Find the right student broadband for your accommodation
Like at most uni halls or private student accommodation, you’ll probably have a short-term tenancy agreement running from September to July? Our 30-day student broadband deals could be ideal if you plan to leave at the end of term, as they are the most flexible Virgin Media broadband packages you can get.
What is Stream from Virgin Media?
Pick and mix your entertainment every month and only pay for the stuff you love. Just plug the Stream box into your TV to access faves like Sky Sports, Sky Cinema, and Netflix (if you subscribe), as well as all the TV channels and apps you can't live without.
Go wild: add stuff in, swap stuff out, cancel and un-cancel every month – you’ll never get stuck paying for anything you don’t fancy. Plus, we’ll give you 10% credit back on the entertainment subscriptions you add to Stream.
Student broadband’s specifically designed for student life, with contract terms that fit with the study year and student houses with multiple internet needs. Students will be looking for flexibility, with shorter tenancy agreements and several people using the internet at the same time.
Our student broadband packages offer connectivity that works for you. With download speeds of up to 516 Mbps and flexible contracts starting at just 30 days, our student deals are designed to complement student life. We offer both 30-day flexible contracts and 12-month contracts depending on how much flexibility you need – whether you’re staying for summer or leaving after the academic year, which usually lasts for 9 months.
There are a few key things to consider when picking student broadband. First, factor in how many people will be using the WiFi and what you’ll be using it for. It’s always better to overestimate and get more speed so no-one’s left waiting for their research to load.
Consider the price per person, not just the total figure. With demanding courses and multiple download needs, choosing a faster package can really pay off. And because you’ll be splitting the cost it can work out much more affordable than you might think. Choosing a broadband-only package without landline requirements can save on phone line costs.
Finally, choose a bundle that meets your timeline. Don’t get caught paying for a broadband package over the summer holidays. Look for short term or 30-day flexible contracts designed for student houses and only pay for a broadband connection when you actually need it.
We have a range of deals for students looking for fast fibre broadband. Our packages start from M125, which comes with an average download speed of 132 Mbps, all the way up to M500, which has an average download speed of 516 Mbps. You can also choose from a 12 month contract or a more flexible 30 day contract. Check out the deals at the top of the page to find the one best suited to your needs.
At Virgin Media, we have a range of fibre broadband packages to choose from – and because it’s fibre it means you’ll get a superfast connection.
Our first student package is M125 – it’s good for conducting research for your essays, scrolling on social media and bingeing on a few episodes. Our top student package is M500 – which is great for multi-gaming, HD streaming and keeping larger households connected.
We’ve made it easy to access the best broadband deals for students. Once you’ve chosen your student broadband package and contract length, simply give us your academic email address (they end in ac.uk) and we’ll take care of the rest.
Student broadband packages can’t be discounted. And there are no exclusive discounts that students can get on our standard home broadband packages. That said, you’re more than welcome to shop our general sales and special offers – keep an eye out for any broadband packages, with gifts or savings.
After you join, great perks will open up to you which all our broadband customers can enjoy. For example, our free WiFi hotspots – there’s around 20 million you can connect to using the Virgin Media Connect app in the UK and abroad.
We offer a range of broadband speeds on our student packages, so you should be able to find one that’s suitable for your household’s needs. Check the packages on this page to see what’s on offer for you.
Generally speaking, the faster your broadband speed the more devices you can keep connected at the same time. If your student house has a lot of residents who stream, download and have loads of devices connected at the same time, you’ll need a faster speed to accommodate that increased bandwidth need.
All our broadband deals come without a download limit, including our student broadband packages.
Once you’ve chosen your student broadband package, follow the steps to pay and set up your installation. Depending on where you live, and whether your property has had Virgin Media in the past, you will need to choose an engineer installation, or one of our QuickStart self-install packages
There’re a few things to consider when choosing your student broadband package. The key things to bear in mind are what broadband speed your household needs, what contract length you need (we currently offer 12 month and 30-day flexible contracts) and what your budget is.
We also offer broadband, TV and phone bundles which might suit your households needs.
No, you don’t have to be a student to take a flexible 30-day rolling broadband deal, with no early disconnection fees and the freedom to cancel with just 30 days’ notice.
The legal stuff
No setup fee
This promotion means you won’t pay the usual setup fee of £35. No setup fee is available on all bundles, broadband & phone, and broadband only packages until 2nd July 2023. If you can set up using a Self-Install pack, but choose to use an engineer for the installation, you’ll still be charged £30 for this service.
These prices are for new customers only.
Virgin Media services are only available in eligible Virgin Media network areas. TV 360, home phone, Volt benefits and WiFi Guarantee not currently available in 2022/23 network expansion areas.
All of the products on this page are subject to survey, network capacity and a credit check.
Each service has a minimum contract length that’s shown in your basket.
If you take a bundle with both Virgin Media and O2, you’ll have separate contracts and bills – one for Virgin Media, and another for O2.
- Offers are subject to eligibility and availability.
- Read the terms on the Priority app or at o2.co.uk/terms
Fastest WiFi guarantee of any major provider
Comparing WiFi guarantees of major UK ISPs. Terms of guarantee vary by provider. To verify click here. Virgin Fibre Areas only. Available with M50 broadband or faster. £8p/m extra or included with Gig1 or Volt. At least 20Mbps download speeds in every room or £100 one-off credit. Up to 3 WiFi Pods if needed. Excludes broadband faults and broadband network outages. Further exclusions & legal stuff apply.
UK’s fastest widely available broadband
Virgin Media Gig1 (average download speed 1130Mbps) vs fastest widely available average download speeds of UK ISPs. For verification see virginmedia.com/fast