The University of Southampton
Schools and colleges

Arrange a school or college group visit

If you would like to bring a group from your school or college we can offer a bespoke visit.

These bespoke visits typically include:

Visits generally take around three hours and can often be tailored to meet specific needs. (*number capped at 50 students). We can also offer a taster lecture depending on availability.

To arrange a visit please contact us.

If your students are in years 9-11 then you may like to consider booking a 'Why HE' Day.

To arrange a school visit to one of our undergraduate Open Days, please email

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Why HE? days

Our ‘Why HE?’ days are designed to provide students in Years 9-11 with an exciting experience of university, while raising their awareness of the choices, courses and pathways associated with progression to Higher Education. The days include; interactive workshops on university courses and pathways, a campus tour and a STEM-themed taster session. Each ‘Why HE’ day can accommodate 60 students and places are capped at 20 student places per school. The content is aimed at your most able students, so please take this into consideration when selecting students to attend.

The ‘Why HE?’ days form a part of the university’s widening participation programmes, and as such not all schools will be eligible to participate. Please select the widening participation indicators relevant to your school from the list below when making your booking – your school should have access to this information.

The 2019 Why HE? days series are as follows:

Please contact if you require further information.

Book a 'Why HE?' day
Open Days

Open Days

Students can visit us at our undergraduate Open Days

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