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Rosalind Franklin Halls, Portsmouth
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Rosalind Franklin Halls, Portsmouth

Guildhall Walk, Portsmouth, PO1 2DF, United Kingdom
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laundry facility
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Bike storage

About the Property

Rosalind Franklin Halls is a comfortable student accommodation in Portsmouth that offers a range of en-suites to cater for your stay style. The property is located within a 2-minute stroll from the University of Portsmouth and a 13-minute drive from Highbury College, making it an ideal student housing.

A coastal city spread across Portsea Island, Portsmouth is a beautiful city that holds major significance in UK’s maritime history and is home to many navy museums. While such a picturesque city is reason enough to stay in Portsmouth, prestigious colleges thrown into the mix make it even better. The hunt for student accommodation is always on as students flock to Portsmouth. Fortunately, we have the perfect abode for your stay in the city, Rosalind Franklin Halls.


Rosalind Franklin Hills offers basic en suite screaming comfort as each room comes with a bedside table, sofa, stools, ventilation system, a study desk, chair, a breakfast bar, dustpan & brush, curtains, mirror, vacuum cleaner, and other modern kitchen features such as cooking hobs, an oven, a microwave, kitchen bin, mop & bucket, and a fridge freezer, so you can try out all those fancy recipes. The toilet in the room has a bathroom mirror, washbasin, toilet roll holder, and towel rail. Plan a lazy Sunday get-together at the outdoor social spaces and chill with your friends after a busy day in the common room.

The student accommodation offers other common amenities, including free high-speed Wi-Fi 24/7 to keep you connected, bike storage, recycling, laundry, printing, a common area, outdoor social space, and a noticeboard. You also get secure access, an onsite service team giving 24*7 assistance, CCTV surveillance, maintenance support, a fire system so you can rest easy, contents insurance, and much more! Taking your comfort to a new level at Rosalind Franklin Halls.

Location and What's Hot?

Rosalind Franklin Halls' perfect location is not just good for your daily gimmicks but also perfect for making sure you do not miss classes no matter the delay. The University of Portsmouth has its main campus located just a 2-minute walk from the student accommodation. Highbury college is just a 13-minute drive away, keeping you well-connected with your studies. Rosalind Franklin Halls Portsmouth makes everyday living a breeze as it is close to several shops, clubs and restaurants. Spend smoky evenings at O'Neill'S Southsea and The Dockyard Pub Portsmouth. Or grab a bite at 7Bone Burger Co. Portsmouth and UMAMI Street Food. Mary Rose Museum, Portsmouth Historic Dockyard and Round Tower can be part of your city exploration plans.

Of course, being in Portsmouth is an experience, with many things to do. Head to the various beaches. Speaking of beaches, visit the various tributes to the maritime heritage, there is always something to do. Being a major navy base, catch glimpses of the pride and joy of the Royal Navy ships as they transit the waterways or visit the Royal Navy national museum. 


Rosalind Franklin Halls keeps you connected to the city as the property is well-linked to public transport in Portsmouth. City Shops North & Station Street bus stop are a few minute walk away. To travel, make your vacation plans a reality and tour the rest of the UK, you can access Portsmouth & Southsea train stations in just a 5-minute walk. At Rosalind Franklin Halls, stay on top of your studies and plans with all your friends.

What will you get

Your Rent Include

Wi-Fi (average speeds of 110Mb/s)
Management's app

Common Amenities

Printing (extra charge)
Bike storage
Common area
Outdoor social space

Cancellation Policies (4)

  • Cooling Off Period
    This property offers cooling-off period.
  • No Visa No Pay
    This property allows cancellation due to visa rejection.
  • No Place No Pay
    This property allows cancellation if admission is not secured.

Payment Policies (4)

  • Booking Deposit
    This property requires booking deposit.
  • Payment Instalment Plan
    This property offers 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 flexible instalment plans.
  • Mode Of Payment
    Payment via easy transaction modes.

Frequently Asked Questions

What bills do I need to pay?

Most bills, including electricity, water, heating and Wi-Fi, are included in your rent.
If you choose to watch live or on demand television you will need to pay for a TV license.

Do students have to pay for a TV license?

If you are bringing a Television and planning to watch live or on demand TV, the Television Licensing Authority requires that you buy a license.

Do I need to buy contents insurance for my room?

When you book with them the personal items inside your room are automatically insured against fire, flood, theft and accidental damage by our partners Endsleigh.
More information on your cover, including your full policy documents.

Can I share a studio room with someone else?

They have a small number of dual occupancy rooms in some of their properties. However, outside of these rooms, we do not allow more than one person to live in their rooms, nor can they accommodate under 16's living in any of their rooms with a parent or guardian.

Can I extend my tenancy?

Yes, if the same room that you are currently in is available they are happy to extend your stay. Your property team will be happy to arrange this for you.

Can I choose who I live with?

When you book with them, your room will be allocated at random. If you have a preference on who you'll be living with for example same sex flatmates or postgraduate flatmates please Contact and they will see what the options are for you.
They will try to meet your preferences where they can, but they can't guarantee this as it is dependent on availability.

Can I book a flat with friends?

Yes, you can book the room with friends.

Is there parking available at my property and how much does it cost?

Some of the properties have parking available which students can reserve on a first come first serve basis. The cost of the parking space is dependent on the property.

What happens if I can't make a payment?

Your installment due dates are outlined in your tenancy agreement and by accepting the terms and conditions of your contract, both customer and guarantor are accepting responsibility for payment on the dates provided. If you are unable to make payment for your rent, please speak to your property team. They will be able to discuss with you your payment options and advise you of any future implications depending on how late the payment will be.

Can I view the property and room before booking?

Looking to view first? They've created virtual tours for most of our properties but if you would like to see the property in person, you can book this online for your chosen property.
If you would like to see the property and view the available rooms in person, connect with your amber agent to arrange a viewing.

What should I do if I am going to be arriving late at night or early in the morning?

If you are arriving late at night or early in the morning, simply call them and they’ll arrange for someone to come out and let you in.

What will happen when I arrive?

Their team will be ready and waiting to check you in when you arrive, and give you the keys to your new room. If you have been asked to book a time slot for arrival, please make sure you stick to this.
You will receive information on your new home and city and they'll let you know what to do if you need any help or support while settling in.

Can you store my luggage if I have it delivered ahead of my arrival?

They will be preparing your room for your arrival, and will not be able to store any luggage for you before you arrive.
LOVESPACE provides storage and packing solutions for all residents at properties without the hassle. You book online, they collect for free, store your stuff and deliver back to any UK address.

Will I get my advance rent back?

If you paid advance rent at the start of your tenancy, they put this towards your first rent installment. It wasn’t a deposit, so they won’t return it to you when you check-out.

Can I check-out before the end of my tenancy?

Yes. You can leave any time before your contract ends, and they will process your check-out early. You’ll need to return your keys and check-out in the Management’s App, or tell a member of staff you’re leaving early.
If you do decide to check-out early and surrender your tenancy, you won’t be entitled to any rent refund.

Is cleaning provided?

It’s your responsibility to clean both your room and the shared areas of your flat.
Find guidance on keeping your room and flat clean and tidy on the Common Room.

How much does it cost to use the laundry facilities at my property?

The cost to use the laundry facilities in your building may differ slightly. Pricing information will be available once you've checked into your property.

Do you provide bedding or do I need to bring my own?

Bedding is not provided in their properties. You will need to bring your own bedding to use when you arrive.
They have partnered with UniKitOut, the UK's leading Student Kit supplier, so whether you need bedding, kitchen, bathroom, or everything - they have something for you. You can buy them online.

How do I collect my key?

You can collect your keys from reception when you arrive. Remember, if you have been asked to do so, make sure you have booked a check-in slot. At your allotted time, just come straight to the main reception with your photo ID and the team will have your keys ready and waiting for you.

Can someone else pick my key up for me?

No. For security reasons, they can only give your room key directly to you.

Can I move in early?

Their standard tenancies have fixed dates and cannot be changed. However, if you are looking to move in earlier it may be possible to book an additional short stay tenancy and you will be charged for any additional nights. Check availability for your property.

I'm going to be late - do I need to let you know?

If you are running late on your arrival day, don’t worry - They will still be able to check you in.
As you will have missed your check-in slot you may have to wait to move in later on in the day though, when they can welcome you to the property safely.

Can my family or friends stay for a few nights after dropping me off?

All customers should follow their property’s rules on having guests. Please speak to your property team if you don’t know what these are.

Is there anything I can't bring with me when I move in?

Please leave anything illegal out of your new home. Candles and other hazardous items are not allowed either.
Unfortunately you'll need to leave any pets at home too. If you need a guide dog or working dog to assist you, please get in touch to discuss your options.
Fridges are another no-no. However, they do make some exceptions, for example if you’ve got a medical reason to have one. You'll need to check this with your property team before you move in.

Are things like pots, pans and cutlery provided in the kitchen?

You’ll need to bring your own pots, pans and other kitchen items
They have partnered with UniKitOut, the UK's leading Student Kit supplier, so whether you need bedding, kitchen, bathroom, or everything - they have something for you. You can buy them online.

Can I bring my pet with me?

No, unfortunately, pets are not allowed.

Can I sublet my room to someone else?

No, subletting your room is not allowed. If you do wish to leave your contract early you will need to find a replacement tenant and provide them with their details so that they can release you from your contract and create a new tenancy agreement for them.

How do I accept my tenancy agreement?

Once you have booked your room with them you will receive an email, titled 'Booking Offer Confirmation' and Acceptance. In that email, you will find a link to 'View' your agreement.

Do I need to read the tenancy document?

Yes, it's really important you understand what you're agreeing to. If there's any terms or conditions which are unclear, or if you're still unsure, they recommend you get in touch with them. Once you've accepted your tenancy agreement, you have entered into a contract. If you want to change or cancel your tenancy at a later date, you'll need to check the cancellation policy.

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Student Accomodations in Portsmouth

Portsmouth Student Accommodation

Discovering the perfect student accommodation in Portsmouth is made easy with amber. As students venture into their university life at institutions like the University of Winchester or the University of Southampton, finding the right student housing in Portsmouth becomes essential for a harmonious academic experience. Amber's comprehensive database offers a range of options, whether you're studying at nearby City College or Southampton Solent University. Choosing off-campus housing with Amber opens up a world of independence and flexibility. It's not just about finding a place to stay; it's about finding a home that suits your lifestyle and preferences. Our properties offer a variety of room types. They are strategically located for easy travel to and from campus, giving you the freedom to explore and the flexibility to live life on your terms. Students can look forward to amenities that make their stay comfortable without worrying about the specifics of pricing. Notable Portsmouth student accommodations include stylish studios at Margaret Rule Hall and Rosalind Franklin Halls, which are within proximity to the vibrant Portsmouth city centre. Transitioning into university life is seamless when you choose Amber as your guide to student housing in Portsmouth.

About Portsmouth

Portsmouth, a vibrant waterfront city located on the south coast of England, boasts a rich maritime heritage and is acclaimed for its historic dockyards and naval base. Renowned for its dynamic culture, Portsmouth is a hub of contemporary and historical attractions, including the iconic Spinnaker Tower, fascinating museums, and the charming Old Portsmouth, interlaced with cobbled streets. The city proudly hosts several reputable universities, drawing students from all over the globe. Portsmouth student accommodation needs are well-catered to, with facilities strategically located to provide convenience and comfort to learners. With a spirited student population, the city is well accustomed to student life, offering vibrant nightlife, eateries, cultural festivals, and sports events that cater to youthful tastes. Additionally, Portsmouth's compact layout makes it easy to navigate, ensuring students can blend their academic endeavours with exploration and leisure, enjoying the seaside ambience and community spirit that defines this coastal city.

Best Student Accommodation In Portsmouth

When relocating to Portsmouth for university studies, finding the right off-campus student accommodation can significantly enhance one's study experience. Living independently offers an opportunity to grow personally, manage finances wisely, and enjoy the flexibility to choose one's living conditions. Portsmouth student accommodation options serve as affordable alternatives to on-campus living while fostering a thriving student community. Students can choose from various accommodation types, including ensuite rooms, shared student halls, and private studio apartments that cater to different preferences and budgets. Below are a few student accommodations in Portsmouth you must explore;

  1. Rosalind Franklin Halls, Portsmouth
  2. Margaret Rule Hall, Portsmouth
  3. Collegiate St James Street, Portsmouth
  4. Greetham Street, Portsmouth
  5. Chaucer House, Portsmouth
  6. Trafalgar Hall, Portsmouth
  7. Collegiate Crown Place, Portsmouth
  8. Collegiate Earlsdon Street, Portsmouth
  9. Yugo Catherine House, Portsmouth
  10. Collegiate Middle Street, Portsmouth

Cost Of Living

Understanding the cost of living in Portsmouth is vital for students planning their finances and lifestyle while studying in the city. The picturesque coastal city is known for its friendly locales and historic charm, but like any urban area, it comes with its own set of living expenses. On average, a student might anticipate a monthly cost ranging from £800 to £1,200, which is indicative of Portsmouth's cost of living impacting student budgets extensively. It's important for those seeking Portsmouth student accommodation to consider these expenses in addition to their rent.
1. Food & Groceries - £200- £250/Monthly
2. Transportation - £55- £80/Monthly
3. Utilities (including gas, electricity, water, internet) - £150- £200/Monthly
4. Clothing - £100- £130/Monthly
5. Sports & Leisure - £100- £120/Monthly

Student Travel Portsmouth

Located along the southern coast of England, Portsmouth is a vibrant city known for its maritime heritage and plays host to a large student population. Students who opt for accommodation in Portsmouth benefit from excellent transportation networks that deliver cost-efficient and accessible journeys. Here’s a closer look at the student travel options available near your student accommodation in Portsmouth.

1. Buses: The city’s bus network is extensive, with frequent services connecting various parts of Portsmouth and the surrounding areas. A single bus journey can cost around £2.00, but students can save money by purchasing a travel card such as the Student First Bus Pass, which offers unlimited travel at a flat, budget-friendly rate.

2. Trains: For longer commutes or trips to neighbouring cities, taking the train is a convenient option. Portsmouth has several railway stations, with services running regularly. Train fares vary depending on the destination and travel time, but students can benefit from discounted fares with a 16-25 Railcard.

3. Cycling: Portsmouth is a bike-friendly city, with multiple cycle paths and bike rental schemes. For short distances or a refreshing ride to your college or university, cycling is not only economical but also promotes a healthy lifestyle. Many Portsmouth student accommodations offer secure bike storage as well.

Student Living And Lifestyle In Portsmouth

Portsmouth is a vibrant island city with gorgeous beaches and numerous independent cafes around every corner. You'll be greeted with a lively environment and great community spirit in a city that carries a maritime history. The city is alive with energy, with many excellent and enjoyable places to visit and lively pubs, bars, and delectable restaurants. Catherine House, Middle Street, Earlsdon Street, Trafalgar Hall, and Chaucer House are among the best places to live in the city. Drama students from Portsmouth have performed at venues such as the New Theatre Royal and the Portsmouth Guildhall. The best place to visit art galleries is in Old Portsmouth. The Portsmouth Student Union is led by inspirational students who inspire other students. The union also provides students access to over 200 thought-provoking activities, and they can join any group based on their interests. Adding to the varied range of shops, Gunwharf is home to a diverse scope of food outlets, ranging from quick nibbles to exquisite evening meals. Visit the cafes, bars, restaurants, and pubs on Albert Road. You will not be disheartened by the presence of independent restaurants that are extremely popular in the city, such as Gin & Olive and Nicholson's Tapas. Adding to all these exciting attractions, students studying at the University of Portsmouth have it best as they are welcome to take a stroll on the beautiful beaches and Southsea Common, given it is close to the university.

Portsmouth Tourist Attractions

Portsmouth, a vibrant waterfront city packed with maritime history, bursts with cultural attractions that delight tourists and students alike. From the historic ship HMS Victory to the panoramic views at the Spinnaker Tower, Portsmouth boasts an array of experiences. Living in Portsmouth student accommodation, you're never far from the next exploration.

1. HMS Victory

2. Spinnaker Tower

3. Historic Dockyard

4. Portsmouth Cathedral

5. Gunwharf Quays

6. Southsea Castle

7. Portsmouth Museum

8. D-Day Museum

Universities In Portsmouth

Portsmouth has some of the top universities in the United Kingdom. Most Portsmouth student accommodations are located just a few minutes away from the top universities in Portsmouth. Many of their academic programmes draw students from throughout the world. Given below are the top universities in Portsmouth:

1. Highbury College

2. University of Portsmouth

3. University of Southampton

4. Southampton Solent University

5. University of Winchester

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