We want to make sure you've got all the information you need for moving house this Summer! Take your time to find a great house or flat, get your moving in and moving out checklists ready, and choose the right housemates for you. Check out our top tips and guides below for everything you need to know.
We will help you find the perfect home! Our team only work with landlords we trust and good quality housing. Our properties are now available to view.Find out more
The Advice Centre
We provide free, independent and confidential housing support for all students - including a contract checking service, advice on deposits and more.Find out more
Finding the right housemates can have a big effect on your university experience. Our Housemate Finder is here to help you meet other people who are also looking for a house, or to find people to fill your spare rooms.Find out more
Housing Tips and Guides
If you're moving house this summer make sure to check out The Advice Centre's guides and checklists of everything you need to do when you move out, and what to look out for when you move in to somewhere new.Find out more
We've created a handy checklist of questions to ask landlords, current tenants and yourself at every house viewing, plus things to look out for in the house itself. Download and take with you to your next viewing.View our checklist
Additional Waste Collections
On Saturday 25 June and Saturday 02 July the University has arranged for additional bin collections in the local Southampton area. Simply leave your bins and recycling out the night before for collection.
Donating and Recycling Unwanted Items
When you're moving house make sure to dispose of your unwanted items and food responsibly. Good quality items can be donated to local charity shops or sold/donated on sites like Olio and Facebook marketplace.
Glass, shoes & textiles can be taken to recycling banks around the city, and unwanted items that can’t be recycled can go to Southampton Recycling Centre.
Long-lasting, dry or tinned food that's in-date can be donated to local food banks.
Charity Shops in Southampton
There are lots of charity shops in Southampton where you can donate your unwanted, good quality clothes and household items. Make sure to check each charity shop's donation days and what items they will accept before you set off!
Recycling banks are located across Southampton, and are split into ones to recycle glass bottles and jars, and ones to recycle textiles (household and clothing). Visit the Southampton City Council website to find a recycling bank near you.Find out more
Any long-lasting, dry or tinned food that's in-date and you don't want to take to your next house can be donated to local food banks. Make sure to check each food bank's donation days and what items they will accept before you set off!
- Above Bar Church
- Southampton City Mission locations at St Mary's Church, Central Baptist Church, The Old Chemist, Shirley Baptist Church and Lord's Hill Church.
- GEMS Food Bank, Kingsland Community Centre
- James Street Church SO14 1PH, Thursdays 10:00 - 11:00
- Northam Community Centre, Kent Street SO14 5SP, Tuesdays 10:00 - 11:00
- Weston Community Support Project, Canberra Towers, Kingsclere Avenue SO19 9JU, Mondays and Thursdays 14:00 - 15:00