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So ive looked at Southampton as a city and am unsure whether it is as lively (or anywhere near as lively) as the bigger cities in the UK (Newcastle, Manchester etc...)

I am hoping to find (a cheap) accommodation filled with lots of sociable people and concluded that Wessex Lane is the most sociable place (correct me if im wrong)

Being far from the likes of the city centre, the campus and even nearly a miles walk from Portswood, does it affect the student life in any way- for example the people go out less? and how is Southampton compared to other cities in terms of price, diversity of clubs, transport and people on a night out?
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My son is currently in Wessex Lane and is having a great time there. Made plenty of friends through societies and luckily his flatmates are quite sociable - there are 7 rooms to a flat and 6 of them socialise. Getting similar minded flatmates is pot luck though.

He goes out on average 3/4 times a week. In Freshers week he was out 7 out of 9 nights. There are more than enough pubs & clubs in Portswood and the City Centre to have a good choice. Plenty of cheap drinks on offer on the less popular nights.

If you stay in halls you get a free Unilink bus pass which gets you from halls to campus, Portswood and City Centre. Buses are very regular so no need to walk.

Southampton may be a smaller city but it is very compact and very safe.

For someone who is truly a sociable person it doesn't matter if there are 5 pubs or 55 pubs, you will still enjoy yourself.
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Hiya, Southampton is a great place! Loads of pubs and clubs, quite a few restaurants and lots to do here.
I can't really comment on Wessex Lane much but thought I'd tell you about Hampton Square? We're a brand new student accommodation complex 10 minutes away from the uni (it's literally at the end of the road).
I thought I'd mention us as we're a great place if you wanted to socialise - we put on regular social events such as pizza nights, Man vs Sub (sooo much free food!!), just got a Nintendo Switch so there'll be some tournaments planned. We also plan events in our gym, our cinema room and virtual exercise room so our residents know each other and have luckily made friends with their neighbours!
We're on facebook: facebook.com/hamptonsq instagram: hamptonsquare_ and twitter: @HamptonSquare.
You can also learn more about us here: http://freshstudentliving.co.uk/prop...ampton-square/
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(Original post by scpfcib)
So ive looked at Southampton as a city and am unsure whether it is as lively (or anywhere near as lively) as the bigger cities in the UK (Newcastle, Manchester etc...)

I am hoping to find (a cheap) accommodation filled with lots of sociable people and concluded that Wessex Lane is the most sociable place (correct me if im wrong)

Being far from the likes of the city centre, the campus and even nearly a miles walk from Portswood, does it affect the student life in any way- for example the people go out less? and how is Southampton compared to other cities in terms of price, diversity of clubs, transport and people on a night out?
Please ignore the corporate shill from the student housing company...

Southampton is nowhere near as lively as Newcastle or Manchester. Think of it more like a collection of bits of suburbia squashed together than a traditional city. Wessex Lane is far from the city centre, you would need to budget for taxis. Southampton is like a sort of distilled essence of English city: it has bleak high streets, semi-literate potato people, grim provincial clubs and bars with cheap alcopops and oddly high rental prices.
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After making it my insurance ive been told similar things which is quite frustrating- thanks for the truth anyway
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