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Open Day subject talks

Our Open Days include an exciting programme of talks, tours and information sessions. The sessions provide you with the opportunity to gain greater insight about your subject of interest by talking to knowledgeable members of staff and current students.

Many of our Open Day activities take place across our University campuses, be sure to check the location and leave plenty of time to travel between campuses if necessary. Please note venues are on Highfield Campus unless otherwise stated.

Please be aware that many of our subject events have limited space, so we may limit admitting one family member/friend per prospective student. We will of course look to accommodate everyone the best we can.

The below listing is for the 8 July 2017 Open Day. Updates may be made for the Open Days on 9 and 10 September and 14 October.

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Accounting and finance

DetailsTimeDurationLocation
Subject talk 11:15 | 13:15 | 14:30 40 minutes Building 2, level 3, lecture theatre (3043)
Drop in 10:00-16:00 Building 2 (Business School), level 2 foyer

Acoustical engineering

DetailsTimeDurationLocation
Subject talk 10:15 | 13:15 45 minutes Building 13 (Tizard), level 3, room 3021 
Drop in 10:00-16:00 Building 13 (Tizard), level 3, room 3021
Talk: discover our engineering courses 09:30 30 minutes Building 7 (Lanchester), level 3, lecture theatre A
10:45 | 12:00 | 13:30 Building 5 (Eustice), level 2, room 2015
Talk: getting industrial experience as part of your degree 10:30 | 12:30 | 14:30 45 minutes Building 7 (Lanchester), level 3, room 3031
Visit engineering facilities at Highfield Campus 10:00-16:00 Details available from building 18 information fair, building 7 and building 176
Visit engineering facilities at Boldrewood Innovation Campus 10:00-16:00 Details available from building 18 information fair, building 7 and building 176
The design show: a showcase of our engineering students’ project work 10:00-16:00 Boldrewood Innovation Campus, building 177, level 3

Actuarial science

For mathematics with actuarial science see mathematics. For economics and actuarial science see economics.

Aeronautics and astronautics

DetailsTimeDurationLocation
Subject talk 11:15 | 13:15 | 15:15 45 minutes Building 7 (Lanchester), level 3, lecture theatre A
Drop in 10:00-16:00 Building 13 (Tizard), level 3, room 3019
Talk: discover our engineering courses 09:30 30 minutes Building 7 (Lanchester), level 3, lecture theatre A
12:45 | 12:00 | 13:30 Building 5 (Eustice), level 2, room 2015[FS1] 
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Talk: getting industrial experience as part of your degree 10:30 | 12:30 | 14:30 45 minutes Building 7 (Lanchester), level 3, room 3031
Visit engineering facilities at Highfield Campus 10:00-16:00 Details available from building 18 information fair, building 7 and building 176
Visit engineering facilities at Boldrewood Innovation Campus 10:00-16:00 Details available from building 18 information fair, building 7 and building 176
The design show: a showcase of our engineering students’ project work 10:00-16:00 Boldrewood Innovation Campus, building 177, level 3

Aerospace electronic engineering

See electrical and electronic engineering

Anthropology

DetailsTimeDurationLocation
Subject talk 10:00 50 minutes Building 58 (Murray), Murray lecture theatre
Drop in 10:00-15:00 Building 58 (Murray), level 1, foyer

Archaeology

DetailsTimeDurationLocation
Subject talk 11:15 | 14:15 60 minutes (45 minute talk, 15 minute tour) Avenue Campus, building 65
Drop in 10:00-16:00 Avenue Campus, building 65, room 1177
Tour of Avenue Campus 10:00-16:00 20 minutes Avenue Campus, building 65, South Corridor
Study abroad opportunities 10:00-16:00 Avenue Campus, building 65, North Corridor
Demonstration 10:00-16:00 Avenue Campus, building 65a, lawn

Biological sciences

(includes biology, biochemistry, biomedical sciences, ecology, neuroscience pharmacology and zoology)

DetailsTimeDurationLocation
Subject talk 11:00 | 13:00 | 15:00 50 minutes Building 32, Level 1, Lecture Theatre
Drop in 10:00-16:00 Building 85, Room 2207
Centre for Biological Sciences lab demonstrations 10:00-11:10 | 12:00-13:30 | 14:20 - 16:00 Building 85, Room 1021

Biochemistry

See biological sciences

Biology

See biological sciences

Biomedical electronic engineering

See electrical and electronic engineering

Biomedical sciences

See biological sciences

Business

(includes business management, business analytics, business entrepreneurship, business innovation, business philosophy and business history)

DetailsTimeDurationLocation
Subject talk 10:30 | 12:30 | 14:30 40 minutes Building 2A, Lecture Theatre H
Drop in 10:00-16:00 Building 2 (Business School), level 2 foyer

Chemistry

DetailsTimeDurationLocation
Subject talk 10:30 | 11:00
11:30 | 13:30
14:00 | 14:30
25 minutes Check in at Building 30, Reception area for Lecture Theatre 1 (27/2001) or Lecture Theatre 2 (27/2003)
Drop in 09:45-16:00 Chemistry Information Zone (Common Room 29/2067)
Department tour 10:00-12:00 | 13:30-15:30 30 minutes Leaves from Chemistry main entrance foyer (Building 30) every 10 minutes

Computer science and software engineering

(includes information technology in organisations)

DetailsTimeDurationLocation
Welcome desk 10:00-16:00 Building 53, entrance foyer
Overview of degrees in electronics and computer science 10:30 | 14:30 60 minutes Building 52, Turner Sims Concert Hall
12:30 Building 6, Nuffield Theatre auditorium
Taster lecture (topics available at building 53 welcome desk) 11:00 30 minutes Building 6 (Nuffield), lecture theatre A
12:30 | 13:30 30 minutes Building 2A, Arts Annex, lecture theatre J
Careers and scholarships talk 12:00 | 13:00 30 minutes Building 53 (Mountbatten), room 4025
Drop in 12:00-13:30 Building 53 (Mountbatten), level 3, room 3028
Teaching lab tour 10:00 | 11:00
11:30 | 12:00
13:00 | 13:30
14:00 | 15:00
15:30
30 minutes Building 53 (Mountbatten), entrance foyer

Criminology

DetailsTimeDurationLocation
Subject talk 12:00 | 15:00 50 minutes Building 58 (Murray), Murray lecture theatre
Drop in 10:00-15:00 Building 58 (Murray), level 1 foyer

Ecology

See biological sciences

Economics

DetailsTimeDurationLocation
Subject talk 11:00 | 14:00 50 minutes Building 58 (Murray), Murray lecture theatre
Drop in 10:00-15:00 Building 58 (Murray), level 1, foyer
Bloomberg drop-in and demonstrations 10:00-15:00 Building 58 (Murray), level 1, room 1053, Bloomberg Suite

Education

(includes Education & psychology)

DetailsTimeDurationLocation
Subject talk 12:00 50 minutes Building 34 (Education), lecture theatre
Drop in 10:00-12:00 | 13:30-15:00 Building 34 (Education), room 2003

Electrical and electronic engineering

(includes aerospace electronic engineering, biomedical electronic engineering, electrical engineering, electronic engineering and mechatronic engineering)

DetailsTimeDurationLocation
Welcome desk 10:00-16:00 Building 53, entrance foyer
Overview of degrees in electronics and computer science 10:30 | 14:30 45 minutes Building 52, Turner Sims Concert Hall
12:30 Building 6, Nuffield Theatre auditorium
Taster lecture (topics available at building 53 welcome desk) 11:00 30 minutes Building 6 (Nuffield), lecture theatre A
10:00 | 12:30 |
13:00 | 14:30
30 minutes Building 2A, Arts Annex, lecture theatre J
Careers and scholarships talk 12:00 | 13:00 30 minutes Building 53 (Mountbatten), room 4025
Drop in 12:00-13:30 Building 53 (Mountbatten), level 3, room 3028
Teaching lab tour 10:00 | 11:00
11:30 | 12:00
13:00 | 13:30
14:00 | 15:00
15:30
30 minutes Building 53 (Mountbatten), entrance foyer
High voltage lab and electric power engineering tour and demo 11:30 | 12:30
13:30 | 15:30
30 minutes Entrance to building 20 (High Voltage Lab)
Robotics and mechatronic engineering lab tour and demo 11:30 | 12:30
13:30 | 15:30
30 minutes Building 16, level 2, room 2025
Biomedical sensors and diagnostics lab tour and demo 11:30 | 12:30
13:30 | 15:30
30 minutes Building 85, entrance foyer
Nanotech cleanroom tour 11:30 | 12:30
13:30 | 15:30
30 minutes Building 53 (Mountbatten), entrance foyer

 

Engineering (civil, mechanical)

Civil engineering

DetailsTimeDurationLocation
Subject talk 10:15 | 11:15
13:00 | 14:30
45 minutes Southampton Boldrewood Innovation Campus, building 176, level 1
Drop in 10:00-16:00 Southampton Boldrewood Innovation Campus, building 176, level 1
Talk: discover our engineering courses 09:30 30 minutes Building 7 (Lanchester), level 3, lecture theatre A
10:45 | 12:00 | 13:30 Building 5 (Eustice), level 2, room 2015
Talk: getting industrial experience as part of your degree 10:30 | 12:30 | 14:30 45 minutes Building 7 (Lanchester), level 3, room 3031
Visit engineering facilities at Highfield Campus 10:00-16:00 Details available from building 18 information fair, building 7 and building 176
Visit engineering facilities at Boldrewood Innovation Campus 10:00-16:00 Details available from building 18 information fair, building 7 and building 176
The design show: a showcase of our engineering students’ project work 10:00-16:00 Boldrewood Innovation Campus, building 177, level 3

Mechanical engineering

DetailsTimeDurationLocation
Subject talk 10:15 | 12:15 | 14:15 45 minutes Building 7 (Lanchester), level 3, lecture theatre A
Drop in 10:00-16:00 Building 13 (Tizard), level 3, room 3017
Talk: discover our engineering courses 09:30 30 minutes Building 7 (Lanchester), level 3, lecture theatre A
10:45 | 12:00 | 13:30 Building 5 (Eustice), level 2, room 2015
Talk: getting industrial experience as part of your degree 10:30 | 12:30 | 14:30 45 minutes Building 7 (Lanchester), level 3, room 3031
Visit engineering facilities at Highfield Campus 10:00-16:00 Details available from building 18 information fair, building 7 and building 176
Visit engineering facilities at Boldrewood Innovation Campus 10:00-16:00 Details available from building 18 information fair, building 7 and building 176
The design show: a showcase of our engineering students’ project work 10:00-16:00 Boldrewood Innovation Campus, building 177, level 3

English

DetailsTimeDurationLocation
Subject talk 11:15 | 13:15 | 15:15 45 minutes Avenue Campus, building 65
Drop in 10:00-16:00 Avenue Campus, building 65, room 1097
Tour of Avenue Campus 10:00-16:00 20 minutes Avenue Campus, building 65, South Corridor
Study abroad opportunities 10:00-16:00 Avenue Campus, building 65, North Corridor

English language and linguistics

Those interested in this course should attend the Modern Languages and Linguistics subject talk

Environmental science

DetailsTimeDurationLocation
Subject talk 10:00 | 11:15 | 13:45 45 minutes Building 7 (Lanchester), level 3, room 3027
Drop in 10:00-16:00 Building 7 (Lanchester), level 2, room 2003
Taster lecture 12:45 45 minutes Building 7 (Lanchester), level 3, room 3027

Film studies

DetailsTimeDurationLocation
Subject talk 10:15 | 12:15 45 minutes Avenue Campus, building 65
Drop in 10:00-16:00 Avenue Campus, building 65, room 1095
Tour of Avenue Campus 10:00-16:00 20 minutes Avenue Campus, building 65, South Corridor
Study abroad opportunities 10:00-16:00 Avenue Campus, building 65, North Corridor

Foundation years

Engineering, maths, physics, geophysics

DetailsTimeDurationLocation
Subject talk 11:15 | 14:15 45 minutes  Building 5 (Eustice), level 2, room 2011
Drop in 10:00-16:00  Building 13, room 2047 

Science Foundation Year (biology, chemistry, maths)

DetailsTimeDurationLocation
Drop in 14:30-15:30 Building 29, Common room, room 2067

Geography

(See Population and Geography for a related course)

DetailsTimeDurationLocation
Subject talk 11:30 | 12:30 | 13:30 50 minutes Building 44 (Shackleton), level 1, lecture theatre A
Drop in 10:00-15:00 Building 44 (Shackleton), level 2 foyer
Physical geography lab drop in 10:00-15:00 Building 44 (Shackleton), level 1 labs
Human geography fieldwork display 10:00-15:00 Building 44 (Shackleton), level 1, room 1087

Geology and geophysical sciences

DetailsTimeDurationLocation
Subject talk 11:30 | 15:00 45 minutes National Oceanography Centre Southampton, level 4, Charnock Theatre
Drop in 09:30-17:00 National Oceanography Centre Southampton, level 4, area outside seminar room
Tours and demonstrations 09:30-16:00 60 minutes National Oceanography Centre Southampton, level 4, reception

Healthcare science

DetailsTimesDurationLocation
Subject talk 11:00 | 12:00 | 13:30 30 minutes Building 67
Drop in 10:00-15:00   Building 67
Admissions help desk 10:00-15:00 Building 67
Placement zone 10:00-13:15 Building 67
Opportunities abroad stand 10:00-13:15 Building 67

History

(Includes Ancient History)

DetailsTimeDurationLocation
Subject talk 10:15 | 12:15 | 14:15 45 minutes Avenue Campus, building 65
Drop in 10:00-16:00 Avenue Campus, building 65, room 1173
Tour of Avenue Campus 10:00-16:00 20 minutes Avenue Campus, building 65, South Corridor
Study abroad opportunities 10:00-16:00 Avenue Campus, building 65, North Corridor

Ancient History

DetailsTimeDurationLocation
Subject talk 13:15 45 minutes Avenue Campus, building 65
Drop in 10:00-16:00 Avenue Campus, building 65, room 1173
Tour of Avenue Campus 10:00-16:00 20 minutes Avenue Campus, building 65, South Corridor
Study abroad opportunities 10:00-16:00 Avenue Campus, building 65, North Corridor
Mission employable: career opportunities 10:00-16:00 Avenue Campus, building 65, South Corridor

Information technology in organisations

See computer science and software engineering

Law

DetailsTimeDurationLocation
Subject talk (includes subject talk, taster lecture and student experience talk) 11:00 | 13:30 75 minutes Building 2, level 1, lecture theatre D (1089)
Drop in 10:00-16:00  Building 4, room 1029

Marine biology and oceanography

DetailsTimeDurationLocation
Subject talk 10:00 | 13:30 | 16:00 45 minutes National Oceanography Centre Southampton, level 4, Charnock Theatre
Drop in 09:30-17:00 National Oceanography Centre Southampton, level 4, area outside seminar room
Tours and demonstrations 09:30-16:00 60 minutes National Oceanography Centre Southampton, level 4, reception

Mathematical sciences and actuarial science

DetailsTimeDurationLocation
Subject talk
(for those interested in programmes such as MMath and Single Honours)
11:00 45 minutes Building 54 (Mathematical Sciences), level 4, lecture theatre 4A (4011)

Subject talk
(for those interested in MMath Mathematical Physics

13:00 30 minutes Building 54 (Mathematical Sciences), level 7, lecture theatre 7B (7035)

Subject talk
(for those interested in vocational programmes such as MORSE and Maths with actuarial science, finance or statistics programmes)

13:30 45 minutes Building 54 (Mathematical Sciences), level 4, lecture theatre 4A (4011)
Drop in 10:00-15:00  Building 56 (Mathematical Sciences Student Centre)
Taster lecture 12:00 | 14:30 30 minutes Building 54 (Mathematical Sciences), level 4, lecture theatre 4A (4011)

Mechatronic engineering

See electrical and electronic engineering

Medicine

DetailsTimeDurationLocation
Subject talk 10:00 | 11:30
13:30 | 15:00
45 minutes Building 6, Nuffield Theatre auditorium
Drop in 10:00-15:00 Building 85, entrance foyer

Midwifery

DetailsTimeDurationLocation
Subject talk 11:45 60 minutes Building 67
Drop in 10:00-11:45 | 12:45-14:00 Building 67
Skills taster session 10:00-11:45 | 12:45-14:00 Building 67
Admissions help desk 10:00-15:00 Building 67
Placement zone 10:00-13:15 Building 67
Midwifery society stand 10:00-13:15 Building 67
Opportunities abroad stand 10:00-13:15 Building 67

Modern languages & linguistics

DetailsTimeDurationLocation
Subject talk 10:15 | 12:15 | 14:15 45 minutes Avenue Campus, building 65
Drop in 10:00-16:00 Avenue Campus, building 65, room 1163
Tour of Avenue Campus 10:00-16:00 20 minutes Avenue Campus, building 65, South Corridor
Study abroad opportunities 10:00-16:00 Avenue Campus, building 65, North Corridor
Tour of multimedia language facilities 10:15-15:30 30 minutes Avenue Campus, building 65, upper second level

Music

DetailsTimeDurationLocation
Subject talk 11:00 | 14:00 45 minutes Building 2, level 1, room 1083
Drop in 11:00-15:00 Building 2, room 2061
Performance 12:30 40 minutes Building 52 (Turner Sims), concert hall
Tour of facilities 10:15-15:45 Building 2, music department

Natural sciences

DetailsTimeDurationLocation
Subject talk 11:00 | 13:30 55 minutes Building 85, room 2209
Drop in 10:00-15:30 Building 85, room 2211

Neuroscience

See biological sciences

Nursing

DetailsTimeDurationLocation
Subject talk 10:15 | 13:15 60 minutes Building 67
Drop in 10:00-15:00 Building 67
Skills taster session 11:15-13:15 Building 67
Admissions help desk 10:00-15:00 Building 67
Placement zone 10:00-13:15 Building 67
Nursing society stand 10:00-13:15 Building 67
Opportunities abroad stand 10:00-13:15 Building 67

Occupational therapy

DetailsTimeDurationLocation
Subject talk 11:00 60 minutes Building 45
Drop in 10:00-14:00 Building 45
Workshop 13:00 60 minutes Building 45
Admissions help desk 10:00-15:00 Building 67
Placement zone 10:00-13:15 Building 67
Opportunities abroad stand 10:00-13:15 Building 67

Oceanography

See marine biology and oceanography

Pharmacology

See biological sciences

Philosophy

DetailsTimeDurationLocation
Subject talk 11:15 | 13:15 45 minutes Avenue Campus, building 65
Drop in 10:00-16:00 Avenue Campus, building 65, room 1093
Tour of Avenue Campus 10:00-16:00 20 minutes Avenue Campus, building 65, South Corridor
Study abroad opportunities 10:00-16:00 Avenue Campus, building 65, North Corridor

Physics and astronomy

DetailsTimeDurationLocation
Course talk 11:00 | 14:00 50 minutes Building 46, level 3, lecture theatre A
Admissions talk 12:00 | 15:00 50 minutes Building 46, level 3, lecture theatre A
Tour of building and labs 10:00-16:00 30 minutes Building 46, foyer
Exhibition 10:00-16:00 Building 46, foyer
Career destinations talk 11:30 | 13:00 | 14:00 20 minutes Building 46, lecture theatre C
Planetarium astronomy show 10:00 | 11:00 | 12:00 |13:00 | 14:00 | 15:00 60 minutes Building 46, level 5, seminar room
Try out a lab experiment
(register in building 46 foyer or the Physics stand in the building 18 information fair)
10:00 | 11:00 | 12:00 | 13:00 | 14:00 | 15:00 60 minutes Building 46, level 3, labs

Physiotherapy

DetailsTimeDurationLocation
Subject talk 11:00 60 minutes Building 45
Drop in 10:00-14:00 Building 45
Admissions help desk 10:00-15:00 Building 67
Placement zone 10:00-13:15 Building 67
Opportunities abroad stand 10:00-13:15 Building 67

Podiatry

DetailsTimeDurationLocation
Subject talk 11:00 60 minutes Building 45
Drop in 10:00-14:00 Building 45
Admissions help desk 10:00-15:00 Building 67
Placement zone 10:00-13:15 Building 67
Opportunities abroad stand 10:00-13:15 Building 67

Politics and international relations

DetailsTimeDurationLocation
Subject talk 11:00 50 minutes Building 2a (Arts Annex), lecture theatre J
13:00 Building 58 (Murray), Murray Lecture Theatre
Drop in 10:00-15:00 Building 58 (Murray), level 1, foyer

Population and geography

DetailsTimeDurationLocation
Subject talk 12:30 50 minutes Building 44 (Shackleton), level 2, lecture room C
Drop in 10:00-15:00 Building 44 (Shackleton), level 2, lecture room C
Field trip video 10:00-15:00 Building 44 (Shackleton), level 2, lecture room C

Psychology

DetailsTimeDurationLocation
Subject talk 11:30 | 13:30 40 minutes Building 52 (Turner Sims), concert hall
Drop in 10:00-15:00 Building 52 (Turner Sims), foyer

Ship science

DetailsTimeDurationLocation
Subject talk 10:15 | 12:15
15:00
45 minutes Boldrewood Innovation Campus, building 185, level 3
Drop in 10:00-16:00 Boldrewood Innovation Campus, building 185, level 3
Talk: discover our engineering courses 09:30 30 minutes Building 7 (Lanchester), level 3, lecture theatre A
10:45 | 12:00 | 13:30 Building 5 (Eustice), level 2, room 2015
Talk: getting industrial experience as part of your degree 10:30 | 12:30 | 14:30 45 minutes Building 7 (Lanchester), level 3, room 3031
Visit engineering facilities at Highfield Campus 10:00-16:00 Details available from building 18 information fair, building 7 and building 176
Visit engineering facilities at Boldrewood Innovation Campus 10:00-16:00 Details available from building 18 information fair, building 7 and building 176
The design show: a showcase of our engineering students’ project work 10:00-16:00 Boldrewood Innovation Campus, building 177, level 3

Sociology and social policy

DetailsTimeDurationLocation
Subject talk 10:00 50 minutes Building 58 (Murray), Murray lecture theatre
Drop in 10:00-15:00 Building 58 (Murray), level 1, foyer

Zoology

See biological sciences

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