We have function rooms and accommodation available for your event

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With its excellent transport links, proximity to the city centre and flexible choice of event venues, the University of Winchester is a popular location for anniversaries, birthday parties, charity dinners and themed events.

Decorated in style, our function rooms can be transformed to create the ideal setting or theme for your event. We can provide recommendations with regards to local suppliers who can help with flower arrangements, lighting, draping or chair covers.

With a maximum dining capacity of 110 in our Shakespeare Room and 250 in our Dining Room, the layout of the rooms is flexible and can be set up to include a top table, staging or dance floor area depending on your requirements.

We also have a range of accommodation available for those looking for private letting services:

Individual guest accommodation

There are 5 ensuite bedrooms within the Guest Accommodation block which all share a small kitchen area - there are also tea and coffee making facilities in the bedroom along with hairdryer and small television.

We have two single rooms and three double rooms (including one family room which contains a sofa bed) within the guest accommodation block. Parking is free and available on a first come first served basis - please collect a permit when you check in.

Rates for 2018 (all rates inc VAT and on a room only basis):

Room type

Standard rate

Single ensuite

£45.00 per night

Double ensuite (single occ.)

£50.00 per night

Double ensuite (double occ.)

£58.00 per night

Family ensuite

£76.00 per night

*University of Winchester Student and Alumni discounts available on Guest Accommodation rooms

Rooms must be cancelled at least 48hrs before the arrival date if no longer required, otherwise full payment will be due. Refunds will be issued for cancellations made before this time.

Group accommodation

During the Easter and Summer University holidays, our student halls of residence become available for group bookings with the option of either self-catered or catered accommodation. Whether you are travelling on a tight budget or simply looking for clean, fully functional rooms in a central location, with over 1800 bedrooms on campus we have something to suit your needs.

All of our halls of residence comprise of single bedrooms and depending on the time of year, we can offer either ensuite or standard (shared bathroom between 4 - 5 bedrooms) accommodation. All bed linen and towels are provided and subject to availability, we may be able to provide kitchen utensils for your group. Our experienced Events Coordinators will be happy to discuss your requirements further in order to find accommodation to best suit your needs.

Rates start from £30.00 per person per night on a room only basis:

Burma road student village

  • Our newest accommodation - opened in September 2013
  • Modern halls of residence located in our King Alfred Quarter
  • Single ensuite only
  • Lift access to all rooms
  • Small number of disabled adapted room

Queens road student village

  • Modern halls of residence located in our King Alfred Quarter
  • Single ensuite only
  • Lift access to all rooms

West downs student village

  • Traditional halls of residence located in our West Downs Quarter
  • Single ensuite and standard rooms

St. Elizabeth's halls of residence

  • Traditional halls of residence located in our King Alfred Quarter
  • Single standard only
  • Ideal for youth groups or for groups on a budget

Our experienced Events Coordinators will be happy to discuss your requirements further in order to find accommodation to best suit your needs.

Individual summer let accommodation

During the Summer University holidays, we have a number of affordable single ensuite rooms which we let out to individuals for both short-term stays and long-term stays in one of our Student Villages.

  • Single ensuite bedroom
  • Self-catered basis only
  • Use of shared kitchen with tea and coffee making facilities (shared between 8 x bedrooms)
  • A small number of kitchen utensils provided
  • Bed linen and towels provided
  • Lift access to all rooms

Summer Let Availability:

Thursday 27th June – Tuesday 10th September 2019

Thursday 25th June – Tuesday 8th September 2020

Language schools/youth groups

During the summer months, we are able to accommodate a small number of Youth Groups and Language Schools.

Our excellent onsite facilities available to Youth Groups and Language Schools include the following:

  • Standard and ensuite accommodation
  • Full catering available
  • Sports hall, tennis courts and athletics track available for hire
  • Vault Venue with soft drink bars - available for discos
  • Wide range of classroom and meeting room facilities
  • Dedicated Events Co-ordinator throughout your stay
  • Site Stewards available 24hrs
  • Excellent location for visiting London, Stonehenge and the New Forest

If you would like to discuss your programme in more detail, or to check our availability, please do not hesitate in contacting the Conference Office.

Onsite facilities

We have a wide range of facilities available to our guests who are staying onsite outside of term time:

Wifi/ Eduroam

Free Wifi is available for the duration of your stay. Logins can be arranged via the Conference Office or if you are a student or member of staff from another university, you can log in using your Eduroam details.


We have two laundrettes located onsite. One laundrette is located in Block B Burma Road Accommodation, and another laundrette located in on the ground floor of St Edburga. All machines cost £2.20 per wash, £1.20 per dry.

Learning Café

The Learning Cafe is located on Level 4 of the University Centre. During the summer holidays, the Learning Cafe is open 08.00 – 15.00 weekdays (computers are available until 20.00hrs each evening). The Learning Cafe is closed at weekends.

Kenneth Kettle Building – Cyber Italia

Our onsite pizza outlet is open weekdays from 10.00 – 16.00hrs (computers are available until 20.00hrs each evening).

Cash machine

We have two cash machines located on level 3 of the University Centre.


Parking is free and available on a first come first served basis in our car parks. Parking permits will be required, these can be collected upon check-in or arranged via the Conference Office.

Parking can get very busy depending on what events are taking place, so please note that parking is not guaranteed and we would recommend that you use public transport where possible.

Student shop

The Student Shop is open weekdays during the summer months, and sells a wide range of food, drink, stationary, cards and University of Winchester merchandise. Opening times vary - please contact the Conference Office for further information.

University gym

The University Gym is located on the ground floor of Block C, Burma Road Student Village. Pay as you Go membership options are available - for further information, see our sport and gym section or speak to our Sports Staff at the University Gym reception.

Contact us to make a booking

The Conference Office
University of Winchester
Sparkford Road
SO22 4NR

Tel: +44 (0)1962 827322

Email: Conferences@winchester.ac.uk