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 campus is 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 Winchester and 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 like-minded 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.

 

Southampton Business School

The Business School is a strong part of the University with successful undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, a large PhD portfolio as well as an MBA and DBA programme. Our interdisciplinary research coalesces around multiple research centres which enables us to develop exciting, innovative and rewarding projects that address global challenges and change the world for the better. As a member of the Alan Turing Institute we are proud of our pedigree in quantitative analytics and more broadly data sciences. Equally the school places great importance on research in entrepreneurial business management through both qualitative and quantitative approaches.  

 


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The Widening Participation and Social Mobility Directorate (WPSM) has recently launched its new strategy that details its approach to meeting the ambitious targets of the University’s Access and Participation Plan (APP) which aims to improve the access, success and progression of students from under...

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Supervisory Team: Dr Abhinav Kumar Singh, Dr. Stratis Batzelis     Project description A fully-funded 3.5-year PhD studentship for UK students on Renewable Integration in Power Systems at the University of Southampton, a top university for Electrical Power Engineering in the UK and worl...

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19 Oct 2021
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Supervisory Team: Dr Efstratios Batzelis Post summary Applications are invited for one PhD studentship to be undertaken at the University of Southampton, School of Electronics and Computer Science. The post will be fully funded (tuition fees and stipend) and is open only to Home student...

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19 Oct 2021
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We are seeking excellent candidates with interests in human physiology, skin health and thermoregulation, who want to study at a top 100 world University whilst collaborating with a leading industry partner. The PhD candidate will benefit from a 3.5-year studentship including a competitive tax-free ...

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Applications are invited for the post of Trainee Technician within the Biomedical Research Facility at Southampton General Hospital. With a reputation for excellence, the facility provides support for scientists carrying out medical research into areas such as cancer, osteoporosis, neurology, ophtha...

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Applications are invited for the post of either BRF Trainee Technician or BRF Technician within the Biomedical Research Facility at Southampton General Hospital. With a reputation for excellence, the facility provides support for scientists carrying out medical research into areas such as cancer, os...

Commercial Mechanical HVAC Engineer*

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20 Oct 2021
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OTE:  up to £6,798.98 per annum subject to annual review      Total remuneration package:  £25,627 - £37,295.98        At the University of Southampton we have an exciting opportunity for a HVAC Engineer.    We occupy a vast estate that is the lifeblood of our activities a...

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20 Oct 2021
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You will join our collaborative team in the field of structural dynamics measurements.  You will focus on the use of X-Ray Free-Electron Laseer (XFEL) sources for diffraction and Coulomb explosion imaging measurements of molecules relevant to organic photochemistry.  The results from these time-reso...

Senior Teaching Fellow in Philosophy

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20 Oct 2021
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The University of Southampton seeks to appoint a Senior Teaching Fellow in Philosophy for a 2.5 year period. The Philosophy Department at Southampton has an excellent reputation for teaching and research. We are based within the School of Humanities in the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and hav...

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Student and Academic Administration (SAA) is looking to recruit an Administrative Assistant to join its teams supporting student experience in the Faculty of Medicine.   The student experience teams provide administrative support for all aspects of the student lifecycle. Major elements of the p...

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