University of Southampton profile

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Address: University Road Highfield Southampton SO17 1BJ
Tel: (0)23 8059 5000
Fax: (0)23 8059 3939


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League tables

Sunday times rank 2004: 15
Times rank 2004: 25
Guardian rank 2004: 34

The University of Southampton is a very research focussed university. It came 7th in the UK in the 2001 Research Assessment Exercise ( mainly due to the excellent research carried out in its four world class engineering schools. However, outside of engineering Southampton is (to quote the Guardian) "academically sound across the board", in other words it offers a wide range of subjects at a high standard.

The university is mainly based around the leafy Highfield campus with certain subjects based elsewhere:

* Biosciences and pre-clinical medicine is mainly taught at the Boldrewood campus (a 10 minute walk from Highfield).

* Humanities (English, History, Philosophy, Archaeology and Film Studies) are taught at the Avenue campus (10 minutes walk from Highfield in the other direction).

* Fine Arts and Design is based in Winchester at the Winchester School of Art (which is rather self sufficient with its own halls of residence, student union and facilities).

* Oceanography and Geology are taught at the Southampton Oceanography Centre (about 10 minutes walk from the city centre and a half hour bus ride from Highfield), but during the first year most Earth Science students will only spend two afternoons per week there.

All of the seperate campuses are connected by the Uni-Link service, unlimited use of which is included in hall fees in the first year with prices at either 1 per journey or 160 for a full year.


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