Halls room with green chair and desk facing window

our halls of residence

Make us your firm first choice, and you're guaranteed a room in halls

When you stay with us in our halls, you get the keys to your own place and open the door to a community of new people.

If you're applying to join as a new, full-time undergraduate student, we'll guarantee you a room in halls if you make us your firm first choice, and meet our accommodation deadlines.

These are some of the perks of living in halls:

  • All our halls are in the centre of Portsmouth, close to our campus. However early your first lecture, you should get there on time
  • Every room has a bed, desk, drawers and plenty of sockets for your laptop, phone, and anything else you need
  • Free broadband and WiFi, so you'll always be connected
  • All bills are included in the cost of your room: gas, electricity, heating, water and basic insurance
  • The majority of our rooms are en-suite, with private shower, sink and toilet
  • We have accessible rooms for students who need them, approved by AccessAble (formerly known as DisabledGo)
  • All our rooms are singles, and they're yours for the entire academic year – even over the Easter and Christmas holidays
  • Our Residence Life Team is always on hand if you need help, advice or support. They also provide out-of-hours pastoral care 7 days a week, all year round

We can find you a quieter room or a place in single-sex accommodation if you'd prefer. But don't bring your car - unless you're a blue badge holder. If you're staying in halls, you'll need to leave any pets at home.

Self-catered, ensuite bathroom

Catered, en-suite bathroom

Bateson Hall


Student loading laundry in washing machine in Bateson Hall, Portsmouth
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Living in halls

Ready to apply for halls?

All applications for our halls have to be made online. We'll send you a link to our online application system when we contact you after you've firmly accepted your place to study with us.

In the meantime, you can download our accommodation brochure or contact our housing team with your questions.

Download accommodation brochure


Email Housing Team