Student Accommodation in Portsmouth
If you’re looking to book student accommodation in Portsmouth, your research stops here with our variety of accommodation options. Just contact our accommodation experts and they hook you up with the perfect student room.
Why Book Student Accommodation in Portsmouth?
The port city of Portsmouth, nicknamed Pompey, is located just off the coast of southeast Hampshire on Portsea Island. It is one of the most popular coastal cities in the UK and the only island city in the entire country. The Royal Navy has two-thirds of its surface fleet docked at Portsmouth’s harbour. It is known for being the only UK city with a higher population than London; just over 205,000 people.
The city is home to the University of Portsmouth as well as a large number of colleges and ELT schools for international students. The university was founded back in 1992. There are over 23,000 students currently enrolled in the university. It was ranked in the world’s top 100 modern universities list in April 2015 by Times Higher Education. Local colleges include Highbury College which specializes in vocational education and Portsmouth College which offers a wide range of courses. Admiral Lord Nelson School and Miltoncross Academy are among the top language schools in the city.
Universities in Portsmouth
Our accommodation options are right next to campus, just a 5-minute walk away.
Hampshire Terrace bus station and several other stops are within a short distance to campus.
Portsmouth Museum and Art Gallery is an 8-minute walk from the university.
The International College Portsmouth (ICP) is right next to the university.
Transportation In Portsmouth
Portsmouth has a very modern public transport system allowing easy access to London. The capital is an hour and a half train ride away. You could easily reach any other major city in the UK, too, such as Southampton which is another famous UK coastal city just 45 minutes away by train. There’s an efficient bus network in Portsmouth for daily transports and ferries that operate across the harbour regularly.
1. Where do students live in Portsmouth?
The known student areas in Portsmouth include Gunwharf Quays, Southsea, Fratton, Buckland, and Copnor.
2. Is Portsmouth cheap for students?
3. What is Portsmouth University famous for?
The University of Portsmouth takes into account the city’s rich heritage as a trading and naval port into its education to prepare students for the real world. It offers a wide range of courses such as science, technology, humanities, creative and cultural industries, business and law.
What are Some Must-Visit Places in Portsmouth?
Portsmouth has a huge selection of entertainment venues located around Gunwharf Quays and an impressive number of large department stores that make shopping in Portsmouth a great experience. There’s a wide selection of places to eat in Portsmouth to enjoy with your friends and discover the culinary delights of the city. Among the many things to do in Portsmouth is wandering around the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard which is an open space of the HM Naval Base with historic buildings and ships. Sports fans can check out Fratton Park stadium where the city’s team Portsmouth FC plays.
Other Student Accommodation In UK
Besides having facilities for student accommodation in Portsmouth, Casita offers student accommodation in these UK cities:
How much do the rooms cost?
The average cost of a student room in Portsmouth is £155 per week for a single room. Other room types including en-suites, studios, and flats are available as well.
Do you have studios /ensuites available?
Each building has its own range of room types varying between single rooms, en-suites, studios, twin rooms, shared flats, and private flats.
Can I pay in instalments?
Yes, you can pay in instalments; however, some providers could require you to have a UK guarantor. Ask your accommodation expert for help if you are not sure.
How many people will be in the same apartment /unit with me?
This depends on the room type you choose, you can choose in a private room, studio, or flat, and you can choose to share a flat with 1-6 other students or share a room with 1-3 other students.
How to complete my booking?
Once you enquire on our website, one of our accommodation experts will contact you to proceed with your booking for your chosen room or offer you alternatives if the room is not available for your dates. To enquire, simply choose a room and click on the " Enquire" button, then fill the enquiry form you see in front of you.
What anti-COVID measures are in place at student accommodations in Portsmouth?
Most providers now have intensified cleaning and sanitizing measures of student rooms and communal areas while other providers provide weekly cleaning free of charge. Ask your accommodation expert for details on the COVID measures implemented in your building.
Can a tour be arranged for student rooms in Portsmouth?
Almost all providers have the option of online viewings through Skype or Zoom while other providers offer virtual tours of the property so you can get to know your new home.
Who can book with Casita?
All university students over the age of 18 can book with Casita and if you are under 18, contact our accommodation experts to find you properties that accept students under 18.