Winchester On-campus Accommodation 2020: The Ultimate Guide

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2020 eh? Just over a month in and already so much has happened! But there's still so much to come! For example, you could be studying at Winchester by the end of the year. :smartass:

But where will you live?

If you're thinking about living away from home and want to be close to your classes, (and BOP) then all the information you need to know about On-campus accommodation is below.

Burma Road Student Village

Burma Road student village is on the King Alfred Quarter and consists of 5 tower blocks, with all rooms being en-suite with shared kitchens. The kitchens also feature lockable cupboards and the buildings are accessed by a secure swipe card. Residents have the University Gym on their doorstep along with a laundrette and easy quick access to all the facilities on the King Alfred campus. There are designated quiet areas and self-contained flats set aside for couples or students with children.

Minutes’ walk from King Alfred Quarter Library: 5

Tours

360 Virtual tour of an En-suite Bedroom

Contract / Cost

En-suite: 40 Week Contract for a total of £6,174.00 (20/21 academic year)

1 bed flats: 50 Week Contract for a total of £8,960.00 (20/21 academic year)

St Elizabeth’s Hall / Beech Glade Hall

St Elizabeth’s Hall is a traditional hall of residence, rooms are arranged along communal corridors with shared bathrooms and kitchenettes at various points. The building is on the other side of the King Alfred Quarter to Queens and Burma Road, so many rooms offer great views across Winchester and the Southdown’s. All the rooms are larger than the average single study bedrooms as well, with each room having a vanity area, with washbasin and mirror above.

As mentioned earlier, these halls feature kitchenettes instead of kitchens. This is because St Elizabeth’s is catered accommodation. When living here you will receive a weekly catering allowance on your campus card. Students are free to spend the allowance as they wish, the allowance should be able to cover approximately 14 meals a week from any University managed outlet.

Minutes’ walk from King Alfred Quarter Library: 5

Tours

360 Virtual tour of a Catered Bedroom

Contract / Cost

Shared Facilities Bedroom: 28.2 Week Contract for a total of £5,003.80 (20/21 academic year)

2 bed flat: 50 Week Contract for a total of £9,905.00 (20/21 academic year)

1 bed flats: 50 Week Contract for a total of £8,960.00 (20/21 academic year)

Queen’s Road Student Village

The Queens Road Student Village is also on the King Alfred Quarter and offers all en-suite rooms arranged in flats with three to nine bedrooms and a shared kitchen. Like Burma Road Student Village, there are also designated quiet areas. At Queen’s you are close to the laundrette and Gym facilities as well as the rest of the campus. These halls also feature lockable contents and access to the blocks and flats is by a secure swipe card. Also available at Queens Road Student Village are twin rooms, where to residents can share a larger room and en-suite bathroom at a reduced cost. For those who wish for more space, a limited number of premium en-suite rooms are also available, where residents can enjoy a room double the size of a regular bedroom.

Minutes’ walk from King Alfred Quarter Library: 5

Tours

360 Virtual tour of an En-suite Bedroom

Contract / Cost

En-suite: 40 Week Contract for a total of £6,062.00 (20/21 academic year)

Twin (per person): 40 Week Contract for a total of £3,528.00 (20/21 academic year)

Premium: 40 Week Contract for a total of £6,496.00 (20/21 academic year)

West Downs Student Village

West Downs Student Village is located at another part of campus, the West Downs Quarter! Although separate, the West Downs and King Alfred Quarters are only a few hundred metres from each other and it takes around 10 minutes to walk from the heart of one to the other. Rooms are arranged in houses and flats of six to eight rooms, within these flats there is a mixture of en-suite and shared facility rooms. We also offer some one and two bedroom family flats at this location.

En-suite rooms are single occupancy and feature their own shower, toilet and sink. Shared bathroom facility rooms are single occupancy and feature their own vanity unit (sink, mirror and cupboard). There are 2 separate showers and 2 separate toilets per house, and all shared bathrooms are cleaned by our domestic team. There are also a limited number of premium shared facilities rooms at West Downs Student Village, for those who wish to enjoy a more modern take on a student bedroom.

Residents have the benefit of a shop and laundry on the campus. Furthermore, our new west downs development will soon be completed, with residents being on the doorstep of fantastic brand-new social learning spaces, quiet study spaces, a café, a food hall and a library.

Minutes’ walk from King Alfred Quarter Library: 10

Tours

360 Virtual tour of an En-suite Bedroom

360 Virtual tour of a Self-contained Flat

360 Virtual tour of Shared facilities Bedroom

Contract / Cost

Shared Facilities: 37 Week Contract for a total of £4,739.70 (20/21 academic year)

Premium Shared Facilities: 37 Week Contract for a total of £5,089.35 (20/21 academic year)

En-Suite: 37 Week Contract for a total of £5,607.35 (20/21 academic year)


FAQS:

Is there any security for these houses? Site Stewards are the University security officers and are based at both the West Downs and King Alfred Quarters. They are here to ensure the security of the University, and they help with unwanted visitors and noise. They are also available to give security advice and out of hours pastoral advice. All site stewards are first aid trained and can facilitate access to our buildings by the emergency services. Our Police liaison officer can also provide advice to students.

Do we clean the flats? The University’s Campus Management team visit all on campus residences regularly and clean communal and shared facilities (toilet and shower) areas. To Break this down further, they won’t clean rooms or en-suites and will clean the surfaces and floors in the kitchens. They will also hoover corridors.

How do we wash clothes? We have 3 laundrettes across both campuses

Is there internet? The cost of data connection is included in the residence fees and wireless access is available in all University on campus accommodation. All study bedrooms also include a wired data point for a strong guaranteed connection.

Is the Gym Free? Gym Membership is not free, but does provide free access to all fitness and well-being classes during the week. There is more information here.

How far are the halls from the City Centre? The halls are all around 15 minute walk to the centre of Winchester. There is also a bus stop opposite west downs which will take you to the city centre.

Are all bills covered? Yes, the price you see if the price you pay. Everything is included in this price.

Where are the nearest Supermarkets? For an extensive grocery shop, students can head to Sainsbury’s at Badger Farm SO22 4QB or Tesco Extra (open 24 hours) at Winnall, SO23 7RS. Both are only a short drive or bus ride away or can be delivered to you. If you need to stock up when on campus, then the essentials are available from the SU shops on both campuses.

As always, if you have any questions then pop them below or get in touch with the housing team to speak with the experts.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44 (0)1962 827533
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2020 eh? Just over a month in and already so much has happened! But there's still so much to come! For example, you could be studying at Winchester by the end of the year. :smartass:

But where will you live?

If you're thinking about living away from home and want to be close to your classes, (and BOP) then all the information you need to know about On-campus accommodation is below.

Burma Road Student Village

Burma Road student village is on the King Alfred Quarter and consists of 5 tower blocks, with all rooms being en-suite with shared kitchens. The kitchens also feature lockable cupboards and the buildings are accessed by a secure swipe card. Residents have the University Gym on their doorstep along with a laundrette and easy quick access to all the facilities on the King Alfred campus. There are designated quiet areas and self-contained flats set aside for couples or students with children.

Minutes’ walk from King Alfred Quarter Library: 5

Tours

360 Virtual tour of an En-suite Bedroom

Contract / Cost

En-suite: 40 Week Contract for a total of £6,174.00 (20/21 academic year)

1 bed flats: 50 Week Contract for a total of £8,960.00 (20/21 academic year)

St Elizabeth’s Hall / Beech Glade Hall

St Elizabeth’s Hall is a traditional hall of residence, rooms are arranged along communal corridors with shared bathrooms and kitchenettes at various points. The building is on the other side of the King Alfred Quarter to Queens and Burma Road, so many rooms offer great views across Winchester and the Southdown’s. All the rooms are larger than the average single study bedrooms as well, with each room having a vanity area, with washbasin and mirror above.

As mentioned earlier, these halls feature kitchenettes instead of kitchens. This is because St Elizabeth’s is catered accommodation. When living here you will receive a weekly catering allowance on your campus card. Students are free to spend the allowance as they wish, the allowance should be able to cover approximately 14 meals a week from any University managed outlet.

Minutes’ walk from King Alfred Quarter Library: 5

Tours

360 Virtual tour of a Catered Bedroom

Contract / Cost

Shared Facilities Bedroom: 28.2 Week Contract for a total of £5,003.80 (20/21 academic year)

2 bed flat: 50 Week Contract for a total of £9,905.00 (20/21 academic year)

1 bed flats: 50 Week Contract for a total of £8,960.00 (20/21 academic year)

Queen’s Road Student Village

The Queens Road Student Village is also on the King Alfred Quarter and offers all en-suite rooms arranged in flats with three to nine bedrooms and a shared kitchen. Like Burma Road Student Village, there are also designated quiet areas. At Queen’s you are close to the laundrette and Gym facilities as well as the rest of the campus. These halls also feature lockable contents and access to the blocks and flats is by a secure swipe card. Also available at Queens Road Student Village are twin rooms, where to residents can share a larger room and en-suite bathroom at a reduced cost. For those who wish for more space, a limited number of premium en-suite rooms are also available, where residents can enjoy a room double the size of a regular bedroom.

Minutes’ walk from King Alfred Quarter Library: 5

Tours

360 Virtual tour of an En-suite Bedroom

Contract / Cost

En-suite: 40 Week Contract for a total of £6,062.00 (20/21 academic year)

Twin (per person): 40 Week Contract for a total of £3,528.00 (20/21 academic year)

Premium: 40 Week Contract for a total of £6,496.00 (20/21 academic year)

West Downs Student Village

West Downs Student Village is located at another part of campus, the West Downs Quarter! Although separate, the West Downs and King Alfred Quarters are only a few hundred metres from each other and it takes around 10 minutes to walk from the heart of one to the other. Rooms are arranged in houses and flats of six to eight rooms, within these flats there is a mixture of en-suite and shared facility rooms. We also offer some one and two bedroom family flats at this location.

En-suite rooms are single occupancy and feature their own shower, toilet and sink. Shared bathroom facility rooms are single occupancy and feature their own vanity unit (sink, mirror and cupboard). There are 2 separate showers and 2 separate toilets per house, and all shared bathrooms are cleaned by our domestic team. There are also a limited number of premium shared facilities rooms at West Downs Student Village, for those who wish to enjoy a more modern take on a student bedroom.

Residents have the benefit of a shop and laundry on the campus. Furthermore, our new west downs development will soon be completed, with residents being on the doorstep of fantastic brand-new social learning spaces, quiet study spaces, a café, a food hall and a library.

Minutes’ walk from King Alfred Quarter Library: 10

Tours

360 Virtual tour of an En-suite Bedroom

360 Virtual tour of a Self-contained Flat

360 Virtual tour of Shared facilities Bedroom

Contract / Cost

Shared Facilities: 37 Week Contract for a total of £4,739.70 (20/21 academic year)

Premium Shared Facilities: 37 Week Contract for a total of £5,089.35 (20/21 academic year)

En-Suite: 37 Week Contract for a total of £5,607.35 (20/21 academic year)


FAQS:

Is there any security for these houses? Site Stewards are the University security officers and are based at both the West Downs and King Alfred Quarters. They are here to ensure the security of the University, and they help with unwanted visitors and noise. They are also available to give security advice and out of hours pastoral advice. All site stewards are first aid trained and can facilitate access to our buildings by the emergency services. Our Police liaison officer can also provide advice to students.

Do we clean the flats? The University’s Campus Management team visit all on campus residences regularly and clean communal and shared facilities (toilet and shower) areas. To Break this down further, they won’t clean rooms or en-suites and will clean the surfaces and floors in the kitchens. They will also hoover corridors.

How do we wash clothes? We have 3 laundrettes across both campuses

Is there internet? The cost of data connection is included in the residence fees and wireless access is available in all University on campus accommodation. All study bedrooms also include a wired data point for a strong guaranteed connection.

Is the Gym Free? Gym Membership is not free, but does provide free access to all fitness and well-being classes during the week. There is more information here.

How far are the halls from the City Centre? The halls are all around 15 minute walk to the centre of Winchester. There is also a bus stop opposite west downs which will take you to the city centre.

Are all bills covered? Yes, the price you see if the price you pay. Everything is included in this price.

Where are the nearest Supermarkets? For an extensive grocery shop, students can head to Sainsbury’s at Badger Farm SO22 4QB or Tesco Extra (open 24 hours) at Winnall, SO23 7RS. Both are only a short drive or bus ride away or can be delivered to you. If you need to stock up when on campus, then the essentials are available from the SU shops on both campuses.

As always, if you have any questions then pop them below or get in touch with the housing team to speak with the experts.

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +44 (0)1962 827533
Is there anyway I can get more information about the queens’ twin room? If possible, I would like to know how they look like as I can’t seem to find pictures of them on the uni website. Thanks
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Is there anyway I can get more information about the queens’ twin room? If possible, I would like to know how they look like as I can’t seem to find pictures of them on the uni website. Thanks
If you contact [email protected] they will be able to provide with more information about the twin rooms
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