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Human Powered Submarine

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We are a group of students at the University of Southampton that design, build, and test human powered submarines to compete internationally! We have competed at the International Submarine Races in 2015 and 2017.

The races took place at the Naval Surface Warfare Centre in Carderock, USA. The society consists of approximately 50 interdisciplinary students from various academic tiers including undergraduates, Masters Students, PhDs and EngDs.

Our members come from a variety of backgrounds including engineering, naval architecture, astronautics & aeronautics, biology, chemistry, physics and environmental science.

However, just because you're not a STEM student doesn't mean you can't get involved! We welcome students of all disciplines to join us. This year we aim to compete at the European International Submarine Races held locally in Gosport.

More information on the race can be found here: http://www.subrace.eu.


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Membership Information

These are the current membership plans offered by Human Powered Submarine, although many groups offer a free period for new members to try out their group.

  • Lifetime Membership (£12)
    This membership permits you lifetime access to the society and our meetings. We will keep you up to date on what's happening within the society and when our socials are. It's a fraction of the price of building the actual submarine so it's a bargain in our opinion!
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  • Year Membership (£5)
    This membership permits you year long access to the society and our meetings. We will keep you up to date on what's happening within the society and when our socials are. It's a fraction of the price of building the actual submarine so it's a bargain in our opinion!
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This Years Committee

All student groups within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Human Powered Submarine this year are:

  • Joanna Forrester
    President
  • Kimberley Daniels
    Finance Officer
  • Caroline Layzell
    Secretary
  • Nancy Cronin-Coltsmann
    Dive Officer
  • James Howlett
    Engineering Officer

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