SRO is a group of students who are enthusiastic about getting young people involved in Robotics, Computing, Electronics and STEM.

At Southampton Robotics Outreach, we organise robotics events to inspire and promote Engineering and Computer Science. Things we do:

  • Play with expensive robot hardware
  • Build industry-standard hardware and software
  • Run big competitions & events
  • Teach & inspire students interested in STEM

The highlight of our year is the Computing, Electronics and Robotics Summer School in August. It's a 5-day residential robotics course where 16 teams of 6th form students learn how to build and compete a robot all within the week.

We also run workshops for children as young as 8 using a variety of robot types. Things we've done in the past:

  • A workshop at the National Scout Rifle Shooting Championships using our summer school demo robots
  • Teaching Winchester cubs to make Lego robots follow a path along a table
  • A drop-in robotics stand in Westquay shopping centre

Come and visit us at Bunfight in the Jubilee sports hall on September 29! Or see our website for an up-to-date list of what's on.


Some of our Freshers events: 

  • Online Meet & Greet: 5 October 18:00-20:00 on Microsoft Teams
  • Welcome talks: 4 October and 6 October
  • Intro to Python tutorial: 9 October and 11 October
  • How to Design a Game for Robots: 25 October
  • Robot building session: 1 November
  • Computer Vision talk: 13 November
  • End-of-term robotics competition: 4 December

Have a look at our website for the latest!


Everyone is welcome in our robotics community. No matter if you’ve never seen a robot, or if you have built a functioning 3D printer, come and join in! We're on Discord:

We hold weekly meetings at 18:00 on Tuesdays in B32/3077, starting after welcome week. Come along afterwards to The Crown for a chat and optional food+drink.

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The Committee

All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for Southampton Robotics Outreach this year are:

Thomas Poll
Daniel Hobson
Mihai Merlas

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Membership Information

These are the current membership fees offered by Southampton Robotics Outreach, although many clubs and societies offer a free period for new members to try out their activities.

You must be a member of the Students' Union to join a club or society
NameCostValid PeriodDetails
Year MembershipFREE01/09/2021 - 31/08/2022Full Membership of the society for the academic year 2021-2022


All SUSU clubs & societies must have a Constitution which governs how they run

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Health & Safety

All clubs & societies are required to risk assess their activity to ensure it is carried out in a safe manner for members. Current risk assessments for Southampton Robotics Outreach are available to view below