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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PhD Studentship in Nanophotonics and Plasmonics: developing new nanomaterials for extreme light trapping Astronomy Group Applications are invited for a postgraduate researcher to join a new research project in the Integrated Nanophotonics group at the University of Southampton. The aim of ...

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PhD Studentship: Electronic textiles for wearable healthcare Smart Electronic Materials & Systems Supervisor: Dr Kai Yang  Co-supervisor: Prof Steve Beeby Project description A three-year fully funded PhD studentship in electronic textiles (E-textiles) for healthcare is ...

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29 Oct 2018
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Summary PhD Studentship in Nanophotonics and Plasmonics: developing new nanomaterials for extreme light trapping Astronomy Group Location:  Highfield Campus Closing Date:  Sunday 31 March 2019 Reference:  1059518WF Project Description Applications are invited for a po...

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29 Oct 2018
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Summary: PhD Studentship: Light-Matter Interactions Nanophotonics Group Location: Highfield Campus Closing Date: Saturday 31 August 2019 Reference: 1071718PN Supervisor: Prof. Nikolay I. Zheludev Co-supervisor: Dr Nikitas Papasimakis Project description: Ful...

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Summary PhD Studentship: Electronic textiles for wearable healthcare Smart Electronic Materials & Systems Location:  Highfield Campus Closing Date:  Sunday 31 March 2019 Reference:  1059718FP Supervisor: Dr Kai Yang  Co-supervisor: Prof Steve Beeby Project descrip...

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PhD Studentship – Atomistic simulation methods for ion conduction in battery materials School of Chemistry Location:  Highfield Campus Closing Date:  Wednesday 31 July 2019 Reference:  1077318EB PhD Supervisor: Prof Chris-Kriton Skylaris                            co super...

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Centre for Clinical & Community Applications of Health Psychology Location:  Highfield Campus Salary:   £14777 (18/19 UKRI rate) Closing Date:  Thursday 24 January 2019 Reference:  1077918JW Emotion regulation, reward-related neural activity, and well-being A fully funded st...

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Centre for Clinical & Community Applications of Health Psychology Location:  Highfield Campus Salary:   £14777 (18/19 UKRI rate) Closing Date:  Thursday 24 January 2019 Reference:  1078918JW Contextual Factors in Low Back Pain Consultations A fully funded studentship awarded...

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Centre for Innovation in Mental Health Location:  Highfield Campus Salary:   £14777 (18/19 UKRI rate) Closing Date:  Thursday 24 January 2019 Reference:  1080518JW The Special Educational Needs Crisis in Schools: Understanding the needs and listening to the perspectives of childre...

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Centre for Research on Self and Identity Location:  Highfield Campus Salary:   £14777 (18/19 UKRI rate) Closing Date:  Thursday 24 January 2019 Reference:  1078118JW The neural representation of the self A fully funded studentship awarded by the Economic and Social Research ...

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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