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Winchester School of ArtPostgraduate study


In the weeks leading up to your arrival at Southampton, and during your first week, there are a number of things you will need to remember. Our induction programme is designed to help you settle in as quickly as possible, with help or advice available whenever you need it. For most students, 'arrival' means getting to your accommodation a week or so before the start of the teaching year.

To find out what you will need to do before you arrive, visit

The following is an example timetable for first year UK students:

If your first language is not English, the University can help with both pre-sessional and ongoing language support. Find out more about language support.

If you have a disability or health condition, or need help balancing your work and personal commitments, the University has a variety of enabling, counselling and mentoring services. Find out more about Education Support.

International Welcome Programme

We encourage all new international postgraduates to register for our Welcome Programme, specifically designed for our international students. This takes place in September each year and includes general events to introduce you to the University. There will also be academic induction events within your discipline, and a range of social and cultural activities. Find out more about the International Welcome Programme.

Things to do shortly after you arrive

Arriving in the UK can be confusing and disorienting. Below is a list of some of the things you should do soon after arriving in the UK:

Our welcome programs helps you to settle in
Welcome Program
Meeting fellow students
Thumbnail photo of John Bergseth

“Studying abroad has given me the opportunity to practice my English on a daily basis. The course is designed to give me the opportunity to get in-depth insight into the design industry. ”

John Bergseth - Design Management

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