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Relocating to Southampton

About our area

Southampton is a city steeped in maritime history and is a city rich in culture, the arts and entertainment with numerous galleries, museums, music venues, theatres, bars and restaurants. It’s also close to the spectacular New Forest and the sandy beaches of Bournemouth, and just a short train journey to London (it takes less than an hour and a half to get there). If you’d like to find out more about living and working in the Southampton area visit

Click on the links and visit the websites below for more information about the area:

The City and Region 

For general information about living and working in the UK including finding and comparing local schools view our webpages for International Staff and Visitors

For information on the British Culture visit Commisceo Global and InterNations

Relocating Assistance

The University of Southampton operates a relocation assistance scheme for eligible new appointments. This is not a contractual benefit and the University will exercise its discretion whether to offer relocation assistance to new appointments. Where relocation assistance is offered, this will be detailed in the letter of appointment. Click here for further information on our relocation policy. 

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