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Accommodation at The University of  Winchester


Where you live is in an important factor in deciding where to study.  It is so much more than just a place to live, and that is why the University has invested heavily in recent years building two new student villages on campus to accompany the excellent catered and self catered accommodation on the King Alfred Campus and at West Downs.


The University of Winchester offers cost effective, high-quality accommodation on campus and in Winchester. Our study bedrooms are available in a range of prices.


The University guarantees on campus accommodation or off campus University Managed Housing to all first year full time undergraduate students who hold Winchester as their firm choice.


Depending on demand in any one year, restrictions may need to apply.  These would be advertised on our website and in the Guide to Housing send when an offer to study is made. 


Campus accommodation is located on the King Alfred Campus and at West Downs, all within walking distance of the city centre.  All accommodation is close to University facilities including mini-mart shops, launderettes, the University Gym and catering facilities. Catered accommodation is on a part-board basis and students use their campus ID cards to purchase meals from the University's catering outlets.


Burma Road Student Village  

Opened in 2013.  Has 408 en suite study bedrooms arranged in flats of six to eight bedrooms with a shared kitchen and living area.  The University Gym is Located here.

Queens Road Student Village

Opened in 2010.  Has 399 en suite study bedrooms arranged into flats with a shared kitchen and living area.  There are some twin rooms available.

West Downs Student Village

Have over 650 students in residence. Offers en suite study bedrooms and study bedrooms with a basin and shared bathrooms, arranged into houses or flats with a shared kitchen and living area.  West Downs has a shop, launderette, cafe and 24-hour vending machines.

Catered Halls

There are three catered halls on the King Alfred Campus (Alwyn, St Elizabeths and Beech Glade).  Each hall has larger than average study bedrooms with wash basins, shared kitchenettes and bathroom facilities.  There are various catering outlets available for meals, offering a range of options taking into account many dietary requirements.

All campus accommodation includes:

24-hours first aid trained site security, all heating, hot water and electricity costs, unlimited Internet access, communal phones for making calls within the University, CCTV and police liaison, designated quiet areas, regular cleaning service in communal areas, pastoral care from the on campus residential management team.


Students with Disabilities:  All campus accommodation has specially adapted rooms for students with disabilities.





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