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loved it until i saw better

Large number of societies, great night life with so many clubs and student nights. Generally very lovely people at the university, all like minded and down to earth. small enough to get to know a lot of the students, recognise familiar faces and feel at home. Always sunny and stuff to do if you find it!

Cons?
Great uni but situated in quite a rough area with high levels of crime. Teaching standards vary majorly depending on you're degree, it may be a great uni for engineering or medicine but suffers in other departments. Although there are many societies it is very easy for students to get lost, if they do not have a specific interest, for example a sport they play, it becomes harder to socialise and students often remove themselves from the student union community. As there is so much nightlife in southampton the union fails to hold decent nights for their students. When compared to my friends universities, e.g. Bristol, Nottingham, warwick etc, i felt let down by southampton, with a less attractive campus and lack of social spaces for students as well as poorer quality halls and the removed option of catered halls which i think holds a special quality for a university.

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By hannahdutton
On 20th February 15

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Highfield Halls#1
Vita Student Richmond House#2
Glen Eyre Halls#3
Mayflower Halls#4
Archers Road#5
Wessex Lane Complex#6
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Bencraft Court#8
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loved it until i saw better

Large number of societies, great night life with so many clubs and student nights. Generally very lovely people at the university, all like minded and down to earth. small enough to get to know a lot of the students, recognise familiar faces and feel at home. Always sunny and stuff to do if you find it!

Cons?
Great uni but situated in quite a rough area with high levels of crime. Teaching standards vary majorly depending on you're degree, it may be a great uni for engineering or medicine but suffers in other departments. Although there are many societies it is very easy for students to get lost, if they do not have a specific interest, for example a sport they play, it becomes harder to socialise and students often remove themselves from the student union community. As there is so much nightlife in southampton the union fails to hold decent nights for their students. When compared to my friends universities, e.g. Bristol, Nottingham, warwick etc, i felt let down by southampton, with a less attractive campus and lack of social spaces for students as well as poorer quality halls and the removed option of catered halls which i think holds a special quality for a university.

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By hannahdutton
On 20th February 15

Studying at University of Southampton

The University of Southampton is based over six campuses, four of which are in Southampton (these are connected by the Uni-Link bus service), one close by in Winchester and the other in Malaysia. Southampton is the only university in the UK that has achieved a top 5 star rating for research in all its engineering departments. In 2011 it was placed within the top 100 of the World's best universities.

Southampton is situated on the South Coast and is a lively city offering varied nightlife and attractions. It has it's own airport and is in easy reach of Winchester, Salisbury, Bournemouth and Brighton.

The Students' Union can be found on the main Highfield Campus alongside the main library, cafés and the Jubilee Sports Centre. The Students' Union itself has its own cinema, shop and café plus four bars and The Union nightclub which hosts live music and events each Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. As well as all this students can make use of the Advice Centre and the listening service plus get involved in raising money with RAG, broadcasting on student radio, writing for The Wessex Scene or The Edge magazines or even helping to run the Students' Union.

The university boasts more than 200 clubs and societies and includes those based on film, languages, law, faiths, darts, food, Ale, ballet, jazz, magic, debating and even picnicking. The sports facilities are spread over two campus sites and include a swimming pool, sports hall, gym, flood-lit pitches, tennis courts and a watersports centre.

The Nuffield Centre, Turner Sims Concert Hall and John Hansard Gallery are renowned for their contribution to the arts. All are open to the public but offer discounted student rates. The City of Southampton also has its own art gallery, museum and theatre, which is the largest in the South and regularly hosts West End musicals.



Since 2000 12 companies have been born from research conducted at the University of Southampton proving its success in making its research commercially relevant and is consequently in high demand from both the public and commercial sector. This profile has also led to millions of pounds of investment into programmes and emerging technologies.

The University of Southampton is always looking for ways to improve itself and continually add to the student experience by providing students with more choice in their chosen area and increased opportunities to work with leading specialists which in turn will give students a head start when it comes to being employed.


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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 16th October 17

I regret coming to soton , especially for podiatry. Most lecturers are good but some will look at you as if you are inferior to them and treat you differently. I have also seen forms or prejudice in terms of race, this can be observed from feedback on coursework (we are student who talk with one another, just like lecturers talk to one another). I have managed to get a job after studying here but this is probably due to demand rather the quality of education provided by the team. I really doubt coursework are assessed anonymously, I can actually guarantee this. If you are of a certain ethnicity then you will have some form of privilege, if this is what you wish to be accredited then this university for you. Some placement are awful and do not give you hands on experience, but they do not care, hence your marks are based on luck.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 18th July 17

Decent uni with a good union and lecturers who adapt based upon feedback from Students. Good city to live in with the highlight being the notorious Jesters nightclub.

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Student Review: 1 /5
By On 17th February 17

I worked for 10 years at Southampton University PhD and several Fellowships/Postdocs: I just waste my time! Staff is unprofessional, low quality of teaching, lectures are focus to catch money but they don't care about students. Some young lectures enjoy to bully students or push students to catch other money. Many grants are from charities so please avoid to donate the money is wasted. There is no career at all, except for people that had already someone in the University as father, mother, sisters or relatives. i-solutions are horrible and not helpful. I am very happy that to be out from the system: Please avoid this place!!!!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 19th December 16

Buzzing campus with lots of great facilities such as the library, students union and sports centre. Also the university has great bus links with the bus interchange in the middle of the Highfield campus.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 18th December 16

overall a very good university with a great reputation

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 17th December 16

Buzzing campus with lots of facilities to offer such as an excellent library, students union and bus services to and from the university.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 17th December 16

Love the uni campus, library is good, but not enough computers and general seating space for exam term! Prices in SU and on campus are a bit expensive though for students

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 23rd November 16

ok enjoying it and can't complain

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 3rd November 16

I lile it but I was supposed to be on Avenue - what the fuck happened?

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 3rd November 16

Good campus, good location, everything's good

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 23rd October 16

Internet is very unpredictable. Career information provided which is good.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 5th May 16

As long as the money gets in, that is all they care about. Expensive university with very low standards.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 12th January 16

Please don't go to the Maths department of University of Southampton. You can't choose your final year project. For example, I am forced to write an non-technical essay on "GCSE attainment gap is revealed" in my final year, which counts a lot in my degree classification. They explained the reason of not allowing choices as "you can't choose what you do in a workplace." Also, in contrast to most university where students receive more individual support in dissertation, the department clearly instruct staff from helping student. Last year's student even has no supervisor, and now the department thinks they are "generous". Finally, the course is poorly designed. We need to write our dissertation 2 weeks before winter break. We actually has only 2 weeks time to write it. Most importantly, you must take this project, it is compulsory.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd September 15

Great Uni and loads to do so you're never bored.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 17th August 15

Great internet, very good administration. Although it isn't a campus which kills it a little. Still great campus and great things to do. Amazing night life

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 5th August 15

I love studying here, it's so pretty and interesting. Great uni

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 14th July 15

The best uni - loved every minute of it. The teaching by law lecturers is amazing and the support provided is unparalleled. Campus is beautiful. Students are friendly and down to Earth. Best place to be!

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 7th July 15

My first 2 years have been absolutely amazing, and the sense of community at Southampton is wonderful... The only problem I've found is uni/student contact, where lecturers and tutors aren't particularly organised but... That's not really a major issue :)

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th July 15

Southampton campus is beautiful in a different way each season, and there is ALWAYS something going on. It's lively, it's engaged, and if you want to do something that there isn't a society for, it's so easy to get nine of your friends together and form a new one. I've loved pretty much everything about Southampton this year (my first year), especially the free bus pass which comes in enormously handy. I'm on Avenue Campus most of the time which is a gorgeous old building, and only small so you see the same faces all the time, which is quite comforting and gives the place a really homely, family-like atmosphere. All lecturers were fab, and my personal tutor was so nice and always made herself available if I needed to talk about any issues I had on the academic side of things. There's also top support on the pastoral side of the fence, most of which is anonymous. I can't say enough good about Southampton. Genuinely there has not been one moment I've thought 'maybe I chose the wrong uni'

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th July 15

Best first year of uni I could have asked for

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th July 15

It's a great place for students

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 7th July 15

Very good, friendly environment

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th July 15

Good campus, great student's union. All you could ask for from a uni.

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Student Review: 2 /5
By On 7th July 15

It's a good university, but the Internet in halls was terrible, you have to join the gym to join quite a few sports club, which is you're struggling for money doesn't help. Other than that I like the uni and the campus.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 7th July 15

Brilliant university , very enjoyable

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 7th July 15

Couldn't have asked for a better place to start living by myself - easy, conveniently placed and great people.

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 25th June 15

Brilliant university with a very intimate and friendly feel on campus, facilities second to none and teaching just as good

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Student Review: 4 /5
By On 22nd May 15

A genuinely lovely environment to continue your higher education. The campus is compact and this ensures that you 1. don't feel too insignificant when joining the university and 2. means that walking between lecture theatres and the student union buildings is never a chore. The campus and most importantly it's halls, are very green, with lots of green space and trees to shelter under when revising during summer. The surrounding areas of Portswood and Highfield are abundant with student houses when looking to move on from halls in second year. There is a varied and exciting social calendar at this university, with plenty of societies ranging from performing arts to student radio, TV through to sports. Nightlife is a definite plus here in Southampton. Unlike many of the campus universities positioned on the outskirts of town, a huge selection of clubs are only a short bus journey or even walk away! Jesters is the home of the Southampton student and luckily it's 10 minutes away max!

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 21st April 15

Good teaching, supportive staff etc.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 18th March 15

Beautiful campus, lovely Uni, amazing student life.

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Student Review: 5 /5
By On 25th February 15

It's ranked as a top uni for a reason!

Dedicated lecturers. Amazing lecture layout. Many places for study. 24/7 library facility. Hundreds of societies and groups to join. Beautiful campus.

Cons?
Open plan library means it can get loud

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Student Review: 3 /5
By On 20th February 15

loved it until i saw better

Large number of societies, great night life with so many clubs and student nights. Generally very lovely people at the university, all like minded and down to earth. small enough to get to know a lot of the students, recognise familiar faces and feel at home. Always sunny and stuff to do if you find it!

Cons?
Great uni but situated in quite a rough area with high levels of crime. Teaching standards vary majorly depending on you're degree, it may be a great uni for engineering or medicine but suffers in other departments. Although there are many societies it is very easy for students to get lost, if they do not have a specific interest, for example a sport they play, it becomes harder to socialise and students often remove themselves from the student union community. As there is so much nightlife in southampton the union fails to hold decent nights for their students. When compared to my friends universities, e.g. Bristol, Nottingham, warwick etc, i felt let down by southampton, with a less attractive campus and lack of social spaces for students as well as poorer quality halls and the removed option of catered halls which i think holds a special quality for a university.

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