Student Accommodation
in Southampton

Southampton is one of the best cities in the UK for student culture –
and Vita Student accommodation is in the heart of it.

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Why study in Southampton?

Southampton is the epitome of a student city. Home to more than 30,000 students, it’s famed for its incredible nightlife and welcoming atmosphere. Living in Southampton means getting the best of both worlds.

Wake up to panoramic views of the harbour, and watch the sun go down in the bustle of the city. If you’re looking to live in one of the UK’s most exciting cities, you’ll need student accommodation that lets you make the most of it – and Vita Student is Southampton’s best.

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Living at Vita Student Southampton

Vita Student Richmond House is ideal if you’re studying at Southampton Solent, and Portswood House is perfect for those studying at the University of Southampton.


Vita Student is for students who want it all. For students that want to live without limits.

With an all-inclusive service, living at Vita Student accommodation lifts some of the pressures from university life, allowing you to focus on your studies and your experience.

Our buildings are full of friendly faces from many different places. All here to make the most of their time at university. Whether you are creative or academic, Vita Student is the place to learn, thrive and make connections.

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"some of the UK’s best student nightlife."

A maritime city and home to a bustling port, Bombay Sapphire Gin, and some of the UK’s best student nightlife. If you’re moving to Southampton, you’re in for a treat.

Student life in Southampton never gets tiring. Just a five-minute walk from Vita Student Richmond House is Oxford Street, home to the city’s best bars, restaurants, and shops. This is the perfect place for a day out with your new neighbours or a solo shopping trip.

"Southampton never gets tiring."

Southampton is best enjoyed in the sun – and being on the south coast, it has some of the best weather the UK can ask for. On those sunny days, soak it all up at Southampton Common, a huge park that hosts the annual “Common People” music festival. It’s just a short stroll from Vita Student Portswood House and provides a tranquil spot to meditate or run.

If you’re looking to escape the city, take a Vita Student bike to the nearby New Forest National Park. In just 30 minutes, you could be exploring enchanting woodlands, crawling the local pubs, and watching wild horses cross the country roads.



In the global top 100, the University of Southampton is a Russell Group university that prides itself on its research-intensity. Its campuses spread all the way from Southampton to Malaysia, with an overall student community of 21,000 people.

Alongside its excellent teaching quality, the University of Southampton also are the first university to offer 24/7 mental health support.


Focused on preparing its students for work life, Solent University’s curriculum are centred around practical industry skills. With a student body of over 100 different nationalities, the university’s mission is to “enable learners from all backgrounds to become enterprising citizens and responsible leaders”.

Despite being a young university, only gaining its official status in 2005, it has firmly established its reputation for setting its students up for success.


  1. What is there to do in Southampton?

    There are loads of things to do in Southampton, especially for students. Since its a city on the coast, you can easily take advantage of the buzzing student vibe while taking a breath of fresh air on the seaside. Just 5 minutes from Vita Student Southampton is Oxford Street, a popular street with a selection of incredible bars and restaurants. Shop at all the popular high street brands at West Quay, and see the ships sail by from Ocean Village. Learn about Southampton’s medieval history at Never Abbey, or cycle to the beautiful New Forest National Park. The list of things to do in Southampton is endless.

  2. How long does it take to get from Southampton to London on the train?

    It takes just an hour and 15 minutes to get from London to Southampton by train.

  3. Is Southampton good for nightlife?

    Southampton’s nightlife ranks in the top 10 for students in the UK. All the venues are close to each other, and there’s a venue to suit any kind of night you want. See live music at Gusto Lounge, or dance the night away at Orange Rooms or Switch. Southampton has it all. Bedford Place is a popular spot for nightlife in Southampton, so we recommend you check it out if you’re looking for a guaranteed good night out in Southampton.

  4. What’s the music scene like in Southampton?

    Southampton has a thriving music scene with regular gigs hosted throughout the week. On weekends, head to Grumpy Monkey to listen to resident DJs. In the week, pubs like The Cricketers Arms showcase incredible local bands for a fun but casual weeknight out.

  5. Where do students live in Southampton?

    Students in Southampton live either in the Portswood area, or in the city centre. Portswood and Vita Student Portswood House is within walking distance of the University of Southampton. Vita Student Richmond House is located near the city centre, close to Southampton Solent University.

  6. Where are the best places to eat and drink in Southampton?

    Southampton has an amazing, diverse food scene – with both independent and chain restaurants to visit. Go to Southampton’s Culture Quarter and eat Thai small plates at Mango Thai Tapas, or get Caribbean food with cocktails at Turtle Bay. In Ocean Village, you can find fancier food spots like Bacaro, a rustic Italian restaurant, or Blue Jasmine for South-east Asian food in a fine dining setting.

  7. Can I see my student accommodation before I move in?

    When you book a room at Vita Student, you can enjoy early access to all your new building’s communal spaces before you move in. Discover your new study spot and save on your gym membership by securing your space today.

  8. What happens after I book my student accommodation?

    When you book at Vita Student, a member of our team will be in touch within 48 hours. So if you have any questions about your booking, don’t worry – our customer engagement team will support you every step of your journey with us, from booking until the end of your stay at Vita Student.

  9. What age do I need to be to live with Vita Student?

    You need to be 17+ to live at Vita Student, and a full-time university student in the UK or Barcelona.

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