Bedroom in Rosalind Franklin Halls, Portsmouth

Rosalind Franklin Halls (formerly named James Watson Hall) has the University on its doorstep and it's close to the city centre. Great shopping, restaurants and entertainment are a short walk away. You'll be close to transport links with Portsmouth and Southsea train station close by.

Applying to join us a new, full-time undergraduate student? We guarantee you a room in halls – if you make us your firm first choice, and meet our accommodation deadlines.

Standard rooms – £148 per week

£5,920 per academic year* (September-June)

Studio rooms – £161 per week

£6,440 per academic year* (September-June)


  • Ensuite rooms in self-contained flats for 4 to 6 students each
  • Self-catering – you should budget around £35 a week for food
  • Walking time to University: 3 minutes
  • Nearest train station: Portsmouth and Southsea (5 minutes walk)
  • Managed by Unite Students

*Prices are estimated and subject to confirmation, and rounded to the nearest pound for clarity.


Coronavirus safety measures

We take student safety seriously. Measures are in place to reflect Government COVID guidance and social distancing rules, which may affect the availability of some facilities. To see what these changes are, visit our Halls in 2020/21 page.


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Bedroom in Rosalind Franklin Halls, Portsmouth

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