Living at RNIB College

The Stan Bell Centre

People come to learn at RNIB College Loughborough from all areas of the country. The hall of residence, known as The Stan Bell Centre, provides modern, purpose built, safe accommodation for students, and is situated very close to the College building.

The Stan Bell Centre

The Stan Bell Centre is designed to be a home-away-from-home for our residential students. The Centre has 23 single en-suite bedrooms, divided into four flats, each with a shared kitchen/dining room. Each private room has a bed, bathroom, desk, telephone, broadband and TV points. We also have rooms adapted for wheelchair use and fully accessible ground floor flats.

Within the building there is a shared TV lounge, a games room, a computer room and a laundry room. There is also a large garden with outdoor seating for students to enjoy.


Flat mates show off their dinner

Students are encouraged to be as independent as possible in their care; however we recognise that some people will always need care support. Our residence is staffed 24 hours a day and support is available from staff at all times. Staff can support students to develop their independent care skills by supporting with personal care, cooking meals, taking medication, accessing the community and maintaining a healthy lifestyle.


Residential students have a lot of opportunities to develop cookery skills at the College. All residential students prepare their own breakfast and work with other members of their flat to prepare evening meals, with an appropriate level of support provided by staff. Students also plan their meals to a budget within their flat, practising important independent and teamwork skills.