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Compare our legendary student broadband deals

Go from housemate to hero with 9 month broadband deals for students*

With three levels of awesome broadband speeds and 9 month deals available exclusively for students, we’ve got the perfect package whatever the size of your house share. You could have the whole house online at the same time and you don’t even need a phone line to do it. It’s all down to DOCSIS® 3 – the magic in our cables.

Plus, with QuickStart you could self install and be up and running in as little as four working days. You could even pop into your local store to order your broadband, buy your kit at the same time, and get your broadband running on the very same day.

Oh, and did we mention that we just won Best Broadband Provider at the USwitch Broadband Awards? We’re top of the class for the fourth year running!

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*9 month minimum term applies. After month 9, your contract will continue automatically and be charged at our standard rates unless and until you notify us to cancel

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Ultrafast broadband
With speeds of up to 200Mbps and unlimited downloads, there’s plenty of power to go round you and your mates.

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Self install
Self installing with QuickStart is free, quick, easy, and could get you could be up and running in as little as 4 working days.

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No phone line needed
No phone line? No problem. We’ll only give you what you need, and you can still experience ultrafast speeds of up to 200Mbps!

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9 month contract
With a 9 month contract to fit around term-time, you don’t have to be tied in over the summer hols. Fist bump!

See how we stack up

We're delivering download speeds of up to 200Mbps - that's more than 2x faster than the top advertised speeds of BT Infinity 2 and Sky's fastest widely available fibre (76Mbps)º.

  • Mbps
  • 50
  • 100
  • 150
  • 200
  • Virgin
  • DOCSIS© 3 cable
    Up to 200 Mbps
  • BT
  • Fibre optic
    Up to 76 Mbps
  • Sky
  • Fibre optic
    Up to 76 Mbps

Time to choose your speed. #winning

Up to 50Mbps
Unlimited downloads

SuperFibre 50 Broadband

Explore the world of superfast internet

The Hero of superfast speed, offering up to 50Mbps

  • Unlimited superfast streaming and browsing for everyone
  • Great for smaller house shares with 1-4 devices
  • On average 5x faster than BT and Sky's regular broadband

You could get online within 4 working days with QuickStart self install. No phone line required. Free service and repairs.

£34
.00
a month
No Virgin Phone line
9 month contract
£14.99 activation fee applies
Start your order
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Up to 100Mbps
Unlimited downloads

VIVID 100 Fibre Broadband

Our next generation optical fibre

A legend is born: ultrafast speed up to 100Mbps

  • Enough surfing, downloading and streaming for your whole squad
  • Great for mid-sized house shares with 5-9 devices
  • On average 8x faster than BT and Sky's regular broadband~

You could get online within 4 working days with QuickStart self install. No phone line required. Free service and repairs.

£39
.00
a month
No Virgin Phone line
9 month contract
£14.99 activation fee applies
Start your order
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Up to 200Mbps
Unlimited downloads

VIVID 200

A whole new way to experience the internet

The Don. Experience ultrafast speed up to 200Mbps

  • Loads of HD streaming and watching in 4K for all the house
  • Great for big shared houses with 10+ devices
  • More than 2x faster than BT Infinity 2 and Sky’s fastest widely available fibre (76Mbps)º

You could get online within 4 working days with QuickStart self install. No phone line required. Free service and repairs.

£47
.00
a month
No Virgin Phone line
9 month contract
£14.99 activation fee applies
Start your order
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£34.00 per month

Frequently Asked Questions

Still not sure whether a 9 month contract is right for you? Take a look below at some of our most frequently asked questions. And if you still can’t find the answer to your question, try our online help or pop into one of our stores.  

What’s the difference between fibre optic broadband and ADSL?

Broadband comes to your house either through the national copper wire telephone network (DSL) or fibre optic cable.

Fibre optic cable is made from strands of glass which carry information by light. Not only can it carry much faster broadband speeds than ADSL, it also gives you more bandwidth, which is great for people being online at the same time – but several users with multiple devices online at the same time will always make the Internet feel slower within the home.

And, unlike a DSL connection, fibre optic broadband doesn’t get slower the further away your house is from the telephone exchange.

Will I really get the broadband speed you say I will?

Our customers get between 93% and 98% of the speeds we promise, while other providers only achieve around 40% of the speeds they promise. So when Ofcom tested our up to 30Mb broadband, for example, they got an average speed over 24 hours of 28 to 29.5Mb. Read more about our broadband speeds.

While we deliver the speeds into your home and a wireless signal around your home using our Super Hub, the biggest issue that can affect the speeds individual devices receive is concurrent usage of multiple devices within the home. Your broadband is a shared ‘pipe’ and the connection speed is split between all the devices using the broadband connection at the same time.

How can I get the best speeds possible from my broadband connection?

We would recommend ensuring that heavy bandwidth activities such as uploading and downloading large of amounts of data are done at off-peak times (such as the small hours of the morning) to not slow down the speeds experienced by other members of the household.

Other factors that can affect the broadband speed include the usage of multiple devices at the same time, which results in the speeds being shared by all the devices using it at the same time.

For tips and tricks to help you get the best possible speed from your Virgin Broadband connection, take a look in Our Products area.

What's faster - wired or wireless broadband?
Wireless is great for everyday use, but it’s never going to be as quick as a wired connection. So when you need maximum speed, try using an Ethernet cable to connect to your computer. You should also disconnect any other devices not currently being used to maximise your broadband speed.
Do I need my own router?

No, we’ll take care of that. All of our student broadband packages come with our flash new Super Hub.

Whichever speed you choose, your Super Hub will beam wireless broadband around your home and it can handle speeds of up to 152Mb and more, so it’ll be able to keep up with speed increases in the near future.

When does my bill come out?
You’ll get a monthly bill for your Virgin Media services. The date your monthly billing period starts is the same date that your services are installed. We’ll send you an email when your new bill is ready to view which will tell you the date we’ll be taking your payment.
Do I need a bank account or credit card?
No, but bear in mind that the prices advertised are based on you paying by Direct Debit, which can only be set up with a bank account. If you decide not to pay by Direct Debit, there’s an extra charge of £5 per month.
Can we get Sky Sports and Cinema with a student package?
Yes, if you take a package with TV you can add Sky Sports or Sky Cinema. To get them, you first need to order your student broadband and TV package online. As soon as your package is installed at home, give us a ring on 0845 650 4545 and we'll activate your Sky channels in a jiffy.
What happens at the end of the 9 month contract?
At the end of the initial 9 months, your package will just continue until you decide to stop it. Remember, if you want to cancel you need to give us 30 days' notice so just give us a call and we’ll cancel the contract for you.

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