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Before you arrive

It’s almost time for you to begin your studies at the University of Southampton and we can’t wait to welcome you!

As a result of the new UK Government guidance, and the ongoing challenges that the pandemic has created, we have changed our previous plans regarding the delivery of in-person on-campus teaching for those students starting a programme in Semester 2. This means that for a majority of students, all teaching and assessment will be entirely online until at least 19 March 2021, which is the end of our second term.

Our plan at the moment is that you will be able to continue your studies in person at the University when our next term begins on 12 April 2021.

All postgraduate taught students starting in January/February will have received further details via email from Professor Alex Neill, Vice-President (Education).

This site is designed to make it as easy as possible for you to carry out the important tasks that must be completed before you start your studies. Please make sure you follow these steps before you arrive, as some tasks are essential for you to be able to register as a student with us.

COVID-19 saliva testing programme

Our groundbreaking saliva testing programme is helping to keep cases of COVID-19 low in our community. All of our students are invited to take a weekly saliva test for COVID-19. The test is quick, simple and can be taken in the comfort of your own accommodation. If you are currently in Southampton/Winchester, please sign up today and more information will be sent to your term time address or halls of residence reception. If you are coming to Southampton/Winchester later in 2021, we will send you more details about testing nearer the time of your arrival.

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