Portsmouth Rosalind Franklin student hall

Rosalind Franklin Halls

Rosalind Franklin Halls (formerly named James Watson Hall) has the University on its doorstep and it's close to the city centre. Great shopping, restaurants and entertainment are a short walk away. You'll be close to transport links with Portsmouth and Southsea train station close by.

Applying to join us a new, full-time undergraduate student? We guarantee you a room in halls – if you make us your firm first choice, and meet our accommodation deadlines.

Standard rooms – £160 per week

£6,400 per academic year* (September-June)

Studio rooms – £174 per week

£6,960 per academic year* (September-June)


  • Ensuite rooms in self-contained flats for 4 to 6 students each
  • Self-catering – you should budget around £45 a week for food
  • Walking time to University: 3 minutes
  • Nearest train station: Portsmouth and Southsea (5 minutes walk)
  • Managed by Unite Students

*Prices are estimated and subject to confirmation, and rounded to the nearest pound for clarity.

Bathroom in Portsmouth Rosalind Franklin hall


Portsmouth Rosalind Franklin student hall


Exterior Rosalind Franklin student halls showing terracotta coloured panels from ground level


Kitchen in Portsmouth Rosalind Franklin hall


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Unite Students: Accommodation Tours | University of Portsmouth

Welcome to our tour of Unite Students halls. My name is Bea and I will be your guide today. Unite Students operate four of our official student housing. They're all located in the city centre with easy access to the local shops and train station and a short walk to just about every building on campus. Unite students halls are separated into flats with kitchens so that you can prepare your own meals or cook together as flatmates. Every room has its own en-suite and is fitted with a bed, desk and drawers. You'll have access to free Wi-Fi and broadband and all your bills will be included within the price of your room. Each Unite Students hall has his own slightly different flavour, with different exteriors and social areas with seating, as well as study spaces and entertainment, like pool and table football. Every hall has 24 hour security in operation, so you will always feel safe and secure during your stay. Each halls also have their own laundry room and bike storage and most of them have printing facilities too. Chaucer House even has a gym. You can always find up to date information on our pricing and facilities at our halls by visiting port.ac.uk/accommodation. Thanks for joining me and if you have any questions, remember you can contact the student housing team at any time.