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Reviews that make us love what we do
We asked some of our residents to share their experiences of life at Unilife - check out what they had to say!
Don't just take our word for what a great experience it is to live with Unilife. Read what other students and their parents have said about us!
“My experience with Unilife this year has been absolutely magnaflorious (hey, if Shakespeare can make up words then so can I). Shortly after I first moved in, I remember telling one of my friends that I was “going home”. They were all like “What? You’re going back your home town?” But that wasn’t what I meant. Within the first month of University I came to think of my studio here as home. That should probably tell you all you need to know. The rooms are lovely, the location’s super close to the University buildings, and the staff are all amazing. Highly recommend."
A massive thank you to Frank from UniLife for accommodating me and my family during an arranged viewing today. Not only did the property completely supersede our expectations but Frank was amicable, friendly and welcoming to us all. From the outset, he has been responding swiftly to all of my messages and has gone the extra mile in helping us organize everything. I will most definitely be using UniLife for accommodation and encourage anyone else looking to do so.
Thank you for having us at Unilife and taking care of us during our stay. It was a really wonderful time with you and the staff of Unilife.
Hi everyone! My name is Ilhwan and some of you might have seen me around Middle Street.
I am originally from South Korea and I have been making use of the excellent study facilities in the Social Hub to teach Korean to a local Portsmouth pupil.
Middle Street has outstanding social facilities and I am proud to promote my culture and language whilst studying in Portsmouth!
Just wanted to say thank you to you and the whole team for a lovely year and I appreciate the time you all spend to help me and all the other tenants.
First of all, I would like to express my sincere thanks to you and the Unilife team. Every time I go out from the door of Unilife, I can get your greetings, just like my family, which makes people feel warm. I never need to worry about my studio, because I can get your first help in any situation. So I think the luckiest thing to come to Portsmouth is to meet Unilife and meet your entire team. That's the biggest reason I'll stay with Unilife.
I've been living in Unilife for 2 years now. The greatest thing about Unilife, is the fact that you get your own space (Kitchen, bedroom and bathroom), but at the same time there’s an awesome common room where we can all gather meet new friends and invite friends over either for movie nights or play board games, pool or football. Unilife is truly home away from home! The smallest details are thought of, from security, study rooms, bike storage, GYM and most importantly the lovely and super helpful Unilife family/staff.
I have grown so attached not only to this place but also the people here. As I write this, my chest feels tight and my eyes are filled with tears. I would like to say a huge thanks to everyone for helping me feel comfortable. This place became my second home. I have had great experiences and also had the pleasure meeting new people. The best memory I have had here is that I got to spend my 20th and my 21st birthday.
I would like to express my gratitude to you for being such a nice house manager, Luke. Thanks for sorting out any issues I experienced. Once again, thank you very much!
Best student accommodation there is. Perfect location, everything is around you. Someone is always at the end of a phone, always there and willing to do whatever they can to make us feel comfortable.
I love my space, booked for next year. Great to be independent and have a studio that’s entirely yours.
After not being impressed by student halls, finding Unilife was a stroke of luck. The studios and general facilities are second to none and feel far more homely than the halls. The staff are incredibly friendly, and they set up awesome events to help you make friends with your neighbours!
I would like to thank you for all the help and support you provided during my tenancy with Unilife. You have indeed been a very kind and friendly House Manager.
Thank you very much for making my stay at unilife this year so enjoyable. I am off to Kuwait this evening and am looking forward to returning again in September as unilife has become my second home :)
It’s a home from home, fell in love with my studio straight away. It’s perfect, fun and home and doesn’t feel like student accommodation.
For me it feels like home away from my home. Perfect for me as I'm not a student but I am able to live here on a dual occupancy with my partner who is a student. Great rooms, nice service & great staff! I love it!!!
Nice environment to study in and a home away from home.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the flat, it was like a home away from home. I will highly recommend it to my friends.
First of all, I would like to thank you for everything for the past two years. It has been a great pleasure and I have been very happy with everything, including you and your teams professionalism, and attention.
I would really like to thank you for all of your services, my stay there was one to remember and I will certainly recommend you to anyone interested in staying in Southampton, whilst studying.
Really sad about moving out, it's been the best room I could have hoped for for the last three years so thank you for letting me stay!
Thank you for everything. It was a great experience and I will definitely recommend you to any other friends.
I would like to thank all the Unilife team for all 3 years that I've been staying at this lovely place and for everything that you've done for me.
Thanks for your impeccable service which has made this a memorable year. I hope to see you again.
Thank you for making my stay in Portsmouth a memorable and unforgettable experience. The apartment was comfy, and everything was very close by. Thank you to you and the team for making it great.
Studios are amazing quality, everything I could want in accommodation, amazing location as well!
I stayed at Unilife Middle Street for a couple of months over the Summer as I was working in Portsmouth. On arrival, I was warmly welcomed at the entrance by Frank who showed me to my studio and carefully explained how everything works. He was very friendly and polite, immediately making me feel at ease in my new surroundings. In fact, all the team were delightful, and there was always somebody available to help with any problems or queries. The studio itself comprised of a bed, ensuite bathroom, kitchenette (with oven/microwave, hob, fridge freezer, kettle and toaster), TV, sitting area and desk, which were all modern and in working order. High speed internet is available via wifi or cable in every studio. The TV services included free Netflix and catch-up TV from all the free-to-air British TV channels. I felt very at home, and on the only occasion I had a problem (my original studio was rather hot in the Summer), Frank was quick to move me to a cooler studio. The building itself is very nice with plenty of amenities. On the ground floor, there is a vast TV and a free hot drinks machine. There is another TV on the first floor, as well as tables with built-in games such as scrabble. The gym looked very nice, although I never used it. Unilife also provides residents with a top-up card which can be used on the washing machines and dryers on the first floor. All in all, I had a great experience at Unilife Middle Street and would heartily recommend it to any prospective residents. Thank you to Frank, Iulia and the rest of the team.
Just wanted to say how impressed I was when I dropped Vaughn off. We were met and given a comprehensive tour of the studio and the site and explained how things worked. The studio was gleaming and I feel so reassured that he has made the right choice for this upcoming year. One doesn’t always receive a service akin to ‘what it says on the tin’ but from first contact with you, to moving in, Unilife certainly does deliver a first class package.
I have found that the room is so comfortable with all the necessary equipment and easy to settle down for students. Also, the security is good which is important for young students. As a parent, I would like to recommend Unilife not only to my daughter but also her friends for the next year.
Overall very impressed with quality of accommodation and level of service. Billing is simple as it includes all the services; electricity, rates, gas, water, council tax and so on. The students have all they need in their own space, so have somewhere to study without being disturbed. Social events if they want to be involved. Comes at a price above the basic halls or renting, but nicely packaged and happy with our choice.
Thank you Luke, Jasmine is so happy at Unilife, you’ve made the whole process from Bermuda so simple and hassle free.
After three amazing years at Unilife – Middle Street, my daughter is considering a further year with Unilife to extend her degree to a Masters; this is the ideal time for me to express my immense gratitude to the Unilife Team for the last 3 years. Unilife was the perfect choice from the start and has continued to provide excellent, luxurious ‘home from home’ accommodation for University Students.
Three years ago, I made contact and found the entire team at Unilife to be genuinely honest, open and professional at all times regarding their product, service provided and costs involved and I chose Unilife without any doubts. The integrity of the Senior Management and all staff I met was apparent and I haven’t looked back. A happy, safe and secure student is a student that will learn and strive to achieve their full potential at University.
Unilife students are totally secure and so comfortable, with modern and luxurious apartments that allow them their privacy along with a close community ethos promoted by the on-site team. The multi-purpose common room; onsite gym and washing machines/dryers mean students have all they need and more within the building. I have seen my daughter flourish whilst living at Unilife for three consecutive years and for her to be considering another year is testament to how good it has been.
The location of Unilife is so close to the University faculty buildings; to shops; to the Library; and to the Clubs – which also enhances the safety aspect with short distances for students to walk to, and return home to at night - just a five minute walk with the friends for life she has met also living at Unilife.
The entire team of staff, with specific mention to the House Manager – Frank, take time to get to know each student well offering them understanding and empathy, ensuring their well-being is monitored from a distance during their University years and in addition, ensuring the students feel a sense of belonging who have pride in their home and treat it with respect whilst entering adulthood.
Unilife provides the perfect ‘home from home’ unique student experience in safe and secure accommodation buildings and peace of mind for parents.