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Southampton University Accommodation, South England

Southampton is an ideal place for students, as the city is home to two excellent universities and boasts a great cultural scene and exciting nightlife.

Richmond House

Prices from £145 p/w

Vita Student at Richmond House is a brand new, luxurious studio development in the coastal city centre of Southampton for September 2014.

  • Bills
  • Wifi
  • Smart Tv
  • Stars
  • Kitchen
  • Security




per week

Southampton’s universities

Southampton is home to more than 38,000 students studying at The University of Southampton and Southampton Solent University, and most of these choose student accommodation in the centre, despite the former university being based on campus outside the city.

International students

Its central location is popular among all students, but particularly with the 8,000 international students who can easily head abroad by ferry or via its international airport and enjoy the experience of city centre living while at a UK university.

Student living

As well as having all the usual student haunts – bars, nightclubs, shops and restaurants – Southampton is also great for students who want to see more of England’s beautiful countryside.

With the city situated on the southern coast, you’ll enjoy beautiful views of the harbour in the city, while you can also explore Hampshire’s breathtaking New Forest, walk around historic market towns Romsey and Stockbridge, take a ferry trip to the Isle of Wight, and visit Jane Austen’s house in nearby Chawton.

Of course, there’s plenty to do in the city itself, from spending your cash at the WestQuay Shopping Centre, going vintage shopping at its antiques bazaars, visit its Old Town, enjoy a cultural day out at Southampton City Art Gallery or brush up on your chart knowledge at one of its many music venues from Southampton Guildhall to The Cellar.

Southampton Life

Southampton has plenty to offer students living in university accommodation. Here are a just a few things you can enjoy about the city.


Southampton Universities

The city’s 38,000 students study at campus-based The University of Southampton or Southampton Solent University in the city centre.



Southampton is great for shopping with the WestQuay Shopping Centre that has more than 100 stores, lots of boutiques throughout the city and markets in the Old Town.



Like all university cities, Southampton has an abundance of bars, pubs and nightclubs for students to choose from throughout the city centre.


Eating out

Dining out is an important part of living in Southampton with themed pubs, quirky cafes, delicious seafood and stylish restaurants along Bedford Place and Oxford Street.


Arts and culture

With a rich arts and culture scene, Southampton has several art galleries such as the Southampton City Art Gallery, and theatres like the Mayflower Theatre.


Music Venues

Southampton is a great location for music fans, with several concert halls for all genres of music, including Southampton Guildhall, Turner Sims concert Hall, The Brook and The Cellar.



Southampton has excellent transport links, with trains, buses and ferries, as well as Southampton Airport. It also has Uni Link – a bus service taking students to university and around the city.

We hope that you find the following links useful:
The University of Southampton 
Southampton Solent University 
Southampton Council 
International student information
UKCISA: The Council for International Student Affairs
Public transport
Student Offers
Student Beans
Student Money Saver

Meet the team

Sophie Gane

Sophie Gane

Richmond House, Southampton

+44 (0) 238 110 3000


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