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Student Accommodation

  • 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. 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 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.
  • 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 Unilink bus pass while staying in university halls.

Accommodation Costs

Catered from £140 to £188 per week
Self-Catered from £108 to £170 per week

The costs above are for the academic year 2018/19

Student Life

  • 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.

Nightlife and Culture

  • Southampton has nightclubs for all tastes and a vibrant nightlife. Bestival and the Isle of Wight Festival are within easy reach with excellent transport links. There are 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.
  • Theatres include the Mayflower Theatre, the third largest theatre outside of London with sell-out West End shows alongside ballet, panto, opera and comedy, and the university's Nuffield Southampton Theatres based 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. Galleries include the City Art Gallery, next to Southampton's SeaCity museum, and the university's John Hansard Gallery, set in the new Cultural Quarter. Several cinemas include three multiplex cinemas, the independent Harbour Lights Picturehouse and a 330-seat cinema at the Students' Union.


  • Southampton city centre is a short bus ride from the university's main campus, Highfield Campus.
  • The city has an excellent student Unilink bus service that connects the campuses and a free City Link service from the railway station to several key areas.
  • London is 78 miles away and 1 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; while Red Funnel Ferries provide a regular service from Southampton Town Quay to the Isle of Wight (Cowes).