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The University of Southampton

Outreach and Engagement

We are committed to the pursuit of academic excellence and, through our research, positively impacting the health and wellbeing of people around the world. We are also committed to reaching out to the wider community through public engagement activities and initiatives. This increasingly important part of medical research enables us to build stronger relationships with schools, community, business, alumni and families.

Inspiring Stories of research 

Faculty of Medicine researchers at different stages in their careers talk about medical research that is changing lives.

Click on the video links above each researcher to watch the 4 min videos.


Find out more about Southampton’s undergraduate medical and biomedical / biological science programmes and entry requirements. 

Learn more about our postgraduate taught and research programmes.

Visit our website to find out how Southampton could be part of your educational journey.

LifeLab Students


LifeLab is an innovative educational intervention which actively engages young people, teachers and researchers. 

Virtual Work Experience

Virtual Work Experience

Working with the University Hospital Southampton Year 10 students and above can apply to undertake LIVE virtual work experience working with a variety of NHS staff and medical students.


BM6 Widening Access

We established our Bachelor of Medicine/Bachelor of Surgery six-year degree course to widen access to the medical profession. The programme, which has achieved national recognition.

Killer T-Cells Activity

Killer T-Cells

Cancer Research UK and Professor Tim Elliott, the game has attracted much attention at outreach events, university open days and part of the University of Southampton Roadshow.

Body DNA Activity

University Roadshow

This is an annual "Bringing research to life" road show showcases a selection of our research. We tour both regionally and at national events between February and September.

Stem Cell Mountain

Stem Cell Mountain

This award-winning and irresistible hands-on exhibit has engaged festival goers at Glastonbury and Bestival.

Biomedical Image

Widening Access to Medicine Taster Course

Our Widening Participation taster course is for students in Year 12 who want to study Medicine at university and intent to apply through a widening access programme.


Other public engagement and outreach activities that we support and will continue to be actively involved with include:


Make a lasting difference and get involved in our outreach activities

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