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Welcome Pre-sessional

Meet and greet

The University is pleased to offer a Free Airport Collection Meet and Greet Service to our Pre-sessional English Language Students arriving at Southampton International, London Heathrow and London Gatwick Airports on Wednesday 22 June 2022.

University representatives will be waiting to meet you at the Main Terminal within Southampton International Airport, Terminal 2 of London Heathrow Airport or the North Terminal at London Gatwick. If arriving at a different Terminal you will need to transfer to the Meet and Greet collection terminals.

Depending on the number of arriving students each day you will be met by either a taxi or coach service which will take you to your accommodation in Southampton or Winchester.

Further information on how to find the meeting point, including easy to follow maps and guidance, will be provided in your confirmation email.


Luggage is limited to two suitcases and one item of hand luggage per person. You are responsible for carrying your own suitcases. We appreciate airlines may offer you more than this luggage allowance, however there is no room for additional luggage on the Meet and Greet coach.

Please contact the Meet and Greet team if you will have more than the allowance BEFORE you book your seat. Alternatively, you can book the service and on arrival at the airport ask for help to arrange a courier service to take your luggage to the University. This will incur an additional cost to be paid by you.

National Express Coach Service

London Heathrow and Gatwick

If you arrive after the last coach or taxi service you can take a National Express coach to Southampton Central Coach Station. You can find the National Express coaches by following signs or asking at Heathrow and Gatwick’s Information Desk. National Express coaches run throughout the night.

At Southampton International airport please book a taxi to your accommodation.
If using National Express, when you get to Southampton you will need to take a taxi to your University or private accommodation. 

Our trusted taxi company is Radio Taxis +44 (0) 2380 666 666.

If you have any questions about the Meet and Greet service, please contact the University



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