SSBBB
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#1
Hi does anyone know anything about the private halls in Portsmouth. There seem to be Foundation Hall and St Georges Way but there is very little online about Them. Then there seem to be the Unilife ones, and one called The Registry: lovely websites but hard to know if they are worth the money. The Uni says that all the uni halls are gone. If anyone has any actual knowledge that would be really helpful
0
reply
Cubone-r
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#2
Report 3 years ago
#2
(Original post by SSBBB)
Hi does anyone know anything about the private halls in Portsmouth. There seem to be Foundation Hall and St Georges Way but there is very little online about Them. Then there seem to be the Unilife ones, and one called The Registry: lovely websites but hard to know if they are worth the money. The Uni says that all the uni halls are gone. If anyone has any actual knowledge that would be really helpful
You will definitely pay a premium for those kinds of halls. The Registry is from £170 p/w, whereas the university's halls are between £85 and £140 p/w.

It depends on what you're willing to pay and your own needs.
0
reply
SSBBB
Badges: 0
Rep:
?
#3
Report Thread starter 3 years ago
#3
(Original post by Cubone-r)
You will definitely pay a premium for those kinds of halls. The Registry is from £170 p/w, whereas the university's halls are between £85 and £140 p/w.

It depends on what you're willing to pay and your own needs.


I think it has become a question of whats available, sadly. Im keen to get the living in hall experience for the social side: I'm a bit worried a private rental with a couple of others might be trickier. Do you know if they are sociable places, lots of first years etc?
0
reply
Cubone-r
Badges: 21
Rep:
?
#4
Report 3 years ago
#4
(Original post by SSBBB)
I think it has become a question of whats available, sadly. Im keen to get the living in hall experience for the social side: I'm a bit worried a private rental with a couple of others might be trickier. Do you know if they are sociable places, lots of first years etc?
I haven't personally stayed in either of those halls - however, they are designed for students and have lots of communal social space, so I would imagine it would be quite social with the other residents.

Don't forget that you will also make friends on your course and through different social events, etc. You will most likely be spending most of your time outside of your halls anyway. However, the way they are set out do encourage socialisation.

As for first years - there's no guarantee everyone who is staying there will be a first year as the rooms are available for any student to rent. As I said, if you are in a pinch and need somewhere to stay then they do the job well.

Best of luck and welcome to Portsmouth! (if you're not from here) :laugh:
0
reply
Unilife Student Living
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#5
Report 3 years ago
#5
(Original post by SSBBB)
Hi does anyone know anything about the private halls in Portsmouth. There seem to be Foundation Hall and St Georges Way but there is very little online about Them. Then there seem to be the Unilife ones, and one called The Registry: lovely websites but hard to know if they are worth the money. The Uni says that all the uni halls are gone. If anyone has any actual knowledge that would be really helpful
Hi there, I'm a student ambassador for Unilife Student Living!

Well done for gaining your place at Portsmouth, it's a great place to study!

You're correct! Unilife is a private accommodation provider! We offer high-end self-contained en-suite studios, including all bills, unlimited free super-speed Wi-Fi, free kitchen dining and bedding packs, 32” TV and TV licence, free Netflix in your studio, free contents insurance, 24/7 CCTV security, gym and social hub. We also run a free calendar of social events throughout the year so you can get to know the other students in your building.

If you are planning on visiting Portsmouth in the next few days and would like to arrange a viewing just let us know on 0845 5195100 or email [email protected].

We also currently have a range of unique special offers available throughout this clearing period which includes reduced deposits and a free 128gb iPad for all bookings of 40 weeks or more! Check out our website for more details http://www.unilife.co.uk/

If we can help you in any way please feel free to get in touch with us!

Good luck!
0
reply
themonopoliser
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#6
Report 3 years ago
#6
I too am in need of accommodation at Portsmouth and had missed out on getting a place within the halls of residence. The private halls are either stupidly priced or sold out. Don't particularly want to live in a student house with people i've never met.

I'm literally screwed either way, my maintenance doesn't even cover the entire years rent let alone to actually live - plus every private hall has a tenancy contract term of 51 weeks at a minimum; undergrads only need around 42 i think.
I'm actually considering to not even go to university.
0
reply
UoPHousingTeam
Badges: 7
Rep:
?
#7
Report 3 years ago
#7
Hi all! Hannah from the UoP Student Housing team here!

We are sorry that we have been unable to offer you a room in halls of residence at this time but let me reassure you all about the vibrant private sector market in Portsmouth and how much help we can provide through our official channels!

Many of our students chose to live in private housing and our dedicated Student Housing team will help you every step of the way to find somewhere suitable to live in the city. We aim to make your house-hunting process in Portsmouth as smooth and straightforward as possible and you can start to see the wide range of options and support available to you to find a student house in Portsmouth!

Please, please, please do not panic! We are here for you and to not only help you find a house, but also the housemates to go with it too using a huge range of facilities!

To start you off, please access the online 'House-Hunting' module on the StudentHome portal – a secure online resource with top tips which you now have access to through the StudentHome Portal with links to our brilliant Freshers-Only Facebook group, created by Student Housing, linking you to other new student house-hunters - it's a great place to start meeting people and linking up with potential new housemates so if you come to one of our events, you have at least one friendly face you can meet up with!

We have our legendary House-hunting support events held over the coming weeks (bookable through the ‘House-hunting’ module only) to help you not only find a house using our exclusive listing on www.portsmouthstudentpad.co.uk but also to meet potential new friends to share your new home with!

Portsmouth Studentpad is a database of student houses registered for advertising with the University. Please take a look and see the large number of houses and rooms being offered, there is plenty of choice and availability! We helped house lots of people yesterday using this service!

We advise that you consider booking onto one of the house-hunting support events, this will give you the opportunity to visit Portsmouth, meet with other students in a similar situation and view available housing within the city.

You also can house-hunt independently by using the information on the portal and Portsmouth Studentpad and just contact us for advice as required!

I hope this helps everyone a little bit but any queries, please get in touch!
0
reply
UoPHousingTeam
Badges: 7
Rep:
?
#8
Report 3 years ago
#8
PS: any landlord advertising on www.portsmouthstudentpad.co.uk can only offer a contract of 10 months in duration (unless you want longer!) as this is built into our registration criteria )

The private sector is very sociable, close to everything and everyone, so you will never be lonely or miss out on anything and at the end of a busy day/evening, you have your nice little home to crash in and know it will be chilled out!
0
reply
Unilife Student Living
Badges: 9
Rep:
?
#9
Report 3 years ago
#9
(Original post by UoPHousingTeam)
PS: any landlord advertising on www.portsmouthstudentpad.co.uk can only offer a contract of 10 months in duration (unless you want longer!) as this is built into our registration criteria )

The private sector is very sociable, close to everything and everyone, so you will never be lonely or miss out on anything and at the end of a busy day/evening, you have your nice little home to crash in and know it will be chilled out!

Hi Guys

We're sorry to hear that you were unable to secure a place in the University's own halls. As Hannah mentions in her post you can check out StudentPad to find options for renting a room in a shared private house, however we know from experience that for many freshers the idea of sharing a house with people you don't know can be quite a daunting prospect and perhaps not what you had in mind for your 1st year.

If this is the case, do not panic you can still book a room in halls! Unfortunately, unlike many other UK universities, Portsmouth University’s StudentPad does not list any private halls providers, this is despite the fact that there are several successful providers in the city who work closely with the University to accommodate their students. Therefore, be sure to search online to explore the full range of options available to you. It is always recommended that you check that the provider is registered with industry regulatory bodies such as the National Landlord Association and The Unipol Code and have also passed Portsmouth City Council’s and Hampshire County Council’s Fire and Safety inspections and are exempt from any potential cladding issues. Also, contact the provider and take a tour of their halls, most providers can offer this either in person or online via Skype or Facetime, this is also a good opportunity to find out more about the social activities and events available as part of your university living experience.

We hope this information helps provide you with the full range of options available to you. If you have any questions about our ultimate student accommodation or need any help or advice do feel free to get in touch with us on 0845 5195 100 or email [email protected] or visit our website www.unilife.co.uk

Good luck in your search and we hope to see you in Portsmouth very soon!

Unilife
www.unilife.co.uk
0
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Poll: What factors affect your mental health most right now? Post-lockdown edition

Anxiousness about restrictions easing (29)
5.33%
Uncertainty around my education (63)
11.58%
Uncertainty around my future career prospects (65)
11.95%
Lack of purpose or motivation (71)
13.05%
Lack of support system (eg. teachers, counsellors, delays in care) (30)
5.51%
Impact lockdown had on physical health (25)
4.6%
Social worries (incl. loneliness/making friends) (57)
10.48%
Financial worries (34)
6.25%
Concern about myself or my loves ones getting/having been ill (21)
3.86%
Exposure to negative news/social media (34)
6.25%
Difficulty accessing real life entertainment (15)
2.76%
Lack of confidence in making big life decisions (55)
10.11%
Worry about missed opportunities during the pandemic (45)
8.27%

Watched Threads

View All
Latest
My Feed