The city where you live is often as big a part of your student experience as your course.

The atmosphere of a place, and the entertainment on offer plays a massive role in how happy and settled you are at University. At the University of Southampton, we recognise how important it is that you have opportunities to unwind and be inspired outside of academia. And we are lucky that our campuses are based in thriving cities which offer a wide variety of choice for nightlife, entertainment, arts and culture.

Whether you are visiting the city for the first time, on a return visit, on business with a few hours to spare, or you’re a resident wanting to find out more about the city, Southampton guarantees an enjoyable experience for everyone, of all ages and interests.

With a population of 254,275, Southampton is recognised as the commercial, cultural and retail capital of the south coast. Its diverse and thriving economy, along with its mild climate, wealth of countryside and proximity to the sea, makes Southampton one of the best places in the UK to live and work.