The University of Southampton
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Contributing to the Community

150 years of education history

The University of Southampton's long heritage in the city dates back to October 1862, when the Hartley Institution, from which the University evolved, opened the High Street below the Bargate. In 2012, we marked not only the 150th anniversary of the Hartley Institution, but also the 110th anniversary of the institution becoming a university college in 1902, and the 60th anniversary of the granting of the Royal Charter in 1952, which gave Southampton its full university status.

Economic Impact

Economic Impact

Our researchers have been changing the world for the better over the past six decades.

Sports and Arts

Sports and Arts

The University of Southampton is a major cultural and sporting hub in the region.

Outreach

Outreach

The University has a full programme of Open Days for prospective students.

Student Volunteering

Student Volunteering

Many of our students take part in volunteering activities in and around Southampton.

Students and graduates: A highly-qualified workforce for the local economy

The University has a wealth of talented students and graduates for employers looking for interns and new staff members. Contact our Careers and Employability Service team for more information.

Many of our graduates remain in the region, providing a skilled workforce and contributing to many of the professions. They are the engineers, entrepreneurs, doctors, nurses and teachers of the present and the future.

Our graduates are key contributors to the knowledge economy and engineering and service industries that are so important to the region.

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