The University of Southampton
University life

Information for parents and supporters

Going to university is a big decision for your son or daughter and you have a vital role to play in guiding them through this experience.

We have put together key information on the University of Southampton and the application process to help you support your child to make their decision.

Applying to Southampton

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Our reputation & rankings

We are in the top 15 UK universities, top 1% worldwide and a member of the research-led Russell Group Universities

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Visit us at our Open Days

Experience life at the University of Southampton, or take a virtual Open Day, to help them make the right choice

Application overview

Learn more about the application process, key dates and deadlines, and get tips on applying for university

Fees and funding

Find out more information on the costs of studying at university and our scholarships or busaries

Parents & supporters guide

Support them on their journey with information about the application schedule, how to find the right university and tips for applications

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Moving away to university

Our advice for moving away from home, from settling in to managing money.

Download the guide

Life at Southampton

There are a lot of considerations when helping your child to pick a university, including what life will be like outside of class.

We provide a number of services to keep your child safe and supported whilst they're away from home. Our arts and sports facilities, as well as our societies will make sure your child gets the most out of their university experience.

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Accommodation

Find out more about halls facilities, fees, and 24/7 services to keep our students safe and supported in their new home

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City life

Discover what it's like to live in Southampton or Winchester, including safety, affordability and things to do

Student services

Support for students

We offer a range of support for our students such as counselling, enabling services, childcare and more

Transport links

The University is well connected by car, bus, train or air, with London just 75 miles away

The Union

Explore the 300+ societies, 80 sports clubs, entertainment and support facilities that enhance university life

Campus facilities

Students have access to 5 libraries, numerous sports facilities, cafes and a theatre, concert hall and gallery

Prospectuses

You can view our interactive prospectus online, download a pdf version or order a printed copy

Get your prospectus

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