how to pay will be sent with your offer for a room.

Room types

Single rooms are brilliant value and are fully furnished with a single bed and ensuite bathroom.


Wi-Fi and broadband internet are available in all bedrooms. These services are provided by Keycom. The cost for this is included in your rent.

Moving day

Students can collect keys on the day that their contract starts. Reception is open Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm. Security staff the office between these hours, and can assist new students with delayed travel.

All students must provide photographic ID when collecting keys, either a driving licence or passport.


The University actively discourage students driving, with limited parking; spaces are reserved for disabled students only. There are a limited number of spaces allocated to Great Wilkins at Paddock field Halls.


If you choose to move out voluntarily before the end of your tenancy, or if your occupancy is terminated as a result of a breach of discipline, you will still be responsible for paying your rent up until the end of your tenancy. However, if a replacement University of Brighton student can be found by yourself and is approved by us, they may take over the tenancy. You will need to pay your rent until the replacement tenant has moved in.



Your handbook contains all the essential information you'll need to know when you move in with us.

Great Wilkins Halls Residents' Guide

Tenancy Agreement

A full contract will be available to download from the University website once you accept your agreement.

TV licence

If you are bringing a TV to watch live TV, or if you receive or record live TV programmes on any other device, such as a laptop, you will need a TV Licence. You won’t be covered by your parents’ licence. Our TV licences only cover the TVs that we provide, for example in common rooms and lounge areas.

From September 2016, you’ll need a TV license to watch the BBC iPlayer.

For more information and to buy your licence, visit the TV Licensing website. There are a variety of payment plans available.

The TV licensing authorities recognise that most students do not need the final three months of a TV licence as you leave the accommodation during the summer. You may be able to receive a refund for this period, provided that you don’t need your licence again before it expires.

If you do not have a TV Licence but you receive or record live TV you could face prosecution from the TV Licensing Authority.


Student possessions insurance is provided through Endsleigh Insurers, for all students for the 2014-15 academic year. This covers a range of belongings such as laptops, sports and electrical items and clothes. The insurance certificate for the 2014-15 academic year is available below.

What happens next?

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