Badock Hall

Badock Hall
Badock Hall
Badock Hall

Badock Hall

Catered residence in Stoke Bishop, home to 443 students


Badock Hall is a catered hall, located in a wooded campus at Stoke Bishop, approximately two miles from the main University precinct. The Hall was built in 1964 and named after Sir Stanley Badock, a benefactor and Pro Vice Chancellor to the University in the early part of the 20th Century.

Accommodation details

  • Catered
  • Up to 13 rooms per floor
  • Mixed units; individual floors are mixed or single sex
  • En suite rooms usually allocated on basis of medical need
  • Owned and managed by the University of Bristol
  • Tenancy: 40 weeks
    22 September 2013 - 28 June 2014


  • Bath/shower rooms on each floor shared by 3-10 students
  • Small pantry areas on each floor shared by 7-13 students
  • Internet access in rooms (ResNet)
  • Bike storage
  • Car parking ratio 1:18 (spaces to residents)
  • Common rooms
  • Computer room
  • Hall bar
  • Launderette
  • Music practice room
  • Quiet study room
  • Squash courts
  • Tennis courts

Travel times

Approximate travel times from Badock Hall to Senate House (main University precinct)
Bus 15 mins (Wessex Red Service 16)
Walking 39 mins (1.9 miles/3.1 km)
Cycling 14 mins (2.2 miles/3.5 km)

Living at Badock Hall

Badock is known for its happy atmosphere, it buzzes with life. Sports teams, drama productions, a variety of entertainments created by the Junior Common Room (JCR) and a thriving Christian Fellowship combine in an excellent mix of activities for resident students to enjoy. All in all Badock Hall offers an ideal environment for creating life-long friendships in an academic world.

A wide range of facilities are available to students at Badock Hall. These include quiet study areas, a computer room and Freeview TV in the Terrace room. Students are encouraged to make use of the grand piano in the Dining Hall and another electric grand piano is available. In addition, the Music Practice Room offers a drum kit and piano. The legendary Badock Bar, run as the Gemini Club, has air conditioning, bar games, a high quality sound system, plus a DJ Booth; and for the sports enthusiasts there are all-weather tennis courts and squash courts in the hall grounds, plus table tennis and a snooker room. Secure bike storage space can be booked prior to arrival and limited permit parking is available on application, pre-booking is essential.

The Hall Warden leads a team of 11 pastoral senior residents, trained to support residents by providing personal guidance and advice throughout the academic year. The Hall operates within the University of Bristol disciplinary code of conduct and fines or community service will be imposed for unacceptable student behaviour. At Badock Hall there is a strict no smoking policy, applicable within all buildings on campus. The possession or use of any illegal substance is prohibited and residents should be aware that severe penalties are to be expected for infringement of this ruling.

Room fees 2013/14
Single 168 £5,821 or £146/week
Single with basin 259 £6,082 or £152/week
Single en suite 10 £6,756 or £169/week
Shared (2 people) 6 (all male) £4,665 or £117/week
Total places 443

*Figures rounded to nearest pound. Rental agreements for this accommodation are for one academic year of 40 weeks (32 catered, 8 non-catered), average weekly fee shown.
Full breakdown of fees

Additional costs

  • Deposit: £200 (refundable)
  • Insurance: £15.90 (in 2012/13 - one-off cost)
  • JCR fee: £45 (one-off cost)
  • About these costs

How to apply for this accommodation
You need to accept an offer of study at the University of Bristol before you can apply for accommodation.

What they say

Badock hall has a great atmosphere. There are also many opportunities available within hall. I particularly enjoy participating in the sport intramural. I would definitely recommend this hall.

Rooms are a lot bigger than I expected. And not having a sink is actually quite good because way more storage for clothes.


Stoke Park Road
Stoke Bishop
Bristol BS9 1JQ
Tel +44 (0) 117 903 2480
Fax +44 (0) 117 903 2499
Residence website

Student Support Administrator
Kate Strong

Dr Mark Lowenberg 

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