Professional Services

The Professional Services are responsible for the effective delivery of all non-academic activities within the University in collaboration with faculties and academic units.

Hartley Library

Hartley Library

One of the oldest buildings on Highfield campus -

Capital Programme

Building for the future - the University's capital programme aims to develop our estate and buildings to reflect our ambition to become one of the UK's leading universities.

Communications and Marketing

Communications and Marketing helps the University manage its reputation and brand, and to communicate its aims and achievements to a variety of stakeholder groups globally, nationally, regionally, locally and internally.

Corporate Services

Corporate Services supports the strategic aims of the University through its three sub-divisions: Legal Services, Mediation Service, Research Governance, and the Project Office.

Development and Alumni Relations

Development and Alumni Relations are responsible for the University's fundraising activities, and for managing a global network of over 170,000 alumni.

Estates and Facilities

The Estates and Facilities teams provide a wide range of crucial services to the University. These include the helpdesk, security, car parking and cleaning.


Details of the responsibilities of the Finance department, its locations within the University and links to the Finance website.

Human Resources

Details of the main contacts within the Human Resources department, its location within the University and links to current job opportunities.

Institute for Learning Innovation and Development (ILIaD)

The University of Southampton’s Vision 2020 states that over the next few years we will “revolutionise education”. The new Institute for Learning Innovation and Development (ILIaD) has been created to build a network across Faculties and Professional Services to lead on this ambition and help shape the University’s future educational approach.

International Office

The International Office helps to implement the University’s Internationalisation Strategy by attracting and supporting international students, and promoting international partnerships.


Details on iSolutions: computing and IT (information technology) facilities for all staff and students at the University.

Recruitment and Outreach

The Recruitment and Outreach Team runs a variety of activities to encourage prospective students to consider higher education in general, and the University of Southampton in particular.

Research and Innovation Services

Research and Innovation Services (R&IS) supports the world-class research of our academics by focusing on its impact on national and global economies and society.

Safety and Occupational Health

Safety and Occupational Health deals with all issues relating to the health and safety of staff, students and visitors across the entire University.

Strategy, Planning and Analytics

The Strategy, Planning and Analytics department is the guardian of the University Strategy.

Student Services

The Student Services department offers a wide range of facilities and support to students, including the Early Years Centre, Sport and Wellbeing, Career Destinations, Enabling Services, Accommodation and the Student Services Centre.

Student and Academic Administration

The Student and Academic Administration department manages a number of essential services for students, including applications, admissions and graduation.

University Library

Details of the University Library, which has five branches located across our campuses and a total of over 1.6 million books.