University of Southampton

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United Kingdom

The History

The origins of the university date back to the founding of the Hartley Institution in 1862 following a legacy to the Corporation of Southampton by Henry Robinson Hartley. In 1902, the Institution developed into the Hartley University College awarding degrees from the University of London. On 29 April 1952, the institution was granted a Royal Charter to give the University of Southampton full university status, allowing the university to award its own degrees.

The university has seven teaching campuses. The main campusis located in the Highfield area of Southampton and is supplemented by four other campuses within the city: Avenue Campus housing the Faculty of Humanities, the National Oceanography Centre housing courses in Ocean and Earth Sciences, Southampton General Hospital offering courses in Medicine and Health Sciences, and Boldrewood Campus an engineering and maritime technology campus housing also the university's strategic ally Lloyd's Register. In addition, the university operates a School of Art based in nearby Winchesterand an international branch in Malaysia offering courses in Engineering.

Why Southampton?

The University of Southampton is already one of the top 10 research-led universities in the UK and has achieved consistently high scores for its teaching and learning activities. We offer first-rate opportunities and facilities for study and research, and a stimulating working environment. We work closely with business and industry, and has a strong enterprise agenda.

The discipline base is broad, encompassing all the major academic subjects, but also has a unique commitment to innovation, which is evidenced both in outstanding research and scholarships at the leading edge, and also in the ability to pioneer new approaches and techniques relevant to the world today.

As part of our drive to attract the most promising students, promote our groundbreaking research and forge new links with business and industry, we have developed close relationships with talented people and likeminded organisations across the world.

The National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Evaluation, Trials and Studies Coordinating Centre is part of the Wessex Institute in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Southampton. Over 96% of Southampton's research been assessed as world-leading and internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014. The university ranks 11th for research power among Russell Universities.

 

Working at Southampton

At the University of Southampton, we aspire to change the world for the better through our research, education, innovation and enterprise. Our reputation for world-class teaching and research is reflected in our high ranking in the university league tables. We have a diverse and vibrant student community and continue to invest in our campuses and facilities.

With a global reputation for academic excellence, we offer a stimulating, challenging and dynamic working environment for all our staff.


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29 Jan 2018
31 Dec 2018

Application Deadline: Varies by project.    Interviews will be held in: Varies by project.   PhD Description:   Biofilms are central to some of the most urgent global challenges and exert considerable economic impact across industry sectors...

Regius Professorship of Ocean Sciences

University of Southampton

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United Kingdom


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11 Jun 2018
31 Dec 2018

University of Southampton  Waterfront Campus, National Oceanography Centre Southampton Ocean and Earth Science, Faculty of Natural and Environmental Sciences   The University of Southampton seeks an exceptional candidate for its highly prestigious Regius Professors...

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10 Sep 2018
30 Nov 2018

Project start date: 03 January 2019 Applications will be considered in the order that they are received and the position will be considered filled when a suitable candidate has been identified   PhD Description:   We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated postgraduate applic...

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United Kingdom


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21 Sep 2018
31 Dec 2018

A fully funded PhD place on this project is available for UK and EU applicants, through a Leverhulme Research Grant. In this project we study how light interacts with nanomaterials that are optimized to maximally scramble light by extreme scattering. The combination of light trapping and ultrafast l...

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United Kingdom


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Full time

21 Sep 2018
31 Dec 2018

A fully funded PhD place on this project is available for UK and EU applicants, through a Leverhulme Research Grant. The studentship is part of a larger project and focuses in particular on the materials science and optical properties of novel materials for manipulation and trapping of light using e...

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United Kingdom


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21 Sep 2018
31 Dec 2018

Co-supervisor: Prof Steve Beeby Project description A three-year fully funded PhD studentship in electronic textiles (E-textiles) for healthcare is available at the Smart Electronic Materials and Systems Research Group (SEMS) group in the Department of Electronics and Computer Science (E...

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United Kingdom


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24 Sep 2018
16 Nov 2018

At the heart of Dysons’s products, such as vacuum cleaners, hair dryers and hand dryers, is an efficient high-speed fan for providing high flow rates at large pressure. However, like most fans they are also noisy.  This project is predominantly an experimental study into the investigation into ...

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01 Oct 2018
30 Nov 2018

Recent years have witnessed a huge interest in a novel class of optical fibres where several spatial modes can propagate. The ability to control the multimode dynamics (that is, the propagation and interaction of different modes) in these fibres has emerged as a new milestone in the landscape of opt...

Research Nurse

University of Southampton

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United Kingdom


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£30,395 to £40,792

04 Oct 2018
16 Nov 2018

Cancer Research UK Centre Faculty of Medicine Cancer Sciences Academic Unit  This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an exceptional team of motivated and enthusiastic nurses, based at the Southampton General Hospital, responsible for running a portfolio of early phase clini...

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£24,771 to £29,515

08 Oct 2018
20 Nov 2018

Clinical Neurosciences Location:  Southampton General Hospital Salary:   £24,771 to £29,515 per annum  Full Time Fixed Term (for 2 years) Closing Date:  Tuesday 20 November 2018 Interview Date:   To be confirmed  Reference:  1065118FC We are seeking applicants with a track record...

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Professor Sir Christopher Snowden is a renowned engineer, academic and businessman
Vice-Chancellor: Professor Sir Christopher Snowden

Awards:

Ranked 96th in the QS World University Rankings for 2019 

Five subjects in the global top 50, according to QS World University Rankings 2019: Nursing (9); Archaeology (29); Earth and Marine Sciences (36); Engineering - Mineral and Mining (42); and Geography (46).

Ranked 126th in Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2018 and 15th among UK universities listed.

Ranked 11th in Times Higher Education's (THE) 'Golden Age' universities 2018 - the top 200 institutions founded as universities between 1945 and 1967. Southampton is second among the UK universities featured.

Awarded Silver by the Teaching Excellence & Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) Panel

Three-times winner of the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, most recently for our expertise in photonics and fibre optic technology.

Key facts:

Undergraduate: 16,000

Postgraduates: 7,000

Staff: 6,000