Accommodation and Transport

Students outside BGLZ

Where to live while you’re at Coleg Gwent

When you come and study with us you’ll find various options of where to live.


The Newport Student Village gives you the chance to be in the heart of Newport with other students from across the city. It has 442 bedrooms on-site, split into 88 flats in four blocks, and is a great way to meet new friends and enjoy Newport’s social scene.

Staying here, you’ll have:

  • A bedroom with en suite facilities
  • Access to a communal kitchen and dining areas
  • Access to large social spaces with Sky TV, an Xbox and cinema room
  • Full WiFi access
  • Use of onsite laundry facilities


Your rent will depend on the size of your room, but single rooms start from £112 per week and double rooms from £119 per week. Rent includes Wi-Fi, electricity, water and contents insurance.

Find out more about Newport Student Village


If you’d prefer the comforts of a family home, our Homestay scheme is for you. It means you’ll be able to live with a local family and stay in comfortable, safe accommodation, giving you the perfect opportunity to settle into your new life in the UK.

With a Homestay family, you’ll have:

  • A bedroom, bedding, towels and basic furniture, including a bed
  • Use of the family bathroom
  • A clothes cupboard
  • A study table
  • Access to a bathroom
  • A key to the property
  • Breakfast each morning
  • An evening meal
  • Use of the kitchen
  • Use of the washing machine

Homestay accommodation costs £110 per week, which includes bed, breakfast and evening meal. You’ll need to pay a deposit of £100 and your first two months’ rent on arrival.

Location & transport links

Getting to and from Coleg Gwent

Coleg Gwent is easy to get to by rail, road and air.

The College is only one and half hours from Heathrow airport and only 45 minutes from Bristol and Cardiff airports – so access is direct and simple.  The railway station in Newport city centre links to most major cities in the UK, and a direct service to London leaves and arrives every hour.

Our International team is happy to help you with information on flights to and from the UK, plus trains and buses within the UK. If you have any transport-related questions, simply email international@coleggwent.ac.uk.