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Virtual Open Days at Southampton 

Welcome to our Undergraduate Virtual Open Days

Our Open Days in 2020 have now finished, but there's still plenty for you to explore at Southampton.
You can still access on demand talks, tours and tasters from the events. Find out more about the courses we offer, and get a feel for what your life could be like as a student here at University of Southampton.

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Do you have a question?

Do you have a specific question, or simply want to find our more about studying at Southampton? Our students and staff are available to chat online, and are just a message away. Ask them anything!

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What to expect

Our Virtual Open Days allow you to get a feel for Southampton from the comfort of your own home.

Book your place for the chance to:

  • Attend a live session for your subject/s of interest to ask questions 
  • Unlock a range of on demand videos including talks, tours and student interviews  
  • Chat live to some of our Support Services including our Accommodation and Enabling Services teams 
  • Get a feel for our campuses and accommodation with our tour videos

Check out the live session sections below for details of which live sessions will take place on each date.

Once you’ve booked, we’ll also be in touch by email to give you access to all the on-demand information before you attend your live session/s.

Live Subject Sessions

At our Virtual Open Days, you can attend live subject sessions where you'll have the opportunity to hear live from leading academics and ask questions about your course.

We’ll also be hosting live Unibuddy chat sessions where you can chat to students studying your subject, to help you picture life at Southampton.

On demand subject talks and other videos will also be available for you to explore before and after your live session.

Check out the table below to find out when live sessions will take place:


Date of live subject session

Acoustical Engineering 

Aeronautics and Astronautics 

Aerospace Electronic Engineering 

Biomedical Electronic Engineering 

Chemical Engineering 


Civil Engineering 

Computer Science and Software Engineering 

Electrical and Electronic Engineering 

Electrical Engineering 

Electronic Engineering 

Mechanical Engineering 

Mechatronic Engineering 

Physics and Astronomy 

Engineering Foundation Year 

Ship Science and Maritime Engineering 

Wednesday 7 October (4-6pm)


Cardiac Physiology 




Occupational Therapy 



Thursday 8 October (4-6pm) 

Accounting and Finance 

Ancient History 


Business Management 

Creative Writing 





Fashion Design 

Fashion Marketing with Management 


Fine Art 

Games Design and Art 

Graphic Arts 


International Foundation Year 




Modern Languages and Linguistics 



Politics and International Relations 

Population and Geography 

Sociology and Anthropology 

Textile Design 

Monday 12 October 4-6pm 


Biomedical Science 


Ecology and Conservation 

Environmental Science 




Marine Biology 


Natural Sciences 




Science Foundation Year 


Tuesday 13 October 4-6pm 

Live Support Services chat

On each of our Virtual Open Day dates, you will have the opportunity to ask questions to our Support Services via the text chat service Unibuddy.

Find out more about:

  • Accommodation 
  • Student Support Hub
  • Enabling Services 
  • Studying abroad 
  • Arts at Southampton

No need to book these sessions separately – once you’ve booked your place at the event you will get access to these live chats too.

We’ll also have a range of on demand videos from our support services for you to explore.  

Tours and accommodation

Even though you aren’t able to come and see us in person at the moment, there’s still ways to explore our campuses and accommodation.

At our Virtual Open Days, we’ll give you access to on demand video tours so you can look around and get a feel for the place.

Make sure you book your place for the chance to see:

  • 360° Accommodation tour videos
  • An overview Accommodation tour by our wonderful student Raymond
  • Aerial tours of each of our academic campuses
  • Informative videos from our Accommodation team about Applying for and Living in Halls Accommodation

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