We have function rooms and accommodation available for your event

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With its excellent transport links, proximity to the city centre and flexible choice of event venues, the University of Winchester is a popular location for anniversaries, birthday parties, charity dinners and themed events.

Decorated in style, our function rooms can be transformed to create the ideal setting or theme for your event. We can provide recommendations with regards to local suppliers who can help with flower arrangements, lighting, draping or chair covers.

With a maximum dining capacity of 110 in our Shakespeare Room and 250 in our Dining Room, the layout of the rooms is flexible and can be set up to include a top table, staging or dance floor area depending on your requirements.

We also have a range of accommodation available for those looking for private letting services:

Individual guest accommodation

All bedrooms are en-suite with wash hand basin, shower and toilet facilities and are supplied with bed linen and 2 x medium sized towel per person. There are 5 bedrooms within the Guest Accommodation block which all share a small kitchen area where guests have access to a fridge-freezer, oven, microwave, basic kitchen utensils and tea and coffee making facilities - there are also tea and coffee making facilities in the bedroom along with hairdryer and small television.

We have 2 x single rooms and 3 x double rooms (including one family room which contains a sofa bed) within the guest accommodation block. Parking is free and available on a first come first served basis - please collect a permit when you check in. 

Our Guest Accommodation can get booked up very quickly so please contact us if you would like to check availability.

Rates for 2017 (all rates inc VAT and on a room only basis):

Room type

Standard rate

Student rate

Alumni rate

Single ensuite

£40.50 per night

£33.75 per night

£30.38 per night

Double ensuite (single occ.)

£46.75 per night

£38.96 per night

£35.06 per night

Double ensuite (double occ.)

£56.50 per night

£47.08 per night

£42.38 per night 

Family ensuite

£75.00 per night

£62.50 per night

£56.25 per night

Rooms must be cancelled at least 48hrs before the arrival date if no longer required, otherwise full payment will be due. Refunds will be issued for cancellations made before this time.


Group accommodation

During the Easter and Summer University holidays, our student halls of residence become available for group bookings with the option of either self-catered or catered accommodation. Whether you are travelling on a tight budget or simply looking for clean, fully functional rooms in a central location, with over 1800 bedrooms on campus we have something to suit your needs.

All of our halls of residence comprise of single bedrooms and depending on the time of year, we can offer either ensuite or standard (shared bathroom between 4 - 5 bedrooms) accommodation. All bed linen and towels are provided and subject to availability, we may be able to provide kitchen utensils for your group. Our experienced Events Coordinators will be happy to discuss your requirements further in order to find accommodation to best suit your needs.

Rates start from £30.00 per person per night on a room only basis:

Burma road student village 

  • Our newest accommodation - opened in September 2013
  • Modern halls of residence located on our Main Campus
  • Single ensuite only
  • Lift access to all rooms
  • Small number of disabled adapted room

Queens road student village

  • Modern halls of residence located on our Main Campus
  • Single ensuite only
  • Lift access to all rooms

West downs student village

  • Traditional halls of residence located on our West Downs campus
  • Single ensuite and standard rooms

St. Elizabeth's halls of residence

  • Traditional halls of residence located on our Main Campus
  • Single standard only
  • Ideal for youth groups or for groups on a budget

Beech glade halls of residence

  • Traditional halls of residence located on our main campus
  • Single standard only
  • Ideal for youth groups or for groups on a budget

Summer let accommodation

During the University Summer holidays, we have a number of single ensuite rooms which we let out to individuals who are staying for a minimum of two weeks.

Our Summer Lets are suitable for individuals looking for a long-term stay in Winchester throughout the summer months (please note there is a minimum stay of 2 weeks). Ensuite rooms are allocated in our Burma Road Student Village, and our weekly rates include the following:

  • Single ensuite bedroom
  • Use of shared kitchen (shared between 8 x bedrooms)
  • Bed linen change once a week
  • Towel change every three days
  • Tea and coffee making facilities provided
  • Lift access to all rooms

A small number of kitchen utensils are provided, however, we would recommend that you bring your own kitchen utensils where possible.

Summer Let Availability:

Our Summer Let rooms are available from 23rd June - 13th September 2017. Rates start from £155.00 per week based on a minimum of 2 weeks – please contact us for further information.

Onsite Facilities:

We have excellent facilities onsite for those staying in our accommodation during the University holidays.

Language schools/youth groups

During the summer months, we are able to accommodate a small number of Youth Groups and Language Schools.

Our excellent onsite facilities available to Youth Groups and Language Schools include the following:

  • Standard and ensuite accommodation
  • Full catering available
  • Sports hall, tennis courts and athletics track available for hire
  • Vault Venue with soft drink bars - available for discos
  • Wide range of classroom and meeting room facilities
  • Dedicated Events Co-ordinator throughout your stay
  • Site Stewards available 24hrs
  • Excellent location for visiting London, Stonehenge and the New Forest

If you would like to discuss your programme in more detail, or to check our availability, please do not hesitate in contacting the Conference Office.

Onsite facilities

We have a wide range of facilities available to our guests who are staying onsite outside of term time:

Wifi/ Eduroam

Free wifi is available for the duration of your stay. Logins are available to purchase upon check-in, or can be arranged via the Conference Office. If you are a student or member of staff from another university, you can log in using your Eduroam details.


We have two laundrettes located onsite. One laundrette is located in Block B Burma Road Accommodation, and another laundrette located in on the ground floor of St Edburga. All machines cost £2.00 per wash, £1.00 per dry.

Learning Café

The Learning Cafe is located on Level 4 of the University Centre. During the summer holidays, the Learning Cafe is open 08.00 – 15.00 weekdays (computers are available until 20.00hrs each evening). The Learning Cafe is closed at weekends.

Kenneth Kettle Building – Cyber Italia

Our onsite pizza outlet is open weekdays from 10.00 – 16.00hrs (computers are available until 20.00hrs each evening).

Cash machine

We have two cash machines located on level 3 of the University Centre.


Parking is free and available on a first come first served basis in our car parks. Parking can get very busy depending on what events are taking place, so please note that parking is not guaranteed and we would recommend that you use public transport where possible. Parking permits will be required, these can be collected upon check-in or arranged via the Conference Office.

Student shop

The Student Shop is open weekdays during the summer months, and sells a wide range of food, drink, stationary, cards and University of Winchester merchandise. Opening times vary - please contact the Conference Office for further information.

University gym

The University Gym is located on the ground floor of Block C, Burma Road Student Village. Pay as you Go membership options are available - for further information, see our sport and gym section or speak to our Sports Staff at the University Gym reception.

Contact us to make a booking

The Conference Office
University of Winchester
Sparkford Road
SO22 4NR

Tel: +44 (0)1962 827322

Email: Conferences@winchester.ac.uk