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The University of Southampton

The University of Southampton enjoys a high profile in Southampton and further afield. Our academics and students devote many hours a year engaging in a variety of schemes and activities that are aimed at improving the wider understanding and engagement with all things aviation and space related.

Bloodhound rocket car launch

Through public lectures and events, open days, briefing days for leading organisations, teachers and careers advisers, demonstrations and talks in schools and colleges, we are bringing our enthusiasm to the wider community.

If you want to take part in any of our programmes, or would like to develop an new activity with us, please get in touch. To join the Aerospace mailing list please email us:

Get involved

Get a glimpse of just a few of the different types of activities our students and staff are regularly involved in

Student ambassadors scheme

We award academic credit to science, technology, engineering and maths students working with teachers in local schools  

School and colleges liaison

As well as having a high profile nationally and internationally, we are also very much focused towards engagement with the local community

Inspiring future engineers

Our outreach activities aim to share our passions and offer an insight into our work by offering educational and interactive activities led by students and academic staff.

Campus visits

There's no better way to get a feel for our University than joining in one of our Open Days: in person or via our Virtual Open Day

Bringing a fresh perspective

Through a range of on- and off-campus activities, including campus tours, open days, taster events and Easter and summer school residentials, we encourage students to consider progression to higher education

Students in the community

Our students give up around £1 million worth of their time each year volunteering in the community.

Life of satellites
Life of satellites
3D printing
3D printing
Dragonfly day
Dragonfly day
Practical experiments
Practical experiments
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