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. 

 

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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Early Years Practitioner

University of Southampton

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United Kingdom


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Full time

22 Mar 2017
04 Apr 2017

Early Years Practitioner Early Years Centre Location: Highfield Campus Salary:  £17,304.95 to £19,729.60 per annum Full Time - 37.5 hours per week - Permanent Closing Date:  Tuesday 04 April 2017 Interview Date:  Tuesday 25 April 2017 ...

Location:

United Kingdom


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Full time


Salary:

£29,301 to £36,001

22 Mar 2017
21 Apr 2017

Research Fellow – Vessel Operational Safety Fluid Structure Interactions Group Location: Boldrewood Campus Salary:  £29,301 to £36,001 per annum Full Time Fixed Term (for 30 months) Closing Date:  Friday 21 April 2017 Interview Date:&...

Location:

United Kingdom


Position type:

Full time


Salary:

£29,301 to £36,001

22 Mar 2017
04 Apr 2017

Trial Coordinator OR Research Nurse on "BEE (Best Emollient for Eczema) Study" Project FOS - Faculty of Medicine Location: Aldermoor Health Centre Salary:  £29,301 to £36,001 per annum Full Time Fixed Term (up to 12 months) Closing Date:&nb...

Location:

United Kingdom


Position type:

Part time


Salary:

£19,485 to £23,164

22 Mar 2017
04 Apr 2017

Part Time Administrative Officer -Admin & Assessment - Faculty of Physical Science and Engineering SAA - Physical Sciences and Engineering Location: Highfield Campus Salary:  £19,485 to £23,164 pro rata, per annum Part Time - 18 hours per week - Permanent ...

Location:

United Kingdom


Position type:

Full time

22 Mar 2017
15 Jun 2017

PhD Studentship – Aerosol-assisted chemical vapour deposition of MOF thin films Chemistry Location: Highfield Campus Closing Date:  Thursday 15 June 2017 Reference: 854617EB PhD Supervisor: Dr Darren Bradshaw co supervisor: Dr Geoff Hyett Ph...

Location:

United Kingdom


Position type:

Full time

23 Mar 2017
07 Jul 2017

PhD Studentship: New DIC-based material test standards: design and validation Engineering Mats & Surface Engineerg Gp Location: Highfield Campus Closing Date:  Friday 07 July 2017 Reference: 854917BX Project Code: EngSci-MATS-292 Project Themes:...

Research Fellow Philosophy

University of Southampton

Location:

United Kingdom


Position type:

Full time


Salary:

£29,301 to £36,001

27 Mar 2017
22 Apr 2017

Research Fellow Philosophy Location: Avenue Campus Salary:  £29,301 to £36,001 per annum Full Time - Fixed Term for 3 years 7 months Closing Date:  Saturday 22 April 2017 Interview Date:  To be confirmed Reference: 855717F4 A...

Event and Conference Coordinator

University of Southampton

Location:

United Kingdom


Position type:

Full time


Salary:

£23,879 to £28,452

27 Mar 2017
13 Apr 2017

Event and Conference Coordinator FOS - Faculty of Social, Human & Mathematical Sciences Location: Highfield Campus Salary:  £23,879 to £28,452 Full Time Fixed Term (1 Year) Closing Date:  Thursday 13 April 2017 Interview Date:  To ...

HR Transactions Support

University of Southampton

Location:

United Kingdom


Position type:

Full time


Salary:

£15,356 to £16,289

27 Mar 2017
06 Apr 2017

HR Transactions Support HR Operations Location: 1 Guildhall Square Salary:  £15,356 to £16,289 per annum Full Time, Permanent Closing Date:  Thursday 06 April 2017 Reference: 855617DD An opportunity has arisen for an HR Transactio...

Senior Marketing Manager

University of Southampton

Location:

United Kingdom


Position type:

Full time


Salary:

£37,075 to £46,924

27 Mar 2017
13 Apr 2017

Senior Marketing Manager Marketing Location: Highfield Campus Salary:  £37,075 to £46,924 Full Time Permanent Closing Date:  Thursday 13 April 2017 Reference: 855417GR The University of Southampton is one of the top 1% of universi...

Key staff:


Chancellor: Dame Helen Alexander, DBE

Dame Helen Alexander, distinguished business woman

Vice-Chancellor: Professor Sir Christopher Snowden

Professor Sir Christopher Snowden is a renowned engineer, academic and businessman

Awards:


In recent years the University of Southampton has been rated as one of the world's top 100 universities by the Times Higher Education Table.

The 2011 QS World University Rankings ranked the university 75th overall in the world, and Webometrics Ranking of World Universities ranking Southampton 32nd in the world.

Key facts:


Undergraduate: 16,000

Postgraduates: 7,000

Staff: 6,000