Our Open Days give you the chance to find out about the subject you are interested in studying and how it is taught at Southampton.
Explore our beautiful campuses and experience what your life would be like here as a student.
On the day we offer a free bus into the centre of Southampton so you can discover the attractive and student-friendly city, which offers a huge variety of shops, restaurants and attractions.
Our Open Days run from 10am until 4pm.
The best way to travel to our Open Day is by public transport or by car.
Parking is available at West Quay multi-storey car park in the city centre at a reduced rate.
A free Uni-Link shuttle service runs throughout the day from the train stations and car park, connecting you to all university campuses. National Express buses stop at Highfield Campus. Full details about travel will be sent to you once you book your Open Day place.
When you book your place you'll also be sent check-in information. You'll need it on your phone or printed for the day so our helpers can scan you in when you arrive. You can also check-in on the day using the MySouthampton app.
Stands at the information fair will include:
Join us on a campus tour with a current student to explore Highfield, the main campus. The tour takes approximately 30 minutes.
On a tour you will discover:
Humanities subjects are based at Avenue Campus, a short walk from Highfield. You'll be able to tour this campus and it's facilities.
Some Engineering subjects are based at Boldrewood Innovation Campus. This campus is also a short walk from Highfield and tours will be available on Open Days.
Students interested in Ocean and Earth Science can take a free bus to the Waterfront Campus, home to the National Oceanography Centre. Here you'll be able to tour the facilities, including the aquarium, research vessels and marine science library, and speak to current students and staff.
A number of subjects give talks during Open Day, which are given by academics teaching the subject and which include Q & A sessions.
You'll also have the opportunity to look around the facilities and talk to current students and staff. There may even be the chance to get involved in some hands-on demonstrations.
We run a whole host of talks and lectures throughout the day.
These include talks on:
All talks and drop-ins will be detailed in the Open Day programme, sent to you before the day. You'll also be able to pick up a printed copy on the day.
You'll have a busy day so make sure you stop for a drink and a bite to eat at one of our many restaurants and cafes. There are several options at Highfield Campus and each of our other campuses also has it's own cafe.
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