This page will explain where bikes can be locked and safely stored in halls of residence.

Each hall of residence has a secure bicycle compound where you can store your bicycle, but please note that halls insurance does not cover bicycles. Please take out your own insurance cover, Cover4 students Insurance will quote a fee for you online.

Be safe, at halls we recommend you to:

1.Always use a ‘D’ lock to secure your bike, even in a secure compound.
2.Get your bicycle registered and marked.
3.If your bicycle is stolen, report it to Halls reception or Security, who will assist you in obtaining a police crime number so you can make an insurance claim.

For more information on keeping your bicycle safe, see this article on bike safety.


You can find the secure bicycle compounds at halls of residence in the following locations:

Bateson Hall and Harry Law Hall

There is one secure compound shared by both Halls and located in Harry Law Hall basement entrance, just inside the car park entrance on the right hand side. You will need your campus card to access the compound. Before using the compound for the first time, please go to Bateson Hall reception and ask staff to activate your card for access.

Rees Hall

There is one secure compound on the right hand side of the building, directly outside the entrance to the car park. Before using the compound, please collect a key for the padlock from reception.

Burrell House

There is one secure compound under the entrance stairs in Burrell House car park. Before using the compound, please collect a key for the padlock from reception.


If you live in one of our Third party provider halls (Unite or The Student Housing Company) please refer to the relevant halls websites for information.   

Please see the Unite website for information on bike storage.

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