By joining the University of Southampton you will have access to a wide range of benefits in addition to our competitive rates of pay. Our core benefits include pension scheme membership; a generous annual leave allowance (supplemented by University closure days and public holidays) and excellent family leave arrangements (including maternity, paternity, adoption and parental leave). There is also a great range of professional development training and resource to support your ambitions. The University takes the wellbeing of our staff and students very seriously and we are committed to positively promoting physical and mental wellbeing.

To view all of our benefits, please see bottom of this page.

We welcome students and staff from all walks of life, and we champion a uniquely diverse working environment in which every colleague can excel, regardless of their background or life choices. We invite like-minded people into our community: people who care about changing the world, and who share our passion and vision for creating an innovative and forward-thinking learning and research environment.

We take a flexible approach, where possible, to accommodate life with work and recognise the importance of supporting, celebrating and respecting life outside work. We are progressing plans to fully imbed hybrid working, with many members of staff already taking this approach, however we appreciate this may not work or everyone and we are more than happy to have open and honest conversations with all our staff about how, where and when you might work best to deliver in your role.


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.


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.


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?


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.