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Universities close to Highfield


Jubilee Sports Centre


University of Southampton


The Annex Theatre


University of Southampton Avenue Campus


The Brook


Jubilee Sports Centre


University of Southampton


The Annex Theatre


University of Southampton Avenue Campus


The Brook


About student living in Highfield


Highfield is the perfect area for students at the University of Southampton as the Highfield Campus is in the area and the Avenue Campus is just a fifteen-minute walk away. You can get from student accommodation in Highfield, Southampton, to the city centre in twenty-five minutes on the bus, or to Solent University in twenty minutes.


Student houses in Highfield, Southampton, are surrounded by green spaces. Visit The Valley Gardens for a scenic walk on campus, or walk a short distance to Portswood Recreation Ground to hang out with friends. Southampton Common is also close by, and is the perfect place to play sports in the summer.

Food and Drink

There are lots of pubs, cafes, bars, and restaurants close to student houses in Highfield. If you’re looking for places to hang out on campus, The Stag, Arlott Restaurant, or Cafe 38 are all great options. You can also grab a drink with friends off-campus at The Crown Inn or Brewhouse & Kitchen Southampton.


You’ll never get bored living in student housing in Highfield, Southampton, as there’s so much to do close by. Watch live music or comedy at The Brook, or a theatre performance at The Annex. You can also watch live orchestral concerts and spoken word performances at Turner Sims Southampton. Or, if you’re feeling sporty, head to the Jubilee Sports Centre.


When you live in student accommodation in Highfield, you can get all your essentials from the Nisa Local or one of the newsagents and convenience stores. If you fancy a more extensive shopping spree, it might be a good idea to head into the city centre where you can find a wider variety of shops.

Student Housing

The wide range of student accommodation Highfield has to offer means there is something for everyone. There are student lets in Highfield to suit every taste and budget, from shared houses to purpose-built apartments. Have a browse of our student housing in Highfield, Southampton, and find your next home, today.

FAQs about student accommodation in Highfield

Is Highfield a student area?

As the University of Southampton Highfield Campus is in the area, making it very easy to get to lectures and seminars, student accommodation in Highfield, Southampton is very popular.

Where is Highfield in Southampton?

Highfield is an area to the north of Southampton city centre, bordered by Bassett, Portswood, Southampton Common, and Swaythling.

Is Highfield a nice place to live?

Highfield is a great place to live with a convenient location, efficient transport links, and lots of pubs and cafes to enjoy. As a result, student houses in Highfield, Southampton are in high demand every year.

Is Highfield, Southampton safe?

Highfield is considered one of the safest areas in Southampton. You should feel secure living in student houses in Highfield, particularly as there is a high student population.

Does the University of Southampton provide accommodation?

The University of Southampton has seven different halls of residence. Generally, students will live in these halls for their first year before moving into private student accommodation in Highfield and the surrounding areas for the rest of their time at university.

Where do students live in Southampton?

As there are two universities in the city, students don’t just live in one area of Southampton. They tend to be spread across the city depending on their accommodation preferences and budgets. However, typically, students will live in student accommodation in Highfield, Bassett, the Polygon, Portswood, Shirley, and Southampton city centre.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Highfield are now advertised with bills included in the price. Where this is the case, your rental price could include electricity, gas, internet, TV licence and water bills and this is clearly stated on the listing. Properties without bills included are also available, giving you the flexibility to choose your own energy and water suppliers and internet service provider.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

It is normal for property managers to require you to pay a security deposit at the time of booking or before you move in. Where a deposit is required and you are signing a tenancy agreement, your property manager must protect your deposit in a legally recognised tenancy deposit scheme. As long as you look after the property and have no deductions for damage or unpaid rent, your deposit will be returned to you after your tenancy agreement ends. Whilst tenancy deposits are legally capped at five weeks' rent per person, it is more common for student deposits to be in the lower £100-250 range.

How long does a tenancy agreement last for?

The majority of student accommodation in Highfield can be rented for fixed contract lengths. For purpose built student accommodation, 43 and 51-week fixed-term contracts are the most common. For shared houses, 52-week contracts are the most common and generally start in July to September.

Do you offer student accommodation for short-term stays?

Short-term student rentals in Highfield are becoming more popular every year. As a result, property managers are increasingly offering shorter tenancy lengths, whether for the summer period or for individual semesters and terms. This is more common in the purpose-built student accommodation sector than in shared student rental houses across Southampton.

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