Member reviews of University of Southampton

  • Annieharding112's avatar by Annieharding112 on 24th January 2019
    Overall:
    meh
    University:
    Gym is too expensive, not enough seats in the library, university's student pub way too expensive
    Course:
    hardly any time spent in university - don't understand where my money has gone
    Location:
    Nice area
    Accommodation:
    I got one of the cheapest accomodations because i was late to apply. They were alright but a bit small.
    Settling in:
    Mental health completely ignored by staff after i approached them
  • PasinduL's avatar by PasinduL on 24th January 2019
    Overall:
    Standing wise and lectures wise it has been good. The first year is harder cause you have to settle in and the teaching style of lectures were very different to school life.
    University:
    Everything is perfect.
    Course:
    The course structure has been well planned out, work has also been challenging but manageable. I would say 85% of the lectures do a really good job. It is not the most exciting city but perfect for a simpler uni life.
    Location:
    Does not have an international airport so getting down here to Southampton was a hazard.
    Accommodation:
    Student housing and accommodation is quite expensive but nearly everything you need can be easily accessed and even for me, an international student, it was not difficult to settle in.
    Settling in:
    It took about half the year but with the help of your personal tutor and new people you meet it has not been that bad.
  • Southampton2015's avatar by Southampton2015 on 24th January 2019
    Overall:
    Fantastic
    University:
    Amazing campus and city to be in, really recommend it
    Course:
    Very thorough
    Location:
    Perfect on the south coast and lots of transport links
    Accommodation:
    Practical and well connected
    Settling in:
    Friendly city and many societies
  • Gida's avatar by Gida on 24th January 2019
    Overall:
    ????
    University:
    I don’t really go out that much so the important thing for me was libraries and green spaces and both are excellent. But there is a bar on campus and a café and lots of clubs nearby.
    Course:
    Very hard but rewarding
    Location:
    Very easily accessible with UniLink buses (free pass for 1st year), lots of green space
    Accommodation:
    Expected much worse, rooms are a decent size, shower is new and cleaned twice a week together with the toilet.
    Settling in:
    I was lucky to have nice flatmates and lovely instructors but settling in is not very easy for me (but that’s just a personal thing)
  • Lord Kitchener's avatar by Lord Kitchener on 24th January 2019
    Overall:
    Fantastic, best decision of my life. If you feel like you didn't get the right buttons pushed at A-level and have an enquiring mind - Go.
    University:
    Lots of good nights out, many do weeks of Jesters, Sobar, Oceana, Stags Karaoke and Switch if you like drinking or want to go out in Freshers. There is plenty of places to eat and shop such as West Quay.
    Course:
    You have typically 2 modules per semester which both have around 4-6 contact hours a week.
    Location:
    Definitely feel part of the city, very well connected to places such as shops, malls and train stations, airport. The fact there is a relatively quick route to London was an important factor in my decision to choose Southampton.
    Accommodation:
    Student accommodation is pretty good, but can be hit and miss. I think you'll enjoy first year regardless of who you are living with because you are just meeting so many people.
    Settling in:
    I remember being rather depressed at first and did cry a few times, but I also found a lot of new friends and met my first girlfriend at university too.
  • Ag099's avatar by Ag099 on 20th November 2018
    Overall:
    Welcoming staff! Kind students! Helpful and flexible services!
    University:
    uni life is great! Library is open 24 hrs, the gym which is fully and specially equipped is on the uni campus!
    Course:
    My tutors and lecturers are always available and more than happy to answer questions.
    Location:
    Thus university is linked to the city centre as well as other social areas such as churches and gyms. It is so convenient!
    Accommodation:
    The accommodation is superb but there are sometimes little faults such as flooding in the bathrooms. But the rooms are spacey and almost to beautiful to be true. the walls are also sound proof and there is 24 hour easy access to housing services.
    Settling in:
    Freshers week as well as the amazing students and welcoming staff I met helped me to settle in quickly. Although I am an international student I felt among and the sunny and cheerful school environment calmed my fears of moving to a new place.
  • SoMax97's avatar by SoMax97 on 20th November 2018
    Overall:
    Its a good university. However not all lecturers are as engaged as they should be to make students interested
    University:
    I havent really gone into the uni life. So I dont have an opinion, but judging by what I see there is a lot of engagement
    Course:
    It is a good combination of practical and theoretical work. However the way they make their timetables are not very good
    Location:
    Its just outside town-centre and very close to pubs
    Accommodation:
    I live at home. I dont have any problems with this.
    Settling in:
    Everyone was welcoming and it was easy to find similar interests with people
  • d'euro am's avatar by d'euro am on 20th November 2018
    Overall:
    Awesome
    University:
    Plenty of clubs to choose from
    Course:
    I have learned many new and interesting aspects of linguistics
    Location:
    Very well-connected to shops, clubs and accommodation
    Accommodation:
    Can be noisy at times, but infrastructure is good
    Settling in:
    I settled in fairly quickly, although some aspects took getting used to
  • TajwarC's avatar by TajwarC on 25th September 2017
    Overall:
    Once I settled in and found a routine, I enjoyed it very much
    University:
    Everything is on campus, including the library, SU and sports facilities. It's not a small campus but likewise not huge so it's not difficult or long to get around. The campus itself is rather pretty during the summer
    Course:
    The first year mathematics module (calculus) is a bit of a bloodbath for non maths students. However, it is a prerequisite for many other mathematics modules which can be taken in the second year and beyond. The course structure is simple for the first year, one physical, organic and inorganic module in both semesters and one maths module which runs over both leading to one exam. The teaching and quality of the chemistry workshops are good and provide great preparation for exams. Similar can be said for lectures.
    Location:
    Only a ~20 minute bus journey into the city centre
    Accommodation:
    I stayed at City Gateway during first year. The rooms are a good size likewise with the kitchens. Cleaners clean the kitchens 5 days a week. Internet was super fast and everything is secure as the keys are electronic. The reception is open 24/7. Also a great view if you're on the 10th floor and above.
    Settling in:
    Southampton is considerably smaller than London and seems to have far less "going on"
  • aimeemcshannon's avatar by aimeemcshannon on 27th February 2017
    Overall:
    Great course, location, cost of living, people :)
    University:
    There's something for everyone
    Course:
    They're very organised, I did very well in my examinations due to the support of my lecturers and academic tutor and I'm loving my first placement in children's surgery!
    Location:
    Right near city centre, shops, train station
    Accommodation:
    It's always clean, lots of space, double bed, free gym
    Settling in:
    I'm quite a home girl so missed home a lot but everyone here makes you feel so welcome and relaxed
  • sarah112's avatar by sarah112 on 27th February 2017
    Overall:
    Absolutely love it ????
    University:
    N/a
    Course:
    My course lectures are very involved as our class is relatively small so all the lecturers know how we are individually. Feedback is relatively okay as we have a fair amount of time to see our lectures to discuss the progress of our assignments before the deadline. Some lecturers are more helpful than others. Some lectures can seem pretty pointless to the course at times. But overall I enjoy the course
    Location:
    The city is very nice and the university is close to the city centre
    Accommodation:
    Depending on the price your can afford to live on. The university accommodation is very good and moderately clean at times. The only down side is you can pick who you live with.
    Settling in:
    Never settled in at my accommodation but the friends I made at my societies helped me settle in
  • Sabrina Gonzlez's avatar by Sabrina Gonzlez on 27th February 2017
    Overall:
    I've had a good time so far. I'm successful in my studies so far, the quality of teaching is great. We have a good array of legal experts. I feel very safe and connect with people easily. Southampton was not my first choice, partially because of the location. I prefer historic places that have beautiful architecture-Southampton does not fulfill this. However, it is an excellent Russell Group.
    University:
    A wide array if clubs and societies. Places to eat are in abundance. Nightlife is good depending on which day of the week. A great city if you appreciate leisure.
    Course:
    The timetable can be flexible. There is a reasonable amount of contact hours with tutors who are very approachable and who have excellent expertise. The feedback is average, however, the Law scool has started working with individual students to see how their needs can be met. The lectures are interesting an very intense.
    Location:
    I love living by water. There are many restaurants and shops in the city, it is definitely urban. Not as exciting as London, and not charming like Cambridge. However, it is very safe, friendly, and has great food and nightlife.
    Accommodation:
    The halls that I am in are not directly part of the university. The affordability is not for everyone, however it is worth it because the accommodation is 10 minutes from the city centre, train station and 20 minutes from Highfield campus.
    Settling in:
    I felt at home in about two weeks. Southampton was my final choice. After getting here, I realised just how welcoming the university is. People are very friendly, the campus is quaint. A mixture of old and modern. Although it is not exactly beautiful. Although the fact that Highfield has its own garden (which is beautiful) almost makes up for it. There are lots of cafés and a few bars on site. Spoilt for choice.
  • Breadwin's avatar by Breadwin on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    Great place to study (especially electronics and computing related subjects). Lots of nice and helpful people and great facilities.
    University:
    Lots of events and great nights out as well as things to do for other people.
    Course:
    The course offers variety and is very interesting.
    Location:
    Brilliant campus and facilities.
    Accommodation:
    Nice people and excellent facilities
    Settling in:
    Everyone is very nice and the activities are organised well.
  • Laurasage's avatar by Laurasage on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    5
    University:
    Everything is brilliant, there are hundreds of societies, the facilities are great, there are shops nearby, the nightlife is amazing
    Course:
    The lectures are very big, which I don't particularly like, but I have quite a high number of contact hours which I like, the quality of teaching seems pretty good so far, and it's been intersting
    Location:
    I love how it's laid out, everything is a just short (free) bus ride away, and you can even walk. The city is full of shopping and nightlife which is great too.
    Accommodation:
    It's not cheap, and the showers aren't great, but the rooms are a good size with lots of storage, and the location is good
    Settling in:
    I settled in really quickly, I think my flatmates helped, but the staff and student helpers were lovely and really helped
  • drippingcherries's avatar by drippingcherries on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    AMAZING! So welcoming, great academics, great fun.
    University:
    Amazing events always on and cheap. The city really caters for the students and there are so many societies both academic and social and career based
    Course:
    Because the work is challenging but there is so much support to tackle that aspect. There is so much in the way of extra curricular activities which link to lectures and course content which helps a lot. There are a lot of contact hours and some of the lectures are interactive which make them much more interesting.
    Location:
    Close to campus and not too far from the city or town
    Accommodation:
    The room is good and spacious and the maintenance work instantly upon hearing a report and the showers are good however there isn't much furniture outside of the rooms except for the common room. A sofa in each block (flat) would be nice
    Settling in:
    I went to boarding school before so it was natural for me to live away from home but the environment in halls was so welcoming anyway and there were so many events and the second years helped integrate us too. The communal environment in eating together helped as well.
  • Athena 's avatar by Athena on 5th October 2015
    Overall:
    it really is a friendly and international campus, with lots of facilities, societies, cinema and student pubs. Lecturers are nice and approachable and second year student to help you settle in uni life.
    University:
    Loads of societies which is very nice, providing more opportunities. Library is big with lots of different level to self studying or group studying.
    Course:
    some of international lecturers can not express their knowledge well, but approachable.
    Location:
    20 minutes to the city centre by bus.
    Accommodation:
    around 90 pounds a week and include year bus pass. The room is nice and clean. Only takes less than 10 minutes to the campus.
    Settling in:
    Freshers week had lots of activities but most of them were going out for a drink.
  • Fuzzmuzz's avatar by Fuzzmuzz on 5th October 2015
    Overall:
    4/5
    University:
    Night life is good
    Course:
    Much variety to the course and lecturers are very keen to help. Not given a 5 as I've had many timetable issues.
    Location:
    Not far from airport city centre and train stations l. The uni is not isolated easy to get to places
    Accommodation:
    Lovely university, nice city
    Settling in:
    Everyone was very friendly and I jelled well with my flatmates before even starting lectures
  • Isthatcanon's avatar by Isthatcanon on 5th October 2015
    Overall:
    I can't really comment much as I have only been here for a few weeks but I have a very good first impression of the Uni and southAmpton as a whole
    University:
    Very good student union. Nice pub and restaurants on campus. Green spaces to relax in. Lots of events going on
    Course:
    Only been to a few lectures so far but it seems well structured and easy to follow
    Location:
    Southampton is a nice city with good bus links to and from the Uni. Has a good shopping centre -west quay. Uni a bit far from the town centre (40 min walk, 25min bus) but that doesn't really matter if accommodation is near centre. Good clubbing scene.
    Accommodation:
    I am in private rented but I have been to some student accommodation and its very nice. Have heard about a few problems with e.g. water and stuff
    Settling in:
    Easy to make friends so I quickly found nice people to hang around with. The uni has good events. I am in private rented so I have a house so feels a lot .more like home than halls
  • Scribblesquid's avatar by Scribblesquid on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    5/5
    University:
    Everything's cheap and close to the main campus.
    Course:
    It's a fun interesting course but one lecturer really bored me
    Location:
    It's a bit far from the city but the bus service is very great. I love Southampton already
    Accommodation:
    My halls are quite expensive for a non ensuite non London halls but it's so close to the uni and the room size is large with lots of storage space.
    Settling in:
    I felt at home from the moment I got here
  • Tina.Shaban's avatar by Tina.Shaban on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    I love it, even though it's not perfect, I doubt there's anywhere that truly is perfect, I'm enjoying it and getting used to being independent in higher education. It's a great place to be.
    University:
    Library is great (though a little confusing at first), campuses are nice, green spaces, on campus shopping (though it can get really pricey), the sports centre looks good, the societies are very varied and provide a lot of opportunities (except for some smaller ones that don't get any funding), there are plenty of great pubs and clubs close to the campus and events in those but other non-nightlife events lack a bit
    Course:
    I'm not too far into the course so I can't say it's perfect, especially since the odd lecture can get really dull but for the most part the course really interests me!
    Location:
    It's not far from the halls and it's not too far from the city centre, the bus stop at the university takes you everywhere!
    Accommodation:
    It's a great location, the kitchen is great, it's a comfortable room, the en suite isn't bad, however it is a bit pricey and the part catered food is a bit poor, especially for vegetarians.
    Settling in:
    I don't tend to struggle with getting settled, it was pretty easy to feel at home straight away, especially when my flat mates are lovely
  • -sashadasha-'s avatar by -sashadasha- on 1st October 2015
    Overall:
    So far I am having such a good time at uni and I've just started my proper studies. So much has been offered for my studies such as the library, recommended books, a useful online moodle called blackboard, good atmosphere on campus and so many evening events such as the laughter lounge where comedians come in and put on a show. The student union even have their own cinema where they show pretty recent and well known films weekly. If you choose the stay in university accommodation you get a free unilink bus pass where you can travel all over Southampton, including the city centre, hospital and airport. I'm really enjoying my time here so far.
    University:
    So much has been offered to me and I've only been here 1 and a half weeks so far. I really enjoy having a gym membership even though I have never joined a gym before and there are lots of evening events for anyone to go along to for free or with cheap tickets.
    Course:
    Lecturers are very informative and I like my timetable as it is not too compact and I mostly have late starts which I prefer. They have given us a module topic plan which is helpful and the online moodle page has given us useful textbooks for each module.
    Location:
    The city of Southampton isn't far from my home town as well as getting a free unilink bus pass for living in accommodation. This makes it so easy to travel to the city centre and all over Southampton.
    Accommodation:
    I chose the cheapest accommodation and it is cheap and cheerful. Any problems reported are generally fixed within the next day and it is about a 10-15min wall from campus.
    Settling in:
    I felt settled in fully within a week or less.
  • Sabrina1996's avatar by Sabrina1996 on 1st October 2015
    Overall:
    5 star
    University:
    Because I'm enjoying it
    Course:
    Because everything seems ok so far
    Location:
    Everything's different here to where I am from
    Accommodation:
    Because it is liveable
    Settling in:
    Because I've settled in very well
  • rach_lizzie's avatar by rach_lizzie on 1st October 2015
    Overall:
    Fantastic, amazing, brilliant! I can't think of anymore adjectives! I just absolutely love it here so much. I think if you can get over the aesthetics of the student accomdation (which isn't really the most important thing anyway!) then I can't recommend Southampton enough! It's just amazing, the people are so lovely and more importantly, I couldn't be any happier with my course. Come to Southampton!!
    University:
    The services are fantastic, library is absolutely huge plus there is another library specifically dedicated to modern language students, meaning that I have a range of options to find information. The sport centre is great too as they do many membership discounts for students therefore it is very affordable. Most importantly is that the student union offers a wide range of clubs and societies and events for people who aren't into clubbing, which I personally think is brilliant.
    Course:
    All of my tutors make my lectures and seminars really interesting. They are so enthusiastic about the course content which is really motivating and inspiring. I have plenty of contact hours, and the emphasis for degree, as it is two languages, is that I source as much information as possible in the target languages.My timetable is brilliant as I don't have any lessons on Wednesday's, which allows me to catch up mid-week on any further reading or spanish/german grammar
    Location:
    Near the city but not actually in it which is great as I am self catered so am able to easily get all my food shopping without having to bear the noise of migtclubs.
    Accommodation:
    Although it is a very good student accomodation, I wouldn't provude 5 stars as the doors creak extremely badly and the rooms aren't soundproof. This means that I can basically hear every word of my flatmate's conversation next to me when on skype etc. The light fitting are quite dated (box style/bar style lamp) however this is perhaps more of an aesthetic issue.
    Settling in:
    The staff on my reception are basically just like an extended version of my parents, they are so so helpful and really friendly and kind. For example, prior to university I had no clue how to use a washing machine...but they took the time to help me and explain all the different buttons and gadgets on it. There is also an excellent student welfare service. I have a peer mentor in second year, which works as a sort of buddy scheme. Also I have my Personal Academic Tutor who is there to support me not only academically but also pastorally too. It's just brilliant!
  • YouAgain's avatar by YouAgain on 1st October 2015
    Overall:
    It's pretty good and the environment is nice
    University:
    Cuz
    Course:
    Because I haven't found anything I dislike about it yet
    Location:
    It's efficient
    Accommodation:
    I don't stay in uni accommodations
    Settling in:
    That's how I felt
  • NinjaChloe's avatar by NinjaChloe on 1st October 2015
    Overall:
    It's a lovely place and the staff are friendly but it's expensive to live on and if you're after a campus uni don't be fooled, there are several you have to travel to and the accommodation isn't on campus, it's all around the city.
    University:
    There's a lot to do in the evenings but most sports clash so the ones I want to do I can't because they all practice at the same time.
    Course:
    I've only just started and so far it seems intense but I like most of the lecturers.
    Location:
    I like the campus but it could be a lot greener and the city is too busy for me, I like quiet towns.
    Accommodation:
    It's a lovely building but they won't pay out to fix the things that are broken, like my shower.
    Settling in:
    I hate being away from my family. I'm really close so this is extremely difficult for me.
  • holly1996's avatar by holly1996 on 1st October 2015
    Overall:
    Excellent so far! So helpful and nice, uni itself is pretty and a nice lay out
    University:
    Pretty much everything you need is near
    Course:
    It's good so far, only just started though
    Location:
    Love all the clubs and shops around the uni
    Accommodation:
    It's close to uni, a bit old fashioned but lovely though
    Settling in:
    Only been here a week or so but good so far
  • harleyedwards's avatar by harleyedwards on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    Their accommodation organisation was very poor and unfair.
    University:
    All of the reps have been very supportive and have put on multiple events to suit all kinds of people.
    Course:
    I have only just started and therefore haven't yet seen any parts that I dislike. However, there may be some.
    Location:
    I love that the university has a close together campus and is not too far from the city.
    Accommodation:
    The University did not tell me to apply for accommodation and did not give me halls for my first year. I am now in private rented which is more of a struggle to make friends.
    Settling in:
    I am in private rented so it is harder to meet people. My housemates are lovely but I'd like to meet more who I share common interests with.
  • thedorkyking's avatar by thedorkyking on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    So far, I've enjoyed my experience. It's been fun & my tutor are always willing to help.
    University:
    It's not half bad - though it could be helped if they put up sign posts for other things like the unilink bus store and the bridge bar etc.
    Course:
    From what I've experienced, the course (and it's lecturers) are fun and are always willing to provide you with help.
    Location:
    Itms right near the city & the bus is alway around to take you there.
    Accommodation:
    Romero Halls isn't half bad, just be prepared for 2am fire alarms.
    Settling in:
    It wa a fairly easy transition, but sometimes I feel it could have been easier (ie more "getting to know each other" events)
  • francescafisher's avatar by francescafisher on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    I am really happy with everything and I'm glad I made the decision to stay at home!
    University:
    Everything seems great so far! I prefer the during the day stuff than evening as I'm not exactly a party animal! But the freshers events I have been too have been enjoyable!
    Course:
    I like the course however my lectures are all very spread out meaning I am always around waiting for another one! All of my lecturers seem great so far but I haven't been there long yet!
    Location:
    It's just the city I live in! West Quay is great and it's really practical for me to get to! It's a nice city although the uni is in a slightly rougher area.
    Accommodation:
    I'm staying at home so it's great!
    Settling in:
    As I'm staying at home it's been really easy! As for the course, it's really easy to make friends and so it's all been pretty easy!
  • Bemmaw's avatar by Bemmaw on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    Amazing
    University:
    Great diversity in activities to do but lots of pressure to drink!
    Course:
    It's good but having a few lectures at 5pm is annoying!
    Location:
    By the water
    Accommodation:
    The kitchen is tiny!
    Settling in:
    I've settled I really well and everyone's lovely!
  • chelsiejade's avatar by chelsiejade on 21st September 2015
    Overall:
    I would rate my experience as complicated but that's only because of unexpected situations occurring and choosing the wrong course but I don't put that against the university as its an amazing place!
    University:
    The campus was pretty and easy to navigate, the library was very big which allowed you to access the books you needed for your course quite easy with staff always on hand to help you. Sport at Southampton was also very good. I was part of the nursing and midwifery netball team and sports always brought people together on wednesday afternoons as a break from studies. It was one of the best experiences of my life so far!
    Course:
    Because I decided that the particular area of nursing wasn't for me.
    Location:
    Southampton has so many things you can do. The various campus' are all within walking distance and the bus service is so reliable and connects you to every part of the city.
    Accommodation:
    It was fantastic! student life is definitely a great way to gain independence.
    Settling in:
    I'm very close to my parents so moving away was quite an emotional thing for me so even when they came to visit for the day it was sad to see them go.
  • Rachie-cupcake's avatar by Rachie-cupcake on 20th September 2015
    Overall:
    Have enjoyed studying here, met some great people through my course, societies and in halls!
    University:
    So many things to do and great people to meet!
    Course:
    Fairly well structured, the teaching is great.
    Location:
    Southampton is not a great city. But things are close by like Winchester, the New Forest, the Isle of Wight, which improve it!
    Accommodation:
    I stayed in the cheapest halls - 'Bencraft' . And these had a sink in each room, 1 shower shared between 7 and 2 toilets. I had an external wall and mould all along it - right next to my bed. Yay!
    Settling in:
    The people I met helped me settle in. My brother lives in Southampton also which helped tremendously.
  • kttyxkat3's avatar by kttyxkat3 on 19th September 2015
    Overall:
    The university is very good. My course was very organised and my lecturers gave us plenty of work to ensure we stay " on top of our game".
    University:
    I really enjoyed my first year here. Despite the city having its pros and cons, overall it is a nice place to live in and would recommend to students to come here.
    Course:
    Lecturers are passionate about their field and talk about their current research. Plenty of support after lectures. Workshops and tutorials cover all of the studied material and prepare you well for exams.
    Location:
    The area around the university is not too pretty but it feels safe. Getting to the city centre can be a nightmare at times due to the traffic and small streets of Southampton. Parking is almost impossible. Getting parking permits as a student is rare. Bus services were really good (clean and on time) and connected the university to most of the city.
    Accommodation:
    Curtains and carpets were old (They were being changed when my year moved out) Security around campus area is good. Kitchens were cleaned weekly. Bed and furniture made your stay comfortable, plenty of storage space for clothes and books. Lighting was not great. Some en-suites had wet rooms that tended to overflow.
    Settling in:
    I got used to university life in a week. Everyone was helpful and kind, bus drivers would help you get from A to B.
  • OllieGCSEs's avatar by OllieGCSEs on 18th September 2015
    Overall:
    Excellent, best year of my life
    University:
    Clubs are great but the uni gym is always busy
    Course:
    Great course, very interesting, full of high achievers
    Location:
    I like the city, the bus routes, and also how the uni is campus outside the centre
    Accommodation:
    Glen Eyre was green, close to campus, and very big
    Settling in:
    Made friends quickly
  • N/A.'s avatar by N/A. on 17th September 2015
    Overall:
    Perfect.
    University:
    Such community.
    Course:
    Best university ever man.
    Location:
    Bare nice.
    Accommodation:
    Like totally true.
    Settling in:
    Such welcome.
  • Titas22's avatar by Titas22 on 17th September 2015
    Overall:
    I love it.
    University:
    There's everything students could need.
    Course:
    It is perfect. Everything we learn is interesting for me and there're no modules unrelated to my course.
    Location:
    The best weather in the UK (least amount of rain). Also, not too far from London and continental Europe.
    Accommodation:
    I have not been in university accomodation, but all my friend are happy with it
    Settling in:
    Wasn't hard at all
  • Electronics111's avatar by Electronics111 on 14th September 2015
    Overall:
    Really nice university with great resources and a friendly atmosphere. Unlike some other universities, the courses seem to balance theoritcal learning and practical learning.
    University:
    Multiple things on every evening. If you're not interested in one thing there is almost always something else to choose from.
    Course:
    Some lecturers are better than others, but on whole the labs and lectures are generally intriging and enjoyable.
    Location:
    Southampton is a large, lively city with most things you need in a close proximity. Also nice that you can always go down to the docks and hop on a ferry to go see the Isle of Wight.
    Accommodation:
    Little on the pricey side for catered, but location was close enough to walk if you wished (15 minutes) or take a bus (~every 10-15 minutes).
    Settling in:
    Took only a few days to find my friends that were doing my course or something related. Societies I joined later on were also really friendly (StageSoc).
  • Abb111's avatar by Abb111 on 13th September 2015
    Overall:
    Good experience at this uni, everyones welcoming, night lifes good, accomodations good etc
    University:
    Lot going on on campus in the day and at night but not a wide enough variety of societies.
    Course:
    New timetable this year which looks a lot better than last year as some of the lectures were a bit un-organsied last year.
    Location:
    Campus is in a good location but quite far from city centre. however close to some clubs and shops etc. City is a good place to live as a student
    Accommodation:
    Close to uni, safe and clean.
    Settling in:
    Took me about the amount of time I expected
  • Dakanabelle's avatar by Dakanabelle on 9th September 2015
    Overall:
    Pretty decent, but things could be improved.
    University:
    An okay selection, but quite limited depending on your personal budget.
    Course:
    Pretty decent, labs could be more interactive. Quite obvious some lecturers really aren't interested in teaching.
    Location:
    Not much there apart from the shopping centre. Transport is quite bad in terms of seeing other parts of the city or just getting from A to B in a time efficient manner. The city isn't laid out very well either. Everything is all over the place, wouldn't say it's very student friendly compared to the likes of Liverpool for example.
    Accommodation:
    Majority are quite expensive. Whilst nice, they are often much more expensive than most students loan. There aren't many options for going cheaper and you aren't given much say in which accommodation you get. Prices go up without anything actually changing. Majority aren't modern. Not close to campus without paying a fortune either.
    Settling in:
    Settled in quite quickly
  • xalice95's avatar by xalice95 on 31st August 2015
    Overall:
    Good
    University:
    There's a large range of societies you can join and all the facilities at the uni are modern and good to use.
    Course:
    The course structure is good with uni and placements being in separate blocks. The feedback I've recieved on work is good quality and constructive. However I feel like our timetable is emptier than students I know doing the same course at other uni's and due to this sometimes the content of lectures seems very shallow - there's not enough time to look in depth at topics so it feels like they just scrape the surface of topics.
    Location:
    The city is lively and nice for shopping. The campus is far enough out of the city centre for it to be open and green and the good bus links make it easy and quick to get into the city center if need be.
    Accommodation:
    I was in the cheapest accomodation which was affordable and very close to uni. Although this isn't in the city centre a bus pass is included if you live in halls and this makes getting to shops, going out etc easy.
    Settling in:
    The freshers events the uni put on help you get to know the uni and city well and there's always someone you can go to if you need help.
  • Scarf_girl's avatar by Scarf_girl on 30th August 2015
    Overall:
    Top marks- great university, great location, great staff
    University:
    Lots offered, but due to living at home I don't participate as much as I would like
    Course:
    Lots of contact hours which I like, but so much coursework I had no time to revise. Staff are lovely though and loads of support
    Location:
    In a great city with great bus links to the city centre
    Accommodation:
    I do not live in student accommodation
    Settling in:
    I lived at home, so it was mainly getting into the swing of doing work. I managed this quickly, but fatigued nearer the end of term
  • like_a_g6's avatar by like_a_g6 on 28th August 2015
    Overall:
    Best time of my life!
    University:
    It has been the best time of my life! The only thing letting the uni down is the SU, which is a bit crap. Having said that, we do boast a cinema with incredibly cheap tickets to a lot of the latest films.
    Course:
    It has taught me everything I need to know to go into the field I want to. It's a university targeted by top engineering employers and consultancies who value the graduates. It was also lovely being with people of similar calibre. For the final year group project, we were given a budget of
    Location:
    Just over an hour to London; on the coastline; Jesters; great range of shops that mix both national chains with local businesses. Housing is near the university and a short walk into town.
    Accommodation:
    Southampton is a cheap place to live and the halls accommodation reflects that with affordable prices. There's also something for everyone. There are small halls and large halls, one is the biggest complex in Europe! With halls, you get a free bus pass to use on unilink bus services. Unlike most cities, the unilink bus service serves the university and is also a big player in buses used by locals.
    Settling in:
    The excellent community atmosphere allowed me to settle in well, although, being away from home for the first time meant in the first year, trips home were frequent. After the first year, I only went home for the long holidays.
  • PQ's avatar by PQ on 27th August 2015
    Overall:
    Excellent. But I know other students who weren't as happy as me. Visit as many universities as you can - imagine living in that town or city for three or more years. Picture yourself traveling to and from uni, doing your food shopping, slepping round in the rain with asda bags. Then decide which place feels right to you.
    University:
    Sooo many societies and things to do. I love the picnic society!
    Course:
    Because it was the perfect course and got me into a career I love
    Location:
    I knew nothing about Southampton except the location, I didn't visit before applying or before moving in. The city is great. Lovely and green, lively and full of character. It isn't manicured and prissy but it is a great place to live.
    Accommodation:
    A wide range of prices, good quality and an accommodation team who care about their students.
    Settling in:
    I felt at home right away.
  • Natha_Lite's avatar by Natha_Lite on 26th August 2015
    Overall:
    I would rate it 7/10
    University:
    I don't have any particular complaints in this area
    Course:
    The lecturers are mostly engaging and interested in what they're teaching. The feedback varies considerably from very good to just ok.
    Location:
    The city doesn't feel like a city but a big town which is rather disappointing in some respects.
    Accommodation:
    I wasn't given any of my choices of accommodation due to the higher influx of students. I had to share a room with another person for the first few weeks, which I did not enjoy. The halls were just a 5 minute walk to campus which was good though, but it was very expensive for what we were getting even though it was catered.
    Settling in:
    There are lots of events during freshers week and beyond.
  • FlyHigh_er's avatar by FlyHigh_er on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    5 stars
    University:
    Loads of societies, several libraries, more than one gym, shop and restaurants on campus.
    Course:
    Brilliant lecturers, good powerpoints, good resources
    Location:
    City has lots of clubs, lots to do and is quite multicultural and huge shopping mall
    Accommodation:
    My halls was in good location between the two campuses, and cheap price for en suite
    Settling in:
    Took time to warm up to some flatemates
  • lauren0821's avatar by lauren0821 on 21st August 2015
    Overall:
    It's a good uni and the course is relatively good, though I felt like more contact hours would have been a good thing. It all depends on what you're looking for from uni, but the location of the campus is quite quiet compared to the city, so that might be something to keep in mind when looking into going here.
    University:
    The library started being open 24 hours in my final year during exam season (I didn't go to it much, but it is still helpful just in case). There's a really good gym and lots of things to do on campus. The student union nights out aren't brilliant, but there are plenty of other options in Portswood and the city centre. There are loads of societies to get involved in.
    Course:
    There are not many contact hours so you need to be quite independent about studying. You are also expected to take two statistics based modules and you cannot opt out of these, which was the worse thing about the course for me as I despise maths!
    Location:
    Southampton Solent is in a much better location than Southampton Uni. There isn't much around the campus or around the Halls so you do have to get buses everywhere, but it's not the end of the world. If you're expecting city nightlife in walking distance this isn't the right uni!
    Accommodation:
    I lived in Glen Eyre halls in first year which were self-catered, really nice, reasonably affordable and someone even came in to clean our kitchen a couple of times a week which was helpful. The location isn't fantastic as it's a long way to the city, but you do get free buses in first year which helps out a lot. It's easy to find a student house in second and third year and lots of them are quite cheap.
    Settling in:
    I didn't have any friends who were going to Southampton, but it didn't take me long at all to find people to hang out with and to settle in. It's easy to make friends and lots of events are put on so that you can meet other people in your halls. One thing I would say is that it's quite difficult to make friends on your course as you spend so little time together!
  • Sg5g15's avatar by Sg5g15 on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    Excellent
    University:
    Good range of society's to join
    Course:
    The lectures have been well planned and have a good steady introduction into the course .
    Location:
    Good enough location being its close to shops, bus stops but a slight travel to and from city centre and hospital
    Accommodation:
    The accommodation is cleaned regularly and facilitated well . Although personally I have had condensation issues including mould growing around my window . Given that, the situation has been dealt with very efficiently
    Settling in:
    The university has been extremely welcoming and provided outstanding support for new starters
  • arunchagar's avatar by arunchagar on 5th October 2015
    Overall:
    5/5. You can really enjoy yourself at the University of Southampton!
    University:
    Has everything you need to have a great time. 131 societies is a privilege!
    Course:
    Good contact hours to self study ratio. Engaging seminars and lectures with students.
    Location:
    Campus doesnt have outdoor sports facilites...you need to go elsewhere on the bus. But it has everything else!
    Accommodation:
    Mayflower - great accomodation as a whole with everything you need close by. However the uni is a 20 min bus ride and it is quite pricey!
    Settling in:
    Everyone is friendly and makes you feel welcome!
  • dear.yumi's avatar by dear.yumi on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    Best place to be... dont regret coming here at all..!!
    University:
    AWESOME
    Course:
    Everything seems perfect.. just wgat i wanted
    Location:
    easily accessible and nice place
    Accommodation:
    Very convenient.. good facilities in my halls
    Settling in:
    Pretty quick it was. Made alot of friends quute easily
  • sylwia-m's avatar by sylwia-m on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    This was the right choice for me.
    University:
    Clubs, societies, nightlife is all within reach.
    Course:
    I like the course but the organisation of certain modules could be improved to benefit the students more.
    Location:
    I like how it's a campus based university. The city centre is close but not interferring with the campus life.
    Accommodation:
    The accomodation was good, with reasonable distance to both the uni and the city centre. Easy access
    Settling in:
    I had no issues with settling in
  • Laura-beaven's avatar by Laura-beaven on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    Moving to uni has help me become so much more independent and there are so many opportunities on offer!
    University:
    Clubs are brilliant as well as atmosphere on campus, gym could be bigger
    Course:
    Have very few contact hours, but I enjoy content and assignments are usually interesting
    Location:
    Love the city of Southampton, wish the university was a bit closer to the city centre
    Accommodation:
    Good value for money compared to friends at other university's as well as a nice house. However, could be cleaner!
    Settling in:
    Home sick for quite a while in first year before I settled in
  • SirJamJam's avatar by SirJamJam on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    Found it very easy to settle in, everyone was very helpful and kind. The uni seems to be very well organised.
    University:
    Lots of amazing facilities but not 5 stars because most of the services are more expensive than if bought in the city.
    Course:
    Having just started Uni, everything seems to be well organised and the tutors are enthusiastic and helpful
    Location:
    The un is a 10 min bus ride to the centre of the city and the busses run regularly.
    Accommodation:
    Room is slightly smaller than I expected and I would have liked an en suite.
    Settling in:
    Got on well with my flat mates straight away and Freshers week was amazing. My girlfriend is at the same Uni so we helped each other settle in.
  • tath's avatar by tath on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    .
    University:
    .
    Course:
    interesting. good contact time
    Location:
    good location. close to city
    Accommodation:
    n/a
    Settling in:
    private accommodation + gap year
  • widgetygrub's avatar by widgetygrub on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    Best two years of my life so far.
    University:
    Love it.
    Course:
    Overall the course is amazing and I've loved my time here, and I'm only in for 6 hours a week. But there have been a few hiccups along the way with badly run modules and boring lecturers, but other than that its been fantastic.
    Location:
    Southampton is an amazing city with so much to do, its really cheap as well. The campus is located out of the city centre but its easy to travel to and the campus itself is beautiful.
    Accommodation:
    The student housing in Southampton is extremely cheap and all the houses are mostly Victorian so they have big rooms and high ceilings. However my particular accommodation was probably the worse in the uni with a tiny kitchen and poor storage in the rooms. However since I started two new halls have been built and other than the building itself I was really close to all the important things.
    Settling in:
    Loved my flatmates and felt really welcome.
  • missvasuki8's avatar by missvasuki8 on 3rd October 2015
    Overall:
    I really like it, as I wanted somewhere away from London but not too isolated
    University:
    Poor student union night outs
    Course:
    Interesting but overwhelming
    Location:
    Green, nice to have a change from london
    Accommodation:
    Decent.. could be closer to campus
    Settling in:
    Not used to being around people a lot, so took me a while to settle in
  • MrBlueSky2397's avatar by MrBlueSky2397 on 1st October 2015
    Overall:
    I would rate my all aspects of my University of Southampton experience very highly.
    University:
    I have been able to go to lots of clubs and societies.
    Course:
    Thus far, I am really enjoying this course.
    Location:
    I really like the city that my university is situated in, and there are lots of shops nearby.
    Accommodation:
    I have been very happy with all aspects of the university accommodation.
    Settling in:
    I began to feel at home after only a few days.
  • Mellybob's avatar by Mellybob on 1st October 2015
    Overall:
    Very good, I have only been here a few weeks but I am enjoying it. There is plenty on offer so get involved, but if you don't want to party or drink, there are only very few activities on offer for you.
    University:
    There is so much on offer here and they have over 200 societies to get involved in, which they encourage you to do. There are plenty of shops, food outlets and banks etc. on campus, however the food outlets on site are only open in the day and not into the evening. The library is huge and amazing with helpful staff! There are many varieties of sports offered here. The welfare support is great as they have so many different facilities available e.g. Nightline - a confidential listening service that runs throughout the night, enabling services and many more. The only criticism I would make is that freshers activities are very much aimed at drinkers and party people, but there is not enough available for people who do not like to go out and party and drink a lot of alcohol.
    Course:
    The timetable is good, there was a range of optional modules to choose from.
    Location:
    It's in a great location, the campus is very green and beautiful and it is close to my accommodation. However it is a bit far on the bus to the city centre but there are enough amenities nearby so you don't have to constantly travel in to the city centre. I think the city is lovely though and there is plenty to do here.
    Accommodation:
    The accommodation I live in is close to the campus, a bit far from the city centre but there are plenty of shops closer by for food shopping. It is quite expensive, however as it is brand new, the quality of the rooms and building overall is very high. The residences staff are lovely and very helpful.
    Settling in:
    I think the residences staff helped me to settle in as they are always there for a chat if you need them. I talked to a lot of people but didn't make any close friends within the first few weeks. There is a lot of support at the university though, so I can go to them if I ever feel really down or homesick. The lecturers are friendly and helpful.
  • ema8497's avatar by ema8497 on 1st October 2015
    Overall:
    amazing Uni! there are so many things to do, so many things on offer. There's not enough time to do everything (I mean it in a good way). The lecturers are experts in their field and are very friendly and nice. Everyone is more than happy to help. There's a lot of flexibility with any course/modules and your timetable and all of the facilities are great.
    University:
    I'm amazed by how many things are being offered around here. from the student union to libraries and sport failities... there's too much stuff on offer haha
    Course:
    All of the staff are very nice, frendly and approachable. There's a small number of contact hours on my course but quite a lot of independent study. also, we're expected to do quite a lot of group work (mostly in class) which I do not like, but it's the right way to learn languages (to communiate with others). there's a lot of flexibility regarding modules and your timetable. the lecturers are experts in their field of work.
    Location:
    lovely city. not too big and not too small. there are a lot of things to do and there are a lot of shops in the center. there are 4 campuses in the city (two of which I go to) and are not so far apart.they are all well connected with Unilink buses.
    Accommodation:
    maybe a bit too expensive but the exterior is so beautiful. the rooms are newer and big, there's a lot of space in the kitchen for all of us....the only problem is that it's quite far away from any supermarket/store.
    Settling in:
    Everyone was so lovely, friendly and helpful and I settled in right away. I'm not homesick at all, I'm just so thrilled about being able to study at such an amazing Uni.
  • Lauren285's avatar by Lauren285 on 1st October 2015
    Overall:
    A welcoming university with many opportunities available that are new to many undergrads. A good selection of courses with enthusiast lecturers and campuses set close to beautiful green open spaces.
    University:
    There were not many activities going on during the day in freshers week and many of the nightclubs were in the city centre.
    Course:
    The course seems really interesting so far and many of the lecturers appear very enthusiastic about their subject. However, a few lecturers show little passion for their subject when teaching, despite their obvious knowledge in the field.
    Location:
    The two campuses are very well placed, far enough away from the centre to be peaceful, but close enough for easy access to a vast number of shops.
    Accommodation:
    The rooms are very spacious and have plenty of storage, however the kitchen is not big enough and the showers are a nightmare. Nevertheless, they are very well priced in comparison to other halls in the area.
    Settling in:
    I instantly got along with all my flat mates and felt at home straight away.
  • Caz960's avatar by Caz960 on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    It's a great university and everyone is so welcoming and caring. People say 'everyone is in the same position don't worry' but it is so true!!
    University:
    Everything is so enjoyable
    Course:
    I haven't had many lectures but so far I strongly enjoy it
    Location:
    It's only a 15 minute walk onto campus
    Accommodation:
    My halls are great and all I need
    Settling in:
    Everyone has been so friendly
  • zlso1g15's avatar by zlso1g15 on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    I would rate it 10 or higher as I'm biased, I love my city and university and cannot wait for the next few years of my life.
    University:
    I am not able to fully decide on this as I haven't been at uni for long But the fact that there are opportunities everywhere, and I am free to choose what to do with my time it's really good for me
    Course:
    I haven't quite experienced the full course get as I've just had a few lectures. But relying on just the ones I've had and the timetable I think it's decent for now and
    Location:
    I love Southampton. I love how it's near the sea, close to London with the coach, I love that it has so many parks and it's so green everywhere, the uni buildings are modern and pretty. I like how it doesn't always rain here and it's full of students!
    Accommodation:
    The place is clean so far, it has a few supermarkets close as well as the uni buildings are close and the bus stop.
    Settling in:
    I couldn't wait to leave home and now that I finally did I settled in pretty quickly , can cook and clean and shop by myself so it's all good
  • charlesthomas123's avatar by charlesthomas123 on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    Even tho I am still in the first few weeks I can only see Southampton getting better and better
    University:
    So many things to do or get involved in.
    Course:
    As everything is really good, the only small down side is the course is not accredited.
    Location:
    some things are a bit of a walk away, but the free buses really make up for that.
    Accommodation:
    It is fantastic, rooms are great and a short walk to campus, but it is a long walk to any shops or takeaways.
    Settling in:
    Everyone in my flat was nice and the information that was provide really helped me make this place feel like home, but I think I just take longer to adjust to new places so that is why I didn't give 5 stars.
  • emilygilbert178's avatar by emilygilbert178 on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    Definitely made the right choice - Southampton is perfect!
    University:
    Everything is excellent
    Course:
    No faults
    Location:
    Best of both worlds - campus and city all in one!
    Accommodation:
    Very clean, better than expected
    Settling in:
    So easy to settle in!
  • benitamackay's avatar by benitamackay on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    Brilliant. At Southampton University we work hard but party harder. There's something for everyone and you can always find like minded people to do it with you. Right next to the common and easy to get into town the location is great, too.
    University:
    There's a society for everyone, loads of places to go (study or otherwise) and their gym is really nice
    Course:
    Very challenging but lots of support. Keeps things interesting!
    Location:
    Can get in and out of town quickly but campus is secluded enough that we have our own community
    Accommodation:
    My friends have no complaints
    Settling in:
    There were tons of socials and events to help break the ice
  • N/A's avatar by N/A on 20th August 2015
    Overall:
    The actual university course, has been okay at best, it isn't perfect but it isn't the worst ever. The social aspect has really made up for it, even though the is less important than the academia side.
    University:
    There are many clubs and societies to join, and the gym is open early and late into the evening. The student shop is quite expensive, but there is also a Costa and banking/post office facilities on the other side of campus
    Course:
    The content of the course was very interesting, but you're forced to take sociology courses to bulk it up as there is not a lot of variation for the actual Criminology course. The psychology department are very internal and do not take into account that some students taking their class are not all psychology students.
    Location:
    No response given
    Accommodation:
    University accommodation was very expensive for me (I was in Romero) and there was no hot water for most of the year in the showers. It was quite far from the university campus, but a free bus pass was available which they've now discontinued.
    Settling in:
    I made some great friends, although I still missed home a lot when I was alone.
  • by Anonymous on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    Very good overall
    University:
    Good clubs and variety of societies
    Course:
    Compulsory module isn't to everyone's taste
    Location:
    It's a 15 minute bus ride to campus. Bus slightly unreliable
    Accommodation:
    It's good but my halls have quite a journey to the campus
    Settling in:
    Personally it took me a while to settle
  • by Anonymous on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    Pretty much 10/10, lecturers are very helpful and nice, city has fab links to the rest of the country and honestly just a lovely place to be, the only thing I would say is that it's a tad expensive to live here but it's manageable :)
    University:
    So much to do all the time everywhere
    Course:
    Some seminars are too full to really be able to get more contact with the lecturer
    Location:
    Love the city, only a short bus ride to campus, a lot to do
    Accommodation:
    Very close to the city centre, good, modern interior
    Settling in:
    Lovely flatmates and understanding lecturers
  • by Anonymous on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    i would rate it 5 star because it provides excellent facilities and everyone here is extremely friendly.
    University:
    there's a lot to do during daytime and evenings so you'll never feel bored
    Course:
    Its very engaging, even though its stressful, it feels like i'm learning straightaway.
    Location:
    Southampton is a big city so there's lots to do and being close to the city centre its great for nights out and doing shopping.
    Accommodation:
    It's cheap considering i'm in an ensuite, however, the bathroom is more of a wet room type but for the price, its good enough.
    Settling in:
    everyone here is friendly, from the moment i loved in, my flat mates helped me move in and we all bonded within a few days.
  • by Anonymous on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    I have really enjoyed my time settling into the university, and they're providing me with a wide range of opportunities for preparing me for when I pass and get into work. My only current issue is all the clubs I want to join occur on the same night.!!
    University:
    The library is huge, and really well equipped, tailored towards helping students have access to everything they could need. There are a couple of cheaper stationary and book shops, a gym, and plenty of places to get food all on campus, making it all really accessible. There is a huge selection of societies that you can join, even more if you're a medic.
    Course:
    The course tutors are really good, and provide the information in a really detailed way. There's a lot of contact hours, with quite a few in smaller groups to ensure we are getting all the information and coping. The structure leads really well from a-level into uni material, and the timetable leaves plenty of time for independent study too.
    Location:
    The city is really green, with lots of park space. There's a lot to do, even if you're not the biggest fan of drinking, and the campus is easy to get to, and feels really nice
    Accommodation:
    I am in private rented accomodation near the uni. It is a really nice neighbourhood, and is not too expensive.
    Settling in:
    Everyone made me feel really welcome, and once I knew where I was going for lectures and seminars, it became really easy to fall into a routine.
  • by Anonymous on 7th October 2015
    Overall:
    Very good
    University:
    Good sports and eateries. Compact campus so easy to navigate
    Course:
    Not the most interesting
    Location:
    Not bad, but quite far from the town and station
    Accommodation:
    For the part of the country, student housing isn't very expensive
    Settling in:
    Very quick despite never previously leaving home
  • by Anonymous on 5th October 2015
    Overall:
    Great. It is a great university, not super amazing, but great. If you want to learn and have fun, come here! Just check the rank of your subject as well.
    University:
    Good teaching, many things to do (societies and sports club), prestige, good quality of education,
    Course:
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    Location:
    a bit far fro city centre, many houses for rent around uni though
    Accommodation:
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    Settling in:
    skilled and supporting staff, many societies, good teaching
  • by Anonymous on 5th October 2015
    Overall:
    I'm so happy with my choice of uni, I feel at home there and the course is fantastic.
    University:
    It's like it's own little village at the university which has everything you need there and it's a great atmosphere.
    Course:
    The course is great and we have so many options to personalise the course with optional modules so it is tailored to us.
    Location:
    Right near the city centre shopping, with plenty to do.
    Accommodation:
    My friends are all happy with their accommodation in terms of it's quality and there are plenty of halls located around Southampton however I think it is quite expensive as I couldn't afford to move into halls which is why I commute.
    Settling in:
    It was very easy to pick up the routine and to feel like you know where you are.
  • by Anonymous on 5th October 2015
    Overall:
    It's the best university ever!!!
    University:
    The university offers so much! And the events during freshers week hav been amazing!
    Course:
    Because the university is amazing! The lecturers are so friendly and helpful, the university is so accommodating and willing two help
    Location:
    The university is in good location, however it's far away from my accommodation, although you get a free bus pass so it's not to hug a problem
    Accommodation:
    I'm living in a brand new halls which is amazing, the halls is so beautiful and clean and new. Plus you get a free bus pass with accommodation which is brilliant
    Settling in:
    The JCR's of the halls have been very helpful in helping us settle in and get to events, plus the flats have a lot of people in so it is easy to make Frienda
  • by Anonymous on 5th October 2015
    Overall:
    Fantastic so far, very easy to make friends and the halls are lovely.
    University:
    It's just great.
    Course:
    Course really well structured and all resources are easily available.
    Location:
    Great campus and very close to a good city centre.
    Accommodation:
    Faultless.
    Settling in:
    Very easy to settle in, felt like home almost straight away.
  • by Anonymous on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    I love my university and think that my feelings of isolation at the beginning would occur at any university if you are moving away from home. My only problem is with the lack of options on my course
    University:
    Uni life is quite chilled out in my opinion however I do find night times boring sometimes. I work part time which keeps me busy and have a lot of reading on my course. My lectures/seminars are also well spread out throughout the week meaning I find enough time to go to work without it interfering with uni and complete all my uni work while also having a social life.
    Course:
    We have very few contact hours and limited options of modules in first year. I know this will improve going forward but at the moment I'm only actually enjoying one of my three modules. We have a wide range of minors and electives available to us which is good and all of my lecturers/seminar tutors are friendly and helpful.
    Location:
    My accommodation is a 10 - 15 minute walk from both university campus' and the uni bus service means it is easy to get into town/to the shopping centre/train station/visit friends in other halls.
    Accommodation:
    I really like my accommodation and it is in really good condition. I share with seven other people which is a good number and the accommodations looks and is kept nice. I was also allocated my first choice of accommodation. The only downside is that I have to completely move out of halls during the Easter break and the rooms are really cold because the heating isn't switched on until November.
    Settling in:
    It is very different from my home city (London) and my housemates are a lot quieter than I am. Although there was a lot going on during Freshers week, I felt extremely homesick and quite isolated.
  • by Anonymous on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    Very freestyle and abstract approach to art projects, full freedom to interpret and create what you interpret from the brief.
    University:
    Winchester campus and southampton campus join for activities, free transport and great student discounts at bars/clubs
    Course:
    Unsure of career path post grad
    Location:
    Winchester is beautiful and within easy commute distance to southampton and london
    Accommodation:
    Ensuite dorms, great security but poor kitchen space and facilities
    Settling in:
    Parents have moved aswell, I am able to make it my own space
  • by Anonymous on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    I thought it was a very good experience in that meeting people was very easy and there's a variety of different poeple to meet and make friends with. It's a lovely place to live and study in.
    University:
    They have everything you would need on campus, shop to buy food or even cafeteria. A fully equipped gym that is subsided for students, very big library and place to study as well as a quite atmosphere there. Student union clubs and societies are very varied and anyone can join any society they would like.
    Course:
    Timetable isn't too bad considering the amount of work that needs to be completed and I like the way the modules are split up into manageable chunks. There is a spiral curriculum which means that everything needs to be built on and they help you by doing recap lectures from the last years content to refresh your memory. Teaching is good in the way they explain it and they way they always stop to ask if anyone has any questions during the lectures and tutorials.
    Location:
    The campus is really nice, green and spacious, and located in a safer place.
    Accommodation:
    It is relatively good for student accommodation. A bit on the expensive side but that is due to ensuite and being very close to uni so it is reasonable.
    Settling in:
    It is difficult at any university, they poeple are friendly but coming from London it's hard to adjust a little. It took me a month or two to fully settle in to uni life.
  • by Anonymous on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    Its easy
    University:
    Nightlife cheap
    Course:
    It's good
    Location:
    Near town
    Accommodation:
    It's good
    Settling in:
    The city is good
  • by Anonymous on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    Great people, great community! Teaching is great with the resources readily available
    University:
    Fun and energetic!!
    Course:
    It's difficult but interesting
    Location:
    Accessible to a lot of things that make life easier
    Accommodation:
    Very good service but expensive for what was given
    Settling in:
    It was a difficult transition
  • by Anonymous on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    Worth it so far
    University:
    Good nightlife
    Course:
    Boring
    Location:
    Far from campus but near clubs and city
    Accommodation:
    Building works
    Settling in:
    Miss boyfriend
  • by Anonymous on 4th October 2015
    Overall:
    So far, I would rate it a 4. Everyone gets lonely at points and sometimes nothing feels like home but everyone here tried their best to make sure everyone is comfortable!
    University:
    There is always someone to help you. I don't enjoy parties and nightclubs so I was apprehensive about university life but there's so much to do other than that that I feel comfortable.
    Course:
    Staff are friendly and helpful, loads of choices for modules.
    Location:
    Even though things are spread out, with the city being 25 mins on bus from some of the halls of residence, for the first year, a free bus pass is given so we can move freely to and from campus.
    Accommodation:
    Some of the halls (including mine) have a residence support group who are available 24/7 to help out with anything that you need.
    Settling in:
    It didn't take long to settle in at all. With everyone else in the same situation and a large communal area, we were able to speak to each other and keep ourselves company
  • by Anonymous on 3rd October 2015
    Overall:
    5 stars. It is an amazing uni which provides really good pastoral support and everyone I have spoken to so far will say the same. The courses are also excellent and the teaching staff are always happy to help.
    University:
    There are loads of clubs and societies for students to join and the student union ensures there are loads of events going on.
    Course:
    The course allows a lot of patient contact which I feel is essential in training to become a good doctor.
    Location:
    There is a really good bus service which takes you to and from the campus, accommodation, hospitals, city centre and more. The area is also very nice.
    Accommodation:
    There is a 24 hour manned reception who are very friendly and helpful. Also the rooms, kitchens and buildings are really nice.
    Settling in:
    The uni is very big and it took me some time to figure my way around the campus and the hospital but now I feel at home there.
  • by Anonymous on 3rd October 2015
    Overall:
    I love it
    University:
    I love it
    Course:
    I love it
    Location:
    I love it
    Accommodation:
    I love it
    Settling in:
    I love it
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    Great university!!!
    University:
    Extremely enjoyable. Great facilities on campus. Very good library and gym. Student market every few for fresh fruit and vegetables and a very charming social scene.
    Course:
    Very good learning support through regular tutorials and workshops. More detailed answers could have been given to reinforce the content.
    Location:
    Highfield campus was very nice with lots of green areas i.e. it wasn't a concrete jungle!!! The city of southampton itself is quite basic.
    Accommodation:
    Very safe and secure. Nice green areas to relax in the summer. Better events could have been held to improve life in the halls.
    Settling in:
    Settled in very quickly. Freshers week was very well organised and there was alot of support to help get your bearings with the city.
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    It is going well for now.
    University:
    It has everything you need.
    Course:
    I am just starting, cannot be sure.
    Location:
    The city is strange, many hills, many old building mixed with new ones.
    Accommodation:
    Too expensive and not that close to uni.
    Settling in:
    It will never feel like home.
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    So far this is a very enjoyable university, the open day provides a very good view of what the university is actually like
    University:
    Lots of societies available, plenty of uni run nights out, library is accessible at a range of hours
    Course:
    Timetabling was not always good with lectures being added to the timetable minutes before they began. As soon as this was resolved there were no further issues
    Location:
    Nice town, great nightlife, good shopping, campus is easy to access
    Accommodation:
    Affordable, great condition and free bus pass also offered. However, I moved into brand new accommodation and yet people didn't have wifi for a couple of weeks and showers were not always working
    Settling in:
    Plenty of support provided to assist with moving in which made very easy to settle in
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    Camt say my experience yet, too soon
    University:
    Haven't go out yet
    Course:
    Ots way too interesting not to
    Location:
    Such a nice natural city on the coastline
    Accommodation:
    Old building, old stuff
    Settling in:
    Everything is made so easy here
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    5stars as friendly people and u can settle in easily. University staff and students really helpful
    University:
    Excellent life
    Course:
    I dont like the tutorials as i dont find them helpful
    Location:
    10mins far from cuty center
    Accommodation:
    Good location, nice rooms, new halls, safe place
    Settling in:
    Because it took me a while to feel like home
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    Good, but not an overly friendly uni.
    University:
    Bad provisions by uni. Not that much to do other than going to nightclubs
    Course:
    Very few contact hours and limited guidance.
    Location:
    Nice location in green area but close to city centre
    Accommodation:
    Good, new accommodation, but very expensive
    Settling in:
    Struggled to settle in because I don't enjoy drinking and going to clubs
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    5
    University:
    There have been great events organised so far and many more planned ahead
    Course:
    Clear, informative lectures, however, for one of my modules, it is predominately seminar based whereas I would prefer it if it was lecture based as this suits my learning style
    Location:
    Everything you could possibly need from shopping to nights out is within close distance
    Accommodation:
    Great accommodation for the price however, a fair distance from campus, not too long on a bus though
    Settling in:
    Lovely flat mates and great freshers events
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    If you're scared you shouldn't be
    University:
    Nice night life
    Course:
    Pretty warm and welcoming
    Location:
    Nice place, near the city centre
    Accommodation:
    Love the shower
    Settling in:
    Super nice staff
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    I love this university! It really is incredible and is not too far away from anywhere, anyone or anything.
    University:
    Services on campus are all up to date and there is a lot of variety. Also the shopping centres in the city centre are very student-orientated and orchestrate student events with extra discounts etc.
    Course:
    The teaching quality and structure is well planned and has a good balance of independent and taught study, becoming more independent in the later years. The staff are all very supportive and all are willing to aid with queries or struggling students, so if there are less contact hours the lecturers and tutors are always willing to book in extra one on one time or extra tutorials if needed.
    Location:
    Southampton is a perfect city - not too industrial but has everything within easy reach.
    Accommodation:
    My halls were located far away from campus and were very run down and in need of renovation. The price was quite expensive for self-catered accommodation and we paid the same as some other self-catered halls which had much nicer rooms and equipment, closer to university and were newer. Private housing is shabby at best, and incredibly expensive. I had a poor experience of threatening landlords in my second year but this year the experience is much nicer.
    Settling in:
    I already had a feel of living on my own and was comfortable in that respect, but the student reps integrated us really well with other flats in our block and I have made lasting friends because of it.
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    It s amazing! It has everything you need
    University:
    It s good and variated
    Course:
    Because everything is very well done
    Location:
    It s a quite small city and has everything it needs
    Accommodation:
    Because it s quite expensive
    Settling in:
    It s a cozy ,nice place and even the people are great
  • by Anonymous on 30th September 2015
    Overall:
    4.5/5
    University:
    Free bus pass (amazing) Pretty campus Good freshers events Tons of info on welfare and a nightline service I feel very safe on campus and off
    Course:
    Interesting optional modules Good reading Quality lecturers
    Location:
    Great shopping centre Loads of nightlife Pretty campus with a good bus link
    Accommodation:
    Brilliant room and shared toilet, much better than expected Leafy area Location really close to campus and nightlife A real community feel Accomodation is expensive
    Settling in:
    Freshers events well organised Good welcome talks Brilliant block/flat
  • by Anonymous on 15th September 2015
    Overall:
    Best
    University:
    Lots of clubs and stuff to do
    Course:
    Fun as fk
    Location:
    Quick travel time close to everything
    Accommodation:
    Cheap good
    Settling in:
    Events ppl nice
  • by Anonymous on 13th September 2015
    Overall:
    So far, I love it.
    University:
    The campus is always buzzing with entertainment and events, it has such a lovely atmosphere. The social life in Southampton is great with loads of bars/pubs/clubs to choose from. The library on campus is great with helpful staff. The nearest big shopping mall is West Quay, only a short bus journey away from the uni - it's fab! Sports facilities at Southampton are really good, there's a large gym, swimming pool etc all on campus and there's the Wide Lane facilities for bigger sports games.
    Course:
    I absolutely adore my course! It's what I've always wanted to study and I've really enjoyed getting to know my course friends and lecturers.
    Location:
    The city centre is not far from the uni itself, only a short bus journey away and the uni campus is close to halls.
    Accommodation:
    The student accommodation in halls was brilliant. If you ever had any problems there was always someone you could call upon.
    Settling in:
    It took me a little while to settle in but I feel this was down to my personality rather than the university itself. The freshers events were really well organised and got everyone involved and settled in quickly.
  • by Anonymous on 13th September 2015
    Overall:
    I love Southampton as a uni. However, the only downfall would be a clear favouritism for science subjects over humanities, as evident in the buildings.
    University:
    Everything you need can be found on campus! Banks, shops, post office etc
    Course:
    Good lecture to tutorial ratio. Good lecture content
    Location:
    I prefer a campus away from the city, creating two separate places for work & play
    Accommodation:
    Lots of accommodation in the city/surrounding areas, making it more expensive
    Settling in:
    Good supportive system to welcome freshers
  • by Anonymous on 13th September 2015
    Overall:
    Absolutely perfect, lovely campus, so organised as an institution
    University:
    Perfectly organised and ease of transition
    Course:
    Perfect organisation and transition into a new chapter of my life, fully supported by staff
    Location:
    Lovely green city, perfect balance of city life and rural life
    Accommodation:
    Lovely setting, possibly on the more expensive side for accommodation
    Settling in:
    Helpful staff and lovely community feeling
  • by Anonymous on 31st August 2015
    Overall:
    Excellent
    University:
    All you could need... if you bother to use them!
    Course:
    Generally extremely happy with it but not all modules consistently excellent.
    Location:
    Not a distributed campus, but still close to a city. A good balance.
    Accommodation:
    Variety of options available, most at good value.
    Settling in:
    Town felt familiar, made friends quickly.
  • by Anonymous on 31st August 2015
    Overall:
    Just brilliant
    University:
    Fresher's week left a lot to be desired. The facilities are fantastic. Both the hospital and the campus provide a lot for students.
    Course:
    Early patient contact. Inspiring lectures. A busy yet enthralling timetable.
    Location:
    Southampton is a great place to be a student. Lots of cheap nights out. Great campus. And perfect, as a cyclist, with the South Downs to the east and the new forest to the west.
    Accommodation:
    Archers Road halls were cheap and cheerful. Did the job :)
    Settling in:
    Friendly flatmates and a busy timetable meant I soon got back into the rhythm of studying
  • by Anonymous on 31st August 2015
    Overall:
    I loved my first year at the University of Southampton. It's a very friendly uni and the campus is great!
    University:
    All the services and facilities are really good
    Course:
    Could do with more contact hours
    Location:
    Location of uni was one of the main reasons I chose it!
    Accommodation:
    I had brand new accommodation, which was great but we had to deal with internet and other teething problems
    Settling in:
    Took me longer than I expected to adjust to uni lifestyle
  • by Anonymous on 30th August 2015
    Overall:
    9/10.
    University:
    I loved my time in Southampton! The libraries, sport facilities, clubs were all great.
    Course:
    It was a very good, mentally stimulating course. The only negatives were some lecturers
    Location:
    The campus was great! The city itself isn't the best however all students live in Portswood, a studenty suburb.
    Accommodation:
    Accommodation was perfect and cheap compared to other universities. (Montefiore)
    Settling in:
    I made friends quickly due to all the events.
  • by Anonymous on 29th August 2015
    Overall:
    Very happy about my student life. High quality teaching and research activities and strong collaboration with Universities abroad. Having experience in studying in universities in different countries including Japan I have to say University of Southampton is a great place for a successful carrier in research
    University:
    Societies are very good and activities include most types of sports someone can think of, volunteering, physics and astronomy societies etc. The PhD student office is very well maintained with big desks for each student.
    Course:
    The quality of the clean room facilities and experimental equipment is High. The professors are highly talented and successful in their fields
    Location:
    The location of the main campus (Highfield campus) is right next to a big park and also to a street with a variety of restaurants.
    Accommodation:
    Accommodation halls were fine, slight problem with noise from rooms next-door
    Settling in:
    The student union is very helpful and there are many activities to and societies someone can participate in
  • by Anonymous on 28th August 2015
    Overall:
    High quality teaching, great facilities, high Uni ranking
    University:
    great nightlife
    Course:
    Great fieldtrips
    Location:
    City was bombed in the war
    Accommodation:
    Loved Glen Eyre
    Settling in:
    cos
  • by Anonymous on 27th August 2015
    Overall:
    - overall I really enjoyed my time at Southampton university and would recommend this university to anyone!
    University:
    - over 300 different clubs/societies to choose from, so there was an option for everyone - welfare provision was excellent! Every UK/EU based student was provided with an entitlement card with
    Course:
    - workshops were held in first year, where you were offered assistance with your weekly graded assignments - personal tutor was almost always available for a chat, unfortunately, not usually work related - modules ranged from being easy to extremely dif
    Location:
    - relative to cities like London or Manchester, my city, Southampton, was quite small, but not too small that there wasn't something going on. - quite a bit of festivals and gigs going on in our city - one of the best shopping centers in England is loca
    Accommodation:
    - quite affordable relative to other places I have looked into - I opted for the catered option and found this to be quite beneficial, both on time and money, as it saved me having to go shopping for food and then preparing it for lunch/dinner. - though
    Settling in:
    - everyone was very welcoming and friendly and I honestly didn't miss home that much. I took, literally, a few days to get settled in and feel apart of Southampton. This was a big deal especially since I was travelling quite a distance to get to uni.
  • by Anonymous on 24th August 2015
    Overall:
    Poor situation in halls mainly due to housemates but also the conditions.
    University:
    Lots of clubs and bars. However a lot of clubs to join cost a lot and it isnt made for someone on a budget.
    Course:
    Not much feedback on coursework. Some really good teaching but spme very bad.
    Location:
    Close to shops but a bit too close as parking is horrible around university.
    Accommodation:
    Very far away from uni atleast half an hour bus ride and very poor condition. Was very cold in the winter
    Settling in:
    Hard to settle in as i didnt enjoy halls and moved put before christmas.
  • by Anonymous on 24th August 2015
    Overall:
    It was awesome
    University:
    Very good
    Course:
    It is good, but not perfect
    Location:
    Not too close to town.
    Accommodation:
    Good
    Settling in:
    Personal reasons
  • by Anonymous on 24th August 2015
    Overall:
    Helpful information desk and student helpers, easily to settle in and a lot of activities and clubs to join. The course are often taught by many professors from all over the worlds. Great experience studying at Southampton
    University:
    The uni offers a lot of activities for students
    Course:
    Some lectures are very good with preparing a lecture but some are not as responsible
    Location:
    Is it located about far from the city centre, around 30 mins bus ride. Can be longer in the morning/ traffic and easily be late for class
    Accommodation:
    Lived in student accoummodation halls, is quite convenient
    Settling in:
    Was a place close it home and I was familiar with the place
  • by Anonymous on 24th August 2015
    Overall:
    Fantastic!
    University:
    They gym is pretty good. The uni nightlife isn't very good but the on campus pub is always pretty busy especially for karaoke on a Thursday night. The library is trialling a 24hour opening and even when it's not it shuts a midnight and reopens at 7:30 so it's still pretty good. There is really only one shop on campus that gets pretty busy around lunch time hi were there are plenty of places to get food at lunch time.
    Course:
    The module choice was very broad and you chose to study pretty much what you wanted to do. The lecturers were amazing, they were leading research in that field. All work was promptly marked and feedback was thorough, moreover we were encouraged to speak to our lecturers about our work.
    Location:
    The city has pretty much every shop you could want. There are two train stations and two coach stops (one on campus) that are in easy reach of the uni, so getting home/other places is really easy! The football ground does student tickets so it's easy at the weekend to watch a game. Also there is a range of nightclubs for the night.
    Accommodation:
    The accommodation was very good, however it was a bit pricey.
    Settling in:
    I felt at home immediately. There was plenty of support from the moment I turned up, from people helping me find me room to helping me when I couldn't find the building for my first lecture.
  • by Anonymous on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    5
    University:
    Shopping center nearby, bars, libraries
    Course:
    Good module options
    Location:
    Campus is beautiful
    Accommodation:
    It's got a good cityr
    Settling in:
    Easy to find things
  • by Anonymous on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    Good
    University:
    -
    Course:
    -
    Location:
    Nice city
    Accommodation:
    Too expensive
    Settling in:
    Foreigner
  • by Anonymous on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    I love it, there is no more to be said.
    University:
    everything is easy to access
    Course:
    I love my lectures and the course, the best decision I ever made.
    Location:
    It is close to town and the buses get there often.
    Accommodation:
    There is a great bus network and the university are really helpful.
    Settling in:
    I love it but some things could have been handled better.
  • by Anonymous on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    The university itself is great however I would actively discourage future students against coming here for children's nursing.
    University:
    student union isn't fantastic, library and gym is great.
    Course:
    Poorly organised, staff show a lack of interest in the students and communication between staff is non-existent, resulting in discrepancies in marking that ultimately has an effect on our final grades. Placement opportunities often poor with the faculty making minimal effort to change this. Frequent lecture cancellations, feedback ignored.
    Location:
    not much to do in southampton but enough to keep you busy. campus is in a nice area and there is everything you need in portswood (where you'll most likely live for second and third year)
    Accommodation:
    Halls was great and there is plenty of housing available for second and third years.
    Settling in:
    I was lucky to get on with my flatmates instantly.
  • by Anonymous on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    Excellent
    University:
    I don't feel I know the student night life well enough to pass proper judgment
    Course:
    The course and lecturers are excellent, only the structuring of the timetable is poor
    Location:
    Ideal location, not too out of the way, but deprecate enough from 'town' to not let it distract people
    Accommodation:
    I am not in student accommodation
    Settling in:
    It's a friendly feeling university
  • by Anonymous on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    Honestly I couldn't choose anywhere over the university I am at. It's perfect for introverts and extroverts alike with courses that are flexible allowing you to study what you want from experts in the field.
    University:
    There's always something going on and the library is fantastic for a nerd like me to get away from it all when I need to. There are so many societies! If you can't find a society at Southampton for you I guarantee you haven't looked hard enough. If you're sure there's not a society specifically for what you want to do they are easy to set up with like minded people.
    Course:
    The quality of the content is fantastic. I get to study philosophy with professors who are experts in the fields that I have interest in - Nietzsche and Schopenhauer
    Location:
    The city is not the nicest however the campus is removed enough from the areas I dislike and because of the location many artists come to play venues in Southampton.
    Accommodation:
    There are lots of different halls of varying quality and price. While my halls were perfect and couldn't have asked for better my friends had issues with rats/mice.
    Settling in:
    Moving to a big city from a little village is hard. It took me a while to adjust to a life where everything is so hectic and loud.
  • by Anonymous on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    Just do it and don't look back
    University:
    There's everythjng here, you want to do something and somewhere nearby will do it!
    Course:
    It was well planned and structured
    Location:
    It's near to transport, shops, social areas and just a lovely place
    Accommodation:
    Can complain about anything, lovely rooms and 5mind from uni
    Settling in:
    There was lots of well planned activities for every type of student
  • by Anonymous on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    Amazing.
    University:
    Loads of choice in every aspect.
    Course:
    Interesting course, that is managed well in all aspects.
    Location:
    Great city as compared to London the people are friendlier and the city is based around university students.
    Accommodation:
    Halls are good value for money, with great services i.e cleaner and internet that aren't provided in normal houses.
    Settling in:
    Felt right at home as everybody was in the same boat
  • by Anonymous on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    If you want a good degree from a good university with excellent parties, come here.
    University:
    .
    Course:
    The teaching is phenomenal
    Location:
    Decent clubs, sea and everything but lacks a little bit to do
    Accommodation:
    Excellent, easy and affordable.
    Settling in:
    :/
  • by Anonymous on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    Not good value for money for history because of lack of support and low contact hours. Campus and location however are very good.
    University:
    The campus is great for during the day and in the evening. However the societies available should be more varied.
    Course:
    Most of the lecturers are ok and respond quickly. There are however very few contact hours for very detailed and in depth modules, with very little extra support offered and too much focus on independent learning. There is also almost no guidance for assessed work and exams.
    Location:
    It is in a very nice area and not too far from the city centre and shops, as well as a big park and leafy areas.
    Accommodation:
    My university accommodation was brand new and very good, plus it's city centre location was great. However it was extremely expensive and we played a premium for facilities that were not ready for 5 months or so after we moved in and nobody revived any compensation.
    Settling in:
    There is far too much of an emphasis on drinking and clubs - at Southampton it is really the only way of meeting new people especially when you are on a course with so few contact hours. For those who don't enjoy that, it is harder to socialize and meet people.
  • by Anonymous on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    Great university with wonderful teachers and a lovely location
    University:
    I'm not very studenty so it doesn't suit me too well
    Course:
    Enjoyable course with likeable people and teachers.
    Location:
    Winchester is a beautiful city.
    Accommodation:
    Not very up to date
    Settling in:
    I'm quite a people anxious person
  • by Anonymous on 23rd August 2015
    Overall:
    Fun and good uni to go to
    University:
    Lots of clubs, shopping centre. Gym
    Course:
    Not a lot of support, unclear if doing it right.
    Location:
    Not the nicest area but places to go/ things to do. The campus is lovely
    Accommodation:
    Not very nice accommodation but it's cheap
    Settling in:
    Difficult as miss family and friends but it's fun so distracts you
  • by Anonymous on 21st August 2015
    Overall:
    I would give my uni experience so far a 10/10 for History at Southampton.
    University:
    There are market stalls on Monday which are fantastic. The library is large and full of useful resources. The fitness center is modern and close. The range of societies is brilliant.
    Course:
    The teaching and course modules are fantastic.
    Location:
    The campus is large and varied. The facilities are fantastic and close.
    Accommodation:
    Everything is clean and cheap.
    Settling in:
    The halls were east to settle in to and the university staff made me feel at home.
  • by Anonymous on 20th August 2015
    Overall:
    Very good university with great uni experience and learning opportunities
    University:
    Very good activities and events, nice cafes and facilities
    Course:
    Good range of modules with good teaching
    Location:
    Campus in a good location with good transport links to town which isn't too far away
    Accommodation:
    Quite modern with en suite, quite affordable
    Settling in:
    Easy to settle in

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