Continued investment of £200 million over four years has given rise to a number of world-class buildings, including the award-winning EEE building, interdisciplinary Mountbatten complex and the new Life Sciences Building, which opened in September 2010. These facilities are cementing the University’s status as one of the best learning environments in the UK.
The University provides a wealth of social, arts and leisure facilities for students.
Off campus, you will find all the transport, shopping and leisure facilities you would expect from a multicultural city with a population of over 200,000 people.
Wireless and networked high-speed internet access is widely available across all campuses and in all five libraries.
Our success in attracting research income together with our wide range of research activity means that we provide our postgraduate students with excellent core facilities and equipment, including proteomics, imaging and FACS Aria. There is a dedicated clinical research facility and two biomedical research units Respiratory and Nutrition, Diet and Lifestyle.
We are home to a specialist Health Services Library, which offers a range of services for students. Resources include computing facilities, language resource facility books, journals, online facilities, and an Assistive Technology Suite.
The University has five libraries, housing a total of 2.6 million books, journals and reports. The Hartley Library, on the main Highfield Campus and the Health Services Library at Southampton General Hospital provide state-of-the-art learning centres, with high-speed internet access, network points for laptops and language study areas. The Assistive Technology Centre provides specialist services for users with disabilities including computers with extra software in all libraries.
Our campuses and halls of residence boast around 1,700 computer workstations. Rooms dedicated for student use offer printers, scanners, CD/DVD writers and an extensive range of general and course-specific software packages. E-learning resources are available through the virtual learning environment and Wi-Fi is available on campus and in halls. Virtual access to your University files and applications is available on your own device. Students with a disability or specific learning difficulty are able to access an additional technology suite.
Medicine's virtual learning environment allows you to access lecture and seminar notes, e-learning and training resources, research information and news from academic staff. Postgraduate research students are provided with either a desktop or laptop computer to support their studies throughout the duration of their degree.
iSolutions provides and supports the University's ICT (information communications technology) and virtual learning infrastructure. Specialist staff support a full range of services, and unlimited and free access to literally thousands of online courses is available to all students through Lynda.com.
Our Centre for Language Study, based at the Avenue Campus, offers resources and language courses for all University members, and is an approved International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) centre. The Centre offers courses in a large number of languages, including Arabic, Chinese and Japanese and English as a foreign language, which can be studied either as a component of your degree, as an evening course or as a lunchtime taster session.
As a postgraduate student at Southampton, you will have ongoing support from your tutor or supervisory team. A network of Senior Tutors is also available within the Faculty, who can provide you with pastoral advice and support. All students also have access to the University’s wide range of support services including Enabling Services, the Early Years Centre and the independent SUSU Advice Centre.