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Join our community

University life is about more than studying. It’s about the people you meet, the new experiences you have and the memories you make!

Here are some ways you can connect with others, make friends and get the most out of your time with us.

Complete your Welcome induction

We’ve put together an online induction to support all our students.  

You need to complete your induction on Blackboard, our online learning environment, before your studies begin. You can access Blackboard once you’ve set up your University IT account.  

Undergraduate induction introduces you to what study is like here and provides the tools and resources you’ll need to access teaching and learning. 

Postgraduate induction shows you how to meet the higher expectations at this level, including developing your research and independent study skills further.

Undergraduates - complete your induction

Postgraduates - complete your induction

The Students’ Union: become part of the wider student body

The University of Southampton Students’ Union (also known as SUSU) is run by students, for students.

SUSU has a dedicated Freshers’ group on Facebook, where you can chat to other new students, and find out more about events and activities.

Freshers group on Facebook

SUSU can provide support and advice on anything and everything during your time at the University.

To find out more about the ways they can support you and enhance your university life, follow them in all the usual places:

Explore your Students’ Union

Students' Union on Facebook

Students' Union on Twitter

Students' Union on Instagram

Latest news and events on your intranet: SUSSED

You can get onto the University’s student intranet as soon as you’ve set up your University IT account and email.

SUSSED will give you access to University news and announcements, as well as useful links, including:

  • Banner - where you can manage your student record and details
  • Blackboard - for communications about your course
  • Subscribe Self-service - to manage your University IT account and reset your password

Get SUSSED - see the student intranet

Sport at Southampton

Southampton Sport offers members a range of fitness and sports options in various locations, as well as outdoor pitches and courts, and a watersports centre. There are loads of ways to get involved with courses and classes to enhance your wellbeing.

Membership can be paid monthly or annually, and gives you access to our facilities, classes and courses all year round, including during the holidays.

If you choose our annual membership, you'll get additional access to over 70 BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport) gyms across the UK.

Get Southampton Sport membership details and prices

Find out more about sport at the University

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