Wessex Lane Halls

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Europe, United Kingdom, Southampton

Wessex Lane Halls is a halls of residence complex owned by the University of Southampton. It is situated in the Swaythling district of Southampton, approximately one mile north-east of the University campus in Highfield. The complex is formed of South Stoneham House, Connaught Hall and Montefiore House. There are over 1800 undergraduate and postgraduate students living in Wessex Lane Halls. The Halls operates a Wardenal system, where post graduate and mature students are employed to look after the halls and students. This group is often referred to as the Senior Common Room. The students organise their own social events, sports teams and deal with welfare issues through the JCR (Junior Common Room)committee which is elected each year. The bars are run by the students union. The complex is served by excellent transport links, with regular Uni-link buses heading north to Southampton Airport (and Eastleigh at peak times) and south to Southampton City Centre and hourly trains from nearby Swaythling railway station.