A breakdown of our on-campus accommodation

3 Mar 2022

If you're looking to study with us in September as a first year full time student you're guaranteed University Managed Accommodation if you apply before 14 June. To be close to the university and amongst a thriving community of individuals is a popular choice, so let's open the door on your options for on-campus living.

We offer both self-catered and catered accommodation on our campus. Each site is just a ten to fifteen minute walk into town, perfect for accessing the wonderful bars, whimsical walks and independent cafes that the city of Winchester boasts. 

All our accommodation comes with a 24/7 security team, unlimited internet use, cleaning team for all communal areas, contents insurance, utility bills and easy access to our launderette, gym and cafes. All our bedrooms have a large pin board for you to make it feel like home.

So, let's walk through your options:

Burma Road Student Village

Modern | Spacious | Eeco-conscious

At a glance:

  • High-quality rooms
  • All en suite
  • Open plan kitchen and communal area
  • 2 minute walk to the King Alfred Quarter
  • 10 minute walk to the West Downs Quarter


The accommodation at Burma Road is to a high standard and has been built with energy efficient features, such as motion sensor lighting. Each bedroom has a single bed with storage underneath, bedside table, draws, desk and en suite bathroom. 

All flats are composed of eight bedrooms. There are also six bedrooms that have been adapted for wheelchair students.

The spacious communal area and kitchen are open plan, making it easy to cook and socialse in groups should you want to. All the kitchen cupboards can be securely locked too.

If you are a Burma Road resident, you will have our state of the art gym on your doorstep ready for you to squeeze in a quick gym session between seminars or a before a night out.

West Downs Student Village

Inspirational | Cost-friendly | Community

At a glance:

  • Mid-priced option
  • En suite and shared bathroom facilities available
  • 1 minute walk to the West Downs Quarter
  • 10 minute walk to the King Alfred Quarter

Our West Downs Student Village is just a short walk away from the King Alfred Quarter. Rooms are composed in houses and flats of six to eight rooms with both en-suite and shared facilities available. We also have a few premium shared facility rooms available at West Downs.

If you opt to go for our shared bathroom facilities option, It's a great cost-friendly route. These rooms are single occupancy and have their own vanity unit including a sink with cupboard and wall mirror. There are two separate showers and two separate toilets per flat. West Downs is a brilliant choice if you're not looking to spend too much. The gym and catering facilities are also only a short walk away.

The communal kitchen area is an ideal place to cook, chill out with your friends, and acts as the hub of the flat.

Queens Road Student Village 

Vibrant | Sociable | Popular

At a glance:

  • All en suite rooms
  • 5 minute walk to the West Downs Quarter
  • 2 minute walk to the King Alfred Quarter
  • Most popular accommodation choice

Each flat consists of four to eight rooms and shared kitchen. There are also 12 single occupancy premium rooms available, and one room adapted for a wheelchair user. All rooms are en suite with plenty of under bed storage to put clothes, books and other items. The communal sitting and kitchen will have additional fridge freezers as required.

The accommodation at Queens Road is very much in demand so we recommend applying for you residency as soon as possible. 

Catered Accommodation 

Cost-Friendly | Roomy | Neighbourly

At a glance: 

  • Traditional halls of residence with rooms laid out along a corridor
  • Shared bathrooms and kitchenettes
  • Each room has a vanity area, wash basin with mirror above
  • Beautiful views

For catered accommodation, there are two halls for residents: St Elizabeths and Beech Glade. They house some of the largest rooms on campus. A lot of the rooms also have the most fantastic views of Winchester and the rolling South Downs.

Catered halls are arranged by floor with each group of rooms sharing a shower and kitchenette, so you get to know people not only in your own flat, but the whole hall. The kitchenette provides facilities for cooking small meals and snacks.

As a catered student, you will have a flexible weekly allowance to spend on food loaded onto your campus card.


All our accommodation includes:

  • Unlimited free wi-fi
  • All utility bills covered
  • 24 hour security
  • Cleaning service for communal areas
  • Bedroom furniture
  • Bike lockers for hire
  • Contents insurance
  • Short walk to campus
  • Close proximity to city centre
  • Train station bus stops nearby


Hopefully this gives you a good idea of the different types of accommodation we have for you. Head over to our Accommodation Page for more details on how to apply, costs, and small print.

If you have any questions, you can put them in our live chat on the website, or contact housing@winchester.ac.uk / +44 (0)1962 827533

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