Located in the coastal town of Portsmouth, the University of Portsmouth can trace its history back to 1869. The university is set in the heart of the UK’s only island city offering practical courses at undergraduate, postgraduate taught and research level across five faculties. Taking inspiration from the city’s rich heritage, it is dedicated to helping students get ready for their exciting life journey. The best part about studying hers is that most bachelor's degrees include a one year paid work placement. The university’s graduate employment and graduate salaries are impressive. It was awarded Gold in the Teaching Excellence Framework 2017 and was also ranked in the top 150 of young universities by Times Higher Education (THE).
The university has two primary campuses one is the University Quarter, which is centred around the Portsmouth Guildhall area, and another is the Langstone Campus. The University Quarter is a collection of university buildings placed around the heart of the city. Most of the university's teaching facilities and almost all of the student halls of residence are located in this area. On the other hand, the Langstone is the smaller of the two campuses and is located in Milton overlooking Langstone Harbour. It also houses a restaurant for the students and 3 halls of residence.
Student accommodation near University of Portsmouth
All overseas students are guaranteed a room in University student hall but only during their first year of study, providing they have made the university their firm choice and met the accommodation deadlines. There are more than 5000 rooms including both catered/self-catered and en-suite rooms, in various Halls of Residence across the city.
Private rented accommodations known as Purpose-Built Student Accommodation (PBSA) are also available in the city. Since the halls of residence have limited capacity these accommodations are the best option you can get. They are especially beneficial for international students who make up for most of the student population in the city. They are well-built with modern interiors along with security features that include 24/7 CCTV surveillance and secure fob entry in the rooms.
Types of student room
These private student accommodations near University of Portsmouth offer four key room types – shared and en-suite rooms, self-contained studios, and apartments. All of these tooms are fully-furnished and come equipped with a comfortable double bed, wardrobe, study table and chair, and plenty of storage spaces. They also offer loads of onsite amenities such as a fitness centre, laundry facilities, cinema room, games room, common area with TV and seating space, bike storage and more. There is also a fully-fitted kitchen wherein you can prepare your meals and share it with your flatmates. To make life easier there are appliances like dishwasher, microwave, which make mundane chores easier.
How close are these student homes located?
Students will be glad to know that these student accommodation near University of Portsmouth are located within easy commuting distance from their university campus. They can either walk, bike or take public transport to reach the campus. The city has a good transportation network which makes travelling in and around the city quite easy and light on the pocket. They are also located in close proximity to the town centre where students can enjoy a wide range of bars, restaurants, cafes, and shops. The university’s seaside location makes it very easy to enjoy the pebbled beaches, beautiful public gardens and sports all year round.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the different types of accommodation?
University Living offers private accommodation close to universities with fewer restrictions and more options. Take your pick from shared and private rooms, studios, and apartments. We also offer short-term stays for students in summer school and exchange programs.
What are the different types of rooms?
The major room types are:
Sharing: This is where 2 or more students share a single room, washroom, kitchen, and other communal spaces.
Ensuite/Private: This includes a private bedroom and bathroom, while the kitchen and living areas are shared.
Studios: This is a self-contained unit with a bedroom and cooking space along with a private washroom. Two students may book a single studio together, subject to the policies of the accommodation provider.
How do I know my accommodation is safe?
All properties listed by University Living are personally verified by the team or their representatives. Each accommodation has foolproof safety measures in place, including CCTV, secure door entries, restricted access, and more.
Does my accommodation offer meals?
Most accommodations are self-catered, but you can always ask the reception to connect you with local food delivery vendors!
Will I get cleaning and laundry services?
Most properties have on-site, coin-operated washing machines that make laundry a breeze. Students are expected to keep their rooms clean while common areas are looked after by maintenance staff at regular intervals. If you’re unwilling to get your hands dirty, contact the reception for professional cleaning services at an extra fee.
Is there Wi-Fi?
Yes, all our accommodation have strong internet connectivity.
Does my accommodation offer parking facilities?
Most properties have bike storage available. Please contact your Servicing Manager to request car parking facility.
What items should I bring while moving in?
Students are expected to bring their own bedding, kitchen utensils, cutlery, and bathroom essentials. If that’s too much, our good friends at UniKitOut will deliver all these and more to your UK accommodation even before you move in!
What if I don’t like my accommodation after moving in?
We try our best to find accommodation that meets all your needs. If you still don’t like your accommodation due to unforeseen circumstances, we will try to replace your room within 30 days for a one-time fee of £250.
Where do I report any issues with my accommodation?
Please contact the on-site maintenance office or reception to report any issues.
Do I have to vacate my room during holidays?
Never. Your room belongs to you for the entirety of your tenancy period!