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Bader Hall Residence

At the BISC, 100% of students live in residence, and residence is guaranteed for all students accepted to a program at the BISC. There is just the one residence on campus – Bader Hall – and while you will not be living in the Castle, you will be just a five-minute walk away. Bader Hall has four student wings, and three floors on each wing. By default rooms are shared, but single rooms are available upon request. Professional staff also live in residence to help facilitate community building and organise social and educational programming, and they are on call 24 hours a day to offer assistance whenever required.

Please visit our COVID readiness page for more information on the BISC’s current plans for the students’ return to campus.


Bader Hall is very similar to university residences in North America, offering co-ed halls with twin-share, single-gender rooms. There are around 95 twin bedrooms in Bader Hall. Each student is provided with:

  • Bed (usually a British single, meaning sheets from Canada will not fit)
  • Chair
  • Lamp
  • Notice board
  • Desk
  • Bedside table
  • Wardrobe
  • Bedding (sheets, duvet, pillow and covers - laundered every two weeks)
  • Towels (laundered every two weeks)

Please note that room size may vary
Find out more about living in Bader Hall
Find out more about our Student Services team


The following services are accessible 24 hours a day:
  • Washrooms: communal washrooms on each wing. There are a number of all-gender washrooms and toilets throughout the building
  • Kitchenettes: snack kitchens with microwave and fridge/freezer, kettle and sink are located on some floors.
  • Wireless Internet: available in all bedrooms and communal areas. Ethernet connections are also available in bedrooms.
  • Vending Machines: located on the main level by the front desk
  • Laundry: card-operated washing and drying machines located on the main level. You can even check machines online to see if they are available!


  • Common room: a large room with mixed-mode seating, with an adjoining kitchenette
  • Individual and group study areas: there are study spaces located throughout the building that are bookable in advance. Please contact student services for more information.
  • Music practice room: located on the lower level, containing a baby grand piano, chairs, and music stands
  • Gym: Bader Hall residence is located next to the gym, allowing for easy access
  • Mail pickup: All students can pick up their letters and parcels at Bader Reception

Study spaces

One of the study and lounge spaces in the residence

A twin-bed room

Single rooms and ensuite rooms available on request

Study spaces

One of several study and lounge spaces in the residence


Reception provides a number of services

Common Room

A comfy common room is open 24 hours a day

Bader Hall Reception

Reception is staffed 24 hours a day

Music Practice Room

There is one room in the residence and one in the castle

Bader Hall Exterior

Looking towards reception

Student Life Coordinators

Professional staff live in residence to support students

Bader College (Queen’s University, Canada) is committed to creating a safe and inclusive environment that is fair, positive, and supportive for all members of our community.
We strive to ensure all members’ views are valued and shared in a secure environment through a commitment to upholding equity*, diversity**, inclusion***, and advancing indigenous initiatives.
Bader College supports the fair treatment and opportunity for all by asserting the importance of non-discriminatory treatment either directly or indirectly on the ground of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.   

*Equity: Substantive fairness for everyone thereby ensuring that members of equity-seeking groups are able to achieve full participation in the university (ader College). 

**Diversity: The representation of the population with respect to designated groups. 

***Inclusion: The climate and acceptance of differences that comes with diversity i.e. different ways of living and working. 

Land acknowledgement: Queen’s University, Canada is situated on Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Territory.

Bader College
Herstmonceux Castle
Hailsham, East Sussex
United Kingdom, BN27 1RN
Phone: +44 1323 834444
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Gordon Hall, 74 Union Street
Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario
Canada, K7L 3N6
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