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The University of Southampton
Faculty Operating Service (FOS)

About us

Our Vision

The Faculty Operating Service (FOS) works in partnership with other Professional Services and the wider University community, putting academic colleagues at the heart of what we do.

Our Mission

We seek to achieve our vision by:

Being the first point of contact for advice and support to academic staff.

Developing a whole University approach to integrated services that are efficient and easily accessible to staff.

Throughout our teams, we strive to develop integrated operational practices, working in partnership with other Professional Services to achieve faculty strategic aims and seeking continuous improvements in both service delivery excellence and organisational effectiveness.

Our Structure and Services

Our Professional Service, with team members deployed within each faculty, facilitates the academic environment through of a range of key activities and first line advice, supporting the Deanery , faculty strategy and the wider working environment. Faculty resource and infrastructure support are also a central part of the service offered by the FOS, extending across facilities, space planning and accommodation requirements.

The FOS provides a local and immediate interface with other key Professional Service areas, to deliver cohesive and proactive support services across 8 distinct and diverse faculties, ensuring that we put academics and academic priorities at the heart of what we do.

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