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Student broadband deals

Flexible contracts and superfast, reliable broadband for students with an ‘ac.uk’ email address. Student broadband deals, coming summer 2024.

Can’t wait for our best student WiFi deals?

Student broadband deals are available in summer, for a limited time before the new academic year. But you’re in luck. Rolling contract broadband is another great option for students, or anyone looking for short-term deals. With no early disconnection fees and the freedom to cancel with just 30 days’ notice, these can be as temporary as you like. You’d still have flexibility to come back in 2024 and take advantage of our best student broadband deals!

What is student broadband?

Student broadband (sometimes called student WiFi) is unlimited fibre broadband, just on a shorter term contract. 18-months is standard for most broadband deals, but student broadband deals last 30-days or 12 months at a time. Ideal when you only need an internet connection for the academic year, or even for part of a semester.

Find the right student broadband for your accommodation

Our student broadband deals will give you a choice of two contract lengths and a wide range of superfast speeds. Whatever your needs, whether you’re a couple or big group living together, we have broadband student deals for you.

  • M125 Broadband is plenty for two housemates. Game, check social media and browse online, all at the same time.

  • M250 Broadband is ideal for four of you. Stream movies, game and browse online, all together.

  • M350 and M500 Broadband support six or more. Stream party playlists, have movie nights and multiple gamers playing at once.

Ideal for short-term rentals

Keep 30-day student broadband deals rolling for as long as you need. Such as from September to July, while you’re staying in halls or uni accommodation.

Go superfast on a student budget

M125 to M500 student broadband deals are as fast and reliable as standard broadband deals. But much more flexible and with contract terms that are student-friendly.

What you'll get with our student broadband deals

Priority from O2

Get the UK’s only student broadband deals with access to Priority. Grab pre-sale tickets to 1000s of gigs and events, and enjoy all the rewards and daily treats, on us.

Superfast speeds you can rely on

Our network is 99.89% reliable. Plus, our mighty WiFi Hub is powered by built-in Intelligent WiFi technology to help keep you connected.

Flexible student broadband contracts

Feel free to end our rolling 30-day student broadband contracts at any time, with no risk of early cancellation fees. Ideal for short-term student accommodation.

Plus, take advantage of these extra benefits

10% credit back on selected entertainment subscriptions

Get student broadband and TV in 2024. Add Stream from Virgin Media and you can pick and mix entertainment, like Netflix, each month.

Speeds guaranteed in every room – or money back

You can add our WiFi guarantee with WiFi Max to 2024 student broadband deals for a monthly fee.

What are the best student WiFi deals you have?

All our student broadband deals for 2024 will help you to send and receive files, stream classes, host video meetings and have a productive time studying (or chilling out) at home. The best broadband for students is pretty subjective as it depends on personal factors, really, like how many roommates will share the connection at the same time and what activities you’ll use the internet for. But here’s some advice about our speeds to get you started.

M125 Student Broadband

  • 132Mbps download, 20Mbps upload – average speeds.
  • Our best student broadband for: connecting 5 to 9 devices.

M250 Student Broadband

  • 264Mbps download, 25Mbps upload – average speeds.
  • One of our best student broadband deals for: 10+ devices.

M350 Student Broadband

  • 362Mbps download, 36Mbps upload – average speeds.
  • One of our best broadband deals for students into: online gaming.

M500 Student Broadband

  • 516Mbps download, 52Mbps upload – average speeds.
  • Fastest – Our best student broadband speed. Super-connected.

What should I look for when choosing the best student broadband?

You’ll need to know what you’re looking for in terms of cost, contract length and, of course, student broadband speeds. So before you get into comparing our best student broadband deals, make sure to chat through your budget, speed needs and even your plans for the summer, all together as roommates.

FAQs

The legal stuff

*Monthly price of Virgin Media’s main services and O2 Airtime Plan will increase each April from April 2025 by the Retail Price Index rate of inflation announced in February each year plus 3.9%. Doesn’t apply to any add-ons you may have selected, out-of-bundle charges or admin costs, which may increase separately. See www.virginmedia.com/prices and www.o2.co.uk/prices for details.

Xbox Series S or £200 bill credit:

  • This offer is available to new Virgin Media customers ordering the Bigger Combo bundle + Movies, Bigger Combo bundle + Sports HD, Biggest TV bundle (including Volt variants), or the Mega Volt bundle online.
  • The bundle needs to be ordered between 26th February and 11.59pm on 3rd March 2024.
  • Your contract runs for 18 months.
  • This offer can’t be used with another offer.
  • A household can only claim 1 Xbox or 1 bill credit amount.
  • We can remove this offer at any time.
  • Prices may change during your contract.
  • We can’t offer cash or anything else in place of this offer.
  • You won’t be able to keep your Xbox or bill credit if:
  • You cancel your services before they’re installed or before the end of your 14-day cancellation period.
  • You downgrade your bundle before your services are installed or before the end of your 14-day cancellation period.

Virgin Media £200 bill credit: This offer is available to new Virgin Media customers ordering the Bigger Combo bundle + Movies, Bigger Combo bundle + Sports HD, Biggest TV bundle (including Volt variants), or the Mega Volt bundle online. This bill credit will be applied to your first bill. Any that’s left over will be applied to your following bills until it’s all used. This offer runs between 26th February and 11.59pm on 3rd March 2024.

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. 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. Virgin TV 360 and, for the time being, home phone are not available in new 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.

Priority is a service from O2 that current Virgin Media customers aged 16+ can also use.
  • Offers are subject to eligibility and availability.
  • Read the terms on the Priority app or at o2.co.uk/terms

  • Get fast, reliable WiFi gliding through every room or money back
    Eligible Virgin Fibre areas only. WiFi Guarantee available with M50 broadband or faster. £8p/m extra or included with Gig1, Gig2 or Volt. At least 30Mbps download speeds in every room or £100 one-off credit. Up to 3 WiFi Pods if needed. Exclusions & legal stuff apply.

    †To verify, see: https://www.virginmedia.com/legal/awards. Best in Test: based on umlaut Fixed Broadband Benchmark 2023 comparing major UK ISPs on download speed, upload speed, latency and stability. Uswitch Most Popular Broadband Provider: based on Uswitch consumer research Dec 2022 - Jan 2023 conducted by Opinium comparing broadband sales volumes and overall customer satisfaction of major UK ISP operators, split equally to form a combined score. Best Combined Connectivity Experience: based on GWS test results Oct 2022-Apr 2023 comparing data connectivity performance of major UK mobile operators and their associated ISP partners to form a combined score across both mobile network and WiFi experience.