Accommodation

Why Portsmouth?

Accommodation

Would you prefer a sea view or are you a city centre kind of person? Imagine your own place in Portsmouth.

Accommodation at Portsmouth

magnifying1 Finding accommodation

Choosing the right place for you

Whether you like the idea of sharing with others, or you want a place to yourself, we help you find a room in Halls, flat or house to suit you and your budget. Portsmouth is a fantastic place to live and study; the city is student-friendly and there is a huge range of affordable student accommodation to choose from.

Halls of Residence

There’s no better way to make friends and feel at home in the university community than by having a room in the halls of residence.

Depending on your needs and your budget, you can choose whether you want an en suite bathroom, whether you’d like your meals to be provided (catered) or have your own kitchen (self-catered).

Private rented accommodation

We are able to offer University accommodation to 75 per cent of new students. 25 per cent of first-year students live in private shared houses, located within close distance of the University campus. This is also where the majority of students in other years live. There are two main types of accommodation choice in this area: private shared houses and flats and lodgings.

Our Student Housing department offer lots of house hunting support to help you find housemates and your first home in the private sector. There is a plentiful supply of good quality, affordable student accommodation across the city in close proximity to the university to cover most students needs and budgets!

Advice

Student Housing Team

Find out about visiting University halls or ask us any other questions about living arrangements. We can help you with accommodation issues throughout your years at university.

T: 023 9284 3214
E: student.housing@port.ac.uk

Disabled accommodation

To find accommodation to suit your needs, visit our dedicated disabled access information area at DisabledGo.

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Student and Neighbour Liaison Service

With 16,000 students living in the city, our community relations are important. We will help you settle in to the city and be a good neighbour.

T: 023 9284 3214
E: student-neighbourliaison@port.ac.uk

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building1 Halls of Residence

Why choose Halls

There’s no better way to make friends and feel at home in the university community than by having a room in our halls of residence. Many of our first-year home and EU and new international students live in halls, where they have the opportunity to meet other students from different courses, cultures and backgrounds.

When choosing halls you will be asked to express a preference as to the type and the location of accommodation. Here is what you will need to consider:

Location

  • Guildhall Halls in the heart of the city centre, close to University facilities.
  • Rees and Burrell are in a beautiful setting, close to Southsea Common, and beach and still near to University. You might get a sea view!
  • Langstone Student Village overlooks the harbour and has a large social space, computer suite and restaurant, plus a free bus connection to the Guildhall Campus.

Catered or self-catered?

Catered halls provide two meals a day, usually breakfast and an evening meal, with lots of choice. There are also facilities to allow students to make simple meals and hot drinks.

In self-catered halls, you’ll cook for yourself in shared kitchens, or in your own kitchenette if allocated a studio flat.

En suite or shared bathroom?

Some halls have shared bathrooms but there’s plenty of shower rooms and toilet facilities per flat or corridor. In halls with en suite bathrooms, each room has a private shower, basin and toilet.

Applying for a halls place

UK and EU students

For applicants who have firmly accepted an offer to study here, a student housing guide will be sent to you in an accommodation pack from the end of March onwards which will include full details of our allocation policy.

Read our Allocation Policy, for all UK, EU, International and Channel Island students.

See the Student Housing Information and Application Brochure.

International students

All new international (non-EU and non-exchange) students starting a full-time course in September 2014 are guaranteed an offer of a place in University halls for the first year of study, provided we have received a completed accommodation application form and £250 advanced rent payment in cleared funds by the deadline of Friday 1 August 2014.

Frequently asked questions

Viewing our halls

We show a variety of halls of residence at our Open Days. You can find out more about this by visiting www.port.ac.uk/opendays or by calling us on 023 9284 2748.

What's included:

  • free broadband
  • access to 25 TV channels on your computer (TV licence required)
  • dedicated halls students’ support team
  • basic insurance cover
  • utility services – gas, electricity, water

A typical bedroom includes:

  • single bed study desk, chair and noticeboard
  • drawers and wardrobe
  • sockets and network connections

What else?

  • Dedicated rooms available for students with disabilities
  • All rooms are single occupancy - some rooms may be offered on a twin basis with an appropriate fee adjustment
  • Studio flats are offered in Trafalgar Hall and prioritised for our postgraduate students
  • Halls of residence places are allocated for a contractual term of 37 weeks – one academic year
  • You keep your room over Christmas and Easter holidays – no need to move out
  • Limited parking spaces available at Langstone only, prioritised for students with special needs - a parking permit is required

All of the University of Portsmouth halls of residence meet the criteria of the Universities UK (UUK) Code of Practice for university-managed student accommodation.

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En suite rooms, shared kitchen and dining facilities:

  • Margaret Rule Hall

    Guildhall Halls

    342 city centre rooms in self-contained flats for 3 to 8 students each.

    • Margaret Rule Hall
    • Margaret Rule Hall
    • Margaret Rule Hall
    • Margaret Rule Hall
    £113 p/w Self- catered

    £4,201 per 37-week session

  • Harry Law Hall

    GUILDHALL HALLS

    302 city centre rooms along corridors, with kitchens shared between 8 or 9 students

    • Harry Law Hall
    • Harry Law Hall
    • Harry Law Hall
    • Harry Law Hall
    £111 p/w Self- catered

    £4,116 per 37-week session

  • James Watson Hall

    GUILDHALL HALLS

    688 city centre rooms in self-contained flats for 4 to 6 students each

    • James Watson Hall
    • James Watson Hall
    • James Watson Hall
    • James Watson Hall
    £113 p/w Self- catered

    £4,201 per 37-week session

  • Langstone Flats

    LANGSTONE STUDENT VILLAGE

    192 rooms in halls overlooking the harbour in self-contained flats for 8 students each

    • Langstone Flats
    • Langstone Flats
    • Langstone Flats
    • Langstone Flats
    £99 p/w Self- catered

    £3,680 per 37-week session

  • Trafalgar Hall

    GUILDHALL HALLS

    288 city centre rooms in self-contained flats for 6 students each

    • Trafalgar Hall
    • Trafalgar Hall
    • Trafalgar Hall
    • Trafalgar Hall
    £113 p/w Self- catered

    £4,201 per 37-week session

  • Trafalgar Hall Studio Flats

    GUILDHALL HALLS

    40 self-contained studio flats prioritised for postgraduate students

    • Trafalgar Hall Studio Flats
    • Trafalgar Hall Studio Flats
    • Trafalgar Hall Studio Flats
    • Trafalgar Hall Studio Flats
    £128 p/w Self- catered

    £4,740 per 37-week session

Shared bathroom, and kitchen and dining facilities:

  • Bateson Hall

    GUILDHALL HALLS

    281 city centre rooms in self-contained single-sex flats accommodating 5 to 6 students

    • Bateson Hall
    • Bateson Hall
    • Bateson Hall
    • Bateson Hall
    £82 p/w Self- catered

    £3,042 per 37-week session

  • Bateson Hall Large Rooms

    GUILDHALL HALLS

    287 city centre rooms in self-contained single-sex flats accommodating 5 to 6 students

    • Bateson Hall Large Rooms
    • Bateson Hall Large Rooms
    • Bateson Hall Large Rooms
    • Bateson Hall Large Rooms
    £91 p/w Self- catered

    £3,390 per 37-week session

  • Trust Hall

    LANGSTONE STUDENT VILLAGE

    62 rooms in self-contained flats accommodating 8 students overlooking the harbour. Additional self-contained flats near the harbour for 4 to 6 students, close to Trust Hall.

    • Trust Hall
    • Trust Hall
    • Trust Hall
    • Trust Hall
    £81 p/w Self- catered

    £2,999 per 37-week session

Shared bathroom, 2 meals a day:

  • Burrell House

    REES/BURRELL

    132 rooms close to the seafront. Arranged corridor style, all meals taken in Rees Hall

    • Burrell House
    • Burrell House
    • Burrell House
    • Burrell House
    £101 p/w Catered

    £3,767 per 37-week session

Ensuite rooms, 2 meals a day:

  • Rees Hall

    REES/BURRELL

    267 en suite rooms close to the seafront. Arranged corridor style with 2 communal TV lounges.

    • Rees Hall
    • Rees Hall
    • Rees Hall
    • Rees Hall
    £126 p/w Catered

    £4,676 per 37-week session

Ensuite rooms, 1 meal a day:

  • QEQM Hall

    LANGSTONE STUDENT VILLAGE

    330 en suite rooms mainly in mixed-sex blocks and floors.

    • QEQM Hall
    • QEQM Hall
    • QEQM Hall
    • QEQM Hall
    £98 p/w Catered

    £3,641 per 37-week session including eight meals

* All fees are subject to confirmation and rounded for clarity

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home1 Private Renting or Lodgings

You may want to go house or flat hunting and choose your own place to live. Many students live in Southsea which has plenty of good, reasonably priced flats, shared housing and lodgings close to the University and the city centre. 25 per cent of first-year students live in private shared houses and this is also where the majority of students in other years live.

Private renting

Students typically rent shared houses in groups of three to five.

You can expect to pay on average £70 to £80 a week sharing with other students. You need to allow £15 per week for bills.

Search our database of student houses at www.portsmouthstudentpad.co.uk.

Students dining together in a private house
Students dining together in a private house

Lodgings

There is the option to live in private houses where the landlord lives on the premises. These can be family households, guesthouses or houses owned by other students.

You can expect to pay around £80 to £90 a week for the room, and £80 to £100 with meals included.

Students outside their lodgings
Students outside their lodgings