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Lifelong Learning

Our engaged University

In addition to the many courses, events and activites listed on our website, there are many more ways to get involved with the University. Below are some of the groups at the University of Southampton that work with the community to improve public engagement.

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Recruitment and Outreach

The Recruitment and Outreach Team work with schools, colleges and community groups, both locally and nationally, to raise the awareness of the options higher education has to offer. They provide a range of resources and activities to encourage students to consider higher education, from student support to taster lectures and workshops. The Recruitment and Outreach website has information for students and teachers/advisors.

Public Policy@Southampton

Public Policy@Southampton is an external facing, public engagement team which has been established by the University to increase the reach and impact of University of Southampton research. Their remit is to bring together the expertise of world-leading researchers with the expertise and experience of key policy-makers and practitioners to address issues of social, cultural, economic and political importance.

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs)

The University of Southampton launched its first MOOC (Massive Open Online Course) in November 2013. MOOCs enable anyone to study online, for free, wherever they are in the world. Find out more information and sign up for a University of Southampton MOOC on the link below.

Arts at Southampton

The Arts play an essential role in linking the University to the local and regional communities in Southampton and Winchester. Highfield Campus hosts three internationally celebrated arts venues: The Nuffield Theatre, The Turner Sims Concert Hall and the John Hansard Gallery. The University of Southampton Voices is the University’s community choir and is open to all. More information on the University and it's links with the Arts can be found by following the link below.

The University in the Community

The University of Southampton plays an important role in the city and its wider region. The University contributes to the region in many ways through education and research, business and enterprise links and volunteering programmes. The University's aim is always to build positive relationships with local and regional agencies, to establish strong lines of communication between the University and its local community, and to be a good neighbour.

Public Engagement with Research

A project which aims to develop public engagement at the University of Southampton through targeted support for staff and students.

External Partnerships

Lifelong Learning has developed external partnerships with local companies and groups to bring great discounts to the community. Links to these groups can be found below.

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