Accommodation James Watson index pageFinding a place to live is a priority for all students and, in 2013-14, we will be able to offer around 75% of our new students who apply for university-allocated accommodation a place. For students not offered a place, we can help to find private rented accommodation through our secure online resources and a variety of house-hunting support events. So, once you've accepted a place here, you will need to make important decisions about what kind of accommodation would suit you best.

Where should I live?

Confused? Check out our accommodation comparator to help answer the question 'Where should I live?'

Halls of residence

virtual tours Halls of residence make up the majority of university-allocated accommodation, with most first-year students choosing to live in halls and, for 2013/14, we can offer a place to around 75% of our new students who apply for a hall room.

Use our Virtual Tour to view the rooms and facilities in our halls and see exactly the types of accommodation where you could be living.

Private housing

For independence, a house or flat share is the perfect choice. Southsea has plenty of good, reasonably priced accommodation which is close to the University.


These are rooms in private houses where the landlord or landlady lives on the premises.

For information about disabled access to all aspects of the University of Portsmouth Campus, check out DisabledGo - University of Portsmouth


StudentPad provides a searchable database of property to rent covering Portsmouth and Southsea. You can use the message boards to check out student-to-student vacancies in shared houses and flats, and easily view accommodation locations with the help of Google Maps.