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Our world-class buildings such as the award-winning EEE building, interdisciplinary Mountbatten complex and the Life Sciences building have contributed to the University of Southampton’s status as one of the best learning environments in the UK. These facilities are a result of an investment of £200 million.

Key facts

The University provides a wealth of social, arts and leisure facilities for students.

Off campus, you will find all the transport, shopping and leisure facilities you would expect from a multicultural city with a population of over 200,000 people.

Wireless and networked high-speed internet access is widely available across all campuses and in all five libraries.

Humanities facilities

Archaeology has recently moved into new £3m purpose-built facilities. The three storey building is equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories providing space for teaching and research, and housing reference collections, technical equipment and laboratories.

  • Historical archives

The Hartley Library is home to unique and valuable historical archives and special collections including the Wellington and Palmerston archive and online databases, the Broadlands archive, and collections on named subjects such as the Parkes Jewish Studies collection, one of the best of its kind in the world.

Humanities at Southampton has a strong collaborative relationship with Chawton House Library (former residence of Jane Austen). The library houses a unique collection of books focusing on women's writing in English from 1600 to 1830.

On campus we host internationally acclaimed arts venues such as:

Postgraduate study rooms

We have newly refurbished on-campus study rooms for our postgraduate researchers. We also provide customised laptops to facilitate their research.


SUSSED is a secure site which provides students, faculty and administrative staff with world-class Internet services. This is where you can check e-mail, log into the student record system self service pages, access learning materials and join the University's virtual communities. On SUSSED you can locate useful information and resources such as the University Calendar, the Quality handbook and other education support materials.

Student and staff secure portal
Image courtesy of the Broadlands Archives - an important collection of documents covering major events of the 19th and 20th centuries housed at Hartley Library
A wealth of research resources
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