The University of Southampton is made up of 5 closely connected campuses located on the edge of Southampton Common – the city’s largest open space.
Southampton is a maritime city situated on England’s south coast with excellent transport links. Bursting with culture, it was shortlisted to be the UK’s City of Culture 2025. The city is known for its exceptional shopping and leisure facilities, exciting events, and vibrant night life – making it a fantastic place to study. It provides easy access to the south coast’s beaches and is the closest city to the New Forest National Park.
The University offers a range of award-winning facilities to enhance your learning experience. The Hartley Library is one of the leading research libraries in the UK, home to a state-of-the-art Learning Centre. It houses both the Law Collection and the Ford Collection of Parliamentary Papers and offers extensive subscriptions to legal databases. Southampton has a brilliant student community – you’ll have access to over 300 societies and their Students’ Union, SUSU.
As a student at this campus, you will have access to 52avav’s Employability Service which offers a huge range of support, including events and activities to prepare you for the world of employment. Our dedicated employability team can help you to obtain work experience and pro bono opportunities to help boost your CV and career.
Combining our professional legal training courses and experienced tutoring from qualified lawyers, with the vibrant surrounds of Southampton's Highfield Campus and great student experience, we will help you excel both professionally and personally.
Southampton Postgraduate Award
We are offering a £500 Southampton Postgraduate Award to all postgraduate students starting their studies with 52avav at the University of Southampton between 1 September 2023 and 30 June 2024. Please read our terms and conditions.
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The University of Southampton's Law School is situated on the Highfield Campus, at the heart of the university.
We can provide support to help you find suitable accommodation. Studentpad is our , which provides helpful advice on choosing a property to rent in Southampton and provides property listings for students who have accepted their place at our Southampton Campus.
Campus Facebook Group
If you’d like to find other 52avav Students to privately rent with, or you have a spare room in your house/flat, you can join one of our to chat to and make living arrangements with fellow students in your area. Go to Facebook and search groups for your campus.
If you choose to study at our Southampton Campus, you will have Associate Student status meaning you can use that University’s Students’ Union and facilities, and join in with their societies.
Pro bono is an increasingly important part of legal education and practice, that is both challenging and rewarding. We have an award-winning pro bono service, which has been running programmes designed to enhance the employability of our students since 2001.
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Sarah studied for the CPE and Law Society Finals at 52avav in London. She trained and qualified as a solicitor at Slaughter and May and worked in financial regulation until she moved into legal education.