We can trace our history back to two colleges based in Sheffield in the 19th century. These colleges later merged with Sheffield Training College and Sheffield Technology College to create Sheffield Polytechnic, which then became Sheffield Hallam University in 1992.
Dates back to 1862 when the Hartley Institution was established in the centre of Southampton. Hartley Institution became Hartley University College and moved out of the city centre in 1919. It became the University of Southampton in April 1952.
Its origins can be traced to a private School of Art founded in 1855, which became Southampton College of Art. Mergers with the Southampton College of Technology and the College of Nautical Studies led to the establishment of Southampton Institute in 1984.