University of Southampton
The University of Southampton is a research university placed in the city of Southampton on the southern coastline of England. The institute is known for its effective teaching activities and for aiming to having a positive impact on the local community and the environment.
The roots of the University of Southampton can be traced back to 1862. Its predecessor, Southampton's Hartley Institute, was founded with a private donation from Henry Robinson Hartle, the heir to a large wine business. In 1952, the institute received the right to grant degrees and soon opened 6 faculties focusing their teaching on economics, law, engineering, science, education and arts.
Today the university, now part of the Russell Group, is a pioneer in academic research related to cancer and Alzheimers disease. It is ranked a global top 100 university in the QS 2017 tanking, and UK top 10 in the Complete University Guide 2019 ranking.
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Highfield is the main campus and the heart of the University. The campus is home to many innovative buildings, lively arts venues, and great sports and leisure facilities. The bustling campus provides the perfect opportunity to get a feel for student life. Take a walk in the scenic gardens where you can find a spot to relax and catch up on reading, absorb the mixture of classical and modern architecture and or meet friends at the buzzing central piazza where the Student Union hosts a variety of events. See below for a list of amenities near our campus.
A 15 minute walk from Highfield, nestled in the green surroundings of Southampton common is Avenue Campus, home to Humanities. The campus has its own library. As a student you can enjoy the pleasant surroundings of the well-designed architecture while eating in the Avenue Cafe. See below for a list of amenities near our campus.
Boldrewood campus was created through a partnership between the University and Lloyds Register. The modern architecture houses some of the University’s engineering facilities. Get inspired by the unique backdrop while sitting on the campus’ main plaza. The campus is an 11 minute walk from Highfield which means you can use the facilities between studying. See below for a list of amenities near our campus.
The University of Southampton’s Waterfront campus, based at the National Oceanography Centre Southampton (NOCS) is home to Ocean and Earth Science, one of the leading marine and earth research centres in the UK. The building itself is unique in its location and community as it holds access to a wealth of cutting-edge facilities, a fleet of research vessels and globally leading experts in their fields. See below for a list of amenities near our campus.
The Winchester School of Art campus (WSA) is a short walk from the historic Winchester high-street, and just a 60-minute train journey from London. Discover great live music venues, restaurants and festivals in the city centre, browse the exhibitions at the on-campus gallery or clear your mind in the Hampshire countryside. Highlights of the year include the famous summer Hat Fair and the Christmas Market at the Cathedral. See below for a list of amenities near our campus.
The University Hospital Southampton is home to a community of medical students. The first UK Medical School to be awarded the international ASPIRE award for excellence in student engagement, collaborative learning goes beyond our excellent library resources and Centre for Anatomical Sciences; you can chat and share a coffee in Costa or a Panini in the M&S Café with researchers and scientists involved in ground breaking medical research. Alternatively join the many diverse MEDSOC events, clubs and socials; and public engagement opportunities. See below for a list of amenities near our campus.