The University of Southampton

As an undergraduate you will benefit from the world-class research facilities, educational resources and amenities that make Southampton one of the best learning environments in the UK.

New £4m undergraduate laboratories

New £4m undergraduate laboratories

The University’s continued investment in research facilities, totalling £200m over four years, has resulted in a number of state-of-the-art buildings.

Find out more about the facilities for computing and electrical and electronic engineering.

The University’s continued investment in research facilities, totalling £200m over four years, has resulted in a number of state-of-the-art buildings. These include the award-winning EEE building, interdisciplinary Mountbatten Building and the Life Sciences Building, which opened in September 2010.

We also have an enviable library service, with five libraries offering a total of 2.6 million publications and a wide range of online resources as well as dedicated study areas and IT facilities.

Information and advice

The Student Services Centre is the central point of contact for all student queries. A dedicated team of trained advisors provides up-to-date advice and information about accommodation, enrolment, exams, fees, funding, graduation and ID cards.

Access to IT

All of our campuses and halls of residence are equipped with state-of-the-art computer facilities. These include high-speed wireless internet access, network points for laptops and public workstations.

Students with a disability, specific learning difficulty or chronic medical condition can take advantage of our specialist equipment and assistive technology.

Culture and nightlife

The Southampton University Students’ Union (SUSU), located at Highfield Campus, is the hub of the University social scene. It includes a 1,700-capacity nightclub (The Cube) and a 330-seat cinema, which shows recent releases at competitive prices.


The uni-link bus service provides a quick connection for the city’s shops, marinas, bars and restaurants. They also serve the airport, coach and main train stations.

Research centres and facilities in Electronics and Computer Science

At Southampton we are proud of our unrivalled ECS facilities with state-of-the-art, industry-standard equipment housed in superb laboratories.

Our Zepler Building is the heart of undergraduate study and is home to our Computing and our Electronics and Electrical Engineering labs. These are being fully developed over the summer of 2015 to ensure students have access to the latest high-end equipment and will work in state-of-the-art undergraduate teaching and project labs. Discover more about the redevelopment project.

Our Mountbatten Building houses one of the world’s leading cleanroom laboratory complexes for materials and device research in diverse fields ranging from electronics through photonics to bionanotechnology. The Tony Davies High Voltage Laboratory is one of only a handful of similar facilities in Europe. It contains a full range of equipment to support ECS’ research and consultancy in high voltage engineering.

We also have:

  • six research groups in ECS
  • an IT Innovation Centre
  • two Doctoral Training Centres in Web Science and Complex Systems Simulation

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