Accommodation 2020-2021

We believe it would be unfair to request you to pay for the full academic year of accommodation if you are not going to be staying on campus for the whole time. To help you, we have a new flexible way of booking accommodation at Barony, Craibstone, Elmwood and Oatridge. If you would like to stay with us at Barony, Craibstone, Elmwood or Oatridge for the full term, you can do so on similar terms and fees as 2019/2020 academic year. If you want a more flexible arrangement you can book accommodation on a nightly basis at the same time as your group's practical session and workshops. Please be assured that our Campus and Estates team are working closely with the Academic team to help your studies go as smoothly as possible. Whichever route you choose, accommodation will be available, and there is no rush to make a decision.

How to book accommodation

Ayr student accommodationIf you would like to book for a whole year you are welcome to add your name to the list now. You may choose to wait for information about when you will need to be on campus and then book your accommodation on a per night basis. Whenever you would like to reserve a room, you first need to submit the residence application form to your campus residential manager.

Download the Student accommodation application form here as PDF or as Microsoft Word document. Your campus residential manager must receive this information directly from you to confirm your accommodation.

General Information

If you are moving away from home, perhaps for the first time, there is accommodation available within student residences that may suit your needs. You will discover that living in student residences is a great way to meet new people, make new friends, and gain some independence.


Ayr student accommodationAs part of the new £81 million Ayr campus development, Ayr residence offers modern, stylish en-suite accommodation in a
woodland setting, just 5 minutes walk from the campus. The
residences are owned and managed by the University of the
West of Scotland (UWS) with SRUC having an allocation of 50

The residence has 194 large en-suite bedrooms, each with 2 data points, and spacious and well-equipped kitchen and lounge areas in each flat. There is a laundry room and you can take advantage of the common room and games area at your leisure.

Accommodation at the Riverside Campus is owned and managed by our partners, the University of the West of Scotland. SRUC have an allocated number of rooms in the on-site halls of residence.


Prices start at £106 per person per week for a large en-suite bedroom. There are also 6 studio flats available which are en-suite, with large open plan kitchen, lounge and study area, and cost £134 per week (single occupancy). Prices are inclusive of electricity and contents insurance cover.

Applications from first year students living more than an hour's travel time from our Ayr campus are considered for places in the University residences, although other factors may be taken into account and priority is given to students coming to our Ayr Campus for the first time or those coming from overseas.

For further information about accommodation, please contact the Ayr Education Office using the details below.

For close-by medical facilities please visit our Campus Medical Services page.

For further information please contact the Ayr Education Office using the contact details below.

Ayr Education Office
Address: SRUC Ayr Riverside Campus, University Avenue, KA8 0SX
Telephone: 01292 886200

For more general information have a look at our main accommodation page.