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A great place to study
Stoke-on-Trent has a fair few names under its belt! For example, it's also referred to as The Potteries, but more commonly simply ‘Stoke’. It's is a Northern city in the heart of Staffordshire. Thought to be the home of pottery, and with many coal mines in the area, it’s an industrial city which has thoroughly modernised in recent years.
Stoke-on-Trent might be small, but its size allows for a sense of community among the students that just isn’t possible in larger cities.
Food and drink
Stoke has a wide selection of tasty treats to suit everyone. For a hearty mix of old and new, you’ll want to give the Orange Tree Bar & Grill a go, or for locally sourced produce, The Old Swan will be right up your street. If you prefer to splash out a little, Harecastle Farm’s Miller & Carter steakhouse is ideal. Going in the daytime will save you plenty of pennies, too, as they’ve a fixed price two course lunch that won’t break the bank.
Vegetarians also shouldn’t feel left out; The Big Strawberry is the ethical alternative you’ve been looking for.
It’s also impossible to mention Stoke’s food without mentioning its world-famous Staffordshire Oatcakes. To sample one for yourself, head to TJ’s Oatcakes & Sandwich Bar, which is widely renowned for having some of the tastiest around!
Sports and leisure
If you’re into your sports, there’s loads of fun things to appeal to you right here in Stoke.
Fenton Manor Sports Complex is the premier destination between Manchester and Birmingham, with its indoor sports arenas and more.
Central Forest Park’s Skate Plaza is the UK’s largest street-style skate park if that’s your thing, and for climbers, you can head on out to Kilnworx Climbing Centre.
Culture and music
As the World Capital of Ceramics, Stoke is affectionately labelled ‘The Potteries’. There are plenty of opportunities to discover more about its heritage during your stay here, with plenty of Pottery attractions and even factory tours.
If you’re after something a bit livelier, then a trip to one of the many theatres in the city might be more up your street. Of course, for a more casual entertainment experience, you can catch all the latest releases at either the Odeon or Vue cinema.
You’ll be pleased to know that Stoke isn’t left off many band’s touring schedules. With the Sugarmill, Victoria Hall and The Underground, you’ll be blessed with many live music haunts, perfect for spotting new talent or catching up with all your favourites.
You absolutely can’t come to Stoke without making the most of Alton Towers theme park. As one of the UK’s biggest and best, you’ll enjoy an abundance of rides including the likes of 'Air' and 'Oblivion'. Head at Halloween for extra fun – their haunted houses are the best around.
For nightlife, you’re treated to some of the best student-friendly chains around, such as Rift & Co and Aussie themed Walkabout.
If you’re a little bit alternative, The Sugarmill is going to be the place for you, and for a fun ‘throwback’ type of evening, head down to Reflex.
With over 150km of cycle routes around the city, a move to Stoke may well be what you’ve needed to get in shape.
Don’t worry, if you can’t think of anything worse, there are also plenty of buses which will get you to and from our Stoke student accommodation.
Trains serve the area nicely, too, with its very own rail station, and the city is on National Express routes.
Health and wellbeing
Your health will be more than looked after in Stoke, with a wealth of care being offered by the universities and the city itself.
Royal Stoke University Hospital serves the area, along with a range of general practices and more, should you need them.
Your University can offer career and financial advice to all those who need it, as well as direction on what to do in times of emotional crisis.
Our Stoke student accommodation is located next to all of your essentials for a comfortable life here in the city.
For example, you’ll find leading supermarkets throughout the city, as well as banks and other amenities that you might expect.
Stoke is also well served by an array of takeaways, so there’s always something to tide you over when you’re feeling a bit peckish.
In Stoke, you’ll be spoiled for choice for places to head off to in your downtime.
It’s located less than an hour from Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Nottingham, meaning you’ll never be short of somewhere fun to venture off to.
Liverpool, famous for The Beatles and its impressive waterfront is an ideal choice to visit when your parents come to stay, and Manchester is yet another impressive Northern city nearby.
If London strikes your fancy, you can reach it in just an hour and a half, and there are regular half hourly services throughout the day.
Manchester, Birmingham, East Midlands and Liverpool each have their own airports, too, so if you fancy jetting off further afield, it’s no trouble at all.
Whatever you are looking for, you will find it with Liberty Living in Stoke.
Accommodation available in Stoke-on-Trent
Whether you’re a 1st year, a postgraduate student, or anything in between, Liberty Court will provide the best possible accommodation throughout your time in higher education. It’s just off Salisbury Avenue which is ideally central to the universities, including Keele University and Staffordshire University, with the added bonus of being right next to a picturesque canal.
The residence isn’t just close to your lectures – it’s close to all of the fun stuff dotted around the town and great transport links, including Stoke's train station.
Stoke-on-Trent is a really safe place to live and it’s made even safer with the presence of our on-site security team, 24 hours a day. Liberty Court also benefits from all-inclusive bills, so there’s literally nothing to worry about.
Why choose Liberty Living?
The best choice for international students
Coming to the UK to study from abroad? Welcome! We love catering to students from all over the world and learning a thing or two about their culture. Luckily, we’ve already got plenty of experience with this as we currently have around 4,500 international students staying with us, so you’re certainly not alone.
When you stay with Liberty Living your safety is the most important thing to us. We understand that you’re a long way from home and you want to feel comfortable and secure at all times. We have amazing staff on hand 24 hours a day, from the Residence Team, right through to Security who’ll keep an eye out for you overnight as well as CCTV. Contents insurance covering your possessions is included as standard in your rent, so your stuff is protected, and any parcels you have delivered will be well looked after until you can come to collect them.
Of course, we want you to have fun and make the most of your time here, too. You can always come to us with any problems,, or even just for a chat. A new country can be confusing, so we’ve got loads of tips for things to do, too – just ask! Many of our staff members are multilingual, so don’t be shy if English isn’t your first language; if we can’t immediately offer support in your native tongue, we’ll point you in the direction of someone who can. We’ll do our best to help you settle in and make friends, and we can point you in the right direction for any visa, welfare or University advice you may need.
We can’t wait to meet you!
We think we’re pretty great – but don’t worry, we can back it up, we promise! We’ve won tons of awards and we’re eager to win more, so you know you’re in good hands. From ‘Best Customer Service’ to ‘Best Private Halls Provider’, we have our fair share of accolades, so take a look below…
Winner 'Best Individual Accommodation' 2016
Awarded ‘International Accommodation Quality Mark’ from 2012 – 2016
Shortlisted 'Best Private Halls Provider' from 2014 – 2016
Shortlisted 'Best Student Broadband' 2016
Shortlisted 'Best Learning Environment' 2016
Winner of the 'Contribution to the Student Experience' award 2016
Winner of the Rate Your Landlord 'Improvement Impact Award' 2015
Winner 'Best Learning Environment' 2015
Winner 'Best Student Broadband' 2015
Winner of the 'Rate Your Landlord' survey 2015
Shortlisted 'Best Individual Accommodation' 2014
Winner of the 'Rate Your Landlord' survey 2014
Winner of the 'Best Hall of Residence of the Year' survey 2013
Winner 'Best Customer Service' 2012
Winner of the 'Rate Your Landlord' survey 2012
Winner 'Best Moving In Expreience' 2011
Winner 'Best Private Halls Provider' 2010
It's easy to book
It's easy to book with Liberty Living
- Find your perfect room
Found your perfect room? You’ve chosen where you want to be, we just need you to create an account and give us a few details to secure your booking.
- Pay your booking fee
Once you’ve given us your details and signed up to the Tenancy Agreement, all you need to do is pay us a one off £200 booking fee (or advance rent) and set up your payment schedule – and the room is yours.
- Get ready to move in
Now try and contain your excitement… you’re booked and ready to move in! We’ve sent you confirmation of your booking and everything else you’ll need to know. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to your new home very soon.
- Find your perfect room
We have great relationships with UK universities
Our student accommodation is endorsed by some of the UK’s leading higher education institutions and we work in partnership with many of these to ensure that you have somewhere safe, clean and fun to stay throughout your time with them. If you want find out more check out our University partners page.
Your Student Experience
Enhancing your Student Experience
Our dedicated Student Experience programme has been created to ensure that every single one of you has the best stay possible when you live with us. Whether it is coming along to our social events and activities to meet new people, getting involved in fundraising and volunteering for some amazing charities, or popping along to drop in sessions to seek advice on finances, wellbeing and careers, we have something for you.
We understand that University can sometimes be an overwhelming experience, but don’t worry our team are great at giving advice on and mediating in all kinds of welfare issues that you may experience, such as homesickness, difficulty in getting on with flatmates, noise complaints, relationship problems, partying too hard and having trouble with studies.
Also, if you need more guidance, we have great relationships with our University partners and their support departments to help and guide you.
Follow the link to find out more about our Student Experience programme.
Liberty Living operates in accordance with the National Code of Standards for student accommodation. The Code of Standards is run by ANUK (The Accreditation Network UK), the NUS, and Unipol Student Homes, and is supported by universities across the UK.
Liberty Living joined the Code of Standards to give our students peace of mind. You can be assured that you will enjoy a high standard of living in accordance with the Code of Standards, and a prompt resolution to problems should they ever occur when you stay at any of Liberty Living’s residences.
Looking for somewhere to stay over the summer months?
We have summer accommodation available in great destinations for you to book for just a few nights or the whole of summer – extend your stay with us or book at any one of our 48 residences in 19 cities.
Whether you’re planning to start an internship, summer school, language school, study, shop, attend a conference or explore further afield – we’re the perfect base for an affordable city centre break and we have a wide range of summer accommodation options available.
Plus, you don't even have to be a student to stay with us over the summer… all bills and internet access are included in the rent, and you’ll feel safe and secure with our 24-hour security and on-site maintenance teams.
It’s super easy to make a booking, so follow the link to find out more about our summer accommodation in Stoke-on-Trent.