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Southampton_airviewSouthampton is the largest city in the county of Hampshire on the south coast of England and is situated 120 kilometres (75 miles) south-west of London and 30 kilometres (19 miles) north-west of Portsmouth.

Southampton is a major port and the closest city to the New Forest. It lies at the northernmost point of Southampton Water at the confluence of the River Test and River Itchen, with the River Hamble joining to the south of the urban area.

Southampton is one of the most lovely and dynamic cities in the South of England. It offers a vibrant and varied nightlife, numerous leisure facilities, superb heritage attractions, bustling marinas, beautiful parks and great places to eat and drink.

Being on the waterfront adds another dimension and Southampton has a rich maritime heritage with a major focus on water sports, sailing and ocean racing.  

Southampton is one of the UK’s greenest cities with several large parks situated throughout the centre. Four of the University’s campuses are next to Southampton Common – 326 acres of managed woodland – perfect for walking, jogging or relaxing.

The beautiful New Forest National Park is right on our doorstep, and the coastal resorts of Bournemouth, Portsmouth and Brighton are nearby. The historic cathedral cities of Salisbury (with Stonehenge)  and Winchester are even closer.

Culture and Heritage

Stroll around Southampton's 13 remaining medieval towers, learn about Southampton's seafaring past at the Maritime Museum and see the personal belongings of the passengers and crew at the Titanic Voices exhibition. Or take a trip to Solent Sky and hear about the legendary Spitfire, designed in Southampton, or visit the Museum of Archaeology, which traces the history of the city.

The Mayflower is the largest theatre in Southern England and stages West End musicals, ballet, pantomimes, operatic productions, comedy acts and evenings with celebrities. Jongleurs Comedy Club hosts top comedians from all over the UK.

The City Art Gallery was described by the Independent as 'one of the best places outside London to see British modern art and studio ceramics'. It houses over 3500 works of art spanning six centuries.

European University Association (EUA)

Brussels office:
Avenue de l’Yser, 24
1040 Brussels
Tel: +32 (0) 2 230 55 44

Geneva office:
114, Rue du Rhône
Case postale 3174
1211 Geneva 3
Tel: +41 22 552 02 96