- Liberty Living
Private Student Accommodation
Accommodation available in Southampton
Liberty Quays offers loads of different room types to choose from, and you’ll be located close to the city’s higher education institutions, including Southampton Solent University, so you’ll never have an excuse to be late!
Not only are you close to university; you’re also in a prime position in the city, too. Located on Duke Street right on the doorstep of Southampton Marina, the residence is within easy reach of all local amenities and transport links. There are tons of things to do without going far as it’s a bustling and vibrant city.
You’ll be safe and sound at Liberty Quays, as 24-hour security is just one of the things we include in your rent. You also get all your bills thrown in too!
With brand new rooms and facilities throughout the residence, Liberty Point is the perfect place to make the most of your student experience this academic year. And if you’re a stickler for being on time, you’ll be pleased to know that Liberty Point sits right next to the city's universities so you’ll never be late for lectures, including Southampton Solent University and the University of Southampton!
You’ll have a fantastic communal area at Liberty Point but there’s plenty to do outside of these four walls, too. You’ll be living on St Mary’s Road and so you’re not far from all the amazing things that Southampton has to offer; from its Marina through to its lively nightlife and beyond.
You’re in great hands as 24-hour security is part of the parcel in your rent. You also get all your bills in the package too – leaving you to focus on your studies.
Southampton for students
There are plenty of great institutions for students in Southampton to pursue their further education dreams.
There are plenty of other students in the area, so there are plenty of activities and places to go geared towards people just like you. Many of the best local attractions are an easy walk from our student accommodation in Southampton!
Food is such a big part of our daily lives, and your student budget doesn’t need to exclude you from the very best of it. Southampton has everything from the cheap and cheerful to the fabulously fancy, so you’ll never be disappointed.
High Street is definitely worth a visit; just take a stroll when the hunger strikes and you’ll soon find plenty to keep you going, from classic pub grub to vegetarian fare. Fans of Asian cuisine can get their fill and then some, with an array of Chinese and Indian buffets and restaurants – Above Bar Street and Ocean Village are also worth a visit!
Things to do
Southampton is the shopping hub on the south coast and actually makes the UK’s top ten for shopping destinations. There are two indoor shopping centres (the main one being Westquay), an IKEA, an impressive retail park, plus lots of boutique shopping. If you prefer markets, there are several of them – with lots of continental stalls and street food.
Cinema is also popular in Southampton, and the city offers an alternative to the big chains. Harbour Lights Picturehouse is named for the fact it overlooks one of the many harbours, but it’s the flicks that’ll keep your attention the longest.
The nightlife in Southampton won’t leave anyone out! There are loads of different bars to suit absolutely all tastes, perfect for the student scene. No matter the type of music or atmosphere you’re looking for, you’ll find it in Southampton.
Arts & culture
The city is steeped in both maritime and aviation history, and the Titanic is of course a real draw. If you’re into legends and myths, there are also plenty of these which have their roots in Southampton itself.
Love the arts, music or theatre? At the Mayflower Theatre you can catch ballet, pantomime, opera and comedy, and at the Nuffield Theatre on the Highfield campus, you’ll often find performances that push boundaries. Art aficionados will enjoy the main gallery, Southampton City Art Gallery, but it doesn’t stop there – Southampton offers plenty of smaller ones too.
The Turner Sims Concert Hall is a leading venue for jazz, folk and classical music, whereas the O2 Guildhall Southampton is where you’ll find your more contemporary stuff. You can also check out The Joiners for gigs, forming part of a vibrant scene on the doorstep of your student housing in Southampton.
Health & wellbeing
Southampton is a lovely city to explore outdoors with parks such as Southampton Common, Mayflower Park and Houndwell Park ready for you to explore.
When it comes to keeping fit, the city has an array of gyms that can be found all over the place, many of which are close to your student flats in Southampton.
Of course, these days the universities put a lot of emphasis on your health and wellbeing as well, offering fitness centres as well as a variety of sports’ teams and societies. In addition, they also offer a range of health services, so that you can get advice on everything from your mental health to relationships.
Getting around the city is pretty simple with loads of local bus services which are fairly priced. Blue Star buses run plenty of services which take students from the universities to the rest of the city and beyond. There are also discounted Uni-Link tickets available to students.
If you do fancy hopping on a train and getting away for the day, it’s really easy, too. There’s regular services run to London Waterloo (every 20 minutes) and you can also escape to Cardiff, Manchester and Brighton – to name just a few.
Why choose Liberty Living?
The best choice for international students
Coming to the UK to study from abroad? Welcome! We love catering to students from all over the world and learning a thing or two about their culture. Luckily, we’ve already got plenty of experience with this as we currently have around 4,500 international students staying with us, so you’re certainly not alone.
When you stay with Liberty Living your safety is the most important thing to us. We understand that you’re a long way from home and you want to feel comfortable and secure at all times. We have amazing staff on hand 24 hours a day, from the Residence Team, right through to Security who’ll keep an eye out for you overnight as well as CCTV. Contents insurance covering your possessions is included as standard in your rent, so your stuff is protected, and any parcels you have delivered will be well looked after until you can come to collect them.
Of course, we want you to have fun and make the most of your time here, too. You can always come to us with any problems, or even just for a chat. A new country can be confusing, so we’ve got loads of tips for things to do, too – just ask! Many of our staff members are multilingual, so don’t be shy if English isn’t your first language; if we can’t immediately offer support in your native tongue, we’ll point you in the direction of someone who can. We’ll do our best to help you settle in and make friends, and we can point you in the right direction for any visa, welfare or University advice you may need.
We can’t wait to meet you!
We think we’re pretty great – but don’t worry, we can back it up, we promise! We’ve won tons of awards and we’re eager to win more, so you know you’re in good hands. From ‘Best Customer Service’ to ‘Best Private Halls Provider’, we have our fair share of accolades, so take a look below…
Finalist ‘Best Individual Accommodation in the UK’ 2019
Awarded ‘Best Halls of Residence in the UK’ 2018
Awarded ‘International Accommodation Quality Mark’ from 2012 – 2017
Shortlisted 'Best Private Halls Provider' from 2014 – 2017
Winner 'Best Individual Accommodation' 2016
Shortlisted 'Best Student Broadband' 2016
Shortlisted 'Best Learning Environment' 2016
Winner of the 'Contribution to the Student Experience' award 2016
Winner of the Rate Your Landlord 'Improvement Impact Award' 2015
Winner 'Best Learning Environment' 2015
Winner 'Best Student Broadband' 2015
Winner of the 'Rate Your Landlord' survey 2015
Shortlisted 'Best Individual Accommodation' 2014
Winner of the 'Rate Your Landlord' survey 2014
Winner of the 'Best Hall of Residence of the Year' survey 2013
Winner 'Best Customer Service' 2012
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We have great relationships with UK universities
Our student accommodation is endorsed by some of the UK’s leading higher education institutions and we work in partnership with many of these to ensure that you have somewhere safe, clean and fun to stay throughout your time with them. If you want find out more check out our University partners page.
Your Student Experience
Enhancing your Student Experience
Our dedicated Student Experience programme has been created to ensure that every single one of you has the best stay possible when you live with us. Whether it is coming along to our social events and activities to meet new people, getting involved in fundraising and volunteering for some amazing charities, or popping along to drop in sessions to seek advice on finances, wellbeing and careers, we have something for you.
We understand that University can sometimes be an overwhelming experience, but don’t worry our team are great at giving advice on and mediating in all kinds of welfare issues that you may experience, such as homesickness, difficulty in getting on with flatmates, noise complaints, relationship problems, partying too hard and having trouble with studies.
Also, if you need more guidance, we have great relationships with our University partners and their support departments to help and guide you.
Follow the link to find out more about our Student Experience programme.
Liberty Living operates in accordance with the National Code of Standards for student accommodation. The Code of Standards is run by ANUK (The Accreditation Network UK), the NUS, and Unipol Student Homes, and is supported by universities across the UK.
Liberty Living joined the Code of Standards to give our students peace of mind. You can be assured that you will enjoy a high standard of living in accordance with the Code of Standards, and a prompt resolution to problems should they ever occur when you stay at any of Liberty Living’s residences.
Liberty Living follow a distinct set of standards for our student accommodation, called the ANUK/Unipol National Codes. The purpose of these Codes, (membership of which is voluntary), is to provide students with professional housing services.
The standards chosen for the Codes reflect a balance of common sense obligations and responsibilities between landlords and tenants. They also reflect established best practice in the sector and are based on what an average student and their parents would expect of a good quality housing supplier. The standards are supported by the voice of students themselves through the National Union of Students.
What does being a member of the codes mean?
- Both parties can enjoy the benefits of good standards of housing management and practice.
- Misunderstandings and disputes are reduced.
- If problems do occur they can be promptly resolved.
- The independent complaints procedure operated by the Codes can be used for complaint resolution.
Looking for somewhere to stay over the summer months?
Stay with us this summer at one of our 46 residences across 17 cities in the UK. We offer both short-term and long-term stays.
Whether you’re planning to work, study, shop, attend a conference or explore further afield, we’re the perfect base for an affordable city centre break and offer a wide range of room options.
Did you know, you don't have to be a student to stay with us over the summer? All bills and internet access are included, and you’ll feel safe round-the-clock with our 24-hour security and on-site maintenance teams.
Find out more about our summer accommodation in Southampton.