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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Supervisory Team:     Prof. Graeme Day This project will develop computational methods to guide the discovery of new materials, combining state-of-the-art computational methods for crystal structure prediction (CSP) with machine learning approaches for interpreting the predicted crystal stru...

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Supervisory Team:     Prof. Graeme Day   Project description A fully funded PhD studentship is available in the area of computational materials discovery, as part of a prestigious international Synergy grant funded by the European Research Council. The project, ‘Autonomous Discovery...

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Supervisory Team:     Min Kwan Kim and C. William Keevil Project description Many space exploration missions such as Mars 2020 plan to land and search for biological remnants on planets and moons in our nearby Solar system. Planetary Protection, which is based on the UN’s “Outer Space...

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Supervisory Team:     Ian Sinclair, Mark Spearing, Mark Mavrogordato   Project description Polymer matrix composites, such as carbon fibre-epoxy, constitute a core light-weighting technology across virtually all transport sectors (aerospace, automotive, marine), providing an importa...

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Biological wastewater treatment is designed to degrade and remove pollutants in water by enriching and cultivating relevant microorganisms, which can be present in suspended form or immobilised forms such as biofilm or granular sludge. You will work on our existing laboratory-scale bioreactors to cu...

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27 Nov 2020
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Applications are invited for the post of Level 2b Laboratory Technician based in the Anatomical Sciences Laboratory (ASL) within the Faculty of Medicine. This is a fixed-term 1 year; part-time position (term-time only 0.5FTE).   The main roles of the post holder would be to provide technical su...

Lecturer in Official Statistics

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£33,797 to £38,017

01 Dec 2020
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Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer in Official Statistics, in the Division of Social Statistics and Demography (http://www.southampton.ac.uk/demography). The main duties in the post will be to support enterprise and consultancy in official statistics, and to deliver teaching in statis...

Head of Planning and Performance

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01 Dec 2020
03 Jan 2021

Do you want to make a difference? Are you able to provide the leadership, planning and strategic direction to support a world-leading university achieve its strategic aims during these exceptional times? The University of Southampton’s mission is to change the world for the better. As a world-l...

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21 Aug 2020
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Supervisory Team:     Dr David Angland Project description A PhD studentship is now available in the area of aircraft aerodynamics and aeroacoustics noise. The studentship provides a unique opportunity to work on a relevant engineering problem at the Airbus Noise Technology Centre (AN...

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Supervisor: Tiina Roose Co-supervisor  William Powrie Project description Soil is one of the most complex and important self-assembling organo-mineral composites in the world. All human food supply, ecosystem and infrastructure services depend on soil, yet we have very little under...

Key staff:

Chancellor: Ruby Wax, OBE

Vice-Chancellor: Professor Mark E. Smith

Awards:

Ranked 97th in the QS World University Rankings for 2020 and 17th in UK universities listed

QS World University Subject rankings for 2019 (5 in top 50) - Nursing (9); Archaeology (48); Earth and Marine Sciences (46); Engineering - Mineral and Mining (30); Statistics and Operational Research (48)

Ranked 20th in The Times and The Sunday Times ‘Good University Guide 2020; ranked 1st in the UK for Physiotherapy, with 11 subjects in the top 10

Ranked 122th in Times Higher Education (THE) World University Rankings 2020 and 15th among UK universities listed.

Ranked 11th in Times Higher Education's (THE) 'Golden Age' universities 2019 - the top 271 institutions founded as universities between 1945 and 1967. Southampton is 2nd among the UK universities featured.

Awarded Silver by the Teaching Excellence & Student Outcomes Framework (TEF) Panel (2018)

Three-times winner of the Queen's Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education, approved directly by The Queen and Parliament.

Key facts:

Enrolled Students: 24,600

Undergraduate: 17,100

Postgraduates: 7,500

Staff: 6,000