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A community within the course

(5)·By Sophie H·Marketing· Jun 2023
While studying at the uni of Southampton i have experienced many things, while going on course trips to london to watching fashion films in the uni cinema. The main benefit of the fashion marketing and management course is it is small enough to make life long friends while large enough to still get the uni experience! The staff are wonderful and feel more like friends than lecturers
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Teacher Training, Year 2

(5)·By Abby F·Other· Mar 2019
It was really good as due to being in second year I have already made really good friends and so it meant that socialising and having a good time was really easy.

I was in the top accommodation at the University which meant that the amount I paid to stay there was a lot; however I think that it was worth it due to the fact that the rooms were very spacious. As well as this, the whole building was brand new and so the kitchens were very easy to keep clean, with the help of a weekly cleaner.

Due to only having around 8 contact hours a week, I have only experienced some of the Highfield campus buildings, but the ones that I have been in have been very well laid out and mostly modernised. The SU bar has many social nights a week and the prices are VERY reasonable, making it somewhere that is frequently busy.

I enjoy my course because we have a small intake and so the contact that we can have with the lecturers is very personal, meaning that we receive a lot of support in any areas we need. The course is also fairly broad which means that you can choose what interests you.

I, personally, really enjoy the city of Southampton because it is large and so there are a lot of amenities but it is not too large meaning that it does not get too busy. There are a range of shops and restaurants available, and the nightlife is very good.

I think that students should be aware of the structure of the lectures, such as being expected to speak up due to there only being around 15 people most of the time and so lecturers know everyone by name.
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Economics, Year 2

(5)·By Asha P·Economics· Jul 2021
Freshers week had been a week where I met the most incredible friends. I gained confidence within myself as I began to branch out and meet various types of people. I partied wearing my favourite ASOS outfits and lounged in them too. UOS accommodation was at the epicentre where it was midway from the campus and midway from town. This made it easy to go shopping and easy to get the bus to uni! The commute gave me time to take in the views and reflect on the day. The library bought a great deal of excitement! Level 1 was the place to be as some societies would congregate there. I feel so lucky to be part of india society and by second year I became a dance rep and was able to choreo my own dances. The SUSU team were so helpful at offering a hall and due to covid, made a great effort in making sure there were temperature machines and masks available to us as well as a saliva testing programme checkpoint. The course was challenging. But the help received from peers and lecturers was brilliant. A specific maths lecturer gave us sweets every time we got a question right and this enthusiasm was reciprocated by the class. The lectures have now moved online and this has been quite the shock, but has been set out with ease. City life was amazing!!! West quay shopping centre was the place to be, packed with wonderful Christmas treats in December. The lit up Xmas lights would always put me in the festive mood. I loved the atmosphere. Moreover, the historical components of Southampton were amazing and never failed to interest me.
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Computing / Computer Science, Year 2

(5)·By Bogdan F·Computing· Jul 2021
We had a lot of events hosted by companies. Events consisted of meetings, presentations, career experiences and more other. We also had meetings with some teachers and older students that gave us insight into the course. There are several student halls that you can pick from, each of them having their advantage. The accommodation provides you with a fully equiped kitchen and a very tidy room. You also get to live with 5 other people in a flat so the environment is quite sociable. Library is great, you can find everything there and you always get a spot if you need to study or have a quiet break. Classrooms for us are really big as we are a huge number of students and they are always clean and ready. We also have a gym that allows us to practice all kinds of sports The course provides subjects that will always be helpful to you in this area so this keeps you interested at all times. The lectures are both interactive and online so it gives you the opportunity to rewatch them anytime or attend them if you cannot in person. They are also very clear and you may always ask for extra information if you feel like. The city is well orriented on student life. It has a great deal of clubs, shops and restaurants that offer student discount. We also get a free bus pass to ride the busses throughout town for a year. Overall, whenever you felt like going out, you had a lot of options to choose from.
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Environmental Science, Year 3

(5)·By Evangeline B·Environmental Science· Jul 2021
Amazing great events learning about societies and getting local deals with local businesses. Great social events with the union with a freshers ball, love island party, and golf. Was good and loads of trails and tasters. Really good, cleaners abs checks . Really social provides loads of space. Great organisation and indoor and outdoor space Really good, great pubs and outdoor space. Library great and cafes there is so much on and space at the student union. Always somewhere to good loads of sports facilities Lectures are interesting and hands on development of lots of different skills. Lectures and tutors provide loads of support as well. Course is amazing wouldn't change Great city good nightlife l, walks and shops lots of individuals store lots to do
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History, Graduate

(5)·By Chinaza O·History· Jul 2021
I had a good experience. There were lots of events and a range of activities. Well equipped and serviced Facilities were amazing, had no issues. A good range of modules. Accessible lectures and extra support on campus given to students e.go academic writing practice Southampton is a lovely city - it has a huge shopping and food centre (West Quay). There's something for everyone
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English, Year 2

(5)·By Chloe H·English Studies· Oct 2018
My time at university has helped me become more confident and independent. I have been given the chance to grow as an adult and meet new and interesting people.
It hasn't always been easy with my anxiety but the friends I've made have been able to help me cope with the rough times and I believe I have made friends for life.
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English, Year 1

(5)·By Jacey C·English Studies· Oct 2018
The first few weeks have been a lot of fun, everyone at the university has been very welcoming which makes moving here a lot easier and less daunting. All the lecture have been very interesting and I look forward to the rest of the year.
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Computing / Computer Science, Year 2

(5)·By Dzhem K·Computing· Jul 2021
There were lots of events. It was a thrilling experience. Met a lot of people. There are a lot of options available. University accommodation has several locations close to campus as well as in the city centre. Overall I had a great experience. The facilities are well organised and funded. Students have access to everything they need. Everything is within reach. The course has a really good structure. The course gives the opportunity to engage with lots of people. It is very diverse and gives the opportunity to shape your degree. The city has something for every type of person. There are lots of entertainment opportunities. It is easy to get around in the city especially with a bus card.
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BA English

(5)·By Jenna S·English Studies· Jun 2023
I love Southampton from the social aspect to academic. Lectures are in person but also recorded which is super helpful for revision. They have an amazing student hub team that are very helpful with learning difficulties and mental health. It relly is a lovley place to study - the hybridity of the campus offers the atmosphere of a campus uni with accommodation and halls in the city. Some campuses like mine are a 10 minute walk from the main campus which I really enjoy. There are so many societies available and the student pub is popular especially for Karoke night!
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History, Year 2

(5)·By Jordan L·History· Jul 2021
It was a fun time we spent getting to make new friends. Moving into halls and meeting on campus with little work is how I make some good friends. Introductory lectures were good and introduced to the unis way of doing things Rooms were large when I stayed at mayflower halls and were really good for purpose with a good size desk and room. The kitchen was spacious and there was a good place to interact with the flats next to us it helped being social with our neighbours. I did cricket and still do there is plenty of facilities and sports halls as well as a proper sports ground for outdoor activities. All accommodations have a gym nearby so it's good to just use for casual exercise. Classrooms and large and well spaced into buildings. SUSU has very good facilities on campus such as movies cafes and a pub which are always in use and are worth a visit. Lectures were interactive and leave yourself in good position to go off on making your own points. Seminars in my course were enjoyable and made you accept new points of view to help you appreciate the course and the ideas presented in the course. The city itself is small but has a lot of shops in it. The westquay centre is a good place for lunch or just to shop. Portswood is another centre mainly for discount areas and is a prime student area. The nightlife is good with a variety of clubs including the infamous jesters and is a good laugh for a drinks with friends.
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