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Benefit from industry-standard workshops and specialist training facilities

City College is a modern campus located in the heart of Southampton. Our facilities are unrivalled locally and provide the very best opportunity for students to learn in real-life working environments using advanced industry-standard equipment.

The hub facilities such as our professional theatre, restaurant, bar and café, and hair and beauty salons are not just for students, they are open to the entire community.

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Aspire Restaurant. There are many tables, all laid up, ready for service

Aspire Restaurant

Aspire Restaurant is a student run training restaurant offering a superb and affordable dining experience.

Large beauty salon with massage couches ready for use

Kudos Hair & Beauty Salons

Be pampered by our students at our modern, professional hair and beauty commercial salons. 

Side view of the Hub theatre tiered auditorium seats and open stage

Hub Theatre

Our theatre is a 240-seat professional theatre with the latest equipment to rival mid-scale repertory theatres. 

Overhead view of students at work benches in large Marine Skills Centre workshop

Marine Skills Centre

Our specialist Marine Skills Centre features the best training facilities on the South Coast. 

Students use large TV Cameras in a studio with a green screen

Media & Games Studios

First-class industry-standard television, radio and audio, editing and games design facilities. 

Students in a photography studio set up with backdrop and lighting

Art, Design & Photography Studios

Large specialised open studios and computer suites, including industry standard equipment. 

Students work at benches in modern bright science lab

Science Lab

Newly renovated laboratory for medical and forensic science investigations.

Large Engineering workshop with students working at industrial machines

Engineering Workshops

Specialist workshops equipped with machining, 3D printing, and fabrication and welding facilities. 

Large motor vehicle workshop with cars on inspection ramps and a lorry

Motor Vehicle Workshop

First-class workshop equipped with the latest diagnostic testing and repair facilities. 

Student and teacher work on decorative brick wall in large workshop

Construction Workshops

Purpose-built workshops for each craft area which provides realistic working environments. 

Students write at a table beside bookcases in the library

Learning Centre

A wealth of learning resources (printed and electronic), computer facilities, free Wi-Fi and study zones. 

Careers Advisor discusses options with a student in the Futures Centre

Futures Centre

Our dedicated Futures team are here to support you with expert careers advice and your progression options. 

Students relax with coffee inside the sunny café

Eating on Campus

Enjoy a variety of delicious snacks and refreshments at our hub café. Eat in or take-a-way.

Staff work with preschool children in the nursery

Sunrise Nursery (new window)

Located on the St Mary Street campus, Sunrise Nursery cater for children aged 6 weeks to five years. 

Venue Hire

The hub theatre at City College Southampton provides an impressive venue for any large-seated event, from live on-stage productions, business conferences, presentation and awards evenings. 

Hub Theatre auditorium tiered seats viewed from the stage