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4.1 out of 5 stars based on 1500 reviews
4.1 / 1500 reviews
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Halls of Residence
Halls of Residence
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 186 reviews
4.1 / 186 reviews
Location
Location
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 97 reviews
3.9 / 97 reviews
Clubs & Societies
Clubs & Societies
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 38 reviews
4.6 / 38 reviews
Party Vibe
Party Vibe
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 97 reviews
4.1 / 97 reviews
Freshers' Week
Freshers' Week
3.1 out of 5 stars based on 7 reviews
3.1 / 7 reviews

Overview

The University of Southampton is a Global top 100 and UK top 20 university, located in the vibrant port city of Southampton on the south coast of England. Dating back to 1862, the University has a rich history, and is a founding member of the Russell Group. The University is home to 23,000 students, but there is still a friendly feel, including the very active Students Union, which boasts over 300 societies, run by students for students. There are more than 350 undergraduate degree programmes to choose from, all led by passionate teaching staff, often at the forefront of their field. With consistently high levels of student satisfaction and a silver in the Teaching Excellence Framework, you can be sure you’re getting an education that is led by cutting-edge research and driven by student needs. The University has five campuses spread throughout the city, with two further campuses in Winchester and Malaysia, for a truly diverse and global university experience. 

 

Nightlife

Southampton offers a lively nightlife scene, with venues to suit everyone. The Students’ Union runs The Stags, a traditional pub, and The Bridge, a gourmet bistro bar. In Portswood and the city centre, you will find a range of venues from elegant cocktail bars to budget-friendly student clubs and live music venues. Popular student haunts include nightclub Jesters, The Hobbit pub, and Common People festival which is held every year. 

 

Halls of residence

The university has ten halls of residence, each with a unique style. There are rooms with en-suite bathrooms or shared facilities, with self-catered or catered options. Houses and flats for families and regulated private rented houses are also available. You can choose to live in mixed or same gender flats, and quieter flats are offered, so there is an option to suit everyone. 

Location

Highfield Campus is located less than 15 minutes from the city centre, where you can find lots of shopping, restaurants and cultural venues, such as the West Quay shopping centre, home to over 100 shops, and the Mayflower theatre that often presents West End favourites. The countryside is on your doorstep, with the New Forest 20 minutes away and the Isle of Wight across the Solent. There are also over 60 green spaces to enjoy throughout the city.

 

Clubs and societies

The Students’ Union runs over 300 clubs and societies, including more than 90 sports clubs. From American Football to Quidditch, Performing Arts to Cake Decorating, there is sure to be a society to suit any student. The Union is also home to Surge radio station, a newspaper, magazine and TV station, run entirely by students using industry-standard equipment. Still nothing for you? Create your own society with just five like-minded others.

Freshers' week

Experience Freshers’ Week and make new friends at a wide variety of events, from nights out including the huge Welcome Parties at the Union, to chilled day-time events such as the adorable Meet the Hearing Dogs. Head to the Freshers’ Fayre to grab some freebies and discounts from local companies, or come along to the Bunfight to find out more about all the sports and societies you can get involved with in your first year and beyond. 

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Student Stats

Number of students24040
Male : Female47 : 53
Fulltime : Part time91 : 9
UK : International71 : 29

Awards

Halls of Residence
Top 5 University for Halls of Residence
Clubs & Societies
Top 20 University for Clubs & Societies

Reviews

The University of Southampton Reviews

4.1 out of 5 stars based on 1500 reviews
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5 Stars
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4 Stars
708
3 Stars
181
2 Stars
71
1 Star
25
Campus/University buildings
4.2 out of 5 stars based on 207 reviews
Learning facilities
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 207 reviews
Sports facilities
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 207 reviews
Student Union
3.7 out of 5 stars based on 207 reviews
Careers service
3.9 out of 5 stars based on 207 reviews
Organisation
3.8 out of 5 stars based on 207 reviews
Inclusivity
4.3 out of 5 stars based on 12 reviews
Health and Wellbeing services
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 19 reviews
Support for international students
3.6 out of 5 stars based on 8 reviews
Support and facilities for disabled students
4.1 out of 5 stars based on 10 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

Anonymous

8th July 2018
An amazing university, with lots of clubs, societies and support from students and colleagues! There is really modern facilities on the premises, which help the aid of student learning.
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review

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5th July 2018
The uni nightlife is good. Library is huge but campus is really far from the city centre so as a result not go there very often
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Very inclusive
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
Bad, very quikc checks and do not what theyre talking about. Always googling
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3.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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Course review , 07/08/2017

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BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review

Great staff and resources available.  Not enough teaching time however, so some lecturers cover too much in each lecture making it difficult to keep up and revise large amounts of subject material without lecturer help.

Course review , 31/05/2017

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BA (Hons) History
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review

Big downfall is price considering still paying for printing, very few contact hours, limited study space, no trips
Otherwise content and module variety great, was mostly very well taught.
Wish class sizes had been smaller or more group work in first year in order to socialise better with cource.

Course review , 29/05/2017

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BSc (Hons) Biomedical Sciences
4.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
4.0 / 1 review

The content of my degree is highly interesting, making learning enjoyable including practical applications in laboratory situations. However, there is a lot of content which often feels a little too much to learn properly before the exam period and we are always learning right up until the last minute.

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Course module review - Research Methods and Data Analysis III, 11/03/2017

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Research Methods and Data Analysis III
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review

Although not everyone is a fan of statistics, I found that this was my favourite module in my second year of university. The lecturer is excellent, goes over and beyond to help students, her examples to understand the concepts better are always helpful and sometimes even funny. I really enjoyed this module.

Course module review - Logic, 09/03/2017

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Logic
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review

Logic is by far my most enjoyable module. its seen as the link between maths and philosophy. It is very complex and mathematical for a philosophy degree so most people either love it or hate it. The lecturer is a very funny and laid back but unfortunately some people think they arent being pushed enough whilst other think they are being pushed too far. However, results are normally in the 80's or 90's due to the quality of the module.

Course module review - Knowledge and Mind, 09/02/2017

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Knowledge and Mind
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review

Loved the lecturer, Genia Schbäumsfeld, makes the effort not to just read off of the slides and gives a lot of insightful ways of interpreting the text and says points in intellectual ways which is good for the essays. The main text studied was Descartes Meditations which was great but would've preferred more texts covering the epistemological branch of philosophy but really enjoyed the meditations regardless. Form of Assessment of 3 1000 word essays was perfect and loved how there was no exam based assessment.

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4.1 out of 5 stars based on 36 reviews
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3.9 out of 5 stars based on 97 reviews
3.9 / 97 reviews
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1 Cheerleading - Vixens
4.7 out of 5 stars based on 3 reviews
4.7 / 3 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
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4.5 out of 5 stars based on 2 reviews
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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6 Badminton (Recreational)
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
7 Ballroom and Latin Dance Society
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
5.0 / 1 review
8 Boat (Rowing)
5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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5.0 out of 5 stars based on 1 review
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4.5 out of 5 stars based on 64 reviews
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4.6 out of 5 stars based on 8 reviews
4.6 / 8 reviews
7 The Hobbit
4.6 out of 5 stars based on 8 reviews
4.6 / 8 reviews
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4.4 out of 5 stars based on 9 reviews
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4.0 out of 5 stars based on 12 reviews
4.0 / 12 reviews
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4.6 out of 5 stars based on 5 reviews
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Location Details

The University of Southampton
The University of Southampton
Southampton
SO17 1BJ
United Kingdom