Edwards Hall, or 'Teds' for the initiated, is known for its spirited College community committed to academic excellence. As the oldest College at University of Newcastle, Edwards Hall has proud traditions and is home to 383 residents every year. 298 of these residents live in the main catered halls and 85 live in the self-catered unit style residences.
With so many students living in close proximity, life at Edwards Hall is about building strong bonds between residents. It's more than a place to live but a lively community which builds your confidence and social skills while striving for academic success.
Take a virtual tour of an Edwards Hall standard room!
Esse Quam Videri - to be rather than to seem, sets a standard for College life at Edwards Hall which all residents aspire. In conjunction with the ResLife team, the Edwards Hall Resident Member's Association Committee (RMAC) organise a variety of activities including sporting events, parties, college dinners, charity and cultural functions and much more. RMAC consists of a group of residents who are elected into positions at the end of the previous year. Positions are available every year for first year representatives if you are interested in immersing yourself within the college culture.
Residents who live in Main Hall (catered standard room) and self- catered residence have a private room shared facilities. Those who live in Cutler North (catered residence) have a private room including an ensuite.
All catered residents have access to a shared tearoom equipped with a microwave, fridge, instant hot water and sink. Self-catered residents share a kitchen equipped with kettle, toaster, knives, saucepans, electric frypan, microwave oven, electric stove and fridge/freezer. Residents must bring their own dining utensils or may purchase dining packs containing 1x large plate, 1x small side plate, 1x bowl, 1x drinking glass, 1x coffee/tea mug, 1 each x knife, fork and spoon, through the accommodation portal. Residents are also provided with a pantry space to store their non-perishable food items.
Each room is supplied with a single bed, study desk and chair, mirror, notice board, desk lamp, heater, wardrobe and storage for books and personal items.
Services and Facilities
- Individually keyed rooms which are fully maintained.
- 24 hour security, 7 days a week.
- Live-in residential staff.
- A recreation room including TV, and a range of recreational facilities.
- A music practice room containing a piano and keyboard.
- Outdoor swimming pool, open 9:00am to 10:00pm.
- A common room including pay TV, DVD player, music equipment and lounges.
- Newly renovated study rooms equipped with white boards, internet ports and televisions with gaming input ports.
Catered residents enjoy 16 meals per week, freshly prepared in our kitchen by the catering team.
During the weekdays: A continental breakfast is served between 7:30 am and 9:30am. Dinner is served from 5:00 pm to 7:30pm. Take-away service is available from 5:00pm to 7:30pm.
On the weekend: Breakfast is served between 8:00 am and 10:00 am, and lunch is available from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. Dinner is available from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Take-away service is available from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.
Individual dietary requirements can be catered for and for residents who have commitments during dining hours can order a meal-to-go. View an example of our weekly menu.
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