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A lively student life

Why did you choose to study at the University of Southampton?
It was placed well on an international scale and had multiple accommodation choices. It’s also in a safe area and has a lively student life.

What were your first impressions of the University of Southampton?
I found the campus easier to navigate around than I had feared. The uni also had a surprising amount of societies and clubs which was an added bonus!

What do you enjoy the most about living in Southampton?
I love that Southampton perfectly combines the old school harbour town which the uni was founded on with updated modern facilities. I also enjoy the amount of parks and picnic areas available!

What is your favourite spot on campus?
Valley Gardens! So few students make use of this beautiful area which is a perfect place to enjoy lunch or a morning coffee!  Second favourite would be the koi fish pond in the psychology building! Another hidden treasure to relax between lectures.

What has been your proudest accomplishment while you were in Southampton?
Making so many friends from different backgrounds and actively engaging in as many societies as I could find time for!

Would you recommend the University of Southampton to students from your home country? If so, why?
Yes, because of the wonderful staff that work hard to make internationals feel at home, the multitude of societies that guarantee you’ll find something you enjoy and the social events organized by the uni to ensure we meet others and can engage fully during our studies here!

What will you do with your degree after you have finished your studies?
My degree has helped me go into an exclusive MBA/Masters in International Hospitality program in the Netherlands that is ranked 4th in the World and only accepts 25 people a year!

Do you have any stories about your time in Southampton or a happy memory you want to share?
If you’re a business student I can highly recommend going to the week cakes/coffee meetings! Not only do you get free food but you get the chance to network with experienced business men and women and get to know the staff outside of lecture which I find helps immensely when it comes to having them as your supervisors!

Tessa  Stark

Southampton, University of