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Located in the heart of the city our University campus is home to a variety of spaces and resources that can be accessed by our communities. Through our Civic Agreement we have committed to opening up our facilities for more local residents to benefit from them.

That’s why we’re making some of our meeting space available, free of charge, to local community organisations throughout the year. Our Silver Birch conferencing suite, capable of accommodating 100 people in theatre style, will be freely available on the first Monday of every month between 6pm and 9pm. From hosting a committee meeting, to an informal team building session, the space is freely available to registered charities and social enterprises.


Organisations can make use of the room twice in a year and is offered on a first come, first serve basis. The room offers high quality, furnished meeting space, in central Southampton with guest access to our Wi-Fi network. Our campus is conveniently located near to the city’s main transport hubs and offers outside cycle rack facilities.

To register your interest in using the space please complete this form. Completing this form does not automatically confirm your booking and you should not make further arrangements until you have heard back from us. We will respond to queries within five working days.

If you have any questions feel free to email us.

Terms and conditions

Organisations eligible to make use of the space must conform to one of the following definitions:

  • Registered charity – A charity / not for profit organisation that is registered with the Charity Commission and conforms to regulations set out in charity law (Charities Act 2011).
  • Social enterprise / community interest company – A business that has a clear social or environmental mission that is set out in its governing documents and earns more than half its income through trading. Surpluses are reinvested within the business or towards the social purpose. The business must be set up in an official structure for example limited company or charity.

Our Conference Centre full terms and conditions apply to the space usage and can be found here.

Our conference centre booking policy applies to the space usage and can be found here.

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