Southampton has been my home from home for three years now, and I’m often asked why I chose here. Growing up in the furthest South-Western point in Cornwall, the thought of joining a big London city university was particularly daunting and so Southampton seemed to provide the upgraded city life with the comfort of the coast.
SURNU has provided so many fantastic opportunities that have made my university experience the best it could have been.
What makes the University of Southampton stand above the rest is the wide range of both subject and extra-curricular opportunities that are offered enabling personal development and individual growth whilst studying. The “bunfight” at the beginning of the year is a particular highlight of how many different activities and societies within the University that are available. There really is something for everyone. At the “bunfight” the one organisation that stood out was Southampton University Royal Naval Unit (SURNU). Although the thought of joining the Royal Navy had crossed my mind at Sixth Form, it was really a passing thought, so when I saw that the there was a Naval Unit designed specifically for university students, I took the opportunity to find out a little more about what was on offer and from that moment I have never looked back.