Where students live in Southampton
In Southampton, most of our students tend to live either close to Highfield Campus or in the city centre. There is convenient transport between these areas and if you live in our halls, you'll get a free Unilink bus pass.
This big residential area is really popular with students as it’s close to some of our campuses. You’ll find plenty of accommodation options here. It’s great for good value international dining and there are several big supermarkets. There are also bars, gyms and transport links around campuses and the city.
A large residential area that’s really popular with students as it’s close to some of our campuses. You’ll find plenty of food options and smaller shops here. The University’s watersports centre is located here too. It’s also close to the city’s airport.
You’ll find Highfield and Avenue campuses in this smaller residential area. It’s great for peace, fresh air and outdoor fitness, as it’s right next to the green space of Southampton Common.
This leafy residential area is close to a number of campuses. It’s a great area to choose if you’re into sport. Bassett is home to many of the city’s sports facilities, including Southampton Outdoor Sports Centre which has tennis courts, a cricket pitch and BMX track, Alpine Snowsports Southampton, Southampton Golf Club, and Red Lodge Community swimming pool.
Shirley and the city centre
Shirley is a suburb on the edge of the city centre, so it’s a good choice for shopping, socialising and nightlife. You can find mountain bike and BMX tracks close by in Lordswood. Shirley has its own high street with pubs, bars, cafes and small shops. It’s popular with medical students as it’s so close to the hospital. Our Waterfront campus is also an easy commute from this area.
Learn more about Southampton
Discover the many things to do in our home city, Southampton, with our Southampton city guide.