At Burma Road all 499 ensuite 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 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 (age 24 or over) students.
Our halls at Burma Road are 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
You can experience our Burma Road Student Village from the comfort of your own home via our Virtual tour.
- 2-minute walk to the heart of the King Alfred Quarter
- 10-minute walk to the West Downs Quarter
- 20-minute walk to the centre of Winchester
- Unlimited internet access included
- Laundrette and gym facilities on site
- 24/7 security team
- Lockable cupboard in all kitchens
- Cleaning team clean all communal and shared facilities
This is an indicative floorplan of a typical room in Burma Road Student Village.
See the rooms for yourself on our Virtual Tour.
Living on campus
The Residential Management team
Student Housing Services is here to support students living on campus. The team comprises of 9 staff members 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 provides security, emergency callout 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 visits all on-campus residences regularly and cleans 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 manages the day-to-day maintenance of our accommodation. Emergency cover out of hours is also provided.
Whether you live in catered or self-catered accommodation, there is always somewhere on campus to find something to eat. The Foodhall on the King Alfred campus and the Catering outlets on the West Downs Quarte offer a range of options including hot and cold breakfasts, homemade soups, filled baguettes and pizza slices as well as homecooked dishes from our ‘Tastes of the World’ section. You can order your favourite coffee and panini from the Learning Café or Cafe Life.
The University is cash-free so students can pay for items or benefit from various discounts by using their student 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.
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 WiFi 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.
Students living on campus have access to a wide variety of benefits and facilities. Here are some of them:
- 3 laundrettes placed to serve all accommodation areas
- University libraries
- University gym and sports facilities
- Student Union venue on the King Alfred campus
- Student Union run shops on both the King Alfred and the West Downs campus
- All heating, water, electricity, internet costs and basic contents insurance are included in residence fees