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University of Southampton

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

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.

Varied union activities

74%

MED

Diverse local nightlife

74%

MED

Sporty

66%

MED

Creative

57%

LOW

Political

56%

MED

Vital stats

Sources: NSS, DLHE & HESA
Average graduate salary £23k HIGH
% of graduates in work or further study 97% MED
Student satisfaction score 77% MED

Number of students

24,623

students attended last year

Undergraduate / Postgraduate

69%

of students are undergrads

Full-time / Part-time

6%

of students are part-time

Male / Female

46%

of students are male

Young / Mature

9%

of students aged over 21

UK / Non-UK

29%

of students here are from outside the UK

What students say about this university

Dialog 623 comments (158 students)
    • Accomodation

      The people in the house now did all of the searching and came up with a few possibilities that we all looked at. We knew we...

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      2018, 2nd year, Philosophy Not Elsewhere Classified

      Accomodation

      The people in the house now did all of the searching and came up with a few possibilities that we all looked at. We knew we needed to look early because of wanting accommodation for 12. We had to sign our agreement with 1 person short but have now found that person. Signing the agreement was a bit stressful for me as I suffer from anxiety and I wasn't aware of the information I would need

      2018, 2nd year, Philosophy Not Elsewhere Classified

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    • Course

      I have recieved great Teaching on my course, with the staff very friendly and open, as well as easily accessible. Feedback is...

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      2018, 2nd year, Ancient History

      Course

      I have recieved great Teaching on my course, with the staff very friendly and open, as well as easily accessible. Feedback is on time and always very detailed, detailing what you did well, which I think is just as important as what you can improve on, and constructive criticism for the future. There is a wide topic coverage though it could be more consistent or broad at times. It can sometimes feel laking on my course. I feel I have learned a lot, especially more on writing style and proper formating of essays and other assignements, which can lead to a very apt ability to alwyas consider your work. There are workshops and consist help throughout the year which the department tries to keep all updated on.

      2018, 2nd year, Ancient History

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    • Accomodation

      I live on a road which comes off the University. There are a good few students along the road as well as residents of varying...

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      2018, 2nd year, Ancient History

      Accomodation

      I live on a road which comes off the University. There are a good few students along the road as well as residents of varying ages. There is a school on our road as well which can make the road busy at times and thus noisy at times. It is not far from the university, about a 5 minute walk up the road, and is near the bus routes. It is a 5-10 minute walk from a tesco local and 5 minute car drive from a large sainsburys and a highstreet, Portswood, which provides a mixed bag of services, from exotic foods, to takeaways, charity shops and repair and tool shops. It is quite far from the city centre, a 20+ minute journey into the centre or a 30+ minute bus ride. It is quite though, aside the odd house party by neighbours. Neighbours are very respectful and friendly. Overall, it is a good location and I would live there again, if the house I lived in were a bit better.

      2018, 2nd year, Ancient History

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    • Support

      I unfortunately have not looked for support regarding this, whereby I am looking to get help from my parents plus sustain...

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      2018, 2nd year, Ancient History

      Support

      I unfortunately have not looked for support regarding this, whereby I am looking to get help from my parents plus sustain myself. My University though does have an apt advice and help desk for student queris such as this, though i have yet to go there.

      2018, 2nd year, Ancient History

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    • Scholarship

      I looked but never knew exactly the procedure.

      2018, 2nd year, Ancient History

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    • Support

      Haven’t really looked for help

      2018, 2nd year, Psychology Not Elsewhere Classified

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