Read and watch the stories of people who studied at the University of Southampton and find out where their experiences and choices have taken them.
From alumni who have reached the top of their industries to recent graduates taking the first steps in their careers, our alumni have a whole range of stories, insights and pearls of wisdom to share.
Contact us to let us know what you have done since leaving University.
Alumni video profiles
In these videos our alumni talk about their experiences at Southampton and how their time here has helped shape their lives and careers. This section includes both individual interviews and documentaries of alumni events.
Subject-specific alumni profiles
Each of our academic units like to stay in touch with their former students. Read some of the subject-specific alumni profiles here.
- Biological Sciences
- Geography and the Environment
- Social Sciences
- Ocean and Earth Sciences
Send us your story
We always love to hear about what you have been up to, and pass this on to the alumni community.
Please contact us to let us know what you have done since leaving University – and perhaps we can feature you on our website.
Individual profiles by decade
Browse our alumni profiles by decade and see what our graduates have achieved and experienced over the past sixty years.
Alumni from the classes of 1960s
Alumni from the classes of 1970s
- Peter Boait, BSc Electronic Engineering, 1973
- Robert Edenborough, PhD Psychology, 1973
- Richard Furness, PhD Mechanical Engineering, 1973
- Roger Hammett, BA Education, 1973
- Professor Richard Holdaway, CBE, BSc Aeronautics, 1970, PhD Electric Propulsion for Space, 1974
- Chris Palmer, BSc Physics, 1975
- Philip Pugh, BSc Mathematics, 1977
- Teck-Seng Low, 1978 BSc Electrical Engineering, 1982 PhD Engineering
- Guy Hill, LLB Law, 1979
- Chris Richards, BSc Physics 1979
Alumni from the classes of 1980s
- Albert Traverso, MA Education, 1980
- Howard Phillips, BA English, 1981
- Adrian Newey, BSc Aeronautics and Astronautics, 1980
- Rob White, BSc Mechanical Engineering, 1987
- Andrew Wolstenholme, BSc Civil Engineering, 1981
- Gary Howorth, BSc Electonic Engineering, 1982
- Julian Poulter, 1982 BSc Physics and Astronomy
- Mark Goulding, BSc Electronic Engineering,1983
- Stephen Payne, BSc (Eng) Ship Science, 1984
- Simon Tait, BSc Electronic Engineering, 1984
- Timothy Powell, BSc Mechanical Engineering, 1986
- Fotini Maltezou, PhD Geophysics, 1987
- Heather Williams, BSc Economics, 1987; MA Creative Writing, 2008
- Reiner Schmitz, BA German, 1989
- William Webb, BEng Electronic Engineering, 1989
Alumni from the classes of 1990s
- Stephanie Bass, BSc Economics and Business Economics, 1992
- Professor Bhawani Chowdhry, PhD Electronics and Computer Science, 1990
- Oliver Saxby, LLB Law, 1991
- James Read, BSc Physics with Oceanography, 1992
- Vanessa Bowman, BSc Geology, 1994
- Muhammad Malik, MSc Irrigational Engineering, 1995
- Kerrie Holland, BSc Politics and International Relations, 1997
- Scott Latham, BSc Economics with Actuarial Studies, 1999
Alumni from the classes of 2000s
- Franz Newland, PhD Aerospace Systems, 2000
- David White, BSc Geology, 2000
- James Wicks, BSc Physiology, 2001; PhD Cellular and Molecular Biology, 2006
- James Evans, BA Spanish, 2002
- David Walker, MEng Electronic Engineering, 2002
- Rachel Steiner, BSc Physical Geography, 2008
- Holly Bik, PhD Marine Biology, 2010