University accommodation

The University offers 6,000 places in 20 halls of residence and is one of the largest providers of university accommodation in the UK.

You can choose from a range of room types that includes a new development of over 1,000 rooms in Southampton city centre. Take advantage of our guaranteed offer of accommodation, for new first-year undergraduate students. Live in either self-catered halls of residence with
well-equipped communal kitchens, or part-catered accommodation where you enjoy the benefits of breakfast and evening meals throughout the week, plus some other meals at the weekend.

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The benefits for you

Our guarantee to you

If you are a registered first-year undergraduate student new to the university, starting a full-time course, with no dependents, you will be guaranteed an offer of halls accommodation as long as you fulfi l the full criteria of the guarantee, which includes applying before 1 August. To uphold the guarantee, in years of exceptional demand we may offer accommodation in a twin shared room at the start of the academic year for a short, temporary period of time.

You also have the opportunity to apply for continuing years in halls. Though this cannot be guaranteed, we will always offer students accommodation if we have the availability.

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Halls fees

For self catered accommodation in 2013/14, Halls prices range from £77.28 per week to £187.53 per week (including self-contained flats). For catered accommodation in 2013/14, prices range from £115.15 per week to £160.58 per week.

Fees for 2014/15 will be available from May 2014.

Private rented accommodation
Private rented accommodation is available in Southampton and Winchester as an alternative to halls. We are a core partner in the Southampton Accreditation Scheme for student Housing (SASSH), which only advertises properties where the landlord agrees their property complies with SASSH safety and quality standards.

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