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Universities close to Portswood


The Mitre


The Gym Group


St Denys Station


Portswood Recreation Ground


University of Southampton


The Mitre


The Gym Group


St Denys Station


Portswood Recreation Ground


University of Southampton


About student living in Portswood


Portswood is a well-connected area to the north of Southampton city centre. Student accommodation in Portswood is just a fifteen-minute walk away from both the University of Southampton Avenue Campus and the Highfield Campus. It also only takes twelve minutes on the bus to get to Solent University. As St Denys train station is close by, it’s also easy to get around the whole city or go home for a visit.


Portswood student accommodation is close to two pleasant green spaces: Portswood Recreation Ground and Southampton Common. Portswood Recreation Ground is smaller, but still an excellent place to hang out with friends in the summer months. Southampton Common is a little further away, but is much bigger and benefits from a wildlife centre, lakes, and several workout areas.

Food and Drink

There are plenty of places to grab something to eat or drink close to student houses in Portswood. Fuel up for lectures by enjoying a coffee at Muse Coffee Co. or The Nest Coffee House. Enjoy some delicious vegetarian dishes at Baboo Ji Vegetarian Kitchen or tuck into the varied cuisine served at Trago Lounge. Then, finish the night with a pint at The Mitre.


When you live in Portswood student houses, you’ll rarely be short of things to do. If you’re feeling sporty, you can head to The Gym Group for a workout. In the evenings, you can get some friends together and go to one of the many events at The Mitre, including pub quizzes, live music, and karaoke.


You won’t ever have to go far from Portswood student accommodation to get all your groceries and essentials. There’s an Iceland, Sainsbury’s, and Waitrose in the area. You can also shop at Farmfoods or the International Foods Halal Meat Centre. If you need to pick up something in a pinch, there are also several off-licences nearby.

Student Housing

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

FAQs about student accommodation in Portswood

Is Portswood a student area?

As the area is so close to the University of Southampton, Portswood student houses are very popular. There is a large student population in Portswood.

Is Portswood, Southampton, safe?

Portswood is generally considered a safe area. You should feel secure living in student houses in Portswood as so many other students live in the area.

Is Portswood a good place to live?

Portswood is a great place to live, with lots of pubs, restaurants, and cafes to enjoy in the area. There are also extremely convenient transport links and easy access to green spaces. As a result, student accommodation in Portswood is in high demand.

Where is Portswood in Southampton?

Portswood is an area to the northeast of Southampton city centre, close to St Denys and Highfield.

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 houses in Portswood 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 Portswood, the Polygon, Highfield, Bassett, Shirley, and Southampton city centre.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in Portswood 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 Portswood 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 Portswood 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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