Our world-class facilities make Southampton one of the UK's best universities for research and study.
The University is centred on Highfield Campus, where you’ll find the Student Services Centre, Hartley Library and the Students’ Union.
Avenue Campus,situated next to Southampton Common, houses humanities subjects.
The Boldrewood Innovation Campus hosts engineering sciences and some of our most cutting-edge facilities.
The National Oceanography Centre, one of the world’s leading research centres for ocean and earth sciences, is by the city’s dockside.
Southampton General Hospital is home to the Faculty of Medicine.
Winchester School of Art is home to the arts courses, and offers a friendly, lively campus.
Libraries and learning spaces
The university's five libraries include three million books, journals, reports and specialist collections. Many journal subscriptions are electronic and the collection includes over 480,000 e-books, which you can access anywhere.
Hartley Library is the main library, located on Highfield campus, with a reputation as one of the leading research libraries in the UK.
Every student is assigned a Personal Academic Tutor and Senior Tutor for general academic support.
Enabling Services and the Students’ Union Advice Centre are open and contactable all year, and exist specifically for those facing difficulties or a crisis. Both services provide free, independent and confidential advice.
Highfield offers an enticing range of cafés, restaurants and bars to satisfy your appetite.
You will also find an art gallery, concert hall, two theatres, and the Union Films cinema,offering discounted blockbusters. The Students’ Union is very active, supporting over 300 societies. The Union also hosts events including live music, student balls, comedy and quiz nights.
Sports and recreation
The £8.5m Jubilee Sports Centre complex sits on Highfield campus, boasting a 25-metre swimming pool, gym, sports hall, martial arts and dance studios- even a bouldering wall. The Wide Lane Sports Ground, which hosts everything from cricket, football and rugby to lacrosse and baseball, recently benefited from a £4.3m renovation. Many halls also offer their own facilities.
Access is available with a Sports and Wellbeing membership.
Over 90 sports and fitness groups, open to all abilities, are run by the Students’ Union.