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Student Accommodation

  • Students can stay in one of over 6,500 student rooms, with 24-hour support and advice available. All halls provide excellent facilities and a fantastic environment in which to make new friends and experience student life.
  • Registered first-year undergraduate entrants starting a full-time course, with no dependents, will be guaranteed an offer of halls accommodation so long as they meet the required criteria which includes applying before the relevant deadline.
  • To uphold the guarantee, in years of exceptional demand the university may offer accommodation in a twin shared room at the start of the academic year for a short period of time.
  • Students also have the opportunity to apply for continuing years in halls, subject to availability.
  • Accommodation offers en-suite options, includes Wi-Fi, and students are provided with a free bus pass while staying in university halls.

Accommodation Costs

Catered from £5,651 to £7,137 per year
Self-Catered from £4,374 to £6,839 per year

Student Life

  • City Population: 237,000
  • Student Population: 30,000
  • Southampton is known for its waterfront and maritime heritage. Situated close to the New Forest and areas of outstanding natural beauty, it is one of the UK's greenest cities. Students can soak up the cosmopolitan energy of the city or head off to the quiet peace of the countryside on its doorstep.
  • Southampton has a rich arts scene with galleries and exhibitions showcasing everything from historic artefacts to cutting-edge design. Students can also catch all the action at Southampton Football Club's St Mary's Stadium, which also plays host to concerts by international artists
  • The city is a lively place to study with plenty on offer, including events staged by its diverse community such as international food festivals and Southampton Pride, and great shopping at Westquay, a premier retail destination.

Culture and Nightlife

  • Southampton has nightclubs for all tastes and a vibrant nightlife. The city centre hosts Common People festival, and Bestival and the Isle of Wight Festival are within easy reach with excellent transport links.
  • There is a wide range of traditional pubs and trendy bars in the city, as well as a large number of coffee shops and restaurants boasting food and drink from around the world.
  • The Mayflower Theatre is the third largest theatre outside of London, with ballet, panto, opera and comedy alongside sell-out shows from the West End. The university's Nuffield Southampton Theatres host shows on campus and in the city centre. The Turner Sims Concert Hall on the Highfield campus is a leading venue for jazz, folk and classical music and the Southampton Guildhall is the largest music venue in the city centre. The main gallery is the City Art Gallery which is located next to Southampton's SeaCity museum. The new Cultural Quarter in the city centre is also home to the university's John Hansard Gallery. Several cinemas include three multiplex cinemas, the independent Harbour Lights Picturehouse and a 330-seat cinema at the Students' Union.


  • The city has an excellent student Uni-Link bus service that connects the campuses and a free City Link service from the railway station to several key areas. A free Unilink bus pass is included in your first-year hall fees.
  • London is 78 miles away and one hour 15 minutes by train.
  • The coach station is near to the city centre and National Express coach services pick up and drop off at the main Highfield Campus.
  • Southampton International Airport is to the north, with flights to UK and European destinations.
  • Red Funnel Ferries provide a regular service from Southampton Town Quay to the Isle of Wight (Cowes).