University of Southampton

Students' union

As a student at Southampton, you will automatically become a member of Southampton University Students’ Union (SUSU). SUSU is one of the largest Students’ unions in the UK, with many services and facilities to both support and entertain you.

Find out what SUSU can offer you

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Facilities at Highfield Campus

The Bridge

The Bridge is a cafe by day and a bar by night

The Bridge

  • The Café serves hot and cold food, drinks and snacks all day
  • The Bridge is a bistro bar and entertainment venue
  • The Stag’s is a student pub which shows live sport and hosts music events
  • The Shop stocks a wide range of groceries, stationery, gifts and clothing
  • Union Films is SUSU's own 330-seat cinema completely managed by students. You can see the latest films here much cheaper than at local cinemas

Facilities at Winchester Campus

SUSU runs the cafe at Winchester Campus. At night, this can convert into flexible entertainment space including a dancefloor and DJ booth. SUSU help and advice is also available on campus on topics such as housing and finance.

Facilities at our halls of residence

SUSU provides bar facilities at four of our halls of residence. Run and staffed by students, these provide an easy way for you to get to know your neighbours in halls. Bars are available at Connaught, Glen Eyre, Highfield and Montefiore halls.

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Help and support

Advice Centre

The SUSU Advice Centre provides free, confidential and independent advice for all SUSU members. We have four trained and experienced advisors to support you.


Nightline is a confidential listening service run by students, for students. You can call from 20:00 to 08:00. We train all our student volunteers to deal with every type of call.

Safety Bus

SUSU's Safety Bus service helps you get home safely from campus. It runs every night until 00:30 from SUSU on the Highfield Campus.

Peer Support

With SUSU's peer support service you can meet with a trained peer supporter on a one-to-one basis at a time and place that works for you. All of our peer supporters are students who will listen to your problems without judging.

SUSU Lettings

SUSU's own lettings agency can help you find suitable student accommodation in the Southampton area.

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Clubs and societies

Sports clubs

SUSU has over 80 sports clubs you can join to compete, train, or just have fun with friends. From Aikido to Zumba, there's something for everyone.


There are over 300 SUSU student groups and societies for you to choose from, including 30 performing arts groups. And if you can't find exactly what you want, SUSU will help you start your own.

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