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University Outreach Activities

The UK Student Recruitment and Outreach Team delivers the University's educational liaison activities. It works with schools, colleges and communities to engage with potential students locally, regionally and nationally.

Through a range of on- and off-campus activities, including campus tours, open days, taster events and Easter and summer school residentials, the team encourages students to consider progression to higher education in general and the University of Southampton in particular.

Team members also carry out visits to schools and colleges each year, attending careers and higher education fairs, and delivering presentations to thousands of prospective students on higher education and on the University of Southampton itself.

Psychology supports the University's outreach strategy in many ways. Our researchers lead workshops about their areas of interest in Psychology as part of the Learn with US programme. Professor Tom Lynch recently participated in the TEAtime Lecture series as part of a "Question Time" event about the Brain and Society. We attend the HE Advisors Day to provide information to higher education advisors about studying Psychology here and career options with a Psychology degree.

You will also find us at Science and Engineering Day. In previous years our interactive exhibitions included taking a trip down memory lane in a secret nostalgia den, eye tracking to discover where we look when we search for things, and learning about the structure of neurons using pipe-cleaners as part of an exhibition about the brain and rewards.

Find out more at the UK Student Recruitment and Outreach website.

University Roadshow

As well as supporting University outreach events on campus, we are also involved in outreach events taking place away from the University. The University of Southampton Roadshow is a way that our researchers demonstrate the impact of their work and engage with public audiences locally and across the region. The roadshow has been a huge success and the brain and rewards exhibition travelled to a number of events as part of the 2012 "Bringing research to life" roadshow.

Community partnerships

As well as having a high profile nationally, the University is also very much focused towards engagement with the local community in Southampton, Hampshire and the Isle of Wight in terms of partnership work with the community, education and voluntary sectors. We run a highly successful programme that involves recruiting, training and placing hundreds of our students in these settings as ambassadors and associates.

 

 

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