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The University of Southampton
Lifelong Learning

Where to find us

Most of our courses and events take place at the Avenue Campus. For any events taking place at other locations information will be provided on the event page.

The Campus

Lifelong Learning is based at the Faculty of Humanities on the Avenue Campus, at the edge of Southampton Common and a short walk from the main University campus at Highfield. The main campus houses the Students Union, an impressive range of cultural and recreational facilities, the Library and many shops including a travel agent, Waterstones bookshop, two health practices and outlets for the main high street banks. The Avenue Campus has its own reference library, computer workstation clusters, lecture-theatres and seminar rooms. The café and central courtyard provide a quiet place to relax and the Campus also has its own outdoor tennis courts.


The city of Southampton is on the south coast of England within easy reach of London by train. The city has a rich and varied heritage and is one of the great European ports. It has played a significant role in Britain's maritime history from the sailing of the Mayflower to the fateful voyage of the Titanic. Today, the city is the home of ocean sailing. Southampton is the region's main culture centre and is set amidst some of Britain's most significant historical sites such as the ancient cathedral cities of Salisbury and Winchester, the prehistoric site of Stonehenge, and the picturesque New Forest, one of the oldest and most beautiful woodlands in Europe. The seaside resort of Bournemouth is only half an hour away.

Campus maps and directions

Avenue Campus

Google Map of Avenue CampusDetailed map of Avenue Campus

Getting here...

By Car via M3
Exit at Junction 14 following the signs for Southampton A33 (not Southampton Docks). Follow the A33 (Bassett Avenue) through two roundabouts until you arrive at a major intersection with the University's Medical and Biological Sciences building to your left. Cross straight over the intersection and continue to follow the A33 (The Avenue). Take the second turning on your left into Highfield Road (a one-way system) and the Avenue Campus will be on your right.

By Car via M27
Exit at Junction 5 (Southampton Airport/Eastleigh). If coming from the east, take the first exit off the roundabout. If coming from the west, the fourth exit. Follow the A335 dual carriageway through two sets of traffic lights. At the third set, the road divides. Follow the right hand lane onto Burgess Road (McDonald's will be on your left). Follow Burgess Road until you arrive at a major intersection, turn left onto the A33 (The Avenue). Take the second turning on your left into Highfield Road (a one-way system) and the Avenue Campus will be on your right.

By Rail
Fast trains from London and Bournemouth/Weymouth stop at Southampton Central and Southampton Airport Parkway. Trains from Portsmouth and Bristol/South Wales stop at Southampton Central. There are taxi ranks at both stations.

Buses to Avenue Campus:
At Southampton Central, use the south side (platform 4) exit for the Unilink U2 bus service.
At Southampton Airport Parkway, exit on the airport side of the station for the Unilink U1 bus service to the Highfield Campus interchange and then take the Unilink U2 bus to the Avenue campus.

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