About the University
The University of Southampton is located in the city of Southampton, on the south coast of England.
It is a founding member of the Russell Group and the Worldwide Universities Network, and currently has some 23,000 students enrolled, 2,000 of whom are international from more than 100 countries.
The University of Southampton places great emphasis on interdisciplinary cooperation and collaboration with industry. Employers are often invited to Open Career Days on campus, while Southampton Careers Service provides free advice to all students of the University of Southampton for up to three years after graduation.
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The university offers accommodation at both the Southampton and Winchester campuses. Nine halls of residence are each divided into flats, with single-occupancy bedrooms sharing communal kitchen and living spaces. Halls have areas for socialising and laundry and some have gym and leisure facilities too.
The University of Southampton is renowned for its breadth of specialist facilities. These include laboratories in the Biological Sciences, Chemistry and Electronics departments as well as over twelve specialist libraries. There is also a Coral Reef Laboratory, Research Aquarium and a purpose built concert hall.
Southampton is a exciting coastal city, home to the longest stretch of surviving medieval walls in England. It's rich heritage makes it a fun place to live and explore.
The city has a range of shops, cafes, restaurants and bars, as well as large theatres and art galleries. The university Students' Union runs over 200 societies and 80 sports clubs.
Chris Packham (naturalist), Justine Greening (politician), Sir Tim Berners-Lee (computer scientist), Sir Nigel Shadbolt (computer scientist), Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell (astrophysicist)