The University of Southampton
Alumni and supporters

Student Experience Fund

As a former Southampton student you'll know first-hand how great experiences linked to your education play a pivotal role in shaping what you will go on to achieve after graduation. The Student Experience Fund supports student-led projects that aim to give students opportunities that enhance their time at University.

Gifts from alumni and friends are used to enable our students to not only receive the best education possible, but help improve student satisfaction and employability now and in the future. 

The Student Experience Fund has contributed to a range of student-led projects to improve facilities and equipment, including our many libraries, and support for student clubs and societies.

The Student Experience Fund has contributed to improved access to library resources
Enhancing library resources

Library Access and Discovery System

The library is a key resource for everyone at the University of Southampton. Ensuring that it is easy to use and widely accessible, both on and off campus, is central to our aim of enhancing the student experience. With the resources available in the library continually expanding, particularly with the rise of electronic resources, the need for a single search portal across all collections, archives and formats is paramount to ensure that the library can be used to its maximum benefit.

With the help of our donors, we were delighted to support the implementation of the Library Access and Discovery System. This allows library users to easily navigate all of library’s resources through one single search facility. The system, which is also accessible from mobile devices, will allow students and staff from our campuses across the world to find resources quickly and ‘click through’ to these immediately and seamlessly, greatly improving their experience of using the library. It also features an innovative ‘Ask a Librarian’ service so that users can get help with using the resources in real time through instant messaging and texts, ensuring that the library remains a cutting-edge resource for a world-class university.

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