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University of Southampton

Southampton | South East England

City Campus By the sea

Ucas code: S27

The University of Southampton is a place of transformation. Through education and research, innovation and enterprise, we unlock creative potential and provide opportunities that transform the lives of our students, our community, society and the economy. Did you know...Sir Tim Berners-Lee, inventor of the World Wide Web, is Chair of Computer Science here.
Source:University of Southampton Students' Union

What students say about this university

Dialog 1280 comments (331 students)
    • Everyday expenses

      I managed to get quite a few jobs during my time at uni, all of which were in some way connected either to the University or...

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      2012, 3rd year, English Law

      Everyday expenses

      I managed to get quite a few jobs during my time at uni, all of which were in some way connected either to the University or the Students' Union. Transport around the city is managed in your first year with a bus service that's included in the rent you pay in halls, and many students tend to either walk or cycle in the subsequent years. If you want to go into the city and don't have a bike, you can walk it in about 30 minutes or you could take the bus (2 for a single or 3 for a day ticket). If you do want to cycle, there is a good number of places to lock bikes up on campus and around town. Food and drink on campus are generally pretty well priced, but the prices aren't rock-bottom. They're still cheaper than going elsewhere, mostly.

      2012, 3rd year, English Law

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    • Accommodation

      Large clean and nice rooms, matience people are good at fixing things and safe environment to live. Just very expensive

      2016, 1st year, Psychology Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Accommodation

      Started looking for a house to share with 6 previous flatmates just after christmas as houses were going quick and we wanted...

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      2016, 2nd year, Clinical Physiology

      Accommodation

      Started looking for a house to share with 6 previous flatmates just after christmas as houses were going quick and we wanted good value for money. Houses are expensive in southampton, averaging 90 a week for a fair quality house. Were told bad reviews about large student agencies, however we decided to go with these as they were cheap and avoided agency fees. Have had no problems with them - if you respect their houses, they will respect you.

      2016, 2nd year, Clinical Physiology

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    • The upside

      Campus food choices Teaching Computer facilities

      2012, 2nd year, Computer Science

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    • Creative scene

      Expanding area at the moment

      2014, 3rd year, Aeronautical Engineering

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    • Careers

      There are many talks and careers fairs throughout the year.

      2016, 2nd year, Pure Mathematics

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How students describe this university

We asked more than 11,000 undergraduates to say how far they would describe their uni as having the following characteristics. We carry out this analysis where we have scores from at least 30 students. You can also see whether these ratings are high, medium or low compared to other universities.

Creative

64%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

75%

MED

Varied union activities

70%

MED

Sporty

72%

MED

Political

49%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
% of graduates in work or further study 95% MED
Average graduate salary £22k HIGH
Student score 81% MED

Overall student satisfaction

86%

of students are very or quite satisfied with this university

Number of students

24,875

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

70%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

7%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

53%

of students are female

Young / Mature

10%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

29%

of students here are from outside the UK

Student union satisfaction

66%

of students are very or quite satisfied with the student union

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