Burma road student village

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Burma road

Our modern Burma Road accommodation is adjacent to the King Alfred campus and consists of 499 en-suite rooms arranged in flats of eight with shared kitchens and two one bedroom family flats. All rooms are finished to a high standard and contain energy-conscious features such as motion sensor lighting systems.

Access is by a secure swipe card system and there are lockable cupboards in all kitchens.

There are 6 bedrooms (and their associated kitchens) adapted for wheelchair users.

Residents have the brand new University Gym on their doorstep along with a laundrette and easy access to all the facilities on offer on the King Alfred Campus. There are designated quiet areas and flats set aside for mature (21 and over) students.

Unlimited internet access is included in the rent.

Our halls at Burma Road have recently been named after local
women recognised in history for their outstanding achievements,
these are:

  • Florence Nightingale - Block A
  • Jane Austen – Block B
  • Æthalflæd – Block C
  • Emily Davies – Block D
  • Charlotte Moberly – Block E

Living on campus

The Residential Management team

Student Housing Services is here to support students living on campus.  The team comprises of 9 staff with the Housing Manager on campus holding the overall responsibility for both day to day operations and the promotion of a positive living environment for residents. There is also a dedicated team of staff and student staff who provide out-of-hours pastoral care in the residences so there is always someone on hand to assist or give advice.

Security and safety

Here at Winchester the safety and security of our students is paramount and the 24 hour Site Steward Team provide security emergency call out and pastoral care amongst other duties.  Our Police liaison officer can also provide advice to students.

Cleaning and maintenance

The University’s Campus Management team visit all on campus residences regularly and clean communal and shared facilities (toilet and shower) areas.  We’re sorry but our cleaners don’t do the washing up!

The University has an in house Maintenance team that manage the day to day maintenance of our accommodation.  Emergency cover out of hours is also provided.

Catering

Whether you live in catered or self-catered accommodation, there is always somewhere on campus to find something to eat.  The Food Hall offers a range of options including breakfast, traditional home cooked meals and the Deli Bar, as well as ‘Tastes of the World’ where you can ask the chef to cook just for you. You can order your favourite coffee and panini from the Learning Café or Café LIFE; a prime Buffalo burger or steak from the Gourmet Burger Company; or pizza from Cyber Italia to eat in or have delivered to your accommodation.

Students can use cash to pay for items or benefit from various discounts by using their campus ID card. For students in catered halls, their card is automatically topped up each week as part of their accommodation package. For all other students, the University offers a number of catering packages that students can purchase or they can set up an online account so they, or their family and friends, can add credit on an ad-hoc basis.

Internet provision

The cost of data connection is included in the residence fees and wireless access is available in all University on campus accommodation providing students with flexible study options.  For a guaranteed internet connection there are wired data points within all study bedrooms, although Wi-Fi is also available in all communal areas and most study bedrooms.  The University has an ICT acceptable use policy which students will be advised of along with information on how to connect to and use the University network.

Other facilities

Students living on campus have a wide variety of facilities at their fingertips, just a few of which are mentioned here:

  • 3 Launderettes placed to serve all accommodation areas
  • University library
  • University gym and sports facilities
  • Students’ Union venue and other facilities
  • Student Union run Shops on the King Alfred and West Downs campuses
  • All heating, water, electricity and Internet costs are included in the residence fees