• Birmingham

    Birmingham is England's second-largest city and is famous for its exuberant nightlife, vast shopping centres, cultural hotspots and historic landmarks, all of which make it a location that simply offers everything a student needs to have a good time!

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  • Bournemouth

    With 7 miles of beach, a pier and buzzing nightlife - what's not to love about this picturesque seaside town? Bournemouth also has a warmer-than-average UK climate - so you can really get your tan on during the summer months!

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  • Bristol

    Bristol is brimming with vibrant cultural hotspots, buzzing nightlife and a friendly, community-focused atmosphere. Renowned for its music and art scenes and its many festivals, you can expect to have a jam-packed diary all year round.

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  • Cambridge

    This small, historic town offers a student living experience like few others. Punt down the beautiful River Cam, visit the city’s many museums, or go off in search of brilliant boutiques: it’s all here.

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  • Cardiff

    It's easy to see why Cardiff is the capital of Wales with it's beautiful historic castle and revitalized waterfront. There's always something for students to enjoy, including visiting the quirky comic shops, art centre and weekly farmers markets.

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  • Edinburgh

    Edinburgh, the Scottish capital is home to the much-loved and enjoyed Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It also has many student hotspots including Princes Street where you can find all the trendy student shops and classy bars.

    3 Residences


  • Exeter

    Exeter is a city of history, architecture and culture with many shopping opportunities and foodie hotspots. From St Davids up on the hill to the bustling city centre, this place has it all. What's not to love about student life in Exeter?

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  • Lancaster

    Lancaster is among the most picturesque settings in the UK for student housing, and the city certainly knows how to spoil you with numerous shops, restaurants, bars and clubs scattered throughout its vibrant and cultured centre.

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  • Lincoln

    Lincoln offers a student living experience rich in history, with a vibrant social scene, independent boutique shopping and high-street convenience. The city is packed with restaurants and student bars and is surrounded by beautiful countryside.

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  • Liverpool

    Liverpool has an abundance of experiences to offer students, including amazing shopping, unique restaurants, world class entertainment, live music and sport. Liverpool also has a famous nightlife scene with many bars and clubs all over the city.

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  • London

    It's easy to understand why students love London. The city is made accessible by the Underground system (“the tube”) and generally fantastic transport links and has everything a student could possibly want from the UK's best shopping, restaurants & bars.

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  • Newcastle

    Newcastle upon Tyne offers an amazing student living experience. The city is famed for its nightlife and vibrant social scene, cultural highlights including an 800-year-old castle, museums, galleries and theatres, which make it a popular destination.

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  • Nottingham

    Nottingham is best known for its role in the Robin Hood legend and the sandstone caves hidden beneath the streets. It has a beautiful castle to explore, along with many shops, restaurants, bars and clubs. In other words, it's ideal for student living.

    1 Residence


  • Plymouth

    What's not to love about student living in Plymouth? The beautiful port city in Devon boasts an idyllic harbour, plenty of shopping areas, fine restaurants, bars and more, all set against a seaside location few other places can match.

    1 Residence


  • Portsmouth

    Portsmouth is a great choice for student living. The University of Portsmouth is on an island - Portsea, which is also home to the best student accommodation in Portsmouth: our Catherine House residence, just the other side of Victoria Park.

    1 Residence


  • Sheffield

    Famed for it's location of incredible countryside this city has so much to offer both in and out of the centre. From the beautiful moorlands to a culture steeped in an industrial heritage.

    1 Residence


  • Southampton

    Southampton is a bustling student city packed full of museums, music venues, art galleries, award-winning parks and incredible shopping. There are also many student bars, clubs and a fantastic selection of eateries for you and your flatmates to enjoy.

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Catherine House

Catherine House is our brand new student residence in Portsmouth – right in the middle of the city centre, so it’s perfect if you want to be within easy reach of everything, including bars, restaurants and entertainment.

The main University of Portsmouth campus is a seven-minute walk at the most, making your commute super-easy. Portsmouth & Southsea railway station is literally next door, Victoria Park (the oldest green space in the city) is just over the road, the Cascades Shopping Centre and Tesco Superstore are each about two minutes’ walk away. Student accommodation in Portsmouth (or anywhere, for that matter!) doesn’t get better than this.


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Catherine House,
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Portsmouth, PO1 1DZ


Tel: +44(0)2392191130

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What's included

Shared flats are exclusively available for 1st-year students

A number of our en suite rooms at Catherine House are exclusively available to first-year Undergraduate students studying at the University of Portsmouth.

For more information on these rooms, prices, eligibility and how to apply, please visit the University of Portsmouth website.

Relax in one of our Social Spaces

Fancy having access to the best views of Portsmouth? Check out our stunning sky lounge! Use it as a workspace by day or to hang out while the sun goes down in the evening. Or why not a game of pool or table tennis in the common room. Then a movie in the TV nook.

All of that sound good? It should! Put simply, Catherine House offers students the highest-quality living experience in the whole city.

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Maria Rogers

General Manager

Loves literature, art and exploring new cities full of cultural gems

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Pashka Buniak

Assistant Manager

A fond traveller, she has explored the world! But, her favourite place is Catherine House!

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Giles Ashley-Down

Facilities Manager

Keeping things in our building working! Giles and the team can fix anything and everything

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Gabi Nguyen

Administrative Assistant

Here for our students with whatever they need!

Asian Food Wine Family (including the dog!)
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Niall Rowlatt

Facilities Assistant

An avid painter, Niall is here to help when things break!

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Joshua Humphries

Facilities Assistant

Life and soul of the party! Joshua puts in the hard work to keep our building awesome.

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Michael Chadderton

Facilities Assistant

Previously a security guard, Michael now ensures Catherine House is secure for us!

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Cathy Liu


Keeping Catherine House gleaming!

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Jane Wang


When Jane is not planning her next skydive she is keeping our property lovely and clean!

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Luke Voegeli

Facilities Assistant

Luke is our master fixer! A true problem solver.

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Colin Hatherley

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A keen traveller! Colin helps fix any problems at Catherine House

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