Frequently Asked Questions

We know that you will have many questions about how this academic year will work. For information about University life make sure to visit the University website or feel free to contact us – we are here to represent you and make sure that you have the best experience possible

What events will there be for Welcome 2020?

For Welcome 2020, we are hosting a mixture of online and in-person events, to give you the best experience possible. Our online events will include an escape room, quiz night, comedy night and a freebies fair.

Our in-person events will include outdoor film screenings and silent discos at each University Halls (weather permitting!), and our societies and sports clubs will be hosting meet & greets on campus. 

How do I buy tickets?

All our Welcome events are FREE but booking is required. Tickets will be available via our online events page

How can I tell which events are official Welcome 2020 ones?

All official events for Welcome 2020 will be shared on this website and our Welcome 2020 Facebook page. Official events will include our Welcome 2020 logo.

We are aware some companies are selling tickets to unofficial ‘Freshers 2020’ events. Remember, large scale indoor and outdoor events are not currently permitted by the UK Government, so please be cautious if you see events or tickets promising to deliver this type of event for students. If in doubt please get in contact with us before purchasing.

Will there be any events or venues I can enjoy on campus?

Our bars and restaurants will be open, albeit with social distancing and safety measures in place. You can also buy lunch, supplies for lectures or Team Southampton merchandise from our shop and join in with clubs & societies activities in our main building.

Following recent government guideline changes we are reviewing exactly what in person events we are able to offer during the Welcome weeks. Keep checking this website for regular updates.

Where can I find societies and sports clubs? How do I join them?

We have over 300 societies and sports clubs for you to join – there’s something for everyone! Lots of societies and clubs are hosting their own events through Welcome, including meet & greets on campus so you can say hello in person. 

Any of our clubs and societies will be happy to give you more information about how to join them, and you can also find a joining link on their individual SUSU webpages: Some are free to join, others will charge a fee to cover things like sports kit, spaces and training sessions and social events.

How can I meet other students starting in September?

A great place to find other students on your course and in your halls is in our Welcome 2020 Facebook group: Official University of Southampton Welcome 2020/21 Group. 

How do I become a member of SUSU?

Great news – as a student at the University of Southampton you are automatically a member of SUSU, your Students’ Union. You don’t need to do anything extra to enjoy everything we have to offer!

I have more questions! Who can I contact?

If you have more questions please get in touch, we are happy to help. Please contact us

All students should be aware that photos and videos will be taken at our events, meet and greets and tasters for use in promotional material!