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Wessex Lane halls of residence

Wessex Lane is a large complex of halls which provides a more traditional student village feel, with a wide range of room types, vibrant social scene and close proximity to the popular student area of Portswood.

The halls complex is divided into two main sites; Montefiore, and the part-catered Connaught halls.

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Rooms available in these halls

Self-catered rooms

Part catered

These rooms are part-catered, meaning that you get breakfast in the morning and a main meal later in the day, on Monday to Friday during term time.

Accessible and adapted rooms

Wessex Lane has some accessible rooms for students with disabilities and medical requirements. If you may require adaptations please contact Enabling Services before submitting your application. Enabling Services work with us to ensure that you get a room that meets your needs.

Location

Wessex Lane Halls Complex
Wessex Lane
Swaythling
Southampton
SO18 2LB

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What's nearby

Distance to lectures:

Grocery shopping:

  • Morrisons – 0.4 miles
  • Tesco Express – 0.4 miles 
  • Sainsburys Local – 0.7 miles
  • Co-op – 0.9 miles
  • Sainsburys (supermarket) – 1 mile
  • Asda (supermarket) – 2.8 miles
  • Tesco (superstore) – 3.5 miles

Distance to nightlife and entertainment:

Buses

The unilink bus service links Wessex Lane to all of the University's campuses and the city, using the U1 route.

On Fridays and Saturdays there is a late night unilink bus service (route U1N) which links Wessex Lane with the city centre.

Fees 2016/17

Prices are based on the standard 40 week contract.

Catering Room type Price per week Price per year
Self-catered Non-en suite category 2 £101.99 £4,079.60
Self-catered En suite category 1 £129.15 £5,440.40
Self-catered En suite category 2 £145.95 £5,838.00
Self-catered Studio flat category 1 £178.15 £7,126.00
Part-catered Non-en suite category 1 £132.09 £5,283.60
Part-catered Non-en suite category 2 £141.75

£5,670.00

Part-catered En suite category 1 £178.29 £7,131.60

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Facilities

Wessex Lane is a large halls complex with a wide variety of facilities on-site including:

Socialising

There are two Halls Committees for Wessex Lane halls:

Connaught  - for the part-catered halls

Monte - for the self-catered Montefiore halls

Your Halls Committee organises events and socials throughout the year. When you first arrive the Halls Committee social events are a great way to meet new people.

Outside a Montefiore hall
Outside a Montefiore hall
The restaurant in the Connaught block, which serves meals for part-catered students
The restaurant in the Connaught block, which serves meals for part-catered students
A self-catered room in Montefiore
A self-catered room in Montefiore
Part-catered students getting their meal
Part-catered students getting their meal
Outside Wessex Lane halls
Outside Wessex Lane halls
In the dining room in Connaught
In the dining room in Connaught
An example of a shared kitchen in Montefiore
An example of a shared kitchen in Montefiore
Outside a Montefiore hall
Outside a Montefiore hall
An example of a shared kitchen in Montefiore
An example of a shared kitchen in Montefiore

Saving you money on transport costs

We provide one unilink bus pass per accommodation contract so that you can get to campus and around the city quickly and easily.

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