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Solent University

4.3 out of 5 (29 ratings / 24 reviews) Southampton, England, United Kingdom
Through a global network of industry contacts, first-class facilities and an innovative blend of specialised knowledge and real-world experience, Southampton Solent University gives you the tools you need to take your career higher.

Master's Programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Natural Sciences & Mathematics (1)

About

History

Incorporated as an independent higher education institution in 1989, the University's origins can be traced back to a private School of Art founded in 1856. Mergers between Southampton College of Art, the College of Technology and the College of Nautical Studies at Warsash laid the foundations for what is now Solent University.

Education

Solent University is all about creating opportunities: for its students, for its staff, for its partners. It offers expertise and experiences you couldn’t get anywhere else, opening doors and making introductions.

We’re focused on the practical side of higher education – giving our students the connections, experience and confidence to turn their newfound knowledge into a career with real, meaningful impact. Whoever you are, whatever your goals, we want to help you make your mark.

Research

Research at Solent covers a number of distinctive areas relating to the creative and digital industries; business and society; sport, health and wellbeing; and maritime, technology and the environment.    

The cross-pollination of ideas and approaches cultivates an atmosphere of collaboration. Interdisciplinary research aims to address societal challenges and find innovative solutions.

Career

Solent University is all about creating opportunities: for its students, for its staff, for its partners. It offers expertise and experiences you couldn’t get anywhere else, opening doors and making introductions.

We’re focused on the practical side of higher education – giving our students the connections, experience and confidence to turn their newfound knowledge into a career with real, meaningful impact. Whoever you are, whatever your goals, we want to help you make your mark.

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Services

Student services

All students here at Solent University have access to a range of specialist support services. Whether you are having financial difficulty, need additional help with academic skills or want advice on setting up your own business - you'll find that help is always on hand.

Housing services

Student accommodation is more than just a roof over your head – the place you live can have a real impact on how well you settle into university life. With six halls of residence and established links with the private rental sector, our dedicated accommodation service are here to make sure that every Solent student is happy and safe within their home.

Library services

Our Mountbatten Library hosts a dedicated law collection, plus an excellent collection of subscriber law databases giving access both on and off campus.

ICT services

StudentCom is the exclusive provider of broadband services in Solent University student residences. You will register for your internet service before you move into your student residence via the student residences online induction. This will take place once you have received the offer of a room in residences.

Medical services

Your health is your responsibility. The management and staff of this organisation are dedicated to helping you take every opportunity to enjoy the facilities that we offer. With this in mind, we have carefully considered what we can reasonably expect of each other.

Student Life

Campus life

Situated right in the centre of the busy city of Southampton, the Solent University campus is home to students and staff from many different backgrounds and nationalities.

Of course, being in the city centre means that many amenities are just a few minutes' walk from the lecture room, but as well as exploring Southampton, take some time to discover what's available to you right here on campus.

Here for you

Here at Solent University, we want our students to enjoy their time while they're studying and feel a part of the Solent student community. If you need it, you'll be able to find lots of advice on everything from academic and personal matters, to study skills and careers guidance. 

Sports facilities

  • Test Park

Our multi-million pound Test Park sports ground supports a wide range of outdoor sporting activities for the University, and the local community.

  • East Park Terrace

Available to staff, students and the general public, our multi purpose sports hall can cater for most sports.

  • New Sports Complex

Part of an ongoing £100 million estates development will be home to a range of state-of-the-art sports facilities.

Student clubs

Solent Students' Union is run by you! Yes, that's right, you have all the power when it comes to the Students' Union. You elect representatives who offer academic representation, campaign on your behalf, and represent your views to University management.

But the SU is more than just elections! You can join societies or even start a new one for yourself if you can't find what you're looking for. Societies range from SONAR Media, who run a radio station, magazine and cinema (all of which you can be involved with), to arts and crafts!

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

I started very excited and was open to meet new people and learn new things. Being a student passes fast and I am nearly at the end of my studies. I was happy studying at the University.

Anonymous rated 1 out of 5 stars

I came to Solent University from a different country. From the beginning, I am very happy with all the support I am getting and with the course in general.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

During my uni studies I gain so much real life experience. All tutors are really heplful!

Southampton, England, United Kingdom

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