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Student accommodation in Polygon, Southampton

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Universities close to Polygon


The Talking Heads


Revolution Southampton


Watts Park


Southampton Central Station


Solent University


The Talking Heads


Revolution Southampton


Watts Park


Southampton Central Station


Solent University


About student living in Polygon


The Polygon is a well-connected area close to Southampton city centre. Student accommodation in the Polygon is just a ten-minute walk away from Solent University, or a twenty-five-minute bus ride away from the University of Southampton Highfield Campus. With Southampton Central train station in the area, it’s also very easy to pop home for a weekend visit or get around the wider city.


Despite being in a central, urban area, Polygon, Southampton student houses are still very close to several parks, including Watts Park and East Park. These offer perfect spaces to hang out with friends in summer, play some sports or take a relaxing walk. You can also enjoy the scenic gardens and memorials at East Park.

Food and Drink

Student houses in the Polygon are surrounded by an eclectic range of pubs, bars, restaurants, and cafes. Grab a pint at The Giddy Bridge, London Road Brew House, or The Alexandra. Enjoy some authentic Japanese cuisine at Sakura or soak in the views from the roof garden at Funky Flamingo. And, if you fancy a cocktail, Orange Rooms is the perfect place to go.


You’ll never get bored living in student houses in The Polygon, as the area is known for its buzzing nightlife. Head to The Talking Heads or The Social to enjoy some live music. Or dance the night away at one of the many clubs in the area, including Revolution Southampton and Trilogy Nightclub.


You won’t have to trek too far from student housing in Southampton’s Polygon to pick up all your groceries, as there’s a Co-op, a Sainsbury’s Local, and a Tesco Express in the area. You can also browse the selection of independent shops in the area.

Student Housing

The wide range of student accommodation the Polygon has to offer means there is something for everyone. There are student lets in the Polygon to suit every taste and budget, from shared houses to purpose-built apartments. Have a browse of our student housing in the Polygon and find your next home, today.

FAQs about student accommodation in Polygon

Is the Polygon a student area?

The Polygon student accommodation is very popular as it’s so close to Solent University. A lot of students live in the area thanks to the convenience of the location and the thriving nightlife.

What is the Polygon, Southampton, like?

The Polygon is known for its exciting nightlife and vibrant live music scene. As a result, the Polygon student accommodation is in high demand.

Is the Polygon a good area in Southampton?

The Polygon is a great area in Southampton, with a varied mix of pubs, bars, and restaurants to enjoy. As there are also plenty of clubs and live music venues in the area, students enjoy living in student housing in Southampton’s Polygon.

How far is the Polygon from Southampton city centre?

The Polygon is just over a kilometre away from Southampton city centre. You can walk there in just over fifteen minutes.

Does Solent University provide accommodation?

Solent University has five halls of residence in Southampton. Students will typically live in these halls in their first year, before moving into private student accommodation in the Polygon and the surrounding areas for the rest of their time at university.

Where do students live in Southampton?

As there are two universities in the city, students don’t just live in one area of Southampton. They tend to be spread across the city depending on their accommodation preferences and budgets. However, typically, students will live in student accommodation in the Polygon, Highfield, Bassett, Portswood, Shirley, and Southampton city centre.

Are bills included in the cost?

Many student houses in the Polygon are now advertised with bills included in the price. Where this is the case, your rental price could include electricity, gas, internet, TV licence and water bills and this is clearly stated on the listing. Properties without bills included are also available, giving you the flexibility to choose your own energy and water suppliers and internet service provider.

Do I need to pay a deposit?

It is normal for property managers to require you to pay a security deposit at the time of booking or before you move in. Where a deposit is required and you are signing a tenancy agreement, your property manager must protect your deposit in a legally recognised tenancy deposit scheme. As long as you look after the property and have no deductions for damage or unpaid rent, your deposit will be returned to you after your tenancy agreement ends. Whilst tenancy deposits are legally capped at five weeks' rent per person, it is more common for student deposits to be in the lower £100-250 range.

How long does a tenancy agreement last for?

The majority of student accommodation in the Polygon can be rented for fixed contract lengths. For purpose built student accommodation, 43 and 51-week fixed-term contracts are the most common. For shared houses, 52-week contracts are the most common and generally start in July to September.

Do you offer student accommodation for short-term stays?

Short-term student rentals in the Polygon are becoming more popular every year. As a result, property managers are increasingly offering shorter tenancy lengths, whether for the summer period or for individual semesters and terms. This is more common in the purpose-built student accommodation sector than in shared student rental houses across Southampton.

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