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A range of student accommodation is available including catered and self-catered accommodation on campus and University Managed Housing in the city.

The best way to find out about our accommodation is to book on an open day and attend an accommodation tour.

Self-Catered Accommodation

Self-catered rooms start from around £5,215 for a single room (without en-suite).

The self-catered licence covers the Christmas and Easter vacations and there is no requirement for residents to move out during these times.

Catered Accommodation

A catered room offers the peace of mind of knowing that most of your food is already paid for, as catering fees (approximately 14 meals per week) are included in the total residence fee.

The catered contract is a term time only contract. During the Christmas vacation, a half fee retainer is paid (included in the total residence fee) and residents must move out but may leave belongings in their room. During the Easter vacation, no fees are paid and residents must move out completely (including removing all belongings).

This figure includes your room fee, catering fees and the half rent Christmas retainer fee.

Couples and students with families

There are a small number of one and two bedroom self-contained self-catering flats available within our vibrant student villages.  These are available on a 50-week licence agreement. Please see our Guide to Family Flats Booklet for more information.

Contemplative Community

Are You Interested in Meditation and/or Mindfulness? Would You Like to Join a Unique Community Within Our Student Community?

From September 2021, we are bringing together a small Contemplative Community at West Downs Student Village. This is for students who would like to:

  • Explore an alternative way of living
  • Share community life, food and daily times of silence
  • Commit to social action
  • Commit to learning from one another’s experiences
  • Be guided by experienced Mentors

Membership is open to all full-time students, Undergraduate and Postgraduate:

  • Atheist
  • Buddhist
  • Christian
  • Hindu
  • Humanist
  • Jewish
  • Pagan
  • Sikh
  • Spiritual Seeker (undefined).

Commitment to the Community and its Vision are essential.

To be eligible, you need to have made an application for University accommodation for the Academic Year 2023/24.

To express your interest in the Community, please email housing@winchester.ac.uk

For further information or an informal chat about this exciting opportunity, please contact our Chaplain Fiona Gibbs on fiona.gibbs@winchester.ac.uk

Your Accommodation includes...

  • unlimited, free WIFI
  • all bills covered 
  • 24 hour security
  • cleaning service for communal areas
  • bedroom furniture
  • en-suites in most rooms
  • bike lockers for hire
  • contents insurance
  • short walk to campus
  • close to city centre, shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants...
  • train station and bus stops nearby


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