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Working in a COVID-19 secure environment

We have been working extensively to ensure that our staff and students can return with confidence to a COVID-secure environment. The academic year has now started, teaching has begun and we have welcomed students back to campus. Our staff and students have worked tirelessly to support others and make a difference during the coronavirus pandemic. We also want to congratulate five members of staff who have been honoured in the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, including a knighthood. While we know there are many unsung heroes throughout our community, we are proud that these individuals have been recognised at this level for their outstanding contributions during this challenging time.

Explore how we're making a difference during the coronavirus pandemic

Professor Mark E Smith, Vice-Chancellor on the Return to Campus


The health and wellbeing of our community is our top priority. We have made, and continue to make, substantial investments to implement and maintain our COVID-secure measures. We are acutely aware of the ever-changing local and national public health situation, and we are prepared for a variety of possible scenarios ahead.

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Benefits Include:

Friendly, walkable city

Cycle routes and Unilink buses make it easy to get around town.

Calm, green spaces

Our city is filled with parks and waterside walks. You’ll work and relax among the trees and gardens on our campuses.

One of the UK's sunniest cities

Our south coast location makes us one of the warmest and sunniest places to live in the UK.

Talented staff from around the world

We truly are international, our colleagues from around the world work together to create a positive global impact.

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Staff Benefits


Working at the University of Southampton gives you access to a wide range of benefits in addition to our competitive rates of pay.

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Our campuses


Our home city of Southampton has 5 campuses, but did you know we have an art school nearby in Winchester and a campus in Iskandar, Malaysia too?

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Our cities


Right on the south coast, Southampton is our home city. Our art and design students study nearby in the historic city of Winchester.

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