City is great! Not too big, but big enough to find job, if you will study and work ! If you are used to the business and craziness of London and want similar experience - this is not the place for you. :D Southampton is more chill. But I love it . :)

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University of Southampton

The origins of the University of Southampton date back to 1862 and these days the university is known for being a research-intensive and was the founding member of the Russell Group. It is particularly well known for its Engineering faculty and is cited as the UK’s leading university for Engineering.

 

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Solent University

Solent University has been a university since 2005 but has a long educational history that dates back to 1856. It has approximately 11,000 students from the UK and from around the globe. The university’s teaching has been recognised with a silver rating from the Teaching Excellence Framework.

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The cost is relatively low than big cities like London. It is a good place to live.

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Public transport, A++, the unilink buses are brill (and free in 1st year), the trains are well connected, v quick to London/the New Forest/Bournemouth for a day out.

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Southampton has become a destination for shopping thanks to Westquay, a shopping centre that has been rated as one of the UK’s top ten retail locations. You’ll find all your high-street favourite shops here as well as an array of restaurants and a huge 10 screen cinema. The High Street and Above Bar Street are popular areas for students with shops such as Primark, TK MAXX and Urban Outfitters. 

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Sailing and Water Sports

Southampton has always been famous for its boats, making it a perfect place to have some fun trying out different water sports. All the universities will have water sports societies and clubs to join for beginners and experts, which is a great way to get involved.

 

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Isle of Wight 

On average there are 19 ferry crossings a day to the Isle of Wight, making it a very easy and fun day out! There’s so much to explore whether it's the cobble streets of Cowes, discovering the coastline, exploring the dinosaur fossils or making it all the way to the other side of the island to see the Needles.

 

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New Forest 

The New Forest National Park is literally on your doorstep, it takes just 15-minutes by train to get to the heart of it. There’s fantastic walking and cycling trails, traditional pubs to try and of course the famous semi-wild native ponies, who have the right of way in the villages. 

 

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Bournemouth 

Although Southampton is a coastal city strangely there isn’t a beach. However, in just a mere 30-minute train journey you can be at the award-winning sandy beaches of Bournemouth.

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Southampton has f...

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12th May 2022

Southampton is a...

Southampton is a very nice town to live in, however, it does not provide the night life a student would want to have. read more

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9th May 2022

A very average cu...

A very average cut and paste British town, not much of note. read more

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West quay is grea...

West quay is great, lots of food options and things to do! Night life is great too read more

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28th April 2022

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27th April 2022

Southampton is th...

Southampton is the largest city in south of uk. It would takes about 60-80minutes to London. read more

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27th April 2022

Not far from Lond...

Not far from London but nothing interesting here read more

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26th April 2022

Very student orie...

Very student oriented. Good quality with student discounts all over with lots to see and do both day and night. read more

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26th April 2022

The law and order...

The law and order is average, the buses are sometimes out of order and I often miss them, but I love this city and wish I could be here all the time. read more

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26th April 2022

Southampton is a...

Southampton is a very safe town and the weather is very nice. read more

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25th April 2022

Southampton is a...

Southampton is a nice little city to live in, transportation is easily accessible and it is a 2 hour train ride to London for easy access to airports. read more

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25th April 2022

A nice city, cost...

A nice city, cost of living is quite low from my point of view. read more

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21st April 2022

A quiet and beaut...

A quiet and beautiful city, but there are still some criminal cases. read more

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16th April 2022

Convenient transp...

Convenient transportation, convenient shopping and pleasant scenery for living read more

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15th April 2022

City environment...

City environment is good.Life is easy and convenient here.And people here is so kind. read more

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Everything is goo...

Everything is good and it is convenient to living. read more

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14th April 2022

Despite of having...

Despite of having few option for dining, it's a good place to live read more

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14th April 2022

Location is very...

Location is very good with respect to weather and lifestyle read more

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25th March 2022

So many amazing s...

So many amazing spots and so many options for vegan places! read more

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25th March 2022

Very good locatio...

Very good location! Most places to eat are fairly cheap and can walk anywhere. read more

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16th March 2022

Not the best city...

Not the best city but not the worst, if you have a car it’s better but public transport or ubers should be okay to get around read more

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3rd March 2022

not a big place,...

not a big place, but very convenient for living and value for money, by the way, the clouds here is really amazing!!! read more

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22nd February 2022

Alright city plen...

Alright city plenty on bars and pubs read more

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17th February 2022

Great for city ex...

Great for city experience but a non-city campus. Westquay/ town centre is excellent for shopping/ nights out, and the beach and New Forest are only a short train/ drive away. Excellent train services too read more

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16th February 2022

A decent living c...

A decent living can be managed. read more

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14th February 2022

beautiful city an...

beautiful city and good to live read more

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11th February 2022

easy to move arou...

easy to move around town, lots to eat and places to see read more

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8th February 2022

Excellent facilit...

Excellent facilities with clean air and the environment enable you to live healthily in the UK. In addition, the peoples are welcome, and it has a safe area zone to live. read more

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4th February 2022

Much more beautif...

Much more beautiful and with more social life than i thought read more

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29th January 2022

nice city and bad...

nice city and bad weather, avoid people read more

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23rd January 2022

With Westquay sho...

With Westquay shopping center a short distance from Highfield campus, plenty of shops and restaurants await for you to try, while the cost of living can be quite expensive (especially if driving a car) the facilities of the city are great! read more

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21st January 2022

Good events and p...

Good events and places to eat with parks read more

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19th January 2022

Living close to c...

Living close to city centre has lot of restaurants and 1 mall is there to visit as well as shopping read more

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14th January 2022

I find that night...

I find that nights out get expensive and are a bit commercial but there’s a fair selection of pubs and restaurants to go to read more

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14th January 2022

Southampton is a...

Southampton is a small city well connected with good transport links. Lots of places to go with friends. read more

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14th January 2022

Accessible and ni...

Accessible and nice place, with plenty to do read more

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14th January 2022

Expensive city bu...

Expensive city but really enjoyable, great location and sightseeing read more

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10th January 2022

I consider Southa...

I consider Southampton a miniature version of London, especially the city centre read more

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16th December 2021

Bit of an old cru...

Bit of an old crusty that doesn't really enjoy the city living read more

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3rd December 2021

Lived here 18year...

Lived here 18years, never had any issues what so ever. Love the town!! read more

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1st December 2021

Unilink bus servi...

Unilink bus service is very easy and useful read more

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30th November 2021

I moved from Lond...

I moved from London to Southampton so it Is smaller and less connected than home, however still feels very accessible and comfortable. read more

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24th November 2021

Southampton offer...

Southampton offers a good night out however is expensive if looking to eat out, spoons is your best option read more

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22nd November 2021

This is a nice ci...

This is a nice city, this is my first time come here, but I love it immediately read more

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19th November 2021

It’s a wonderful...

It’s a wonderful city with clean and green environment read more

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19th November 2021

Southampton is a...

Southampton is a great city to live in, lots of green, lots of friendly people and sights to see. Great spot to live in. read more

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19th November 2021

Public transport...

Public transport is sometimes fishy in the area but it’s good. read more

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19th November 2021

A very decent pla...

A very decent place to live! Stay near to the shops read more

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19th November 2021

The whole environ...

The whole environment is clean. I'm also happy with the social places. read more

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19th November 2021

Southampton is a...

Southampton is a port city in southern England, facing the English Channel, and is an important passenger ship and container port city. It covers an area of ​​52 square kilometers, has a population of 919,800, and has 15 districts under its jurisdiction. It is an important ocean-going seaport and naval base in the UK, one of the ten largest ports in the UK, and the largest passenger terminal in the UK. Southampton is the starting point of the Titanic. read more

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10th November 2021

Southampton is a...

Southampton is a well resourced city with great transport links to a variety of shops and facilities. read more

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10th November 2021

Small town, with...

Small town, with a number of things to do. Not a lot of tourist attractions, but the nature/ports accommodate for that missing piece. read more

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8th November 2021

Great city once y...

Great city once you get to know it. The centre is ideal for all ur needs and always alot going on. read more

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27th October 2021

Southampton has e...

Southampton has everything you might need in it, many shops and good restaurants. It is on a direct train line to London but the buses can be unreliable at times. read more

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27th October 2021

I'm trying to ada...

I'm trying to adapt to the culture and life here read more

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4th October 2021

Only been here a...

Only been here a few weeks but no problems so far, there is plenty in terms of entertainment. Some things are a bit expensive but generally everything is ok read more

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13th September 2021

Bus connection is...

Bus connection is very inconvenient and super expensive (but usual for the UK). Not many nice places for longer walks, only decent restaurants were with Asian food. read more

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12th August 2021

Definitely a stud...

Definitely a student city, good for nights in and nights out read more

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10th August 2021

I like it here. E...

I like it here. Everything is within 15 min walk read more

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5th July 2021

Student central 1...

Student central 100%. Shopping compared to where I am from is very cheap read more

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20th June 2021

There's not reall...

There's not really anything much to say here. If not for Corona I'd be able to give a much better review. read more

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16th June 2021

Nice nice nice ni...

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16th June 2021

Fun nights out, l...

Fun nights out, lots of clubs. Great size city and lots of places to eat out or in. I would recommend Southampton. read more

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8th June 2021

Great town centre...

Great town centre and great atmosphere read more

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8th June 2021

Fancy experience...

Fancy experience living here with fantastic food and everywhere easy to reach by public transportation. Nice weather, enthusiastic citizens and cool sunshine all the year, wanna stay here spending rest of life after quite from work. read more

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29th May 2021

Small town with b...

Small town with beautiful scenery. read more

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27th May 2021

Nice city with a...

Nice city with a lot to do and many interesting people read more

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25th May 2021

Good place for st...

Good place for students to study. read more

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20th May 2021

Southampton itsel...

Southampton itself is an amazing city and will be better when restrictions are lifted even more the price to live is a little higher than other cities but is worth it read more

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20th May 2021

Not exactly a bus...

Not exactly a bustling city but it’s alright for what it is. read more

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19th May 2021

Great city, nice...

Great city, nice bars and restaurants read more

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19th May 2021

Very easy accessi...

Very easy accessible, quite loud sometimes read more

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19th May 2021

Yeah it was a goo...

Yeah it was a good experience. Really wish I could’ve experienced more but I’m happy read more

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19th May 2021

The city is not g...

The city is not good, you wouldn't enjoy it much compared to places like London, Cambridge or Oxford. read more

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17th May 2021

Lots of things to...

Lots of things to do in the local area, different activities for different needs and interests read more

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17th May 2021

Great student cit...

Great student city and easy to get around read more

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7th May 2021

The environment i...

The environment is really nice and the people are very friendly. It is very warm in Southampton. I really like this place and I hope I have opportunity to come here again. read more

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26th April 2021

Awesome service p...

Awesome service provided by the University here. read more

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18th March 2021

It’s very peacefu...

It’s very peaceful area and city, the cost of living there is very reasonable and manageable. If you live around the city centre then you have all the necessary services around. read more

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17th March 2021

I love shopping s...

I love shopping so it’s perfect for me read more

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16th March 2021

Pretty nice town...

Pretty nice town lots of good and bad read more

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11th March 2021

i think everythin...

i think everything exceeds my expectation. read more

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11th March 2021

Southampton is a...

Southampton is a nice place to live in, however it can get dangerous in the parks. read more

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8th March 2021

It's really cheap...

It's really cheap living in Southampton compared with London. I usually spend 300 pounds per month on groceries. But never eat out or have a night out due to pandemic. read more

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4th March 2021

Lovely city for l...

Lovely city for living. Although it may not so many choices of eating out and places for shopping, but it good enough for living peacefully and safely. read more

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4th March 2021

Nice city with fr...

Nice city with fresh air. I also can see sea when I live there. I am expecting for my future life in there. read more

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3rd March 2021

night safety need...

night safety need to be stressed read more

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2nd March 2021

Rough place, rude...

Rough place, rude people in the town. People asking for money everywhere read more

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2nd March 2021

Everything is ver...

Everything is very close by, great range of shops, restaurants, bars and clubs read more

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27th February 2021

A lot of variety...

A lot of variety for eating out, no matter what your budget. The existence of West quay provides many great shopping facilities (but I'm also find of Marland's). Many great nights out for cheap money (switch, Popworld, suburbia, the Hobbit). Buses are frequent. read more

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26th February 2021

Nice place to liv...

Nice place to live, lots of bars and pubs as well as shops and nice outdoor spaces. It’s not always the safest place in certain areas, but you learn to avoid these places as certain times. read more

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26th February 2021

Convenient reliab...

Convenient reliable quite rainy read more

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25th February 2021

Due to the Covid-...

Due to the Covid-19, didn’t eat out very much, but shopping is very convenient read more

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25th February 2021

Great city with l...

Great city with lots to do in normal times read more

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25th February 2021

I love Southampto...

I love Southampton - west quay is a great shopping centre and the clubs are awesome read more

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25th February 2021

pretty good town...

pretty good town ! good night life read more

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25th February 2021

Really good city...

Really good city that isn’t too big and intimidating read more

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24th February 2021

Southampton is a...

Southampton is a great place for university students. It is easy to get around and all you'll need is in the city centre read more

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22nd February 2021

I feel Southampto...

I feel Southampton has everything I need. read more

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member554413
21st February 2021

This city is perf...

This city is perfect for a student. By the way, the night outs could transform in a unforgettable night. You could see drunk people in clubs which are very dangerous. Or stranger who follows you by night read more

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17th February 2021

Nice and compact...

Nice and compact city, easy to cover. West Quay, docks and city centre are great! Easy bus routes. read more

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10th February 2021

I love Southampto...

I love Southampton... it’s smaller than my home city so it took me a little time to get used to the smaller city experience. read more

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AmyBonnie98
27th November 2020

Southampton is a...

Southampton is a friendly city and pretty safe too. There are lots of greenspaces and spending a summers evening down the common with a group of friends is a highlight. There are plenty of shops, bars, clubs and restaurants to keep you happy. The unilink and Bluestar busses are super frequent which is great, and the city has an airport, train station(s) and a port, meaning you have easy access to the wider area (incl. Isle of Wight, New Forest, Portsmouth and London). Southampton is home. read more

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18th November 2020

It is not London,...

It is not London, like you won't have something new to do every day, but there is a great variety of opportunities to try. During Christmas is especially nice. read more

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3rd September 2020

a good city for s...

a good city for students to live read more

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12th August 2020

Very nice city. B...

Very nice city. Busy and quiet are very balanced read more

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12th August 2020

Good town for stu...

Good town for student Good commodities read more

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12th August 2020

It’s alright bett...

It’s alright better than Bournemouth read more

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31st July 2020

typical average s...

typical average size city. only fault is that everything looks dirty, sticky and stained read more

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member549833
10th July 2020

A good city, with...

A good city, with good people and good place to shop read more

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27th June 2020

there are so many...

there are so many options for shopping and eating out with two different shopping centres in the city centre. Although this is coming from someone who moved from a small town to this city, so many of the big brand name shops, and food places were new to me. Theres also a cool Christmas market and an ice rink throughout the winter. I don't really use public transport since my accommodation, uni campus, and the city centre are all close around 10-20 minute walk. I have used Uber quite a bit, which is also new to me since coming here, and every uber has been good although they're a bit expensive, so I only use them when transporting a lot of heavy equipment for my course, or if I'm travelling farther than usual. read more

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Mohamad Ismail
27th June 2020

Nice city to live...

Nice city to live, study and work read more

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18th June 2020

Southampton is gr...

Southampton is great if you are willing to get the bus about or invest in a bike read more

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3rd June 2020

Shopping here is...

Shopping here is very convenient and there are many restaurants nearby. read more

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member1147461
21st April 2020

Shopping is the b...

Shopping is the biggest selling point for solent as west quay is 5-10 min walk away. The clubs are good and there are loads or bars. We often eat meals out as friends as there are tonnes of restaurants. read more

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22nd March 2020

the transportatio...

the transportation is very convenient, every 10 minutes to uni. read more

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25th February 2020

It's a really goo...

It's a really good city but not in a very classic style, casue it had been damaged before, many properties are built recent years. But it is a city that very suit for student, whcih had offered kind of discount and convenient services for them. For example,wherever you are uni-link can take you to the University. read more

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24th February 2020

Love Southampton,...

Love Southampton, convenient and colourful life without mess and noises. read more

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20th February 2020

quite and beautif...

quite and beautiful place, I love it. read more

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30th January 2020

Bit of a boring c...

Bit of a boring city but some interesting places near the center of the city. read more

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Nefertiti
19th January 2020

City is great! No...

City is great! Not too big, but big enough to find job, if you will study and work ! If you are used to the business and craziness of London and want similar experience - this is not the place for you. :D Southampton is more chill. But I love it . :) read more

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15th December 2019

Amazing transport...

Amazing transport links, west quay provides lots of shopping and job opportunities read more

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3rd December 2019

Too expensive....

Too expensive. Rent is too high. Food does not taste good unless you go to expensive resultants costs you at least £15 for a single meal. small student cheap meal cost you £ 8.99 near the school. Last night I had a burger (no drink just tap water) at the University costs me £7.99. It is so expensive for me. Busses are always late, and I missed lecturers many times because the busses are full or late. The University does not listen. I stopped going in night outs because I do not have enough money to pay a £10 entry fee and spent money for expensive taxis (who charge 1.5 time the actual rate!). Google and YouTube are the only friends I have - they are cheap to talk to but highly cherished and valued by me.... This is the reality :(( read more

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26th November 2019

Really nice envir...

Really nice environment and lovely people! read more

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22nd November 2019

The city is small...

The city is small and comfortable, but expensive read more

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22nd November 2019

Overall it’s grea...

Overall it’s great, but the buses are always delayed, sometimes it can be over 20mins, which has caused me late for class. read more

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22nd November 2019

Here is only one...

Here is only one shopping mall. That’s not enough read more

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22nd November 2019

A city full of ho...

A city full of homeless and rude people. read more

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22nd November 2019

Public transport...

Public transport here is fast and easy to access read more

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member1342727
14th October 2019

Public Transport...

Public Transport is a nightmare and the cost of living is expensive but the social life is fantastic. read more

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2nd October 2019

Great night life,...

Great night life, always something going on! read more

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24th September 2019

The cost is relat...

The cost is relatively low than big cities like London. It is a good place to live. read more

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24th September 2019

If you come from...

If you come from a big city like London, the transport will shock you and I would like to say it gets better .. but it doesnt. sorry. read more

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25th March 2019

Lots of crime com...

Lots of crime compared to what I'm used to. read more

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7th July 2015

The bars and club...

The bars and clubs in Southampton are pretty amazing; The Hobbit and The Edge are probably the best, in my opinion. The main shopping areas are fantastic and there're so many great places to eat (seriously, try Sula's.) read more

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7th July 2015

A lot of people d...

A lot of people describe Southampton as a 'northern city in the south', because of its still-present industrialisation. This is probably why I like it so much, because it reminds me a little bit of home. Like home, it had a golden age but quickly declined, then got bombed to bits during WW2 and rebuilt in hideous 60s concrete style. But if you ignore what it looks like, it's fab. The uni night life is incredibly good, so much to choose from (and CHEAP), the WestQuay shopping centre is great for chain stores (if that's what you like) and Above Bar Street has some more independent shops. Public transport, A++, the unilink buses are brill (and free in 1st year), the trains are well connected, v quick to London/the New Forest/Bournemouth for a day out. read more

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7th July 2015

Terrible clubbing...

Terrible clubbing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! read more

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8th May 2015

Southampton is gr...

Southampton is great, close to the sea, with a good city centre and lots of drinking opportunity's! read more

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21st April 2015

The town itself h...

The town itself has no character and no aesthetic appeal. The locals are terrifying. The nights out are okay but repetitive. Do not be fooled by the 'good deals' - avoid alcohol in Sobar at all costs! read more

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21st April 2015

A lovely city, bu...

A lovely city, but only if you actually get involved in it and don't view it as a uni place. There's a wonderful arts scene that takes place entirely outside of the uni, but most people don't see it because all the city is to them is a Bermuda Triangle of halls-campus-city centre. You get out what you put in; make the effort, get to know the locals, and you'll stop being another faceless student and you'll actually get a sense of enrichment and achievement from the town. Very well integrated bus system, big shopping centre, wide variety of clubs and pubs (the Shooting Star being a personal favourite), lots of places to eat to suit your budget and it's relatively cheap. Not a bad city, not a great one, but there's enough here to make your home if you engage with it. read more

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28th March 2015

Good variety of c...

Good variety of clubs/nights out. Range of shopping facilities and eating out places. Good transport links with the train station being close to everything. Most things are within walking distance of the halls, housing and university. read more

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