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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)
    • Facilities

      The library is huge, I don't go there often so get lost in it, but it's a great space to go and work when you need quiet and no...

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      2012, 1st year, Electronic Engineering

      Facilities

      The library is huge, I don't go there often so get lost in it, but it's a great space to go and work when you need quiet and no distractions. I tend to spend most of my time in the ECS building due to my subject - the labs have everything you could possibly need, there's usually someone around to help with whatever you need. There's also a huge amount of computers available, but these are usually all taken up at the busier times (lunchtime and early evening) - unless you get there at an unusual time, you may be in for a bit of a wait for a machine. All the computers in the main lab have two large screens and amazing processors, perfect for any work you have to do.

      2012, 1st year, Electronic Engineering

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    • Accommodation

      The student accommodation was limited, especially in Winchester, 11 people sharing a kitchen can get intense. Not up to date...

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      2013, 3rd year, Graphic Design

      Accommodation

      The student accommodation was limited, especially in Winchester, 11 people sharing a kitchen can get intense. Not up to date with the Wifi. The rooms were on the small side but you all had your own bathroom. The great thing about halls is the social side, you meet a huge variety of people all in the same situation and all eager to make friends. I cant speak for southampton halls but I heard most are pretty similar.

      2013, 3rd year, Graphic Design

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    • Nightlife

      jesters

      2014, 4th year, Aeronautical Engineering

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    • The upside

      Tutorials and guest lectures are great. Great reputation when applying for jobs and internships.

      2013, 2nd year, Illustration

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    • Finances

      uni amenities can be expensive considering how much money they already get off me

      2016, 3rd year, Ancient History

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    • Creative scene

      There's a lot of stuff for different abilities

      2014, 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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