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Austin St James Leicester UniSIya Student Halls, Leicester
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Austin St James Leicester UniSIya Student Halls, Leicester

St James Rd, Leicester, LE2 1HQ, United Kingdom
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About the Property

Austin, St. James Road is a plush student accommodation in Leicester that has a range of en-suites, studios and apartments to offer to the student. The University of Leicester is a 5-minute drive and De Montfort University is a 9 minute one from the property.


The bedrooms have a bed, a desk for studying, an open wardrobe, a shelf unit, and under-bed storage for extra items. The kitchen is equipped with an oven, microwave, refrigerator with a freezer section, and toaster. The student can eat with their mates at the dining room table or have coffee with friends while lounging on the sofa. Free high-speed wi-fi, a washing facility, and daily duties are made easier by the shared utilities, which also keep the area clean. After courses, one can put on some headphones with music and go for a stroll around the courtyard.

Location and What's Hot?

The biggest advantage of living in this property is that everything is at a nearby distance, for example, Qbaraz Restaurant and Leicester Steakhouse. The neighbourhood is young as it is always bustling with people at cafes such as Coffee Maison no.121a or Casba Cafe Leicester. The Loaded Dog or The Clarendon are the places to go to for relaxing after a long day of classes. Tourist attractions like the Leicester Museum and Art Gallery or Victoria Park should be kept for visits over the weekend.


The accommodation is easily accessible as the Granville Road bus stop is only a 4-minute walk away and the Hamilton Street bus stop is also an 8-minute walk away. You can also board a train from A train can also be taken from South Wigston train station which is within a 13-minute walk.

What will you get

Your Rent Include

All bills included
Water bill

Common Amenities

Laundry room
Communal area regular cleaning

Cancellation Policies (5)

  • No Visa No Pay
    This property allows cancellation due to visa rejection.
  • No Place No Pay
    This property allows cancellation if admission is not secured.
  • Delayed Arrivals & travel restrictions
    Cancellation due to delay in arrival or travel restrictions is allowed.

Payment Policies (6)

  • Booking Deposit
    This property requires booking deposit.
  • Security Deposit
    This property requires security deposit.
  • Payment Instalment Plan
    This property offers flexible instalment plan.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dependent stay allowed?


Is there any charge for a Dependant stay ?

Yes £10/wk extra.

Is Dual occupancy allowed, if yes what are the charges ?

Yes, dual occupancy is allowed with a extra charge of £10/wk 

Can I have guests to stay?

Due to COVID-19 we are not allowing guest at all. In normal circumstances, we would allow guests to stay overnight for up to two consecutive nights but they will need to sign in with the management team at reception and cannot have their own key/fob. Any guests must be with you at all times and cannot be left alone in your room – this is due to only you as the resident being fully aware of our health and safety processes and policies. We will notifying our residents of any changes.

What do I need to bring?

All our apartments come complete with high-quality furnishings that provide ample storage and comfort. You can contact our booking consultant for a full inventory list before you move in. You will need to bring your own beddings and kitchen utensils as these are not provided.

Can I store my luggage in the room during summer holiday?

If you have renewed with us for the new academic year, we can store your luggage for your free of charge during the summer holiday. Contact our booking consultant for more details.

Am I allowed to keep pets in my room?

Unfortunately, we are not allowed to have pets in our accommodation.

Is there any social space?

Yes, the accommodation has fantastic social space for students to socialise. There are usually on-site events held for tenants to meet more people, to understand the culture from all over the world and to be connected with the staff. Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 we have suspended hosting face-to-face social events this year. You are still welcome to use our social spaces, such as Karaoke room, cinema room, communal study area, etc., but just make sure all the government guidelines are followed. *Note: However, whether part of or all the communal areas and facilities can remain open may depend on current governmental instructions. We will keep consistent with the government's instructions. The final decision lies with the accommodation management team.

Is the room furnished?

All our apartments come complete with high-quality furnishings that provide ample storage and comfort.

Do you have laundry facilities?

All our residences have an on-site laundry room with washing and drying machines. It costs on an ad-hoc basis and around 4.00 GBP per wash and dry, except for 8-bed clusters in The Foundry where we provide free washing machines in the communal kitchens.

Can I smoke in my room?

No. As per your tenancy agreement and the UK legislation, it is not permitted to smoke inside any building. There are designated smoking areas at each of the developments which you are welcome to use.

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About Leicester

The English city of Leicester is located in the East Midlands and has an intricate aura, intertwining the old-world charm with the vibrant and modern student life. Richard III was reburied in 2015 in Leicester Cathedral, which has been at the city's heart for more than 900 years. The King Richard III Visitor Center, which is nearby, provides information about the king's life and death as well as displays the location of the original tomb. The remains of Leicester Castle, where Richard III spent some of his dying days, were located in Castle Gardens near the River Soar. To keep students entertained in between lectures, Leicester has a great student community that offers a variety of events, from festivals and walking tours to distilleries and historical places. If students are looking for an affordable meal, they are at the right place because there are many delicious food options to suit their demands and budget.

It is a hub for many grocery stores, student-friendly restaurants, cafes and leisure places. The Leicester Cathedral, King Richard III Visitor Centre, Great Central Railway and Attenborough Arts Centre are among Leicester's main sites and streets of Leicester. The city's culturally diverse population makes it an ideal location for students.

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Here is a list of the approximate living costs for students. Budgeting is the key to maximising your student experience in Leicester. The possible expenses are listed below to help you in finding the right financial balance. Choosing student accommodation in Leicester offered by amber is one way to reduce your cost of living in the UK:

1. Food: £30 - £40 / week

2. Gas and Electricity: £10 - £15 / week

3. Internet & Mobile Phone: £20 - £30 / week

4. Dinner At a Restaurant: £10 - £20 / week

5. Laundry: £5 - £10 / week

6. Stationery and Textbooks: £10 - £15 / week

7. Clothing: £50 - £100 / month

8. Travel (Buses, Trams, Trains): £40 - £60 / month

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1. Bus: These services operate between Leicester city centre and most other parts of the city, including the University campus. Several companies operate buses - the two largest companies are Arriva and First Leicester. The average bus fare is around 3 per day. The annual Arriva City Student Tickets are sold by the Students' Union, which can offer savings to students who regularly use Arriva bus services.

2. Cycling: Cycling is fun, affordable, and good for the environment. Many students choose to cycle to and from the University. In the UK, students cycle on the left side of the road. Cyclists can use footpaths only if a cycle lane is marked. The University campus has a 300-space secure cycle park, shower facilities, and tools to help students keep their bikes secure. The Leicester student accommodation options also include secure bike parking in most of the student homes Leicester offered by amber.

3. Taxis: Leicester City Council issues licences for taxi operators and carries out inspections to ensure that standards are maintained. Taxis must display their licence details, and students usually see these next to the registration plate at the vehicle's rear and inside the car above the front passenger seat.

4. Walking: If students travel by foot, Leicester offers well-maintained and safe pedestrian routes. Leicester's New Walk was the first pedestrian-only route in the United Kingdom, and it still provides a tree-lined walk between the University and the city centre.

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Living in Leicester isn't a problem as students can find many different places to meet their expectations and budgets. Student housing facilities and dorms have allowed all students to have a roof over their heads for nominal rates. Also, a student house share is another option for Leicester student accommodation. Leicester student accommodation facilities and dorms have allowed all students to have a roof over their heads for nominal rates. Also, a student house share is another option for Leicester student accommodation. A student could do so many things in and around the city of Leicester.

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  4. University Warwick
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