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, the Students’ Union, cafes and bars, Jubilee Sports Centre, shops and healthcare sites. Recently transformed facilities include our chemistry labs, Health Sciences and Electronics and Computer Science (ECS) spaces, and our award-winning Centenary Building. Highfield Campus is also home to our new Student Hub, your go-to place for support, created using student feedback.
Avenue Campus, situated within walking distance to Highfield Campus, houses humanities subjects. It’s the site of our brand-new Digital Humanities Hub, with virtual reality technology and an immersive AV centre.
The Boldrewood Innovation Campus hosts engineering sciences and some of our most cutting-edge facilities including a driving simulator, a 138m towing tank, and our £48m National Infrastructure Laboratory.
The National Oceanography Centre, one of the world’s leading research centres for ocean and earth sciences, hosts the Coral Reef Laboratory and research aquarium. It is also home to one of the largest marine science libraries in Europe.
Southampton General Hospital is the main site for early years teaching in medicine. It serves the local population, and is a Major Trauma Centre (MTC).
Winchester School of Art is home to the arts courses, and offers a friendly, lively campus within walking distance of Winchester station and city centre. Its cutting-edge resources include specialist suites and studios, industrial sewing and knitting machines, and an on-campus gallery.
University of Southampton Malaysia is home to foundation year and undergraduate programmes in engineering, business, and computer science in Malaysia.
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.
Your Student’s Union
As soon as you arrive, you automatically become a member of the University of Southampton Students’ Union (SUSU).
Run for students, by students, the Students’ Union aims to make sure every student loves their time at the University of Southampton. Its purpose is to help students form friendship groups, support them to complete their degree, and give them a voice in the University and wider community.
Aside from over 300 clubs and societies, we have a range of enticing facilities on campus – a new multimillion pound sports centre on its way soon, Turner Sims music hall, art galleries, state-of-the-art labs, two theatres, cafés, bars, restaurants and the Union Films cinema, offering discounted blockbusters. The Students’ Union also hosts events including live music, student balls, comedy and quiz nights.
Sports and recreation
Our large, well-equipped sports complex, hosts six-lane, 25-metre swimming pool, over 140 fitness stations, 20 grass and synthetic pitches, two sports halls, a martial arts studio and an indoor bouldering wall. Our range of classes, including circuits and pilates, means there’s something on offer for everyone.
You can also make the most of our coastal location by diving into a wide range of exciting watersports and on water activities, including kitesurfing and sailing.
Team Southampton is proud to be an inclusive and welcoming sports environment. Our sports clubs are led by students, for students, and you don’t need previous experience to be able to join in. Support is always available from our sports department and Students’ Union, and our facilities are open to all.