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Simon PeatfieldDirector of Communications and Marketing

Simon is the Director of Communications and Marketing at the University of Southampton. Communications and Marketing manages the University’s reputation and brand and they communicate its aims and achievements to stakeholders around the world.

University of Southampton

The University of Southampton is a top 20 UK university and a top 100 university globally. The university is an exceptional place whose people achieve remarkable things. They are a world-leading, research intensive university, with a strong educational offering, renowned for innovation and enterprise.

The ambition at the University of Southampton is to change the world. This is a grand statement, but it is an achievable one with the support of the more than 200,000 hardworking people who make up the students, staff, alumni, and community of the institution.

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From humble beginningsto world-renowned status

The University of Southampton has built up strong relationships with partner organisations all over the world, including business, industry and other leading higher education institutions. The university has a campus in Malaysia, with a high focus on Engineering courses. Following the first two years in Malaysia our students continue their studies in the UK with access to our world-class research facilities. UoS also has strategic partnerships with Dalian Polytechnic University and universities within China and Singapore.

The university is a founding member of Worldwide Universities Network (WUN) for international research collaboration and addressing issues of global significance.

Core Principles

  • Collegiality: one team working, planning, and delivering together, toward our shared vision
  • Quality: always striving to achieve the highest quality in everything we do
  • Internationalisation: delivering across global markets and building strong partnerships with other leading organisations
  • Sustainability: ensuring our actions lead to financial, social, and environmental sustainability

A top 20 UK university


Enrolled students


Annual research income (16/17)

The University of Southampton is a world-class research-intensive Russell Group university. Over 96 percent of our research has been assessed as world-leading and internationally excellent in the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2014.

The university groups its groundbreaking work being carried out by world-leading researchers into the eight research themes, through which they are addressing some of the most challenging issues facing society today. These eight research themes are: Energy, Environment, Global economy and culture, Health and healthcare, Population, migration and mobility, Security, Technology, and Transport.

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The World 100 Reputation Network is a group of the best universities in the world, delivering research that enhances reputation and offering leaders the chance to develop their own careers on a global stage. Members benefit from events and study tours, training, monthly media monitoring, and unique reputation research to provide institutional advantage.

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