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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
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.
2nd year student at University of Southampton, 2016
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.
2nd year student at University of Southampton, 2016
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Living in Southampton

Housing, transport and budgeting tips

How we calculate this data
Average weekly rents
Private Landlord
£61 - £125
Housing value for money
Poor deal
Where you'll find students
Local transport
7 Day Southampton Zone Ticket (key or app)

What students say about living in Southampton...

Living Here
There are way more student houses than students to occupy them. Most people begin looking during the 2nd term but I know several people that found houses as late as September.
2nd year student at University of Southampton, 2016
Living Here
Around Oct/Nov when the agencies start advertising there is a big panic. There are loads of student houses so that isn't really necessary! The better ones will go first, but you won't be left with nothing.
3rd year student at University of Southampton, 2016
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Student money tip
The New Forest is on your doorstep for a cheap day out.

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Things like rent and transport may affect your city choice.
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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.

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