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Book our meet and greet service

Our free meet and greet service is for students arriving to study in the UK for the first time.  

We can meet you at: 

  • London Heathrow Airport (LHR) 
  • London Gatwick Airport (LGW) 
  • Southampton International Airport (SOU) 

How it works

Our Meet & Greet team will meet you at Arrivals in the airport.

Coaches leave from each airport all day and you'll be put on the next one available.

The coach will take you and your baggage to:

  • your university halls
  • your private accommodation
  • onto campus, for a free onward taxi to complete your journey in Southampton or Winchester

You can't take anyone else with you on the coach, unless you're a PhD student arriving with your spouse or children.

Watch a video of our Meet & Greet team meeting new students at the airport last year.  

Book meet and greet for September 2022

Booking closes 72 hours before each travel date.

You can book for:  

  • Wednesday 21 September 
  • Thursday 22 September 
  • Friday 23 September (limited service - one morning coach, then from 4.30pm)
  • Sunday 25 September (limited service - from 4.30pm only)
  • Monday 26 September
  • Tuesday 27 September
  • Wednesday 28 September

There is a limited number of places available to book.

If you're arriving on another date, or you don’t book in time, you’ll have to make your own way to your accommodation. 

You'll need to have your University IT account set up and use your University email address to book the service.

In using this service, you agree to bring no more than x2 large suitcases x1 hand luggage and x1 rucksack or laptop bag on to the coach.

Spaces are limited and once we are full, we will close the booking slot for the day. Bookings must be made 72 hours in advance.

Book our meet and greet service

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