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Research opportunities

At the University of Southampton we have opportunities for people of all levels to get involved with research.

Opening up opportunities for inspiration

In order to get the best research we have to encourage and inspire as many people to get involved as possible. We want to inspire the next generation of researchers, encourage current university students to get involved in the first steps of research, and help businesses to see the huge benefits of working with university researchers.

We organise outreach activities that give students a real  hands-on feel for research
Engaging students in research

Outreach opportunities for schools and teachers

We provide a host of outreach and educational activities to get young students interested in university research. Find out more about what you could experience from taster lectures to summer schools on our outreach website.

Undergraduate research opportunities

Many of our faculties offer undergraduate research experience placements which give you a taste of what a research career in your area is like, such as this placement offered by Ocean and Earth Science which offers funding for proposed field work and relevant projects. These placements are often advertised on faculty websites, or you can contact your personal tutor or another member of staff in your department to find out what is available.

There are also less formal opportunities to get involved in the research going on in your department, from helping out PhD students, to archive research and basic lab work. Get in touch with your personal tutor to find out more.

Our Doctoral College supports all our postgraduate researchers
Postgraduate support

Postgraduate research development opportunities

Our Doctoral College is here to help all of our postgraduate researchers achieve their potential. We deliver a central programme of skills training and provide a number of development opportunities that will help to round out your research skills and expand your career choices.

Find out more about our Doctoral College.

We also facilitate opportunities for you to interact with researchers from other disciplines, and from other countries – expanding your network of contacts.

Southampton has an unrivalled success rate at collaborating with industry
Business collaboration

Research opportunities for businesses

There are many ways that your business can benefit from the University’s world-class research capability. Access the expertise of our academics and postgraduate researchers through research partnerships, placements, knowledge transfer partnerships or consultancy services. Or take advantage of our specialist facilities for your industry project.

Visit the Business pages for more information, or contact us via the Get in touch page or call us on +44 (0)23 8059 3095.

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