Public Policy|Southampton is a research facility that connects researchers with local, regional and national policymakers through secondments into government, capacity building for researchers and relationship building activities to better support evidence informed policymaking.

The University of Southampton is a research-intensive university and a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group. The latest Research Excellence Framework 2014 rated over 97 per cent of the University’s research as world-leading or internationally excellent; the University was ranked eighth in the UK for research intensity and 11th in the UK based on the volume and quality of their research.