Parent and Guardian guide to Nido

We know that when your loved ones fly the nest, it can be a difficult transition period for everyone. That’s why we work hard to give our students the best possible living experience at Nido. We’ve got it covered from 24/7 security and CCTV, health and wellbeing trained on-site staff, living and working environments that suit their changing needs and many benefits to help students get settled into their new homes away from home.


The safety and security of our residents is of utmost importance to us. In all our buildings we have 24/7 CCTV footage, the buildings are accessed via secure card entry with cards that cannot be replicated. We want students and staff to feel safe in our buildings, so we ask that every guest is checked in and out via reception and overnight guests only stay a maximum of 3 consecutive nights. Our team are on hand should you need to raise any security concerns or use our dedicated phone line (insert number) to report any issues during out of reception hours.

Emotional Support & Wellbeing

Our team are trained to provide mental health and wellbeing support. We are on hand should our students need advice, to speak to someone or to chat to a friendly face. We’ve partnered with Time to Change to provide additional support to our students above and beyond what our staff are trained to do. We will continue to invest in our student’s wellbeing in order to build communities that are inclusive open and supportive for all residents.

Through COVID-19 we’ve continued to change and adapt the way we interact; we’ve implemented a number of new safety measures and adjustments to support our students through this period. We ask that any student self-quarantining lets a member of our team know so we can be on hand to help, we all keep a 2m distance and adhere to capacity numbers in social spaces. We will update our regulations in line with the government advice.

The Nido experience

We know that choosing where to live is so much more than the actual physical space itself, however, our spaces are well-designed to support students through the pressures of university from our study pods and quiet zones for concentration and focus to our free onsite gym, cinema and gaming rooms. Some of our buildings benefit from a roof terrace or courtyard for our students to use, as we know the importance of getting access to the outdoors and fresh air.

The Nido experience extends beyond our physical buildings to support our students whilst staying with us. We offer a full virtual events programme, accessible through our Instagram channel, a dedicated Resident Ambassador for each of our buildings who organize events, community socials and are a wealth of knowledge about Nido and the local areas. We also run a number of face to face events throughout the year giving our students the opportunity to interact with their neighbours to build their new community whilst staying with us.

Keeping in touch

We know keeping in touch is more important now than ever, which is why during the check-in weekend we shared flyers with our address on it should you want to send anything in the post to our buildings. We always welcome friends and family to visit our buildings, we can show you around and you are welcome to use our common spaces whilst visiting. Our buildings are centrally located and within walking distance of many nearby hotels, so arranging your visit is easy.

For further information about Nido Student, please visit our FAQ’s page.