Frequently Asked Questions

When is Southampton Science and Engineering Festival 2018?

The forth SOTSEF event is running from Saturday 10th March to Sunday 18th March.

Since when has SOTSEF been a week?

SOTSEF has now expanded to become a fully fledged festival, running as part of British Science Week. In addition to our sixteenth Science and Engineering Day on campus (on 10th March), we will have many other events and activities across the city over the week.

What other events/activities are happening in the city during the week?

We have a host of exciting events for the week which includes science shows and film screenings. A full timetable will be made available soon.

Will these other events/activities cost?

No. SOTSEF remains a completely free event for all.

Who will these events/activities be suitable for?

These events will cater for ages 5+ of any understanding level

Which day is the Science and Engineering Day being held on?

On the final Saturday of the festival: 10th March

What time is Science and Engineering Day?

We will be open from 10:30 until 16:30. Last admissions are 16:00. We advise arriving early on the day as there is a lot to see.

What’s going to be happening at Science and Engineering Day?

As with previous years we will have a huge host of hands-on activities, talks, tours and shows happening on the day. The exact details of the programme will be released soon so keep checking back.

Will any of this cost?

No. As like previous years the day is completely free. Some events have limited spaces so are booked in advance, first come, first served through our online system which will be launched in March.

Who is the event suitable for?

We will once again have a huge range of activities suitable for ages 5+ of all understanding levels.

Is the event ticketed?

We recommend pre-booking a ticket to the day via our online system which will be made available soon. It will help you beat the queues at the Registration Desks on the day. If you do not pre-book a ticket, please still come along but just pop to a Registration Desk before you get your day started.

How will I know what is happening during SOTSEF 2018?

We will be launching a complete programme of the festival in due course. We will also be ensuring that a full Science and Engineering Day programme as well as online/digital maps.

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