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The University of Southampton

Visiting delegations

We welcome visiting delegations from across the globe – including industry partners, research institutions, government bodies and staff from other leading universities.

These visits are an important opportunity for us to strengthen our international partnerships and promote our mission to change the world for the better.

We aim to ensure that all visits uphold our reputation for excellence and reflect our core values of collegiality, quality and sustainability, as outlined in the University strategy.

Arranging your visit

If you are interested in visiting the University as part of a delegation, please complete the International Visits Enquiry Form, giving us at least four weeks' notice.

International Visits Enquiry Form

When to visit

We ask that you arrange to visit during the academic year, when academic and administrative staff are more likely to be available. Visits are not possible during university closure days.

Please see our full list of key dates for more information.

Getting to us

Travel information and campus maps can be found on the getting to our campuses page.

Student visits

There are several ways for prospective students to visit us, including Open Days, Postgraduate Open Days and Undergraduate Applicant Visit Days.

You can also explore our campuses, facilities and accommodation through our Virtual Open Day.

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Our Commonwealth connections

As a leading global university, we have forged strong and mutually beneficial relationships with many of the Commonwealth's 53 countries.

Map showing our international partnerships

Partnerships across the world

Take a look at our interactive map showing our many academic and business partnerships with countries across the globe, including most Commonwealth countries.

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Our research impact

More than 96% of our research has been assessed as world-leading and internationally excellent. Find out how are we are using it to help make a better world.

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