University of Southampton Guide: Accommodation & Environment
No accommodation introduction.
Accommodation policy: Students who are new to the University and are seeking
single accommodation are guaranteed a room in Hall providing they fulfil all the conditions of their offer to study and complete and return their Residence Application Form which must be received at the Accommodation
Office by 1 August 2004.
Students entering the University through Clearing are not
guaranteed accommodation but we will endeavour to
assist you in finding suitable accommodation either in
Hall (if available) or in the private sector.
Facilities: No information about facilities in accommodation.
Residences: Fact sheets about undergraduate Halls are available here: http://www.accommodation.soton.ac.uk/UGchamberlain.html use the drop down menu to navigate.
Generally there is a choice between Glen or Monte. Glen area halls being about 15 minutes uphill walk from the main Highfield campus, Monte (officially Wessex Lane) area halls being about 30 minutes down hill walk from the university (with regular bus services). Both sites contain a mix of en suite and standard rooms as well a choice between catered and self catered (with the option to have partially catered/buy a limited number of meals in advance). Monte is home to the much maligned Stoneham Tower (http://www.accommodation.soton.ac.uk/UGstoneham.html - pretty huh?) the higher floors of which have been taken out of use due to the cost of keeping them up to health and safety standards. Once the planned Monte 4 is completed Stoneham Tower is due for demolition - news which was met with a universal "about time too!" from most Southampton residents/students.
As well as these two mammoth sites there is the much overlooked Highfield Hall. Only 5 minutes from both the main and Avenue campuses it only provides catered accommodation. It's well known as the friendliest hall on campus as well as having some of the nicest rooms.
Private sector: No information about private accommodation.
No environment introduction.
Architecture: No information about architecture.
Local area: No information about the local area.