University of Southampton


  • Dates back to 1862 when the Hartley Institution, as it was originally known, was established in the centre of Southampton.
  • Hartley Institution became Hartley University College and moved out of the city centre in 1919.
  • Received its Royal Charter to award degrees and became the University of Southampton in April 1952.

Location and Transport

  • South coast of England, close to the New Forest and the Isle of Wight. Just over one hour by train from London.
  • Main campus north of city centre, adjacent to Southampton Common's 326 acres of managed woodland.
  • Excellent road, rail, sea and air links. Southampton Airport nearby. University-owned bus service, uni-link, provides transport across the city. For students living and studying in Southampton, a uni-link bus pass is included in the cost of halls accommodation.