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Study inSouthampton

Sat on the coast, historical Southampton is the perfect medium between big town and small city.

Student life in Southampton


Local gems, tips and things to do, as recommended by students

Treat yourself
Shopping and dinner at Westquay.
Friday feeling
Jesters is legendary among students.
Sunday chilling
Trago Lounge serves brunch all day.
When Family visit
Pub lunch at The Cowherds.
Feeling cultural
See the ballet at the Mayflower Theatre.
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WATCH:What students think of Southampton

What students say about Southampton's...

City Life
Southampton is great if you want a little of everything: it's a small city, is by the sea and has lots of green spaces.
Jodie, University of Southampton graduate
Nightlife
You'll hear about Jesters a lot. Cheap drinks and you don't have to dress up.You'll need specific 'Jesters shoes' that you won't be able to wear in public after.
Second year student at University of Southampton, 2016
Nightlife
The Hobbit pub is a personal favourite, with a range of cocktails named after Tolkien characters (only £2.50 on Fellowship nights). Bedford Place also has some fun clubs.
Second year student at University of Southampton, 2016
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Living in Southampton


Housing, transport and budgeting tips

Average weekly rents
Private Landlord
£82 - £132
Average
Housing value for money
Poor deal
Where you'll find students
Portswood
Swaythling
Highfield
Local transport
£14.00
7 Day Southampton Zone Ticket (key or app)
(Bus)

What students say about living in Southampton...

Living Here
I live in a very popular neighbourhood in Swaythling. It's quite safe. There are lots of pubs quite near to me and the bus is convenient for getting to clubs. The quality of my house and the general area is of a good standard for students.
Second year student at University of Southampton, 2018
Living Here
I live in the Portswood/Highfield area. The location is ideal for me as I like to be close to uni, plus I'm only a 10 min walk from Sainsbury's. It's a relatively quiet area since the main clubs are further into Portswood and the city centre.
Second year student at University of Southampton, 2018
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Student money tip
The New Forest is on your doorstep for a cheap day out.

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Where to study in Southampton

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How we calculate our data: Average mean rents via Spareroom.co.uk (Feb 2017). Value for money via Which? University Survey 2016. Local transport via local operators' website.