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University of Southampton


Established in the year 1862, as the Hartley Institution, the University of Southampton is a research institute located in Southampton, England. Priorly known as the Hartley Institution, it was renamed as the Hartley University College which received its university status by the royal charter from the hands of Queen Elizabeth II and was renamed as the University of Southampton in the year 1952. In July 1953, the University awarded its first degrees after the appointment of the Duke of Wellington as Chancellor of the University. 

Currently catering over 23,000 students from all over the world, the University of Southampton also provides a wide range of degrees in various subjects out of which the University is particularly famous for Business, Biology and Engineering. 

In addition to this, the University of Southampton is also a member of the Russell Group along with Port-City University League, WUN, Universities UK, EUA, SETsquared, ACU and SES. 

Student accommodation University of Southampton

The University of Southampton is one of the well-recognised universities in the city. And with the student count of more than 40,000 students, fortunately, there is an extensive list of student accommodation options in Southampton to cater to the housing needs of the students. The Southampton student accommodation options include Private halls of residence, Halls of Residence and Private housing.

Southampton Uni Accommodation also known as Halls of Residence, are university building with dorms and rooms which a student can rent and live during their academic period. This building is situated inside the university campus, making it one of the most accessible student accommodation choices for the students. Also, only the university students are allowed to rent out a room at the University of Southampton accommodation. But note that the Southampton University Accommodation tend to get sold out pretty quickly, thanks to its popularity and easy access to the University. 

Apart from the University of Southampton accommodation, the city also houses great choices in private student housing. The Off-campus accommodation near the University of Southampton includes reasonable shared apartment, non-en-suites, en-suites and studios. The rent of the Off-campus housing is generally included of all the expenses. Apart from this, the main reason for off-campus accommodation being popular is due to its quality maintenance and services provided which includes student benefit offers.

Apart from all these, if you are a student who is here for a short duration and is looking for short term tenancies near Southampton, do not worry, the town does provide some good other short term housing options near the University of Southampton. Cumberland Place, Crescent Place, Vincent Place and Marland House are some of the popular Southampton student flats.


The University of Southampton has a total of seven educational campuses. One in Winchester, five in Southampton and one in Malaysia. 

Located in the residential area of Highfield, the Highfield Campus is the University’s main campus. Opened on 20th June 1914, the campus houses a lot of buildings which includes Hartley Library, Jubilee Sports Hall, Synthetic Chemistry Building, the Zepler and Gower Buildings and the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research. The Southampton university’ Avenue Campus located on Highfield Road, is home to the Faculty of Humanities. Based at the European Way, the University’s Waterfront campus, also known as National Oceanography Centre, offers courses in Ocean and Earth Sciences. The Boldrewood Innovation Campus located at Burgess Road is just a short 15-20 minutes walk away from the Highfield Campus. The state-of-art campus is the centre where research, education and business coexist in maritime engineering, engineering sciences and other maritime disciplines. The campus is also home to the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute. The Winchester Campus is located in the centre of the historic and diverse city of Winchester and is home to the Winchester School of Art (WSA). Located in EduCity Iskandar Malaysia in Nusajaya, the University of Southampton Malaysia (UoSM) offers courses in Engineering. 

Student life

Southampton is a lively and vibrant city which is not only known for its universities and education but also for its entertainment and hangout options. For someone who is seeking the full university experience, the town offers a range of highly-rated restaurants, Pubs, Bars, Theatre, Music scenes, cafes and road-side eateries. 

Speaking of on-campus life, students can join one of the many vibrant clubs and societies in the University which are run by the student union or spend their leisure time studying at the well-stocked library which is accessible throughout the day. And if you need a break from the books and feel like unwinding after a long day at the university, you can enjoy a friendly game of football or work upon on your muscles at the University’s sports centre.  

Seeking a music scene? Head out to the Guildhall or the Mayflower Theatre or looking out to spend the evening dancing and drinking, stroll down the lane and you will find some gem. Enjoy some cocktails and food at the contemporary cafes and bars alongside the Bedford and Oxford Street.  

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