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Southampton Science and Engineering Festival (SOTSEF) is the University of Southampton's annual award-winning science festival that allows everyone to explore and discover what the world of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) has to offer.

The Festival features digital and in-person events taking place across 10 days, including dedicated content for teachers and learners.

In 2022, we are planning to bring back Science and Engineering Day, our free family-friendly event taking place across Highfield Campus and Boldrewood Innovation Campus, packed with hundreds of interactive activities, workshops, live shows, art performances and laboratory tours, from across all our Faculties.

More information and the new timetable of live and digital events, including event booking systems, will be announced at the beginning of 2022.

In the meantime, don't forget to stay connected with us by signing up to the UoS Festival Mailing list or by following #SOTSEF on social media.


SOTSEF Goes Digital 2021, the online edition of the Southampton Science and Engineering Festival, took place from Friday 5th to Sunday 14th March 2021.

Thousands of people joined us from across the world, with 250,000+ website views from 5 different continents.

Resources and recordings of some of the Festival events are still available for you to enjoy from the safety of your home, while we prepare and organise Southampton Science and Engineering Festival 2022!


The Festival runs in parallel with British Science Week, the UK's annual ten-day celebration of science, technology, engineering and maths. For further information please visit britishscienceweek.org





Do you miss touring the campuses where Science and Engineering Day, our family-friendly hands-on event, usually takes place? Then watch the following videos to experience a digital journey through some of our laboratories, facilities and best outdoor spaces at Highfield Campus and Boldrewood Innovation Campus!





For visitors: if you are interested in SOTSEF 2022, follow the link to sign up to our Festival mailing list. We will inform you once the programme has been published and tickets are available for booking.

For external exhibitors: if you are interested in taking part as an exhibitor to SOTSEF 2022, follow the link to sign up to our Exhibitors mailing list. We will inform you once the call for exhibitors is open and the website is accepting submissions.