The University of Southampton.

A research-intensive University, and a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group. From the outset, the University of Southampton, wanted an all-encompassing dialogue around the travel contract, not only with procurement and the department heads but also with the key bookers and travellers. 

To accommodate this, we created Travel User Groups.

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Initiatives that have been introduced thanks to the work of the Travel User Group include:

Monthly top tips guides on buying behaviours, distributed via email and on the University’s intranet

Monthly Booker & Traveller presentations at various locations around the Campus.

A full review of the travel policy from both a finance/procurement viewpoint and also that of those who are travelling


Travel User Groups.

We know that each traveller is passionate about their travel needs, and also that each will have a unique and varying degree of expectation.

To meet these needs, we engage with a wide cross-section of travellers and bookers, to ensure that we take all needs into account and that we have a true representation and understanding of the travel program.

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“It’s been a seamless service despite the disruption caused by COVID which is a credit to you all!”

Myles Walshe, Senior Sourcing and Supplier Contracts Manager at the University of Southampton