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LWUS Residential

We are finalising dates and initial details for the 2024 Learn with US Residential. Please check back here in the autumn term for updates.

Details below are for the 2023 Learn with US Residential and are indicative of what to expect but please note all is subject to change, including eligibility and financial support available.

Y10 students presenting
Y10 students presenting

What is the Learn with US Residential?

The Learn with US Residential is a three-day, two-night residential where you will immerse yourself in university life and experience what it’s like to study at university.

You’ll experience our world class facilities, stay in our halls of residence, get involved with taster sessions, and find out what student life is really like.

This is a free opportunity for Year 10 students who meet our Widening Participation eligibility criteria. Your meals, accommodation, and all activities for the duration of the residential are included. We will also reimburse the cost of your travel to and from the residential.

Aims of the Residential:

What you will be doing:

Feedback from the 2022 Learn with US Residential?

Those who attended the 2022 Learn with US Residential described their experience as exciting, fun, and enjoyable. Many students enjoyed the taster lectures that gave them a chance to experience university courses first-hand, and the social activities taught attendees that ‘there is more to uni than just ‘study study study’’.

 Am I eligible to attend?

The Residential is for Year 10 Students living and studying in the United Kingdom.

Applicants should meet at least one of the following criteria:


How much will the residential cost me?

The residential is a free opportunity. Your accommodation, meals, and all activities during the residential are included. We will also reimburse your travel expenses to and from the residential.

Where will I be staying?

You will stay in our halls of residence in your own fully equipped room with your own ensuite bathroom. You will not share a room. All bedding and towels are provided. Access Team staff and student ambassadors will also be staying overnight in case of any emergency.

What do I need to bring with me?

You only need to bring yourself! Pack clothes with some weatherproof options, sensible shoes, personal hygiene products, and any necessary medication. All bedding and towels are provided, as is all of your food. Although you will not need any money, we would suggest having access to some, especially if you are travelling to the residential alone. Please note: Highfield Campus is a cashless campus so although there shouldn’t be the need to spend anything, shops and vending machines will only accept card payments. We will provide further guidance on what to bring closer to the time.

How do I get there?

The residential is based at the University of Southampton’s Highfield Campus, University Road, Southampton, SO17 1BJ. There is a bus stop on campus with buses from all over Southampton including Southampton Airport Parkway and Southampton Central train stations. If you are arriving by train or bus we will ensure you will be met by our student ambassadors. If you are arriving by car we will provide parking information closer to the time, and again you will be met by our student ambassadors. Your transport costs will be reimbursed.

What will I eat?

Breakfast, lunch, and dinner will be provided for the duration of your visit, and there will be multiple options to choose from at every meal. We will ask for dietary requirements in advance which will be taken into consideration and suitable meals will be provided.

How many people will be attending?

There will be a maximum of forty Year 10 students attending the residential. There will be staff working for the duration of the event, including overnight, and you will be accompanied by our student ambassadors during all activities.

Contact Us

If you want to ask any further questions before submitting your application, please contact Joe Cunningham ( who will be happy to help.

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