Make yourself at home in the heart of England’s south coast.
Being a University student is about more than just the things you study or the qualifications you earn. You’ll be making friends, having fun and experiencing life as part of Southampton’s 30,000-strong student community. Our campus (and six halls of residence) can all be found in the heart of the city, so you'll never be far from the things that make life in Southampton great.
Southampton is a city with something for everyone. Beautiful city centre parks, an electric night-time economy and a thriving arts and music scene all meet to offer residents something truly unique.
Moving away from West Quay (one of the UK’s largest shopping centres) and towards the waterfront, you’ll find a hub of independent eateries, venues and stores. At the other end of the city is Bedford Place, the centre of the city’s night-life and home to a huge range of pubs and clubs.
There’s plenty going on here on campus too. The Students’ Union is complemented by fitness facilities, a student-run cinema and a range of other leisure venues. Spend downtime between lectures relaxing in our cafés or step out of the front reception directly in one the city’s five parks.
Read our short guide to the best pubs, venues and clubs in Southampton.
Find out more about living and working here on campus.
Get ready for life as a Solent student.
Find out more about the other towns and cities in the local area.
Southampton is home to many religions, races and cultures. Find a place of worship in the city.
Enjoy some retail therapy. Explore Southampton's range of high street stores, independent boutiques and markets.