As a major port on the south coast, Southampton is a thriving city that covers all your basic student needs. The shopping is excellent, in particular WestQuay Shopping Centre located in the city centre, nightlife is also well provided for with numerous pubs, clubs and bars. The two universities are well positioned, Southampton Solent right in the centre and the University of Southampton just off the centre to the north. Transport is good with the uni-link buses providing great service for the 40,000+ students in the city. London is an hour and half away via the M3 and Southampton Airport is just three miles from the city centre for all your international/national requirements.